Friday, April 18 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:51:28 GMT
A powerful earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey calculated its magnitude at 7.5 and said it was centered near the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are...More >>
A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:32:32 GMT
An avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to ascend the world's highest peak, killing at least six Nepalese guides and leaving nine more missing, officials said.More >>
An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 1:01 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:01:40 GMT
A seven-year-old child brought a loaded gun to Center Point Elementary on Thursday, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says. A teacher noticed the child showing the handgun to another student and immediatelyMore >>
A seven-year-old child brought a loaded gun to Center Point Elementary on Thursday, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says.More >>
LOUISA, VA (WWBT) -
Louisa investigators are working to track down four men who stormed into a home with weapons, holding up a family, with children present. According to the Central Virginian, they said the invasion is believed to be gang-related.
Major Donald Lowe, of the Louisa Sheriff's Office, says the group of armed men raided a house in the 3,000 block of Yanceyville Road, back on October 11. Neighbors say the family was having dinner, when they heard the dogs barking. The husband opened the door. The four men pushed their way in, with guns. Lowe says the suspects demanded money and guns.
Investigators say the crooks tied up the mother, with children nearby. While all of this was happening, two friends of the family happened to arrive. The suspects fired shots into the car, breaking the window, and thankfully, not hitting anyone in the vehicle. In this entire incident, no one was hurt.
The suspects fled on foot. Sheriff's deputies brought in K-9 dogs to scour the area, but no one was caught.
Neighbor Kathy Stiles says she spoke to the couple whose home was raided.
"They definitely are very, very shaken…particularly… because their children were involved," said Stiles.
Late last month, Lowe says burglars also struck two other homes in the area. The thieves took jewelry, electronics, and more guns.
The community has since pulled together, creating a neighborhood watch. Neighbors are sharing phone numbers, and keeping an extra close eye on who rides by.
"We were presented a pretty urgent situation. So we tackled it quickly," continued Stiles, who is helping to coordinate the effort. "Just awareness of everyone else… so we can kind of pay more attention."
Mark Poole and his wife, who also live on Yanceyville Road, are taking shifts sleeping, shotgun at their side.
"She sleeps half the night. Then, I get to sleep the rest of the night. So, we stay up all night long," said Poole.
Poole says his five-year-old daughter is terrified.
"We sent her to her grandma's so she can get some rest. Every morning she wakes up and wanted to know if the robbers came yet," added Poole.
Investigators have identified two suspects in the home invasion, as well as two people of interest. Detectives aren't sure if the other two burglaries are connected. However, crime scene evidence is still being processed. Anyone with any information is asked to call Louisa County Crimesolvers at (800) 346-1466.
Friday, April 18 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:38:05 GMT
A Henrico homeowner was prepared to defend herself when a man claiming to be selling security systems showed up on her Hermitage Road porch after dark! She says the door to door salesman claimed to representMore >>
A Henrico homeowner was prepared to defend herself when a man claiming to be selling security systems showed up on her Hermitage Road porch after dark!More >>
Thursday, April 17 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:15:08 GMT
Critical violations range from food not being kept hot enough, sitting on top of an oven, to food sitting on the floor in this edition of the NBC12 Restaurant Report. We begin at Pepes Mexican RestaurantMore >>
Critical violations range from food not being kept hot enough, sitting on top of an oven, to food sitting on the floor in this edition of the NBC12 Restaurant Report.More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 8:55 AM EDT2014-04-18 12:55:32 GMT
Police are investigating after a 6-year-old girl is struck by a vehicle in Mechanicsville. It happened around 6 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Mechanicsville Turnpike and Cool Lane, just south ofMore >>
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Friday, April 18 2014 10:09 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:09:40 GMT
Police are looking for the person responsible after a man was shot early Friday morning. Around 12:30 a.m., a victim was found in the 3400 block of Walmsley Boulevard, near Angus Road, according to RichmondMore >>
Police are looking for the person responsible after a man was shot early Friday morning.More >>
He was once a stranger to Anna Majure -- just a man behind her in the drive-through at a local fast food restaurant on Forest Drive. But in a split second, Clark McCarthy went from stranger to savior.More >>