Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for 287 passengers, many thought to be high school students, still missing more than a day after their ferry flipped onto...More >>
Fresh questions arose about whether quicker action by the captain of a doomed ferry could have saved lives, even as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of passengers still missing Friday and feared dead.More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 1:00 AM EDT2014-04-18 05:00:40 GMT
Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of...More >>
Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and...More >>
As word spread of a spiraling fire at this Texas town's fertilizer plant, volunteers raced to protect families and elderly residents who lived nearby. Then came the deafening explosion.More >>
Rev. Terry McElrath heard the deafening boom. The pastor spun around and saw a column of smoke billowing into the sky above his small Texas town. He immediately thought, "Somebody has died tonight."More >>
A robotic submarine completed its first successful scan of the seabed Thursday in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, and investigators were analyzing the sub's data while also trying to identify the...More >>
A robotic submarine headed back down into the depths of the Indian Ocean on Friday to scour the seafloor for any trace of the missing Malaysian jet one month after the search began off Australia's west coast, as data...More >>
CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -
From stolen plants to a beer-filled mailbox and a suspicious person at the door, a Chesterfield family says they are constantly dealing with riff-raff in the Brighton Green neighborhood.
Michele Eckman says it's a list she can hardly keep up with.
"I heard something in the middle of the night, and then I got up the next morning, and you can see where they bashed it," said Eckman, pointing to her mailbox. "It was laying in the driveway."
"See that little motion sensor light?" she added. "The little thing in the middle? That was shoved all the way down."
Then, more problems on the driveway. "I could hear the metal, and when I looked down, there was a whole bunch of nails just laying in the driveway."
She says they've torn down Christmas decorations, and turned on her water spigot, causing thousands of dollars in damage from flooding. Most recently, late at night, they say someone came and stood right at the door, peeking inside their home while they were in the living room. But then when the dog started barking, they ran off.
"It's just ridiculous that... really, are you supposed to stay up all night?" said Eckman. "Are you supposed to sleep with the windows up all night? It's out of control, and something needs to be done."
Eckman lives with her older grandmother, and says the ongoing incidents and accompanying expenses are very stressful for her.
"It's frustrating and angering. Like I've said, we've never done anything to anybody. There's no excuse why somebody would want to keep doing this to us," said Eckman. "It's expensive and it's just frustrating."
She said she called police in the past, and they have increased patrols to help. She just hopes whoever is up to no good watches this story and stops.
When you find yourself a victim of vandalism, even small everyday things, it's always a good idea to tell police. That helps them have context of what might be going on in your neighborhood. In Chesterfield, you can always call and report crimes to Crime Solvers at 748-0660.
Thursday, April 17 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-04-18 01:05:03 GMT
A Mount Tabor reservoir that holds Portland's drinking water has been taken offline out of fear that a group of trespassers urinated in it. Five people were seen at Mount Tabor Park around 1 a.m. Wednesday.More >>
A Mount Tabor reservoir that holds Portland's drinking water has been taken offline after a teenager urinated in the reservoir. More >>
Thursday, April 17 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:43:50 GMT
Officials with the VA Medical Center in downtown Charleston say a North Charleston man who was initially federally charged with a $525 fine for an $.89 drink refill will instead be given a warning.More >>
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