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ChamberRVA hosting live televised mayoral debate at Altria Theater October 17th

NBC12 and WCVE will broadcast the event live from 7:00 – 8:00 PM.

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ChamberRVA announced today it has teamed up with two local TV stations for a live, televised mayoral debate to be broadcast October 17th.

The Richmond Mayoral Candidate Debate will be broadcast live from the Altria Theater Monday, October 17th on NBC12 and WCVE from 7:00 until 8:00 PM.

The debate is free and open to the public and will feature the five candidates who achieved greater than 1% overall response rate according to the August 30, 2016 Christopher Newport/Wason Center poll–Jon Baliles, Jack Berry, Joe Morrissey, Michelle Mosby, and Levar Stoney. All of the named candidates have confirmed their availability to participate.

“This election is occurring at a pivotal point in the revitalization of the City of Richmond,” said Ned Massee, chair of ChamberRVA. “The winner of this election is of critical importance to not only citizens of the city but to all in the Richmond region. We are pleased to provide this opportunity for everyone to learn more about the positions of each candidate on issues impacting the business community.”

Those planning to attend the debate should plan to arrive by 6:30 PM. Doors to the auditorium will close at 6:45 in preparation of the live TV production and opening remarks. The debate will continue until 8:30 PM after the live telecast end with an opportunity for audience members to ask candidates questions.

“The new Mayor, our City Council and the School Board will set the trajectory for our city and our region, so we all need to know as much about the candidates as possible,” said Kim Scheeler, President & CEO of ChamberRVA. “This is a chance for everyone to hear what the candidates say about important issues.”

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Shootings on July 3rd and Early July 4th Result in a Death and Six Injuries

Two separate unrelated incidents occurred. One at City Dogs in the Fan and another near Cyber Café on Broad Street.

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West Main Street Death Investigation

Sunday, July 3, at approximately 10:26 p.m., officers were called to the 1300 block of West Main Street for the report of random gunfire. RPD officers responded and located an adult male with an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information about this death investigation is asked to contact

Major Crimes Detective A. Coates at (804)-646-0729 or Crime Stoppers at

(804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.

This RVA/Reddit thread has some unconfirmed details and first-hand reports on the City Dogs shooting.

Update July 5th:

Arrest Made, Victim Identified in West Main Street Homicide and Aggravated Assaults

The Richmond Police Department has charged the suspect in yesterday’s shootings on West Main Street. Derrick Adjei, 24, of Alexandria, Virginia, was taken into custody by Virginia State Police last night at approximately 11:01 p.m. after the vehicle Adjei had been operating was involved in a single vehicle collision on northbound I-95.

RPD detectives, investigating the West Main Street shooting, have charged Adjei with malicious wounding. Other charges are pending. A booking photo of Adjei is not yet available.

Detectives have identified the victim of the shooting as Kyle Stoner, 36, of Richmond. Sunday at approximately 10:28 p.m., officers were called to the 1300 block of West Main Street for the report of a shooting. RPD officers responded and located an adult male, Stoner, on a patio of a business, down and unresponsive suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

An adult female and an adult male were also injured during the incident and have received treatment for injuries that were not considered life threatening.

Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to contact Major Crimes Detective A. Coates at (804)-646-0729 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.

West Broad Street Shooting

At approximately 3:39 a.m., Richmond Police officers responded to the report of random gunfire in the 00 block of West Broad Street. Six people were reported shot near the Cyber Café, an after-hours club including four adult males and two adult females.

Of the six who sustained gunshot wounds, two are considered life-threatening and four non-life threatening. One man was transported by ambulance, others were self-transported to the hospital for treatment.

There is no public threat at this time.

Anyone with information about this shooting investigation is asked to call Detective Reyes at (804) 646-3874 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.

 

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LaDiff Now Open on Southside

Sit down, we’ve got furniture news.

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LaDiff the hip furniture store left Shockoe Bottom for the sweet, sweet Southside. Now after 8 months their new location is open. They’re calling it an extremely soft opening so walls are still getting painted, product being placed, and outdoor furniture won’t be available until next spring.

You can get all the details on their website.

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Attention River Lovers Huguenot Flatwater Work Day on Saturday

The universal access ramp is done at Huguenot Flatwater but there is still some finishing touches that need to be made to the are.

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Message from James River Outdoor Coalition

Needs plans for your Saturday? Come help out your local park system at the JROC project! We need LOTS of hands to prep the grounds at Huguenot Flatwater for the opening of the new universal access ramp!

We’ll be digging out and painting parking blocks, clearing debris, and opening up the area around the ramp. There’s more work to be done at the Western Overlook if we have enough help.
Meet at 9:00AM this Sat. 6/18 at Huguenot Flatwater in the James River Park System.

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