My family and I live in Westover Hills and have a fountain on the back patio. It has served as an oasis for birds over the years. This year for the first time in the 10+ years of having the fountain a local Cooper’s Hawk (if I’ve misidentified please let me know ) has paid a couple visits to partake in the water. You’ll notice in some of the photos the fountain is a little low. That has been remedied.
Victims Identified in Death Investigation on Forest Hill Avenue
At approximately 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, officers responded to a call for two people down inside an apartment in the 7600 block of Forest Hill Avenue. A preliminary investigation shows no signs of trauma, foul play nor drug use.
Richmond Police Department detectives have identified the two victims in a death investigation that occurred earlier this week as Mary M. Barnes, 81, and Sylvia D. Barnes, 61, both of the 7600 block of Forest Hill Avenue.
At approximately 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, officers responded to a call for two people down inside an apartment in the 7600 block of Forest Hill Avenue. The caller identified themselves as a family member who was there to do a welfare check. Once on scene, police discovered the bodies of Mary Barnes and her daughter, Sylvia.
A preliminary investigation shows no signs of trauma, foul play nor drug use. The Medical Examiner will determine the exact cause and manner of death.
Anyone with information about this death investigation is asked to call Major Crimes Detective J. Fultz at (804) 646-3929 or at Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips smartphone app may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.
Signs of the Times
An image from yesterday’s walk.
Use Exact Change or E-Zpass on Powhite Parkway Starting Today
There will be no manned booths taking money on Powhite for the foreseeable future.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has temporarily suspended cash exchange tolls on Powhite Parkway extension and the George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge. This means there won’t be someone to take your money so either have exact change, pay too much, or use an E-Zpass. No mention of any changes to Nickel aka Boulevard Bridge.
As of April 1, if you make an unpaid trip on a Virginia toll facility, you may be able to pay that toll through the “missed-a-toll” process before receiving a notice/invoice. The “missed-a-toll” payment process must take place within six days of the unpaid toll trip.
The standard administration fee associated with “missed-a-toll” has been suspended temporarily.
Exact change can still be dropped into the coin basket at the Powhite Parkway Extension.
E-ZPass is now the most convenient and safest way to pay tolls.
For more information or to order your own E-ZPass, click here.