February 9, 1993 |
Arthur Ashe's death cut short his reacquaintance with the city of his birth, where strict segregation he experienced as a child left him bitter as an adult. "Just when Arthur was starting to reinvolve himself with Richmond, we lost him," said Archie Harris, who supervised the building of the Arthur Ashe Center, a youth sports arena in Richmond. Ashe died Saturday in New York from pneumonia related to AIDS. Ashe will be buried in Richmond on Wednesday, after a service at the Arthur Ashe Center.
January 9, 2006 |
Investigators are looking into whether two men arrested and charged in the robbery and killings of seven people in their Richmond homes were involved in similar crimes elsewhere, a police spokeswoman said. Ray Joseph Dandridge and Ricky Gray, both 28, were captured Saturday in Philadelphia and charged in the killings. Rock musician Bryan Harvey, who lived in Los Angeles in the mid-1980s, and his family were among those slain.
November 27, 2002 |
More than 30 gas-guzzling sport-utility vehicles have been vandalized in the Richmond area over the last few months, many with an acid-like chemical, and authorities are investigating whether a radical environmental group is responsible. Police and the FBI want to know whether the attacks are the work of the Earth Liberation Front, an international underground organization that uses economic sabotage. Although the culprits left behind notes saying the vandalism was the work of the ELF, Sgt.
September 2, 2004 |
Police and fire officials escorted Richmond residents and business owners into their flood-ravaged homes and shops Wednesday, but only to allow them to retrieve pets and essentials such as prescription drugs. Flooding touched off by the remnants of Tropical Storm Gaston on Monday left at least seven people dead in Virginia and devastated a historic Richmond district that was the heart of the Confederate capital during the Civil War.
August 7, 1994 |
Ten years ago, a spunky sprite with a 1,000-watt smile and a girl-next-door name, Mary Lou Retton, vaulted from the Los Angeles Olympics across television screens into the homes of millions of Americans who fell in love with her. Sweet 16, 4-feet-9, a red-white-and-blue, stars-and-stripes ball spinning through the air, she made an entire country cheer on Aug. 3, 1984, when she landed firmly on her feet and flung up her arms, absolutely sure of a perfect 10 that gave her the first U.S.
April 19, 1987 |
The rain-swollen James River surged over its banks into the historic state capital Saturday, flooding 24 square blocks of waterfront restaurants, shops and warehouses with up to six feet of muddy water. The National Guard, called out Friday under a state of emergency, directed traffic around more than 50 streets closed by the flooding and cordoned off swamped areas to keep out thieves who might try to loot businesses after dark.