| Aug 7, 2012
| 8:14 AM
At least 200 people were treated at Bay Area hospitals Monday night after a massive fire broke out at a Richmond refinery, spewing black toxic smoke across nearby cities and prompting stay-inside orders from health officials....
| Dec 8, 2011
| 1:56 PM
First, just to be clear, Gospel Music in this case has nothng to do with gospel music. It's the name of an indie-pop band from Jacksonville, Florida.
Owen Holmes, known as bassist for Black Kids, records under that name. Today's free tune comes from...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 3:46 PM
The Rev. Sharon Fitch Peters, age 68, of Sharpsburg, Md., passed unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at her home.
She was born Nov. 11, 1943, in Wellsville, N.Y., to the late Ephraim Schley and Irene May (Holaday) Fitch.
The Fitch family relocated to...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 5:19 AM
BAY VIEW — The Paint Quality Institute has narrowed the field in its competition to find the “Prettiest Painted Places in America,” and the Bay View Association is among 10 finalist communities from around the north central United...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 6:43 AM
Lamb of God, the Richmond-based metal band, is paying tribute to America's armed forces with a new video. The band is asking family members of service men and women to submit photos of their loved ones for use in a clip.
"Lamb of God is looking to...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 11:56 AM
The electronic dance music, or EDM, revolution has officially reached the Peninsula. Staff at Hampton Coliseum announced Wednesday that Pretty Lights and Bassnectar, two of the genre's big names, will perform there Dec. 28 & 29.
Tickets go on sale 10 a....
| Oct 24, 2012
| 4:46 PM
On a roll in recent years, a gun-rights group pressed its advantage in a federal appeals court Wednesday, seeking to extend Second Amendment rights through a challenge to Maryland's handgun permit laws.
"We're not challenging the constitutionality of...
| May 1, 2012
| 11:07 AM
Detectives with the Richmond Police Department continue to investigate the death of a pregnant teacher who was fatally shot Monday morning.
Tonawanda Thompson, 32, was shot three times in the upper torso at the intersection of South 20th and G streets. ...
| May 8, 2012
| 4:24 AM
Given James Johnson’s head-coaching inexperience, many have surmised that he will include a former big whistle on his Virginia Tech basketball staff. If so, here’s a possibility:
Navy associate head coach Kurt Kanaskie.
Kanaskie has worked...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 10:18 AM
Washington -- Democrats are collecting spoils beyond what many predicted, Republicans are licking wounds after a bruising battle, and the country is waking up to the mix of euphoric celebration and bitter disappointment that accompanies the long-awaited...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 6:28 AM
NEW ORLEANS -- Gas prices shot up by nearly 5 cents a gallon nationwide Wednesday -- with one-day surges of as much as 14 cents in some states -- after Hurricane Isaac cut output from refineries along the Gulf Coast.
But experts say the price spike is...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 8:44 AM
James L. May, 79, of St. Ignace, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Christian Park Health Care Center in Escanaba.
Jim was born Jan. 22, 1933, to Jyle and Bernice (Beard) May in Germantown, Ind.
Jim served in the U.S. Navy from 1954 until his...