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  • Ex-ethanol plant operator moves into Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    Vireol Bio Energy LLC received approval Dec. 14 from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Richmond to convert its case to a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which enables companies to work with creditors on a plan to pay debts.

  • Hopewell police to wear body cameras by Oct. 1

    HOPEWELL, Va. (AP) — The Hopewell police chief has announced that his officers will begin wearing body cameras within the next two weeks. Hopewell Chief John Keohane said in a news release Monday that 67…

  • Capital murder charges possible in death of cab driver

    HANOVER, Va. (AP) — A Richmond couple charged with killing a Hopewell cab driver may face capital murder charges. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1L1bslc ) reports Hanover County District Judge Heath Campbell certified on Tuesday that…

  • Resident walking dog finds decomposed body in Hopewell woods

    HOPEWELL, Va. (AP) — Police say a resident walking a dog found a man’s decomposed body in woods in Hopewell. Hopewell police tell media outlets that the man’s death is being investigated as suspicious. The…

  • Hopewell police officers cleared in fatal shooting of man

    HOPEWELL, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors have cleared three Hopewell police officers of criminal wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a man. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1BBJYPp) reports Hopewell Commonwealth’s Attorney Rick Newman cleared the officers after…

  • Is it time to shut down Virginia speed-trap towns?

    WASHINGTON — For many people, the only souvenir of time spent in tiny Hopewell, Virginia is a paper speeding ticket. The independent city, with a 2010 population of 22,591 is at the center of AAA’s…

  • Hopewell resident sues city over council’s closed session

    HOPEWELL, Va. (AP) — Hopewell is being sued by a resident over a closed City Council session held prior to the appointments of the mayor and vice mayor. A hearing on Janice Denton’s lawsuit is…

  • Va. couple charged after toddler shoots twin

    HOPEWELL, Va. (AP) — A Hopewell woman and her boyfriend face charges after her 3-year-old son accidentally shot his twin brother. Hopewell police tell media outlets that the toddler found a loaded handgun in the…

  • Vireol ethanol plant in Hopewell begins operations

    HOPEWELL, Va. (AP) — An ethanol plant in Hopewell that sat idle since 2010 has begun operations under its new owner. Vireol Bio Energy LLC originally had planned to dismantle the plant and ship the…

  • No more local speed traps on Va. interstates.

    Buried in the $85 billion budget package approved by the General Assembly late Wednesday is a provision that bans local towns from setting up interstate speed traps just to collect revenue.