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  • Petersburg council sues sheriff over vehicles

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — The Petersburg City Council has filed a lawsuit against Sheriff Vanessa R. Crawford for refusing to turn over city-owned vehicles. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1hzrGc9 ) reports the lawsuit says Crawford has…

  • ACLU sues Petersburg, alleges free speech violation

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Petersburg man is suing Petersburg for barring him from speaking at a City Council meeting. The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia filed the lawsuit on Thursday in U.S. District…

  • Va. issuing 11 new historic highway markers

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An Army training center that was run entirely by women near Fort Lee is among 11 places in Virginia that are getting historic highway markers. Located between Petersburg and Hopewell, the…

  • Fugitive charged with killing 4 in Petersburg in 2014

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Police have obtained warrants charging a fugitive with killing four members of a Petersburg family in 2014. Authorities say 48-year-old Alexander R. Hill Jr. hasn’t been seen since surveillance video showed…

  • Petersburg woman charged in infant son’s death

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Petersburg woman has been indicted on charges of killing her newborn son and hiding his body. Media outlets report that a Petersburg Circuit Court grand jury indicted 21-year-old Kadijah Stewart…

  • Company to open asphalt plant in Petersburg, create 37 jobs

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Independence Construction Materials plans to open an asphalt plant in Petersburg that’s expected to create 37 jobs. Construction will begin in December. The plant is expected to be operational by April…

  • Man who raped, killed Va. woman loses US appeal

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected the appeal of a man convicted in the 1994 rape and murder of a Petersburg woman. Shermaine Ali Johnson was 16 when he killed Hope…

  • Soldiers from Va. base deploying to Middle East

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Soldiers based at Fort Lee in Petersburg are gearing up for deployment to the Middle East. Officials say the soldiers from the Army’s 54th Quartermaster Company are set to deploy to…

  • Public meeting on health care set in Petersburg

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Petersburg area residents will have an opportunity to learn more about the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday. U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott is hosting a health care town hall meeting at 6:30…

  • Va. clergymen to rappel high-rise for a cause

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Petersburg clergyman is going to great heights for a good cause. The Progress-Index (http://bit.ly/ZwBDh1 ) reports that pastor Paul T. Christian of the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer says he’ll…

  • Fort Lee soldiers to return following deployment

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Family and friends are preparing to welcome home members of the Fort Lee-based 111th Quartermaster Company. The soldiers have completed a six-month deployment to Afghanistan and Kuwait. They are scheduled to…

  • Site of 4 slayings in Petersburg demolished

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — A family has demolished a Petersburg house where four relatives were slain in April. Raymond Washington tells The Progress-Index (http://bit.ly/1pojaZK ) that the house was a gathering place for the family.…

  • Meg Ryan sightings in Va. as star directs film

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Meg Ryan sightings are increasing around central Virginia as the actress prepares to make her debut as a director. The latest star sighting was in Old Towne Petersburg, where the Progress-Index…