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Deadly fire on Riverside Drive

Tow truck driver shot in attempted robber on W. 21st on Sunday afternoon

Abused pit bull found

I was traveling so not able to post this until today. Th original email was sent on Monday. Please note the images are graphic.

Teen gets 34 years for Riverside Drive/Pony Pasture murder in 2011

From RTD we get the details of a brutal murder that occurred in 2011 along Riverside Drive. A Richmond judge sentenced a teenager to 34 years in prison Monday for murdering another teen in what authorities described as a “cold-blooded, calculated” initiation into a violent street gang.

Hound found on Riverside last night

From Westover Hills Stray Watch: A young brown and black female hound mix has turned up this evening on the 5000 block of Riverside Dr. She has no collar or ID tags. See the attached photographs.  UPDATE: Dog has been reunited with owner. All is well.

Local couple and their home profiled on Virginia Modern

The image is from the article “Creating Home on Richmond’s Riverside Drive” as posted on Virginia Modern.

Are you missing an orange scooter?

From Ursula; I was running Buttermilk trail this morning (around 9:30) and came across an orange Vespa style scooter/bike that had crashed off of Riverside drive (4700 block)  and down the hill. I reported this to the police and met with them. There is a bumper sticker on the bike that says 13.1. No one […]

Accident on Riverside this morning

I don’t have many details but folks on the Woodland Heights Yahoo Group are talking about it and I was asked if I knew anything. Nothing was listed in the paper or the Daily Police Report. The following was posted to Woodland Heights Yahoo Group:

Arrests made in 2011 murder near Pony Pasture on Riverside Drive

Continuing our “Up with People” theme this morning we get news that two sixteen year olds have been arrested in the murder of a eighteen year old. If you need me I’ll be in the closet rocking back and forth. After an in-depth investigation, Richmond Police investigators have arrested two people in connection with the […]

Robbery On Riverside Drive

From the RPD report; 3rd Precinct -ROBBERY 10/16/11 – 10:00 p.m. – 2100 block of Riverside Drive A male reported he was robbed by an unknown male.

Traffic Circle Work Starting

DPW closing lanes intermittently on Riverside Dr at New Kent and Bruton to install traffic circle Oct. 13-28 during day hours. (Original post with details)

Traffic Circle Rolling Into New Kent and Riverside

Work on the traffic calming measure at the junction of New Kent, Riverside and Bruton is scheduled to take place in the next 30 days. Nearby residents should have received notification of the impending construction yesterday or today. Let the anti-circle rhetoric begin. Detailed plans of the circle and the letter of notification.

Vigil Held Last Night for Slain Teen

Homicide on Riverside Drive

From RPD; At approximately 5 a.m. Richmond Police were called to the 8200 block of Riverside Drive for the report of a person down. Upon arrival officers found a male in a wooded area suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The male was pronounced dead at the scene. The Medical Examiner will determine cause of […]

Friends of the James River Park Pony Pasture Cleanup

From Friends of James River Park; Sunday, Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. we’ll be gathering at the Pony Pasture parking lot to do a post-marathon clean-up of the Pony Pasture and Riverside Drive down to Huguenot Flatwater. Bring trashbags and wear gloves and shoes that like to get muddy. If we get a good crowd, […]

Riverside Drive Closed for the 4th

As usual Riverside Drive will be closed from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the 5100 and 5200 blocks (the area between Prince Arthur and Evelyn Byrd), and also in the 5500 block (from New Kent to Breckenridge on the other side of the railroad bridge). This closure is sponsored by the Westover Hills Neighborhood […]

Scenic Byway Signs

As many of you know Riverside Drive was declared a Richmond Scenic Byway and below are what the signs will look like to mark it as such.

Two Dogs Loose on Riverside Drive

From the Woodland Heights Yahoo Group; Around 6PM two dogs were loose and unattended between 24th and 25th on riverside drive. One was a medium-sized golden-mix and the other a smaller brown and white beagle/basset hound mix? They appeared friendly and well taken care of as if someone’s pets. By the time we got outside […]

Flooding Expected on Riverside & Cherokee

The river is rising and Riverside & Cherokee Road are expected to flood tomorrow. The city has a list of other streets that will be closed. NOAA has this handy chart that shows the predicted flooding. It is expected to crest at 20ft on Tuesday. It is considered Flood Stage at 8ft and Riverside floods […]

Car Break-in on Riverside Drive

From Craig’s List: My boyfriend and I drive a 2000 maroon jeep Cherokee with the license plate JAR BINX. On the 8th of august between the hours of 1am-8:30am someone broke the back passenger side window and stole the following: Betsey Johnson sunglasses with tiny pink hear on the side, Betsey Johnson Hot pink make […]

Unconfirmed Motorcycle Accident On Riverside

From a Twitter Scoot feed: motorcycle accident @ 2000 riverside drive, loads of cops etc Haven’t been able to find anything else at this point. Let us know if you have more information.

Road Closures This Weekend

Half of this falls under better late than never. Sorry dear readers but I didn’t catch that there was a USAT Duathlon going on this weekend and will shut down some roads. Near West End News has the details and I am copying the road closures for Sunday below. Road Closures for Sunday, April 26th […]

Calling All Historians Amateur and Professional

That headline is bit misleading in that we don’t need all historians but just one or two who are willing to help Woodland Heights become designated Historical. Lee Shewmake with the help of neighbors has been working very hard to earn Woodland Heights this designation. Just last week she submitted the formal application which was […]