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Petersburg, Virginia is located in Petersburg County. Zip codes in Petersburg, VA include 23804, 23803, and 23805. The median home price in Petersburg is $125,000. More Petersburg information.

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11 hrs ago | NBC12

Report: Fewer Virginia schools meet accreditation standards

New details out today show that the number of Virginia schools meeting the latest accreditation standards has dropped for the second year in a row. Four schools in Central Virginia were denied state accreditation because of "persistently low student achievement."

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15 hrs ago | WRIC-TV Richmond

Second Arrest Made In Petersburg Shooting

A second arrest has been made in a shooting at a Petersburg hotel that left one man dead less than a week ago. Petersburg Police said that they have arrested 19-year-old Daquaine Hinton, charged with murder for his role in the shooting death of Laquain Robertson at the Knights Inn at the intersection of South Crater Road and East Wythe Street.

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18 hrs ago | Hopewell News

Former prison guard is charged

A former Riverside Regional Jail employee has been charged for having a sexual relationship with a prisoner, according to court records. David Allen Meade, Jr., 25, of Petersburg, was indicted in Colonial Heights Circuit Court for the carnal knowledge of a probationer or inmate in the Department of Corrections by a corrections employee, as indicated by court documents.

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19 hrs ago | Hopewell News

Former prison guard is charged

A former Riverside Regional Jail employee has been charged for having a sexual relationship with a prisoner, according to court records. David Allen Meade, Jr., 25, of Petersburg, was indicted in Colonial Heights Circuit Court for the carnal knowledge of a probationer or inmate in the Department of Corrections by a corrections employee, as indicated by court documents.

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23 hrs ago | News 4 Jax

This Week in the Civil War

Confederate units often had ranged freely through the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia but fought a bruising fight against Union forces at Winchester in that state 150 years ago this week in the Civil War. Union forces under Philip Sheridan and Confederates led by Jubal A. Early saw thousands of casualties in the Third Battle of Winchester on Sept.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

EMS1

Va. city steps up EMS, collaborates with private service

Improvements to the city's emergency services had Petersburg's 69-year service provider, Southside Virginia Emergency Crew, wondering if it was out of the job. Starting July 1, the Petersburg Fire Department added 25 part-time staffers trained to offer services on two advanced life support ambulances, which reduced SVEC's service area.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

NBC12

Petersburg family and community remember slain father

Standing in the same spot where her boyfriend and son's father took his last breath, Shamicka Clanton is struggling to come to terms with a reality she wants no part of. Jimmell Jones, her companion for more than a decade, was lost to her forever on Saturday morning.

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WRIC-TV Richmond

Homicide Victim Identified In Petersburg

Just before 6 a.m. officers responded to a call for shots fired in the 1700 block of Berkeley Ave. When they arrived on scene they found Jones inside a car, suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Examiner.com

Virginia State University is in financial trouble: Enrollment down by 550

According to WXII-Channel 12 , a member of the Board of Visitors says Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia is in financial trouble because enrollment is down by 550 students which is costing the school $1.6 million. Because of this, Virginia State University has closed residence halls, cut back its dining operation and curtailed maintenance.

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WRIC-TV Richmond

Man Found Dead In Car In Petersburg

At about 5:50am Saturday morning Petersburg Police received a call for shots fired in the area of the 1700 block of Berkeley Ave. When police arrived they found a vehicle that had a male victim with gun shot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Las Vegas Sun

This Week in the Civil War

Confederate units often had ranged freely through the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia but fought a bruising fight against Union forces at Winchester in that state 150 years ago this week in the Civil War. Union forces under Philip Sheridan and Confederates led by Jubal A. Early saw thousands of casualties in the Third Battle of Winchester on Sept.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

WRIC-TV Richmond

Shooting at Petersburg Hotel Leaves One Injured

A man is recovering at VCU Medical Center in Richmond after suffering "at least one critical gunshot" following a shooting at a hotel in the city of Petersburg. According to Petersburg Police, officers responded to the Knights Inn in the 600 block of East Wythe Street in the city just before 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Once on scene, police found a man in his late 30s suffering from a gunshot wound.

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WTVR Richmond

Bloodied man found in ditch after witnesses report afternoon shooting

A man was shot near the Knights Inn on East Wythe Street in Petersburg at about noon Wednesday, witnesses outside the motel told CBS 6 reporter Melissa Hipolit. The witnesses said they heard gunshots and saw the man lying in a ditch.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

Examiner.com

Missing Camp Lejeune Marine found dead in Petersburg, Va.

The death of another young military man is under investigation today as the body of Ryan Robert Smith, 21, was found in Petersburg, Virginia. Smith had been reported missing by his wife Sept.

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WTVR Richmond

List of Richmond-area elected officials previously indicted

Following the historic conviction of former governor Robert McDonnell, on federal corruption charges, CBS 6 took a look back at other leaders who have a record. Going back to 1978, there is Raymond Royall, a Richmond city councilman who faked his death in a boating accident.

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NBC12

Mom arrested after children locked in hot vehicle in Petersburg

A woman traveling from Florida to Pennsylvania faces child abuse and neglect charges accused of leaving three children locked in a hot car in Petersburg. Emily Farber, 26, was arraigned at the Petersburg Juvenile and Domestic Relations court Friday morning.

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Evening Sun

This Week in the Civil War

The Union's capture of Atlanta, one of the most important of Southern cities, immediately buoyed President Abraham Lincoln's re-election prospects - 150 years ago in the Civil War. Lincoln would eventually win another term in the fall of 1864.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

WITN

Police: Body Found In Virginia Motel Could Be Missing Jacksonville Man

A man found dead in a in a Petersburg, Virginia motel could be a man missing from Jacksonville, according to Petersburg police.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

The Washington Post

The fall of Atlanta and Lincolna s reelection: a Game-changera or campaign myth?

In the summer of 1864, during the Civil War, the best political minds thought Abraham Lincoln's reelection chances were slim , including Lincoln himself .

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

NBC12

12 Investigates: Canceled concert patron want refunds

After months of advertising and planning a concert for gospel artist Tamela Mann was supposed to hosted at Zion Apostolic Christian memorial Petersburg.

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