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Located twenty-three miles from Richmond Petersburg was the site of nine months of warfare during the American Civil War. Originally settled by English colonists and with the establishment of First Baptist church in 1774 the city became home to one of the oldest black congregations in the country. Today the city has its own historic district and an Arts League and Performing Arts Center. Boehringer Ingelheim, a top twenty pharmaceutical company, operates out of Petersburg.

Population: 33740
Local Newspapers: Petersburg Progress Index
Local Sports Teams:
Local Colleges: Virginia State University Richard Bland College

Zip Codes associated with petersburg, virginia: 23801 23803 23805
Towns/Cities near petersburg, virginia : Colonial Heights Fort Lee Hopewell Chester Ettrick Matoaca

Petersburg News
Why a Virginia man turned himself in nearly a decade after robbing banks

"Asked him if he did, and he said 'no I didn't,'" Amos said from inside the Riverside Regional Jail. "I walked him over there, and I stood in the driveway and I made him go up to the door by himself and he did and he was just soa he was so brave," Amos said.

Woman shot in the back in Petersburg

Crime Insider sources say the woman claims she caught a ride with a stranger and a random bullet came through the car and hit her in the back. The female victim was flown to VCU Medical Center for treatment.

Shootout unfolds in Petersburg neighborhood, near children playing in yard

A Petersburg neighborhood is reeling after shots rang out in the middle of the street while children were playing nearby in their front yards. Witnesses say a gun battle unfolded at the intersection of Ferndale Avenue and Grigg Street when two SUV's drove up beside each other.

Source: SOL irregularities investigated at Petersburg elementary school

Petersburg and the State of Virginia are looking into whether some rules were broken when it comes to standards of learning tests. However, both the school system and the state education department are not saying very much.

Suspected attacker arrested after 3 attacks in 4 days

For the last 40 years, Butch Simmons has never been afraid to walk out of the doors of the Fraternal Order of Eagles building. Simmons was waiting for his ride Friday night when he was attacked by a stranger.

Veteran attorney wins Petersburg's top prosecutor post

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Stranger in the woods slashes Petersburg businessman's throat

Bill Sizemore said he was visiting the future site of his planned mini-golf and go-kart business on South Crater Road when he saw a man standing in the woods nearby. Sizemore, who prides himself on helping those in need, went to check on the man.

VA City Secures Funding for Fire and Police Vehicles

The city of Petersburg, VA, has secured funding to purchase new vehicles for the fire and police departments at a cost of roughly $2.75 million. June 11--PETERSBURG, VA-- A saga that has lasted several months will finally come to a close as Petersburg city officials have secured funding for much-needed police and fire vehicles for the city.

Spotsylvania Arrest Blotter, June 1, 2017 - " June 08, 2017

On 06/01/2017, Deputy Buccola arrested Robert Allen Jackson Jr. of Spotsylvania for Grand Larceny, and Obtaining Money under False Pretenses in the 6800 Block of Marye Road. On 06/01/2017, Deputy C. Lee arrested Damonte R. Fauntroy of Stafford for shoplifting in the 3100 block of Plank Road.

Appomattox Regional Governor's School schedules Tony Awards watch...

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Colonial Heights man found shot to death in Petersburg

Petersburg Police say that just after 11:30 p.m., they responded to a person shot in the 10 block of Sandlewood Court near Robert E. Lee Elementary School. When police arrived, they found a man with multiple gunshot wounds.

Virginia man spends nearly 10 years in prison for crime he did not commit

That patience and hope may have saved Bush as he laid on a prison cot for nearly a decade for two crimes he did not commit. "I just kind of laid in my bed the whole time," Bush said in an interview at his parents' house.

Petersburg student suspended after he says he was standing up to a bully

A Petersburg father contacted 12 On Your Side because he was angry over bullying that he says went too far at Petersburg High. Eleventh grader Michael Thompson Jr. was suspended for the rest of the school year after his dad says he confronted a student he claims was taunting him all year long.

Petersburg police arrest suspect six minutes after SunTrust robbery

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Man arrested in connection with Petersburg bank robbery

The robbery happened at the SunTrust Bank, located at 1340 West Washington Street, around 2:35 p.m. Bank staff gave police a description of a man who handed a note to employees demanding money. The teller handed over some money before the man left the bank.

Man arrested minutes after Suntrust Bank robbery in Petersburg

Officers responded to a holdup alarm at the SunTrust Bank located at 1340 W. Washington Street, at approximately 2:35 p.m. Upon arrival, bank staff told police the robbery occurred after a man presented a note demanding money from a teller. After receiving cash, police say the suspect fled the scene.

Bank employees help Petersburg Police nab robbery suspect

Police in Petersburg are crediting employees at a local bank with helping them swiftly track down and catch a robbery suspect Monday afternoon. Police say the suspect handed a teller a note demanding money.

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