Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:21:18 GMT
The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.Full Story >
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.Full Story >
Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:29:05 GMT
The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee has endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.Full Story >
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Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:27:22 GMT
The city of Hamilton is looking at a $25,000 way to fight back against vandalism problems plaguing some its parks. Full Story >
Hamilton is looking at a $25,000 way to fight back against vandalism problems plaguing some its parks. Full Story >
MIDLOTHIAN, VA (WWBT) -
A Halloween display along Midlothian Turnpike, which shows someone in an electric chair is under the microscope after a concerned citizen found it offensive. The concerned citizen also questioned if it violates a county ordinance.
The display is located at the corner of Midlothian Turnpike and Winterfield Road.
"We go big or we go home," said property owner Leslie Reamer.
The Reamer family's Halloween display is now being called a "disturbance in the area."
A concerned viewer wrote NBC 12 saying the staged execution goes too far.
"To any passersby it looks like a dead man," said the viewer who wished to remain anonymous. "How am I supposed to explain that to my kids while we wait at the red light? I shouldn't have to. It is tasteless and extremely offensive. I urge you to investigate and see why this kind of display is acceptable in our lovely community."
We reached out to the Chesterfield County Public Affairs office.
"As long as Halloween displays are on private property and not in the right-of-way," said Don Kappel with public affairs. "They are not regulated."
We also reached out to Chesterfield Police.
"As it is described below," said Liz Caroon about our email. "We can't find anything illegal about it."
The Reamer family says they never meant to be offensive.
"It's all for fun," said Leslie. "Children are easily misdirected. If they go...what's that? Point at the pumpkin and say look at the pumpkin!"
Leslie's husband, John, says he spent hours crafting the execution scene.
"I would hate to think that there is anything here that people would have to go to the county to find out if it's ok or not," said John. "We try not to put anything that offensive up in the yard. We have pumpkins and ghosts and things like that. It is still all about Halloween."
The family says they have never had trick or treaters. They hope this year is different.
"I buy the candy," said Leslie. "And I end up eating it. That's not right."
Leslie and John say the Halloween display is a family tradition. They say it gets bigger each year.
Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:06 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:06:48 GMT
The Movoto Real Estate Blog has released their rankings of the top ten sexiest mid-sized cities in America, and Richmond is ranked third on the list. Click here to see the top ten list on mobile: MovotoFull Story >
Richmond is the third sexiest mid-sized city in America, according to a new list by the Movoto Real Estate Blog. Full Story >
Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:46 AM EDT2014-07-23 10:46:35 GMT
Scary moments for officers along Mechanicsville Turnpike overnight after someone fired several shots following a short police chase. Police say they don't believe the shooting was related to the chase. ItFull Story >
Police say they don't believe the shooting was related to the chase along Mechanicsville Turnpike overnight.Full Story >
BRADENTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) - People are outraged after a Florida couple was caught having sex on a public beach Sunday afternoon in front of dozens of people including children. Bradenton Beach policeFull Story >
People are outraged after a Florida couple was caught having sex on a public beach Sunday afternoon in front of dozens of people including children.Full Story >
Monday, July 21 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-07-21 12:22:54 GMT
State officials issued an ultimatum at East Fork State Park last month, saying swimming in the lake is at your own risk. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources found the lake to have 3,000%Full Story >
State officials issued an ultimatum at East Fork State Park last month, saying swimming in the lake is at your own risk. Full Story >
Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:10:49 GMT
A man walked into the Engine 5 firehouse in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday morning, saying he was shot. He was transported to University of Cincinnati Hospital Medical Center but his identity and conditionFull Story >
A man walked into the Engine 5 firehouse in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday morning, saying he was shot.Full Story >