Richmond Police are seeking information on hit and miss – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio

RICHMOND, IN. – Richmond Police are seeking information on a hit and run accident on Saturday June 26th.

According to police, the accident happened at 7:56 p.m. at the intersection of Woodside Drive and Hayes Arboretum Road

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Upon arrival, the police found that a 16-year-old cyclist was seriously injured in the accident. The cyclist is still in critical condition.

The police assume that the cyclist was hit by a dark car.

RPD urges anyone with information about this accident to contact the Transportation Department at (765) -983-7252.


Tower of Secrets: Inside the KGB and How We Escaped to the West

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You want your brightest people to guard your secrets

But what if these secrets show that your system is corrupt?

Your smartest people will see this best

And hate it the most.

The Cold War Museum invites you to a presentation of

Olga Sheymov up

Tower of Secrets:

Inside the KGB and how we escaped to the West

Recruited by the KGB in 1971 at the age of 25, Victor Sheymov eventually became the chief troubleshooter of the eighth chief executive, ensuring the security of encrypted KGB communications around the world. But as he learned more, he became increasingly disillusioned with communism and the corruption of the Kremlin elite. Determined to do as much damage to the system as possible, he evaded his guardian during a visit to Warsaw and contacted the CIA. He probably became the main CIA agent within the KGB in the 1980s. The agency awarded him the Distinguished Service Medal.

Based on Victor’s book Tower of Secrets, his widow Olga, who lived through these events with him, tells her true story, including;

  • Our life in Moscow, how we met, Victor’s background, our friends and the Soviet lifestyle.
  • Victor’s work highlights and our path to discovering what the communist system is.
  • Our daughter comes home with “Propaganda”.
  • The death of Victor’s close friend for wanting to leave the KGB.
  • To be watched and followed and our trust and our commitment to one another.
  • Victor’s escape plans; work on the operational details.
  • Our exfiltration – the first and one of the most successful Cold War exfiltrations from the USSR.
  • Our pursuit of freedom and a new life in the USA

Victor Sheymov was a cybersecurity expert, author, scientist, inventor, and holder of multiple patents covering cybersecurity methods and systems. He has been a speaker on Intelligence, Offensive Warfare, Cyberspace, Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection, with appearances on Larry King Live, 48 Hours, Dateline, McNeil Teachers, Charlie Rose and the McLaughlin Report, and has authored four books, as well as articles in various newspapers and magazines.

In the United States, his inventions included defending the cybersecurity of American power grids, software to protect children from online predators, audible alarms for dolphins, controlling large-scale forest fires in California, and improving the acoustic range and sound quality of cell phones. A cybersecurity specialist, he held over 30 computer security patents and received patents in the United States, the European Union, Australia, Japan, India, Korea, and China.

Olga Sheymov is an artist, engineer and television producer. She was born in St. Petersburg, Russia; her parents were stationed at a remote naval base on the Arctic Circle on the White Sea near Murmansk. Olga completed her engineering degree and worked at the Central Information Institute.

In the summer after graduation, Olga was assigned to a Canadian delegation to the Student Olympic Games in Russia. Here the KGB tried to get her into the middle of a spy game between a Canadian spy and KGB operations officers. She struggled and, in a seemingly chance encounter, soon met Victor Sheymov, a charming and resourceful young man who helped her get out of the threatening KGB situation. (More information at

This is the 47th in a series of presentations sponsored by the museum, featuring eyewitnesses and other experts on significant events and activities from the Cold War era.

Date and Time: Sunday, July 18, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST. THIS EVENT IS FULLY VIRTUAL, ONLY WITH ONLINE ACCESS DUE TO THE COVID HEALTH EMERGENCY.


costs: US $ 20, 100% donated to the Cold War Museum.

place: ONLY ONLINE. Eventbrite ticket buyers will receive a link to the virtual room on the Zoom platform where this event is taking place. We are recording the entire event, including the questions and answers, for the museum archive.



Richmond woman reports of nightly “bombings” of fireworks in her neighborhood

RICHMOND, Virginia – As Independence Day approached, a Richmond woman reached out to CBS 6 Problem Solvers and said she had endured fireworks near her home in the Eastview Community for two months. She said the trend started around the same time last year.

This week, the Richmond Fire Department held a press conference to remind the public that fireworks were banned in the city, except for permitted public displays conducted by professionals.

“Fully developed fireworks. We don’t even have to go to The Diamond. We can be right here,” said the Eastview Community woman, who refused to be identified.

Their neighborhood was between Mosby and Whitcomb Courts. She said most of the noise came from Fairfield Way and Accommodation Street.

“They were like cannons, and it has sounded like a war zone here since the May 1st weekend,” she said.

On Tuesday evening, the Eastview woman recorded the pop and crackle of fireworks that she said were shot down between 10 p.m. and midnight.

“Last night it was six times. The first three times was at 10 am. Back to back. Three big bangs that sounded like a cannon,” she said. “And so I got my cell phone and came out and tried to hear the sound, which I did. And I saw the fireworks in the sky, so I knew they were firing rockets.”

The woman said she called the police about three times a week for two months and was frustrated that the fireworks continued.

“I emailed my councilor and then the lieutenant in the 25th precinct,” she said. “Something has to be done, something must be done about these loud fireworks.”

In an email from Richmond Police Lt. Mark Sims to the Eastview Community Ms. said Lt. Sims that the fireworks code is not criminally enforceable by the police.

Instead, the police asked the firefighter to deal with the charges.

“Possession of fireworks is punishable by a fine of US $ 2,500 and up to a year in prison,” said Battalion chief Earl Dyer, Fire Marshall of the City of Richmond.

In a press conference Wednesday, Dyer outlined the dangers of launching fireworks and encouraged anyone wishing to report it to contact the fire department so they can dispatch one of their fire department assistants to catch the perpetrator in the act.

“As soon as we find out who they are, that they have the fireworks, we will confiscate the fireworks. And we’ve summoned these people to court more than once, ”Dyer said.

The Eastview Community woman said she planned to contact the Richmond Fire Department as the July 4th holidays drew near.

“It will not be a pleasant vacation for me,” she said. “Right now, I’m just annoyed about it. I really don’t want to be here in my own house.”


Fairfax County teen places in the national spelling bee | WDVM25 & DCW50

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Virginia (WDVM) – A Fairfax County teenager has a few more trophies to add to her collection after being placed in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Up-and-coming freshman Akshita Balaji finished in 21st place after facing 209 national qualifiers of the competition.

Balaji was one of two Virginia public school students to make it this far in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, and for the first time in a decade a Fairfax County student has made it to the top 30 spelling nationals in the national competition.

Spelling bees were a part of Balaji’s life from a young age and won her first spelling bee in India at the age of six.

Balaji credits her family for paving the way for her success.

“My family was very helpful on this trip and I definitely couldn’t have made it without them. My mother made lists for me and my father asked me and my sister was my rock – she was there for me when I needed her. My family really played an important role and they all motivated me to do my best, ”said Balaji.

Balaji says she might want to teach other students how to participate in spelling bees this summer.


The Richmond City Council email on police funding raises eyebrows – NBC Bay Area

An email from an East Bay councilor raised many eyebrows.

Richmond City Councilor Nat Bates responded to a community activist on the issue of police funding.

In the email, Bates beat up the city of Oakland for diverting additional funds from the police and criticized the role of unarmed mental health relief workers.

“If someone breaks into my home and threatens my life, I want a police officer with a gun,” he said.

Bates saw an email from Jewell Bachelor, a Richmond teacher who lives in Oakland, asking him to withdraw funds from the Richmond Police Department and invest that money elsewhere.

That’s when he replied to her email. Bachelor couldn’t believe it.

“I thought it was spam, but there was the language I didn’t understand. When I took the time, I understood that this was a personal message, ”said Bachelor.

In the email, Bates didn’t hold back.

The Richmond city councilor criticized Oakland city leaders for choosing to divert additional millions from Oakland police as the city grapples with a surge in violent crime.

“Unfortunately, we have a group of people who are using the events in Minneapolis, Atlanta, Chicago to take the pressure off the Richmond Police Department,” he said.

Bates also wrote the following in the email to Bachelor:

“If a criminal [is] break into my car or home while threatening [me] and my family life, I want a cop with a gun, a shotgun and if possible a dog to make sure the idiot doesn’t get away, not a fucking social worker with an iPad like you want. ”

“The tone of the message really proves he doesn’t care about the Richmond people!” Bachelor added.

When speaking with NBC Bay Area’s Melissa Colorado, he shared his stance on the matter.

“They feel like they can come into our town with their Black Lives Matter t-shirts, etc., and dictate what the police are supposed to be like in our community,” said Bates.

After the death of George Floyd, the City of Richmond established a Reimaging Public Safety Community Task Force. High school teacher Luis Chacon sits on this task force that helped divert $ 3 million in police funds to a range of social services – from homelessness to summer jobs for teens.

“He [Bates] does not recognize the direction the task force has taken and the conversation the task force has had about what security really looks like, ”said Chacon.

Bates told NBC Bay Area on Wednesday why he wouldn’t want the City of Richmond to cut police funding.

“We want a strong police presence to contain this violence as much as possible,” said Bates.


Alexandria Library Blog: National Crown Day – July 3


On Saturday, July 3rd, the 2nd KRONE act (C.reate a R.respectful and Öpen W.orld for Noatural Hair.) The CROWN Coalition, a national alliance formed by Dove, National Urban League, Western Center on Law & Poverty, and Color of Change, originally sponsored the breakthrough legislation in January 2019 and signed it by California Governor Gavin Newsome six months later. National CROWN Day is a day of solidarity for the right of black men, women and children to wear their natural hair boldly and proudly without fear of dismissal or deportation.

In a survey of over 500 women in 2020 by All about hair, revealed:

  • 44.3% of women said they were discriminated against because of their hairstyle;
  • 46.5% were told that their hairstyles were not professional, and
  • 52.3% of women felt pressured to wear their hair differently at work.

The CROWN Act is a law that prohibits racial hair discrimination, which is the denial of employment and educational opportunities based on hair texture or protective hairstyles, including braids, locs, twists or Bantu knots. Virginia is the fourth state to pass the law on March 4, 2020. There are currently 9 states (CA, NY, NJ, VA, CO, WA, MD, CT, and DE) that have the law on their books. On the federal side, the House of Representatives passed its version of the CROWN Act on September 21, 2020. If passed by the Senate, the law would protect individuals from discrimination on the basis of racial hairstyles at the federal level, which basically makes hair discrimination synonymous with racial discrimination. In 2017, the 5 branches of the US military formally lifted the ban on natural hairstyles.

A statement released by the CROWN Coalition said: “With the increased spotlight on racial injustice, now is the time to move the country to eradicate all forms of discrimination that negatively affect the black community, including discrimination of hair asks the black community and its allies to share #PassTheCrown and join the movement by signing the online petition on and also sending a letter or email to your state and federal legislatures in states that have not yet passed the CROWN Act. “

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The Richmond Observer – Hunsuckers 3 RBIs lead JV Renegades in a three-game sweep of Western Harnett

ROCKINGHAM – After Wednesday’s three-game sweep against Western Harnett, the Richmond Renegades junior vars won a 9-3 victory.

Following consecutive Laws of Mercy wins, the game went on for the full seven innings on Wednesday. Richmond amassed nine hits and used up-and-coming freshman Jason Walker’s strong start to improve to 5-1 over the summer season.

Walker allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits through five innings while knocking out seven clubs and running one. With rising freshman Riley Brown finishing the last two scoreless innings on the hill, surrendering two hits and hitting a batter.

“Jason and Riley are a really good combination,” said head coach Corey Wallace. “Jason threw it well, but struggled with his control early on. After minimizing those early mistakes, he fought his way back and hit his points in the zone.

“Riley did a great job finishing sixth,” he continued. “He threw punches and was able to close the door with really good finesse and accuracy.”

Western Harnett used three singles to get two runs in the top of the first inning, but Richmond’s rackets responded with three runs in the bottom half.

With an out, the rising sophomores Davis Faw and Vance Goodwin, and with both runners in the scoring position, the rising sophomore Cain Hunsucker emptied the bases with a two-RBI triple to the left corner of the field.

Hunsucker gave the JV Renegades an early 3-2 lead when he stole home with two outs.

Walker hit a 1-2-3 top in the second and escaped a two-on-one-out jam in the third with a strikeout and a fly-out in the middle.

Rising freshman pitcher Jason Walker pitched five innings and earned victory in Wednesday’s game against Western Harnett. (Kyle column)

Richmond ticked off a solo run in the bottom third as Brown took first place, scoring up and coming freshman Gray Maultsby (single). With rising newcomer Jeremiah Ritter also had a double in the inning, Richmond’s only other extra-base hit.

Another quick top half of the fourth saw Walker pulling Western Harnett’s punches back in order, opening the door to a five-run bottom of the fourth for the JV Renegades.

Ascending eighth graders Jabari Douglas and Jason Gainey led the inning in back-to-back singles, and a sacrificial blow from CJ Jenkins put both runners in the points position. An RBI base knock in Caden Nolan’s next at-bat was scored by Douglas, putting Gainey in third place.

Leadoff batter Tyler Graham posted an RBI when he was sure to hit an outfield pick and overtook Gainey. A throwing error on the same play allowed Nolan to advance to third place, and Graham later finished second.

Faw hit a tough grounder in second place and hit a mistake that pushed Nolan 90 feet forward to score. Goodwin was hit by a pitch to load the bases, and Hunsucker garnered his team-leading third RBI of the game when he was pillaged in the next at-bat.

Scoring in the inning ended with rising sophomore Zane Searcy, who pushed an RBI single into right field and scored Faw to take a 9-2 lead.

“Cain did an excellent job blocking the ball and understanding the defense,” said Wallace. “He has put on a lot in the last six months and is starting to swing the batter better, much more evenly. His triple helped us to get out of an early deficit. “

Western Harnett scored his last run of the game in the top of fifth, taking advantage of an outfield player’s pick for second to score a runner who reached the frame.

Richmond stranded two runners on base in fifth, Brown managed to get out of a two-on, two-out pinch in the sixth and the JV Renegades had the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth.

Hunsucker (triple), Ritter (double) and singles from Douglas, Faw, Gainey, Goodwin, Maultsby, Nolan and Searcy collected one hit each. The three RBIs from Hunsucker were joined by one each from Brown, Faw, Graham, Nolan and Searcy.

Faw had a team high with two runs scored while seven of his teammates all scored one goal.

Up-and-coming second grader Zane Searcy faces an RBI single in the opposing field in Richmond’s 9-3 win on Wednesday. (Kyle column)

“The difference between yesterday and today was that the Western Harnett pitchers were hitting, so we had to swing the club to get the runners to the base,” concluded Wallace. “We had to fight and it took some time to get going, but we had a really good fifth inning.”

The JV Renegades (5-1) will be back in action next week with a two-game set against Pinecrest. Tuesday’s game is away, followed by a home game on Thursday. Both games start at 4:30 p.m.

Note: The Varsity Renegades did not play on Wednesday but will receive Southern Lee on Friday. The team will be off next week as Pinecrest doesn’t have a college team.

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Richmond City Council votes to keep the city manager and prosecutor, despite the mayor’s allegations


Richmond City Council voted Tuesday to allow two city officials to remain in office after Mayor Tom Butt accused them of improperly using public funds on an ethics investigation.

The council voted 5-1 in closed session to keep City Manager Laura Snideman and City Attorney Teresa Stricker after Butt in his email newsletter last week accused them of using public funds to investigate Butt or his architectural office was paid by the city for the design of the floor plan for the renovation of a building.

Butt said in his newsletter that the investigation stemmed from allegations by at least one city employee that Butt or his architectural firm Interactive Resources Inc. received payment from the city to design potential floor plans for the redevelopment of the former Richmond Intermodal Transit Center, a visitor center and a Richmond merchandise store.

“That would be illegal if it were true, but it wasn’t,” Butt said in his newsletter.

Butt alleged that Snideman violated the city charter by spending about $ 45,000 on the investigation so far, including hiring a private investigator, which exceeded the $ 10,000 limit the city manager legally allowed to spend without consulting the city council can approve.

Butt also argued that Snideman had no legal right under state law to use public funds to investigate a mayor or councilor and that the charter required the mayor to sign contracts between the city and third parties such as investigators, which Butt said that he didn’t.

Butt called on Snideman and Stricker to resign, saying he had “lost all trust and belief” in the two officials.

Butt was the only vote for the resignation of Snideman and Stricker, while Councilor Nathaniel Bates abstained.

Several public commentators berated Butt for putting the resolution that would have ended Snideman and Stricker on the agenda, arguing that it was an abuse of power.

“I just don’t see how we can think about firing city workers for doing the ethical things,” said former councilor Ben Choi, who did not stand for re-election last year after being elected in 2016.

The public prosecutor’s office has moved to the city administrator’s office to comment on the council’s vote. A spokesman for Snideman’s office did not return a request for comment.


Clint Bowyer openly admits that Fox made a mistake in meeting Dale Earnhardt Jr

Clint Bowyer was the starting point of many jokes during his first year working with Fox and his coverage of the NASCAR Cup series. The rookie broadcaster also made more than its share of on-air mistakes. Check out all of the shots of Bowyer trying to pronounce Matt DiBenedetto to make a good laugh.

In the latest episode of the Dale Jr. Download, Bowyer spoke about his first year with Fox, including a mistake the network made while racing the Xfinity Series in Darlington. It was during that broadcast when the network barely showed Dale Earnhardt Jr. pacing up and down the field in his father’s restored Chevy Nova – something he’d worked on for years and promoted for months.

The fans and many in Earnhardt’s camp weren’t happy and shared Fox on social media. According to Bowyer, they were heard loud and clear.

Clint Bowyer was interviewed by Jeff Gordon during his first year at Fox

Clint Bowyer, who worked in the booth with Jeff Gordon, had built-in storylines from the start. The couple’s 2012 feud, along with the huge difference in wins between the two, regularly found its way into weekly skits with the two ex-riders.

From the start of the season in Daytona, Gordon and Bowyer sped the road in two rental cars a la Days of Thunder. The two also traveled to Las Vegas, where they had a few too many drinks and shared their true feelings for each other from the past.

In addition to the skits before the race, the two offered interesting perspectives during the races and often took opposing positions. In conjunction with the race commentary, the former drivers shot each other regularly – Gordon poked fun at Bowyer’s number of wins, while Bowyer scoffed at Gordon’s poor eyesight and age. And it worked.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is snubbed by Fox

I want to make it clear that I appreciate @NASCARONFOX for talking about Dale and the car before the race. My whole disappointment was not seeing it on TV as they never showed it. That’s it. I actually wanted to see it on TV!

– Kelley Earnhardt (@EarnhardtKelley) May 8, 2021

In June 2019, Dale Earnhardt Jr. began documenting the restoration of his father’s Chevrolet Nova racing car on social media. In March of this year, after all that hard work, he announced that he would be walking up and down the field before the Xfinity Series race in Darlington on Throwback Weekend.

From his announcement in March until the race, Earnhardt regularly promoted his appearance in Darlington on his podcast. On race day, Earnhardt fans tuned in to FS1 to see how he drives the car and leads the Xfinity Series field across the track. It was a disappointment to say the least, as the show only showed a few quick shots of Earnhardt and the Nova, but didn’t include any backstory details.

After the race, Kelley Earnhardt-Miller went on Twitter and expressed the disappointment of many fans.

“I want to make it clear that I appreciate @NASCARONFOX for talking about Dale and the car ahead of the race,” she tweeted. “My whole disappointment was not seeing it on TV as they never showed it. That’s it. I actually wanted to see it on TV! “

Earnhardt’s longtime business partner and podcast co-host Mike Davis also mentioned FS1:

“Let’s take a break from television. It’s hard to see Dale Earnhardt’s big, black, shiny, silver-and-black, bulky Chevrolet Nova leading the field on a beautiful, clear, sunny weekend in retrospect. ”

Clint Bowyer admits that Fox screwed up not to cover Earnhardt in Darlington

During Clint Bowyer’s recent appearance on Dale Jr. Download, Davis raised the issue of armchair quarterbacks criticizing a broadcast and admitted that he and others in Earnhardt camp were open about Fox’s coverage in Darlington.

“I saw her (Kelley) tweet something and I looked at it and thought, ‘She’s right. Why didn’t we? ‘”Bowyer admitted. He said he immediately called the show’s producer, who said they introduced Earnhardt in advance of the show and “thought we’d done a good job.”

“Every now and then people miss the ball,” Bowyer admitted. “They thought they had done well and were very excited. And you come back and you think, ‘Oh no! We didn’t want that. ‘ You miss every now and then and concentrate on something else. “

While Fox failed in Darlington that Saturday, it did not fail to hire Bowyer. His work is entertaining despite its flaws. And that’s why fans tune in every weekend.

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Plane and pilot go missing after leaving Curtiss en route to New Richmond

CLARK COUNTY, Wis (WQOW) – A pilot and the aircraft he has flown are missing and asked to look for them on your property.

According to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, the pilot left Curtiss at around 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30, and was due to land near New Richmond. However, it never landed.

The sheriff’s office is asking the landowners to check your property for the missing aircraft and the pilot.

The aircraft has stainless wings and a white fuselage. The plane may be anywhere, but landowners between Curtiss to Marshfield and Curtiss to New Richmond are asked to be extra vigilant.

For information, please call Clark County Dispatch at 715-743-3157.