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Opera in the Park Expect an evening of Opera's greatest hits at the 3rd Annual Opera in the Park. There will be food, music and prizes. The Richmond Symphony and Young Maestro Adam Turner will be in attendance. This Virginia Opera’s gift to the community and is free and open... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at 12 About Town
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From Meteorologist Matt Holiner (6:00 PM pm, 8/28/2015) This afternoon, the center of Erika is in the process of passing over the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Erika is moving to the west at 21 mph and currently has sustained winds of 50 mph, making it a low end tropical storm.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at NBC12 Weather Insider
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The State Fair of Virginia has always been a great place to indulge in guilty pleasures like funnel cakes, turkey legs, and fried Oreos... but this year they have outdone themselves! That's right: deep-fried butter. How is it made, you ask? They take an entire stick of butter, roll it... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at 12 About Town
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A smile can go a long way, especially this Tuesday. August 25th is Share a Smile Day at IHOP! From 7am to 7pm you could get a short stack of buttermilk pancakes for $1.00, and IHOP will donate 50 cents to No Kid Hungry, which will provide one child five... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at 12 About Town
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Anthem's Moonlight Ride The Moonlight Ride is just that, a bike ride at night through RVA! There will be a Full Moon (15-mile) course and a Half Moon (8-mile) option, Moonlight Ride has something for everyone. Upon finishing your ride back at Sports Backers Stadium, you can celebrate at the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at 12 About Town
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Post by Andrew Freiden 8/12/2015 Check out these great pictures from sunset last night of the sky looking dark on one side and light on the other. So what caused it? The last picture makes it perfectly clear! A towering thunderstorm on the western horizon blocked the sun and cast... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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BY: MIKE VALERIO Seven men and five women from Central Virginia decided the fate of Taliban operative Irek Hamidullin Friday, convicting the enemy combatant on all 15 criminal counts. Hamidullin is the first foreign fighter captured in Afghanistan to face trial in the United States. The government accused the former... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2015 at Decision Virginia
Updated By Meteorologist Jim Duncan (10:35 PM, 8/28/2015) For more on Erika and potential impacts over the Southeastern U.S., see the end of this post as well as our updated tropical blog on Weather Insider. TONIGHT: Mostly clear skies and nearly calm winds will lead to another cool night. Slightly... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2015 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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There is just one day left before the Richmond Jazz Festival takes over RVA! There are two kickoff events tonight to get every one excited for the weekend-long music festival! Hardywood Brewery is offering a free "taste of Jazz," with food trucks, beer and an appearance by local R&B sensation... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at 12 About Town
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Hope you were able to see some meteors! There is some great info coming in from our viewers' meteor-watching escapades... From Mary Katherine Moore: "Went to end of our dock over the Chickahomy in Lanexa. Counted 12 shooting stars from 4:45 to 5:15. Sky is very clear. What a way... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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BY: MIKE VALERIO Federal prosecutors showed a Richmond jury 15 secretly recorded videos Wednesday, with accused Taliban fighter Irek Hamidullin describing the planning and execution of a failed 2009 insurgent attack in Afghanistan. Hamidullin, 55, is a former Soviet tank commander and accused Taliban operative, now the first enemy combatant... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2015 at Decision Virginia
The Richmond Jazz Festival is just days away! Thousands will travel from all over to catch the weekend long festival. Thousands of people = parking nightmare! I've put together a list of key places where parking will be available. Plan ahead! Free parking will be available at Dogwood Dell near... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2015 at 12 About Town
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Your going to have to put your dream of taking a 1,000 foot water slide in Central Virginia on hold. Slide the City organizers confirm they won't be making a visit to the Richmond area until 2016, despite earlier plans to hold an event in August. "We are not coming... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at 12 About Town
Here is a quick checklist of what to bring! Food/Drink-There will be a food court at the Richmond Jazz Festival, but you are more than welcome to bring your own food. Coolers and picnic baskets will be "subject to search." Umbrella- You are allowed to bring a small umbrella (not... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at 12 About Town
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Advance tickets are available for the Richmond Jazz Festival. Tickets will be available at the gate but ONLY for one-day admission. Click here for (Weekend-Sat. & Sun) advance tickets! *Tickets purchased for Richmond Jazz Festival are non-refundable, except in the event of a cancelled festival. Friday: August 7, 2015 The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at 12 About Town
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From Meteorologist Samantha Roberts (8/2/15 8:00 AM): Did you know that even on bright, sunny days, we can sometimes "see things" on the radar? You wouldn't think that, right? I mean, given that we use radar to pick up precipitation. It does happen, though. Insects, birds, chaff, smoke...we can use... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2015 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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Here is a perfect example of a "Lenticular" cloud. These lense-shaped clouds typically form over mountains but Charles Pendergrass caught one forming over a TALL storm cloud that took the place of the mountain. This image is from around sunset last night. The setting sun is brightly lighting the cloud,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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Posted by Andrew Freiden, 5:05am 7/31/2015 Sometimes, I get so annoyed at click-bait as internet posters and headline writers take advantage of people's curiosity to get clicks. The moon will NOT look blue. YES: there's a full moon today YES: it's a "BLUE" moon. NO: It won't look blue. The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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BY: MIKE VALERIO With the first Republican debate one week away, Donald Trump leaves a multitude of GOP rivals in the dust, while losing by double-digits to Hillary Clinton in a head-to-head match up. Quinnipiac University released the latest results of its nationwide poll early Thursday, showing Trump as the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2015 at Decision Virginia
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Dairy Queen is celebrating its annual Miracle Treat Day on Thursday, July 30 to help children in need. For every Blizzard purchased at DQ stores, $1 or more will be donated to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Since 1984, DQ and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals have been partnered to provide... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2015 at 12 About Town
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BY: MIKE VALERIO After an armored van brings Irek Ilgiz Hamidullin to Richmond’s Federal Courthouse from an undisclosed prison, the accused Taliban fighter will become the first man captured in Afghanistan to be prosecuted in the United States. Beginning at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, jurors from Central Virginia will be selected... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at Decision Virginia
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It's not very often that you see Chipotle coupons! Chipotle is offering buy one get one free coupons to customers that play their new online game. The game is called "Friend or Faux" and it compares the restaurant chain's ingredients to those of its fast food competitors. The purpose? Chipotle... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2015 at 12 About Town
All White Concert Richmond's first ever All White Concert will feature Keith Sweat, Angie Stone, and Silk right here in Richmond. Angie Stone is a three time Grammy nominated, neo-soul artist. Keith Sweat is a popular R&B artist with top hits like "nobody" and "twisted." The group Silk is best... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at 12 About Town
The third annual 'CarMax Tacky Light Run' is a holiday themed fun run that combines one of Richmond's favorite traditions – tacky holiday lights. The event will start and finish at Midlothian Mines Park and will take participants through the Walton Park neighborhood, one of the area's most festive collections... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at 12 About Town
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Photo courtesy: projectspurs.com My 7-year old daughter is at an age where she's starting to realize women can do anything. "Daddy, can girls be lifeguards, too?," she asked me during a vacation to the beach this year. "Of course!," I answered. "Girls can do anything that boys can." It's one... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Marc Madness