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Thursday, March 15

New sculpture in Cabell Library inspired by James River

A new sculpture placed in the lobby of James Branch Cabell Library depicts the seven-mile stretch of the James River that cuts through Richmond; from Pony Pasture to the 14th Street Bridge. The sculpture, which also functions as a bench, is titled “Fall Line.” It was created by School of the Arts professor Heath Matysek-Snyder, and took two years to complete

Richmond students participate in walkout for safer schools

Hundreds of Richmond Public School students participated in the National School Walkout demonstrations Wednesday morning, to honor the 17 victims who were killed in the Parkland high school shooting. The peaceful protest heard many students speak out against gun violence, through handmade signs and chanting. Students also held a moment of silence for the victims at the end of the rally.

1 dead, 1 injured in Richmond strip club shooting

Early Wednesday morning, Richmond Police were called to the local strip club CandyBar, along the 3900 block of Hull Street Road. When officers arrived, two males suffering from obvious gunshot wounds were found in the parking lot and immediately transferred to local hospitals. Timothy Vest, 33, was pronounced dead at the hospital; the other victim suffering from non-life threatening injuries. Richmond Police have released two photos of men they consider to be persons of interest in the shooting.

World-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking dies at 76

A Cambridge University spokesman confirmed the death of visionary physicist and author Stephen Hawking early Wednesday morning. Hawking, diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in 1963, was best known for his contributions to modern physics, and his best-selling book “A Brief History in Time”, published in 1988

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