Jon Burkett


Jon Burkett is a Chesterfield native and Navy veteran. Jon has been a photojournalist and reporter at WTVR CBS 6 since 2000.

Recent Articles

  • Woman hurt in Route 301 hit-and-run

    Posted on: 1:04 pm, February 13, 2014, by , updated on: 07:58pm, February 13, 2014

    The 44-year-old woman suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries, law enforcement sources said.
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    Hit-and-Run accident collage
  • Victim in Monday’s apartment fire was mother of murdered clerk

    Posted on: 11:00 pm, February 11, 2014, by and , updated on: 12:05am, February 12, 2014

    Officials identified the victim from Monday night's fire as 82-year-old Grace Rush, whose son was murdered in a convenience store robbery in 2005.
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    family Collage
  • 82-year-old killed in South Richmond high-rise fire

    Posted on: 3:48 pm, February 11, 2014, by and , updated on: 07:13pm, February 11, 2014

    An 82-year-old woman was killed in a high-rise apartment building fire Monday night in South Richmond.
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    Stonewall Place Fire (Photo from Ken Crouch.)
  • Suspected ‘Bloods’ gang member heard at Henrico jail: ‘Whip it, whip it good’

    Posted on: 1:02 am, February 11, 2014, by

    "It's definitely something we take a look at,” Deputy Chief Richard Garrison. “But some of it is just typical inmate behavior. It's an emotionally charged time for the inmates."
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  • Neighbors react to arrests in police captain’s death

    Posted on: 11:27 pm, February 7, 2014, by

    Neighbors talk about the suspects involved in the death of a Police captain
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  • Police deem object outside Midlothian law firm ‘not a threat’

    Posted on: 12:09 pm, February 7, 2014, by and , updated on: 06:38pm, February 7, 2014

    Police were called to the 6100 block of Harbourside Centre Loop to investigate.
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    Allen and Allen suspicious package
  • Three arrests made in connection with missing Captain Kevin Quick

    Posted on: 5:07 pm, February 5, 2014, by and , updated on: 12:45am, February 6, 2014

    Virginia State Police announced the arrest of three siblings in connection with the disappearance of 45-year-old police captain Kevin Quick, who was last seen Friday night.
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    Mersadies Shelton, Shantai Shelton and Daniel Mathis (left to right) were arrested in the disappearance of reservist police captain Kevin Quick.
  • Police call news conference to discuss missing police captain Kevin Quick

    Posted on: 3:16 pm, February 5, 2014, by , and , updated on: 05:02pm, February 5, 2014

    CBS 6 will broadcast the press conference on TV and stream it online on Watch CBS 6 News starting at 5 p.m. for LIVE coverage.
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    Kevin Wayne Quick (left) and a person police would like to question.
  • 6-year-old girl, trapped in icy pond, saved by stranger

    Posted on: 11:57 pm, February 4, 2014, by , updated on: 12:01am, February 5, 2014

    A 6-year-old girl was 30 feet out on a frozen pond off Kimberly Lane in Spotsylvania County. The ice had given way and she was treading water.
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  • Chesterfield teacher arrested for stealing from students, school and fellow teachers

    Posted on: 11:10 am, January 28, 2014, by and , updated on: 06:43pm, January 28, 2014

    "The investigation indicates that she stole items while employed as a teacher at O.B. Gates Elementary School," police said.
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  • Mystery over booms solved; but were any laws broken?

    Posted on: 10:13 pm, January 27, 2014, by , updated on: 10:19pm, January 27, 2014

    The stuff is called tannerite, and it was used as target that explodes when hit. It's becomes explosive when it is mixed, but in separate forms is legal to sell and transport.
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  • Criminals target exotic dancers on way home from work

    Posted on: 11:06 pm, January 22, 2014, by , updated on: 11:33pm, January 22, 2014

    In the early morning hours two weeks ago, an exotic dancer and mother of two was driving home to Henrico's West End after work when she says she was forced out of her SUV at a stoplight.
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