News to know for Feb. 11: Impeachment threat; mold at elementary school; cold and rainy

Wake-up roundup: Feb. 11, 2019

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Controversy at the state Capitol enters a second week Monday as a state delegate who threatened to impeach Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax if he does not resign had a change of tone Monday morning.

“There has been an enormous amount of sincere and thoughtful feedback which has led to additional conversations that need to take place before anything is filed,” Patrick Hope said in a tweet.

There have been numerous calls for Fairfax to resign as a second woman came forward on Friday accusing him of sexual assault.

Women accusing Fairfax willing to testify; Calls for change in Virginia's leadership

School closed for cleanup

Prince George County Public Schools says on its website that Walton Elementary School will be closed Monday and Tuesday.

The school said in a message to parents that there would be a “deep-school cleaning.” Parents have told the Prince George Journal that “we received a letter stating a mold problem in three classrooms” and that the issue has been a problem since the beginning of the school year.

Prince George elementary school closed for clean-up

Cold, rainy start to the week

Monday is a First Alert Weather Day as areas to the west and north of Richmond could start the day off icy. With temperatures near freezing, schools are on a 2-hour delay in Louisa County.

In the Richmond area, just expect a cold rainy morning.

Here’s how long it will last:

FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Cold rain in Central Virginia

Input wanted on police chief

Mayor Levar Stoney is seeking the public’s help on finding the next police chief.

A town hall will be held Monday at Richmond Police Department Training Academy. There is also an online survey open for residents to provide feedback.

Boulevard renaming?

For the third time in the mid-1990s, City Council is taking on a proposal to rename Boulevard after tennis great Arthur Ashe.

City Council is expected to vote Monday on the proposal that was suggested last summer by the Scott’s Addition Boulevard Association.

Council to discuss renaming of Boulevard

So long, Volcano

Kings Dominion says it has made the “tough call” to shut down the popular “blast coaster” Volcano.

The park said in a release that rides are evaluated on guest satisfaction, throughput and rider capacity to reliability, uptime and maintenance.

“Over time it became nearly impossible to keep the ride up to our high standards of reliability and guest satisfaction,” Kings Dominion said on its website.

Volcano will be removed from Kings Dominion. (Source: wikimedia commons)
Volcano will be removed from Kings Dominion. (Source: wikimedia commons)

‘Aladdin’ preview!

Will Smith is blue and he’s floating as the Genie! Check out the trailer for “Aladdin,” which was released during the Grammys on Sunday night:

'Aladdin' trailer released during the Grammys

Find love with $14 adoptions

RACC is offering $14 adoptions to celebrate Valentine’s Day this week!

Posted by Richmond Animal Care and Control on Sunday, February 10, 2019

Final thought

“Nothing will work unless you do.” - Maya Angelou

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