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D-Day 70th Anniversary

 

Good morning from Gray. Here's a look at some of the stories you will want to catch before you leave the house on 12 News Today.

We're learning more about the man who just surrendered to police for his alleged involvement in the shooting of the 23-month-old girl. 21-year-old Dontrell Mason is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon but more charges are pending, according to investigators.

We have information about services for Richmond Free Press editor and founder Ray Boone.  Boone died earlier this week from pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. His family says the wake will be Monday at St. Philip's Episcopal Church on Hanes Avenue in Richmond. His funeral will be Tuesday at New Deliverance Evangelistic Church on Turner Road. It begins at 12:30.

First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver remarks honoring Maya Angelou. The First Lady will speak at a memorial service this weekend for the poet and author. Angelou died last week at her Winston-Salem home at age 86.  Mrs. Obama will speak at the event honoring Angelou Saturday at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Our coverage of that service starts this afternoon, with Chris Thomas traveling to Winston-Salem.  Look for his live reports beginning at five.

This morning, we're following the latest on a shooting at Seattle Pacific University. We know that one person is dead and the suspect is in custody. 

Happening today on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, the world will come together to honor the heroics and sacrifices of that day. President Barack Obama is paying tribute today to the World War II and 9/11 generations in a visit to Normandy on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion today. President Obama is expected to speak during a ceremony at the American cemetery, where nearly 10,000 white marble tombstones overlook the site of the battle's bloodiest fighting at Omaha Beach. We will also let you know about a special ceremony at The Virginia War Memorial. 

Join us for these stories and more, plus breaking news as it happens on 12 News Today from 4:30-7am. We are up to the minute, the minute you're up.

 

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