News to know for Nov. 26: Cyber Monday; Charlottesville jury selection; townhome fire in Henrico

Top headlines for Monday, Nov. 26

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - It’s Monday after a long weekend for many of you - are you still eating turkey for lunch today?!? What about shopping online for Cyber Monday?

Shoppers heading online to purchase holiday gifts will find they’re being charged sales tax at some websites where they weren’t before. The reason? A Supreme Court ruling earlier this year.

More than two dozen states will be charging sales tax today.

Here’s a look at the more of the top stories to kick off the new week:

Charlottesville jury selection

The trial for the man accused of plowing into a crowd in Charlottesville and killing Heather Heyer in August 2017 begins.

James Alex Fields Jr., of Maumee, Ohio, is charged with first-degree murder in the incident, which also injured nearly 20 people.

Trial to begin in deadly Charlottesville rally

‘Turn off the stove’

Firefighters battled a townhome fire early Monday in Henrico’s West End that was sparked by unattended cooking. Fortunately no one was injured, but fire officials urge all residents to “turn off the stove if you must leave the kitchen.”

Fire officials say unattended cooking is the No. 1 cause of fire in the county and region.

Unattended cooking sparks Henrico fire

Keep the coats close by

Expect a few showers to kick off the week, and then the COLD returns for a few more days ...

Few showers to start the day

Man saves mom in fire

A massive apartment fire this past weekend near Danville displaced at least 12 people. One man - Harley Greve - pulled his mother to safety.

“My mom was asleep when I went in her room, which is where the smoke was coming from. A bed was on fire, so I freaked out a little bit, but I reacted, too, and got her out of the bed and got her out of the house as fast as I could,” Greve said.

Massive fire breaks out at Virginia apartment complex

Art in space

There’s a controversial launch into space this week as a “sculpture” will eventually shine as bright as a star ... but not everyone is happy.

“The nighttime sky is filled with natural wonder and beauty. So we need to be very careful how we treat this - the sky," says one of the people involved in the project.

Watch the full story below:

Controversial ahead of art's launch into space

Holiday Homes

Are you decorating your home for the holidays? Let us know HERE and you may see your house or neighborhood on NBC12!

Final thought

“Today, you are you that is truer than true.” - Dr. Seuss

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