News to know for March 26: Trail derailment cleanup; speed limits lowered; seasonal scams

Wake-up roundup for March 26, 2019

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Cleanup of a train derailment in Richmond is expected to continue through mid-week.

Crews were called to an incident near 6400 block of Glyndon Lane on Monday evening.

A total of four Norfolk Southern cars derailed, three of which were loaded, but did not contain any hazardous material.

Train derailment cleanup continues in Richmond

Time to slow down ...

Speed limit reductions are being implemented in several areas around Richmond.

The reasons cited for the reductions are VCU’s growth, higher density land use and changes to GRTC.

Spring and summer scams

In the spring and summer, you may get a knock on your door for someone asking to do some sort of service, such as resurfacing your driveway.

“Generally they turn out to be scams, so we’re just trying to make the public aware if someone approaches them randomly in their yard or house going door to door offering a deal that’s too good to be true, it probably is," said Chip Watts of the Ashland Police Department.

Here’s a list of things you need to watch out for if you hear a knock on your door.

Police warn of seasonal scams

Sun returns!

Get ready for some nice weather! After early clouds Tuesday, the sun returns by mid-morning and sticks around for the rest of the week.

FORECAST: Sun returns with a stretch of dry weather

Stolen vehicle pulled from lake

Petersburg police said they have recovered a stolen vehicle from Wilcox Lake after a person reported seeing it go into the water on Monday.

According to police, the incident happened in the 1600 block of Defense Road in Petesburg around 5:30 p.m.

Petersburg Police and Fire had help from the Chesterfield Dive Team to recover the black Nissan Altima from the water.

Crews pull stolen vehicle from Petersburg lake

Art canvas on wheels looking for cancer survivors

The moving art canvas is in town for a short period of time! Well, to be exact, it’s a white van traveling across the United States asking cancer survivors to share their stories and leave their mark.

The goal is to have one million survivors leave a colorful hand print on the van.

Van honors cancer survivors

Get ready for kindergarten registration

If you have a child who will turn 5 before Sept. 30, registration for kindergarten is coming up on April 11.

Check out everything you need to know to get your child ready for the 2019-2020 school year.

More streaming options

Jumping belatedly into a business dominated by Netflix and Amazon, Apple announced its own TV and movie streaming service Monday, enlisting such superstars as Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston and Steven Spielberg to try to overcome its rivals’ head start.

Apple didn’t disclose the price or the launch date except to say that Apple TV Plus will be available this fall.

Apple focuses on services amid low device sales

Say what?!?

There’s a new app out to help “Avengers” fans time out their bathroom breaks during the long movie ...

'Run-pee' app gives best bathroom times for 'Avengers'

Final thought

“If you want to see the sunshine, you have to weather the storm.” –Frank Lane

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