News to know for April 15: Tree falls onto home; tax day deals; sunny skies return

Wake-up roundup for April 15, 2019

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Severe storms ripped through Central Virginia early Monday, knocking out power to thousands and sending a tree onto a home in Chesterfield.

Severe storms rip through Central Virginia

There are also reports of power outages at intersections throughout the region, so remember to treat those as a four-way stop.

STOP and spread the word about this! There are a lot of intersections without power this morning. Storm updates:

Posted by NBC12 on Monday, April 15, 2019

Tax day!

Whether you owe money or got a refund, several businesses have several deals and freebies up for grabs on Tax Day.

Most of the deals only last on April 15, so don’t miss out!

"Chill out day" at Kona Ice!

Sun returns

The storms are gone and the sun is back! For most of the week anyway ...

FORECAST: Dry week ahead

Boy shot in Richmond

Richmond police are investigating a shooting that occurred Sunday night in southside Richmond and left a boy fighting for life.

Police responded to the 900 block of Hill Top Drive for the reported shooting at about 9:30 p.m.

Tiger is BACK!

Tiger Woods blazing to victory in his Sunday red at the Masters, a scene once so familiar, was never more stunning.

It was only two years ago at Augusta National that Woods needed a nerve block just to hobble upstairs to the Champions' Dinner, unsure he would ever play another round of golf. He had a fourth back surgery with hopes of simply playing with his two children, not chasing Jack Nicklaus in history.

And now it’s all pieced back together — his life, his back, even golf.

VDOT study coming

The congestion on Interstate 95 in Virginia can be nightmarish, and any solutions are complex.

It's an issue that state transportation officials say they'll tackle to try to ease the pain for people traveling the highway between Fredericksburg and Washington, D.C.

The Free-Lance Star in Fredericksburg reports that the state will study how to solve the congestion.

(Source: VDOT)
(Source: VDOT)

Looking for a job?

John Tyler Community College is holding the second of three job fairs on Monday.

The Skilled Trades Career Fair is from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Chester Campus at 13101 Jefferson Davis Hwy.

Will Wade reinstated

Former VCU coach Will Wade has been reinstated as head coach for LSU’s basketball team after being suspended indefinitely for declining to meet with school officials regarding his involvement in an FBI investigation.

LSU basketball head coach Will Wade
LSU basketball head coach Will Wade (Source: Josh Auzenne)

Final thought

“Storms draw something out of us that calm seas don’t.” - Bill Hybels

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