News to know for April 24: Richmond City councilman resigns; Chesterfield school assault; Sri Lanka death toll rises

News to know for April 24

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Happy Hump Day! It’s officially time to put your jackets and coats away in the morning.

Warm, dry Wednesday

Wednesday will be a warm day, with highs in the upper 70s and low 80s.

Rain is on the horizon for Thursday evening and Friday afternoon.

Forecast: Rain chance slowly growing, peaks on Friday

Agelasto resignation

Richmond City Councilman Parker Agelasto announced his resignation on Tuesday.

Agelasto served on the City Council for six years, recently coming under fire for moving out of the 5th District but remaining its representative.

The resignation will take effect Nov. 30.

Taxpayers react to councilman's resignation

Henrico budget passes

Henrico supervisors passed the Henrico County 2019-2020 budget.

The budget includes new schools, new job positions, an aquatics center, 3% raise for county and school employees and more.

Henrico budget includes plans for new schools

Sri Lanka death toll rises

On Tuesday, the death toll from the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka rose to 321.

The Islamic State group also took responsibility for the coordinated church and hotel bombings.

Fire hero speaks

A construction worker is opening up after helping to save three people inside a burning Richmond home earlier this month.

Charles Simpson was working on the same block as the home during the fire.

Unfortunately, Simpson was not able to rescue an elderly, bedridden man who was trapped in a bedroom.

‘I started crawling into the room’: Man helps rescue 3 from burning Richmond home

Chesterfield school assault

A student at Thomas Dale High School assaulted a teacher on Tuesday, sending the teacher to the hospital.

Police say the 15-year-old male student threw a backpack and two chairs at the teacher.

He also damaged a school laptop and pulled a fire alarm.

15-year-old Chesterfield student charged with assaulting teacher

Final thought

“The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.” - Hasidic proverb

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