News to know for April 29: New Church Hill grocery store; hazing arrests at VSU; cave rescue

Wake-up roundup for April 29, 2019

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - We hope you had a great weekend! Here’s a look at the news in your area to kick off the week:

New grocery store in Church Hill

A grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Monday morning for a new grocery store in Church Hill.

The Market at 25th “is a full-service grocery store whose mission is to serve its community, team members and customers in Church Hill and beyond through the celebration of food,” store officials said in a news release.

New grocery store set to open in Church Hill

VSU hazing arrests

Three arrests were made at Virginia State University following a hazing incident that occurred on Sunday.

Petersburg police say the incident was discovered in a dead end area of Pocahontas Island.

3 arrested in VSU hazing incident

5 rescued from Virginia cave

Authorities say five men have been rescued from a cave in southwest Virginia where they became trapped after heavy rains.

Virginia Department of Emergency Management search-and-rescue coordinator Billy Chrimes said Sunday evening that all five men were taken to hospitals after being pulled from the cave Sunday, one by air transport.

Chrimes said they were suffering from hypothermia and exhaustion.

5 rescued from Virginia cave

Warming up!

It’s a cool start on Monday, but summer-like temperatures are on the way this week.

Warming up this week after cool Monday

Mr. Robinson’s celebrations continue

Rodney Robinson, who was awarded the 2019 National Teacher of the Year last week, will receive the actual award on Monday.

Education Secretary Betsy Devos will present him the award at the White House.

Richmond teacher Rodney Robinson named 2019 National Teacher of the Year

A wish come true

One 9-year-old boy’s dream to become a SWAT team member was fulfilled for Make-A-Wish day.

Matthew Martinez, who is battling cystic fibrosis, was sworn in as a member of the Richmond Police Department SWAT team on Sunday.

RPD said his swearing-in ceremony was planned for months with Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia.

(Source: Richmond Police Department/Facebook)
(Source: Richmond Police Department/Facebook) (Source: NBC12)

‘Avengers: Endgame’ obliterates records

“Avengers: Endgame” shattered the record for biggest opening weekend with an estimated $350 million in ticket sales domestically and $1.2 billion globally, reaching a new pinnacle in the blockbuster era that the comic-book studio has come to dominate.

The “Avengers” finale far exceeded even its own gargantuan expectations, according to studio estimates Sunday. The movie had been forecast to open between $260 million and $300 million in U.S. and Canadian theaters, but moviegoers turned out in such droves that “Endgame” blew past the previous record of $257.7 million, set last year by “Avengers: Infinity War” when it narrowly surpassed “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ($248 million or about $266 million in inflation adjusted dollars.)

'Avengers: Endgame' shatters box office records

Final thought

“Always believe something wonderful is about to happen.”

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