News to know for April 30: Mystery boom; Confederate statue ruling; summer-like heat

Wake-up roundup for April 30, 2019

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Residents in southeast Virginia were rattled Monday night as a loud boom shook houses.

A Navy spokesperson says an F-18 Super Hornet was operating in the area at the time, but could not confirm whether or not that was the cause of the noise.

Mystery boom rattles Virginia Beach area

Driver charged in hit-and-run

An 85-year-old Florida man faces charges after police say he fled the scene of a crash on I-95 on April 20.

A wrecker driver was assisting a disabled RV on the right shoulder of the road when he was struck by a vehicle, police said.

Hit-and-run suspect charged in I-95 crash

Judge rules on Confederate statues

Charlottesville Circuit Judge Richard Moore has ruled that the statues are war monuments, which are protected under state law. That likely means the city doesn’t have the legal right to take them down.

In his nine page ruling, Moore cites the fact that both Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson are depicted in their military uniforms and on horses associated with their time in the Civil War.

(Source: WCAV)
(Source: WCAV)

Feelin’ hot, hot, hot!

Get ready for a summer preview starting Tuesday and continuing through much of the week. Temperatures will get really close to 90 degrees.

Stretch of hot weather begins

Lumber yard fire in Amelia

The Amelia County Sheriff’s Office says no one was injured early Tuesday in a lumber yard fire.

The fire broke out around 1 a.m.

The fire broke out around 1 a.m. (Source: Amelia Bulletin Monitor)
The fire broke out around 1 a.m. (Source: Amelia Bulletin Monitor)

Mom: Boy groped her 2nd-grade daughter at school

A Petersburg mother is speaking out after she says a student at Walnut Hill Elementary inappropriately touched her daughter whose in the second grade.

The mother, who did not want to be identified to protect her daughter’s identity, said an official with the school told her there’s video of it happening but that she’s not allowed to see it per school policy.

Petersburg mother says boy groped her 2nd-grade daughter at school

Hampton University band to play in Thanksgiving parade

Hampton University’s “Marching Force” has been selected to perform in the 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

They were chosen from more than 100 applicants as one of just nine bands.

Henrico honors longest-serving employee

Henrico County honored 91-year-old Elvin Cosby as its longest-serving employee before he officially retires on April 30.

He’s started working with the Department of Public Works in 1946, and for the last 73 years, he says he’s enjoyed every minute of it.

It’s Adopt a Shelter Pet Day!

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Posted by NBC12 on Monday, April 29, 2019

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