News to know for May 2: Life-threatening shooting in Richmond; Woman accused of starving dog to death; Chesterfield teachers hurt by students

News to know for May 2

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - As the weekend approaches, the weather becomes warmer.

Hottest day of the week

Today’s high reaches 90°, with stray evening storms possible north of I-64.

The chance of storms returning through the weekend remains, with a rain chance of 60% set for Saturday and Sunday.

Forecast: Staying hot with a chance of storms sneaking back

Chesterfield attic fire

An attic fire in Chesterfield has forced a family of three out of their home.

Officials were called to the 5300 block of Ridgerun Terrace around 1 a.m. after a neighbor noticed the home was on fire.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


Life-threatening shooting in Richmond

Richmond police are investigating a shooting that occurred on Wednesday night in the 2100 block of Fairfield Avenue.

Police found a man suffering from a gunshot wound on the scene. He was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers.

Richmond police investigating after person shot

Chesterfield teachers hurt by students

The Chesterfield Education Association says there have been at least two incidents within in a week where teachers were hurt by students.

The Association plans to send out surveys regarding student violence. The goal is to share the findings and collaborate with the school district.

Teachers and those who work with students can complete the Association’s survey online.

Teachers ring the alarm for school safety

Virginia woman accused of starving dog to death

Ryanne Gilbert, 21, of King William, is facing felony animal cruelty charges in Alabama.

Gilbert is accused of starving a dog to death and leaving it locked in a bedroom at her apartment in Alabama.

Virginia woman charged with starving dog to death in Alabama

UNCC shooter in custody

The UNCC shooter was arrested and charged with two counts of murder, four counts of attempted murder, four counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, possession of firearm on educational property and discharging firearm on educational property.

One of the victims, Riley Howell, is being remembered as hero after jumping on the shooter’s back, delaying the attack.

Remembering UNCC shooting victim, hero Riley Howell

Final thought

“You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe.” - Leymah Gbowee

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