News to know for May 3: Richmond deadly shootings; Roof collapses in house fire; Star Wars Day

News to know for May 3

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Friday is here, and this weekend will be packed with events! But, keep an eye out for potential storms.

Saturday storms

Warm weather remains, with highs in the upper 80s.

Saturday is a First Alert Weather Day, with a low/marginal risk for severe storms.

Heat holds through Friday, showers and storms arrive late Saturday

Deadly shooting investigation

Richmond police are investigating this week’s third deadly shooting.

Police responded to the shooting on W. 27th Street on Thursday afternoon, where they found a man shot to death.

Richmond police blocked off parts of the area after the deadly shooting on May 2 on W. 27th Street. (Source: NBC12)
Richmond police blocked off parts of the area after the deadly shooting on May 2 on W. 27th Street. (Source: NBC12)

Roof collapses in Chesterfield house fire

A Chesterfield house fire occurred in the 13200 block of Drakewood Road on Thursday afternoon.

The home suffered severe damage, including a partial roof collapse.

Roof partially collapses in Chesterfield house fire; officer rescues dog

Richmond residents push for affordable housing

Residents gathered on the Northside to hold city officials accountable in their goal of reducing the city’s eviction rates.

Mayor Levar Stoney said he would take action after Richmond’s eviction rates surfaced.

Hundreds gather to push for affordable housing

Hanover program to honor fallen veterans, first responders

The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office will now place an American Flag over veterans and retired first responders when they die, if it is safe to do so.

“The Sheriff’s Office holds all military veterans and retired first responders in high regard. It is only fitting that we honor them and their families during their passing. We are proud to offer this service to our community and grateful to Woodmen Life for their generous donation of the American flags that makes this possible,” said Col. David R. Hines.

Source: Pixabay
Source: Pixabay

Star Wars Day

Saturday, May 4 celebrates George Lucas’ Star Wars. The date plays on the catchphrase “May the Force be with you.”

Richmond Animal Care and Control is celebrating the day with a $4 adoption fee.

The Galactic Pub Crawl in Scott’s Addition will also take place in Richmond on Saturday.

For Star Wars Day, Richmond Animal Care and Control is offering a $4 adoption special.
For Star Wars Day, Richmond Animal Care and Control is offering a $4 adoption special. (Source: RACC/Facebook)

Final thought

“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” - Yoda

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