News to Know for May 6: A break from rain; A vote on Richmond’s 2020 budget?; Teacher Appreciation Week deals

News to Know May 6

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Here’s a look at today’s top stories to get you prepared for the week ahead.

A Break From Rain

Most of the week remains partly sunny, but Andrew says rain chances peak on Mother’s Day.

Closer to typical-May temperatures this week

Storm Damage

Check out these pictures from last night’s storm. A tree branch fell on top of a car on Kensington Avenue in Richmond’s Museum District.

Check out these pictures from last night's storm. A tree branch fell on top of a car on Kensington Avenue in Richmond's Museum District. Did you see damage where you live? Share photos in the comments.

Posted by NBC12 on Monday, May 6, 2019

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Happening Today

After about two months, the Richmond City Council could move closer to voting on the city’s 2020 budget.

City Council Could Vote on 2020 Budget

The council agreed to an additional $18 million for schools, $16 million for street paving, expanding GRTC routes in the east end and southside, as well as funding for the state’s first eviction diversion program. A new 50-cent cigarette tax will go into effect, along with utility rate hikes on water and gas. The council did not support the mayor’s proposed 9-cent property tax increase, so the rate will stay at $1.20.

The meeting is happening tonight at 5.

Fuel Spill

A major clean up happened in Henrico’s Lakeside neighborhood after a contractor accidentally leaked fuel in a ditch. Officials say it could be smelled throughout the area.

Henrico Fuel Spill Clean-up

Signs of an Overdose

Chesterfield police responded to six suspected overdoses in a 24-hour window between Friday and Saturday. While little information was released on the actual overdoses, we spoke with a doctor about what to do if you suspect someone is overdosing.

Chesterfield police respond to 6 suspected overdoses in 24 hours

Dr. Yee says people generally “get drowsy, breathing slows down and their pupils get small.” He says that if you see someone overdosing, call 911, but to also turn the person on their side to avoid choking. Full story here.

Teacher Appreciation Week

Two syllables: FREE-BIES! Alex Whittler NBC12 is breaking down all the deals available to stellar teachers for #TeacherAppreciationWeek

Posted by NBC12 on Monday, May 6, 2019

It’s time to thank our teachers! And if you are a teacher, there’s plenty of deals to help you celebrate.

The biggest deals are on Tuesday – Here’s a list.

National Nurses Day

We’re also thanking nurses today.

Happy National Nurses Day to all of the amazing nurses out there!

Posted by NBC12 on Monday, May 6, 2019

Share this post on Facebook to show your appreciation for all the nurses in your life.

Goosie’s First Birthday

After a long fight, a puppy born without a nose reached a big milestone!

Goosie celebrated her first birthday in Chesterfield, after it was feared she may not live longer than a few days.

Community celebrates Goosie's 1st birthday

Many of her online friends came out to celebrate and finally see her in person!

Restaurant Opening

Hanover County’s first Zaxby’s opens Monday. A second location is already planned in the area.

Something to Smile About

An adorable moment was caught on camera at a Richmond Coffee with a Cop event Friday. If that doesn’t make you smile, you can blame Monday.

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