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.
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 on our Facebook page.
After about two months, the Richmond City Council could move closer to voting on the city’s 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Many of her online friends came out to celebrate and finally see her in person!
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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