News to Know May 7: Escaped inmate manhunt continues; School zone speeders; Met Gala photo gallery

News to Know May 7: Escaped inmate manhunt continues; School zone speeders; Met Gala photo gallery
Jason Michael Day.

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Here’s a look at Tuesday’s top stories to help you start your day.

Escaped Inmate

A manhunt continues Tuesday morning for an escaped inmate in Nottoway County. Officials say Jason Day escaped from work detail Monday morning.

Jason Michael Day.
Jason Michael Day.

Help police find him – it only takes a second to share his photo on Facebook.

Fuel Spill Latest

A fuel spill from the weekend continues to be cleaned up in Henrico’s Lakeside neighborhood, but officials say the water is now safe to drink.

However, if you own a pet, you’re asked to keep it away from nearby ditches and creeks for the foreseeable future.

Warm, Sunny Tuesday

Get out and enjoy the weather today! It’s going to be dry, but rain chances pick up starting Wednesday.

Dry, sunny Tuesday before rain chances climb

Know a Veteran in Need?

It may be warm outside now, but an initiative between Dominion Energy and the Department of Veteran Services is still thinking about the winter.

The project “100 Homes for 100 Veterans” helps winterize homes for veterans. If you or someone you know needs help, call 211 to see if you qualify.

School Zone Speeders

Parents say reckless drivers are putting their kids at risk as they walk to school. They are particularly concerned about the speed limit at 34th and Semmes, where they say people fly down the road.

SPEEDERS IN SCHOOL ZONES— Alex Whittler NBC12 shows us why parents say their kids are at risk on Semmes near Partrick Henry Elementary:

Posted by NBC12 on Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Neighbors say they’ve gotten the run around about who to call about this because it’s a residential area on a state highway.

Parents are holding an “awareness assembly” today. We’ll be there and let you know what happens.

Spicy Nuggets Return

Thanks to a mid-Saturday tweet from Chance the Rapper, the world will once again be reunited with the highly sought-after spicy chicken nuggets from Wendy’s. The fast-food chain responded, saying they’d bring back the item if the tweet got 2 million likes.

Well, it did. And we are here for it.

We are here for it!

Posted by NBC12 on Monday, May 6, 2019

Met Gala Gallery

The first Monday in May is legendary in the fashion world. It’s the annual Met Gala, where celebrities don extravagant outfits and costumes for a fundraiser at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Check out a full gallery here. Who do you think was the best dressed?

😍 Who do you think was the best-dressed celebrity at the Met Gala?

Posted by NBC12 on Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Final Thought

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

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