News to know for May 8: I-295 crash; downpours possible; man found shot in car

Wake-up roundup for May 8, 2019

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Here’s a look at the top stories to get you through the mid-week:

Huge mess on I-295

If your morning commute takes you on northbound I-295 near Route 5, you’ll want to find another route. Two tractor-trailers crashed leaving debris across all lanes of the interstate.

Crash shuts down I-295N lanes near Route 5

Afternoon downpours possible

The day will start off partly sunny, but a few scattered downpours and thunderstorms could move through late afternoon and evening. Rain could be slow moving and heavy in spots.

Afternoon storms possible

Man found shot to death in car

A man was found shot to death inside a vehicle at a Chesterfield gas station late Tuesday night.

Officers were called to the Minit Mart at the corner of Courthouse Road and Lucks Lane around 11 p.m. and found the 23-year-old man dead from a gunshot wound.

Man found shot to death inside vehicle at Chesterfield gas station

Possible abduction attempt

Chesterfield police are investigating the possible attempted abduction of a woman in the parking lot at Kroger.

Officers were called to the 7000 block of Tim Price Way just before 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said a woman was getting in her car when an unknown man and woman approached and the man tried to pull open her car door.

Police investigation possible attempted abduction in Chesterfield

‘See you in court’

What if you received a text message telling you ‘We’ll see you in court’?

It’s not a scam or any kind of robo feature. It’s the latest tool some public defenders are using to remind those fighting charges to show up for their case.

Attorneys sending "time for court" texts

Job fair in Henrico

Henrico County Public Schools will host a job fair for bus drivers and school nutrition workers on Wednesday.

The fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Libbie Mill Library.

Rare tropical corpse flower blooming

When you think of flowers, you think of the sweet smell of roses, but there’s an exotic tropical plant in Chesterfield called a corpse flower and as it’s name implies, it smells just like death.

Claiborn Jessup and his wife, Mary Louis Jessup, have been putting up with the stench for the last eight years, to get a glimpse of the unique plant in full bloom.

Corpse flower set to bloom

Final thought

“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” — Abraham Lincoln

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