News to know for May 16: Lanes open following fatal I-95 crash; Chesterfield home shooting; AL near-total abortion ban

News to know for May 16

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Good news, you can finally put your jackets away for good. Hot, dry weather has arrived.

Summer heat one day away

Thursday’s weather is mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

Summer-like heat arrives Friday and lasts through the week, with highs near 90.

Download the First Alert Weather app for an hour-by-hour forecast.

Summer heat just one day away

Fatal I-95 South crash

A crash on Interstate 95 South at mile marker 78 has left one dead, and one seriously injured.

Virginia State Police responded to the single-vehicle crash with a confirmed fatality early Thursday morning, at approximately 2:32 a.m.

The crash remains under investigation.

Chesterfield home shooting

Chesterfield police are investigating after a home was shot “several times” early Thursday morning.

Police were called to the residence in the 6100 block of Allerton Street for a reported shooting just after midnight.

No injuries were reported in the shooting.

(Source: NBC12)

Alabama near-total abortion ban

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill that bans nearly all abortions into law on Wednesday.

The bill passed the Alabama legislature on Tuesday. The bill makes performing abortion a felony at any stage of pregnancy, with limited exceptions.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed the state's near-total abortion ban bill into law Wednesday, the day after it passed the legislature.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed the state's near-total abortion ban bill into law Wednesday, the day after it passed the legislature. (Source: Governor Ivey's Office)

Hopewell year-round school

The Hopewell School Board is set to make a final decision on whether students will be in school year-round.

If the switch is voted on, Hopewell would be the first school district in Virginia to have year-round school.

Hopewell to vote on year-round school

Pit bull puppy found shot to death

The body of a pit bull found shot in the head was found on the track behind MLK Middle School.

Richmond Animal Care and Control officers are searching for a suspect in the shooting.

Pit bull puppy found dead, shot in head on middle school track

Final thought

“The problem isn’t that I think so highly of myself. It is just that you think so little of yourself. Live life BIG, BOLD and OUT LOUD!” - Shannon L. Alder

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