News to know for May 21: Graduations at risk; historic property gets new life; cooler temps

Wake-up roundup for May 21, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - If you’re tired of the hot weather, you’re in luck! Tuesday is going to be much cooler with lower humidity!

Cooler, less humid on Tuesday

And be sure to grab the NBC12 Weather App! There’s a new upgrade that will help you see the radar better. Andrew Freiden explains:

NBC12 Weather App gets an upgrade

RPS students at risk of not graduating

Nearly 800 students in the system face not walking across the stage in a few weeks, but in most cases, this is not the student’s fault.

Report: Nearly 800 seniors may not graduate

Westhampton ground breaking

City leaders will attend a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday morning for the redevelopment of the 102-year old Westhampton School building.

The property is located on Patterson Avenue near Bons Secours. In september, the health system announced Thalhimers Realty would take on the $53 million mixed-use project, after nearly six years of back and forth over the school’s future.

Work set to begin at historic Westhampton School site

Man charged in death of beloved dog Tommie

Richmond police have charged a suspect with the burning of a pit bull named Tommie.

Jyahshua A. Hill, 20, was arrested shortly after 3 p.m. on Monday by the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force. Hill is charged with one count of felony animal cruelty.

Man charged in death of beloved dog Tommie

Richmond moves up on mosquito list

Richmond has pulled in another high ranking, but this is one the city would probably rather not celebrate.

RVA is the No. 16 city for mosquitoes in the country, according to a report by pest control company Orkin. That’s up 14 spots from where Richmond ranked last year.

Close up a Mosquito sucking human blood_set B-4
Close up a Mosquito sucking human blood_set B-4 (Source: Mr.Smith Chetanachan)

Man wanted in credit union robbery

Chesterfield police are searching for the man who robbed Call Federal Credit Union bank at gunpoint while wearing a safety vest.

Police were called to the bank along Hull Street Road just before 5 p.m. Monday.

Officers said the man went into the bank, displayed a firearm to the teller and demanded money. He got away with an undisclosed amount.

(Source: Chesterfield Police)
(Source: Chesterfield Police)

Final thought

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” - Anthony J. D’Angelo

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