News to know for May 23: Severe storms likely Thursday; Petersburg tractor-trailer fire; Deadly tornadoes hit Midwest

News to know for May 23

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The week is coming to an end, and so is clear weather.

First Alert Weather Day

Thursday is a First Alert Weather Day, with severe storms likely in the evening.

The most likely time for storms in Central Virginia will be 5 to 9 p.m.

Download the NBC12 Weather App for an hour-by-hour forecast.

First Alert Weather Day: Severe storms likely Thursday

Petersburg tractor-trailer fire

Petersburg fire crews contained the flames as Virginia State Police directed traffic on scene.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Petersburg fire crews contained the flames as Virginia State Police directed traffic on scene.
Petersburg fire crews contained the flames as Virginia State Police directed traffic on scene. (Source: NBC12)

Deadly tornadoes in Missouri

Tornadoes touched down in Jefferson City, Mo. Wednesday night, causing three deaths and leaving many people trapped in their homes.

“Across the state, Missouri’s first responders once again responded quickly and with strong coordination as much of the state dealt with extremely dangerous conditions that left people injured, trapped in homes, and tragically led to the death of three people,” Governor Mike Parson said. “I want our responders and all the neighbors who acted selflessly to help their neighbors to know how much their heroic efforts are appreciated by all Missourians.”

Man wanted in attempted abduction

Petersburg police are searching for the suspect behind an attempted abduction.

Police say the man came inside the JSOJ apartments, picked up a 2-year-old and tried to walk out.

Anyone with any information on the incident should contact Petersburg Bureau of Police at 804-732-4222.

Man wanted in 2-year-old’s attempted abduction in Petersburg

Gov. Northam ‘inconclusive’ investigation

Eastern Virginia Medical School hired Richmond-based law firm McGuireWoods to investigate the origins of the photo.

McGuireWoods announced at a press conference on Wednesday it could not determine the people in the photo dressed in blackface and Ku Klux Klan garb.

Report: Blackface photo "inconclusive"

Chesterfield school clinic aide arrested

A former Chesterfield school clinic aide was arrested and charged with stealing Adderall prescribed to students.

Caitlin Poytress, 39, of Chesterfield, was arrested and charged with three counts of child endangerment, possession of a schedule II drug, possession with intent to distribute a schedule II drug, possession with intent to distribute and schedule IV drug and three counts of petit larceny.

Chesterfield school clinic aide charged with stealing students’ Adderall

Final thought

“What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.” - Plutarch

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