News to know for June 4: Va. Beach victim remembered; graduation season; pleasant temps

Wake-up roundup for June 4, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The Powhatan community continues to mourn Christopher Rapp, who was killed in the Virginia Beach mass shooting.

Rapp and his wife, Bessie, called Powhatan home for more than a decade. Rapp worked as director of the county’s public works department beginning in 2007. Before that, he worked as an engineer for Henrico County.

Rapp took a job with the city of Virginia Beach just 11 months ago.

"A loving individual" Powhatan community remembers Chris Rapp

Graduations begin

Area high school graduation ceremonies have started at the Stuart C. Siegel Center at Virginia Commonwealth University.

VCU police are anticipating heavy traffic in the area, as 25 high schools from Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico counties, along with St. Gertrude High School and ECPI University, are hosting ceremonies through and June 15. Police are anticipating between 400 and 7,000 attendees at each event.

Graduation season kicks off at Siegel Center

One more cool day

Temperatures for some people are starting off in the upper 40s. Be sure to download the NBC12 Weather App for an hour-by-hour forecast to see if your area will hit 80 degrees today!

First Alert Forecast: Sunny, pleasant

A storm chance returns for Wednesday, with a First Alert Weather Day in place for a chance of severe storms.

4 victims report being touched inappropriately

Four people, including a juvenile, reported being inappropriately touched in the Fan and Museum districts.

Richmond police are investigating the incidents that all occurred between 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. May 30. Two of the incidents were just three minutes apart.

4 victims, including juvenile, report being touched inappropriately

Get tickets for the St. Jude Dream Home

NBC12 is partnering with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital again to raise money to help find a cure for childhood cancer, and give you the chance to win a brand new house.

Get your $100 ticket NOW by calling 1-800-391-2433 before the drawing on June 13.

The final open houses for the St. Jude Dream Home are June 8 and 9. (Source: NBC12)
The final open houses for the St. Jude Dream Home are June 8 and 9. (Source: NBC12)

Digital Dialogue: ‘How We Got Here’ podcast

Whether you’re a history buff, podcast fanatic or just love Virginia - this one is for you!

“How We Got Here” launched Monday, June 3. It’s a podcast highlighting Virginia’s rich history, told one week at a time. We jump back in time to things that happened around us, you never learned in school.

To learn more, join NBC12′s Investigative Reporter Rachel DePompa, Producer Colten Weekley and Digital Content Director Kate Albright at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 4 for a digital dialogue all about the podcast.

Final thought

For National Cheese Day: “Cheese has always been a food that both sophisticated and simple humans love.” - M.F.K. Fisher

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