News to know for June 5: Damaging wind gusts, heavy rain likely; Vigil for 9-year-old shot in park; Free Richmond SPCA adoptions

News to know for June 5

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Happy Hump Day! Don’t forget those umbrellas as you head to work, because it will most likely be raining as you make your way home.

Severe storms likely

Wednesday is a First Alert Weather Day, with severe storms likely between 3 - 4 p.m. in Richmond.

The primary threats in the storm are damaging wind gusts, hail, lightning and heavy rain.

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

First Alert Weather Day for severe storm threat; heat and humidity return

Vigil for 9-year-old

A vigil for 9-year-old Markiya Dickson will be held Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in Carter Jones Park.

Dickson was shot and killed in Carter Jones Park on Memorial Day weekend.

Police continue to search for those responsible for Dickson’s death.

Police ask anyone with information, photos or videos to email Major Crimes Detective Benjamin Neifeld at or call (804) 646-3246. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

"Just a senseless cowardly act" City Leaders respond to deadly park shooting

Va. Beach shooting

Gov. Ralph Northam has called for a special General Assembly session on gun laws.

The call came on Tuesday, four days after 12 people were killed in a Virginia Beach government building.

At a press conference on Tuesday, Northam and Fairfax both said “thoughts and prayers” are not enough.

Gov. Northam calls special session on gun laws

‘Saving Private Ryan’ returns

The World War II film 'Saving Private Ryan’ will return to theaters for the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

On Wednesday, Fathom Events will be hosting the movie at select theaters for showings at 7 p.m.

Find the closest movie theater to you hosting the Fathom Event here.

(Source: DreamWorks Pictures)
(Source: DreamWorks Pictures)

Richmond SPCA adoption special

The Richmond SPCA is holding a ‘Summer Lovin'’ adoption special Wednesday, June 5, through Sunday, June 9.

A sponsorship will fund all dog and cat adoption fees at the humane center for approved adopters.

Visit the Richmond SPCA website to view available dogs and cats.

National Running Day

Happy National Running Day!

The national day of running is celebrated every first Wednesday in June.

Today we encourage you to get up and get out!

Final thought

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” - Robert Frost

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