News to know for June 14: RPD investigating 2 unrelated shootings; Free smoothies; St. Jude Dream Home winner announced

News to know for June 14

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Happy Friday! You can put your umbrellas away, because this will be a gorgeous weekend.

Clear weather

Friday’s forecast is sunny and dry, with highs in the upper 70s.

Saturday and Sunday will be mostly to partly sunny.

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

A gorgeous Friday and a pleasant June weekend

Thursday night shootings

The Richmond Police Department is investigating two unrelated shootings that both occurred on Thursday night.

The first shooting took place at approximately 8:45 p.m., at a motel in the 100 block of Greshamwood Place. A 28-year-old black male victim was transported to the hospital for the treatment of his non-life-threatening injury.

The second shooting occurred around 9 p.m., at a residence in the 3000 block of Navorone Avenue. A 44-year-old black male victim was transported to the hospital for the treatment of life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information on either incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

Free Sunshine Smoothies on National Flip Flop Day

The offer is valid Friday, June 14, between 2 and 7 p.m.

Customers who wear flip flops will receive a free 16-ounce Sunshine Smoothie, a mix of mangos, bananas, oranges and pineapple.

Richmond mother wins St. Jude Dream Home

After weeks of waiting, out of 10,000 tickets for the St. Jude Dream Home, Richmond mother Tyniqua Watkins is the lucky winner of the $480,000 home.

With just $108 left in her bank account, Watkins spent her last $100 on a dream home ticket.

“Around 6:15 p.m. they called. They told me,” said Watkins. “Candice Smith was on live and she said I won the house.”

St. Jude Dream Home winner announced

On This Day: U.S. Rep. Scalise shot during Congressional baseball practice

On June 14, 2017, gunfire erupted at a baseball field where lawmakers were preparing for the Congressional baseball game.

U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise was shot that day, but he survived the attack.

Hear about how the shooting transpired in the second episode of NBC12′s How We Got Here podcast.

U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise met with Special Agent Crystal Griner this week at the practice for the Congressional baseball game.
U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise met with Special Agent Crystal Griner this week at the practice for the Congressional baseball game. (Source: Twitter/SteveScalise)

Raptors win first NBA title

The Toronto Raptors won their first NBA title against the Golden State Warriors.

The Raptors defeated the Warriors in a 114-110 win Thursday night in Game 6 of the NBA Championship.

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) passes the ball in front of Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during the second half of Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) passes the ball in front of Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during the second half of Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) (Source: Tony Avelar)

RPS announces new principals

Richmond Public Schools announced their 12 new principals for the 2019-20 school year.

Principals were announced for for Bellevue Elementary, Blackwell Elementary, Fairfield Court Elementary, George Mason Elementary, Ginter Park Elementary, George Wythe High School, Greene Elementary, Henderson Middle School, John Marshall High School, Overby-Sheppard Elementary, Richmond Community High School and Thomas Jefferson High School.

Richmond Public Schools have hired 12 new principals for the 2019-20 school year.
Richmond Public Schools have hired 12 new principals for the 2019-20 school year. (Source: Richmond Public Schools)

Final thought

“People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” - Rob Siltanen

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