News to Know for July 19: Weekend heat wave starts today; 1 dead following 3 shootings; shark bites Richmond radio host

News to Know for July 19

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - We made it to Friday! Here’s a quick look at today’s top headlines to help get you out the door.

Weekend Heat Wave

High heat through Sunday

The heat can be dangerous for adults, but especially for children, the elderly and pets. So make sure you get some SHADE:

Richmond Shootings

Richmond police are looking for the people responsible for three separate shootings in the city Thursday night.

Around 8:15 p.m., one man was killed and another injured in two separate shootings near the old Midlothian Village apartments.

Investigators say it appears the shootings are related.

1 killed, 1 wounded in Richmond shootings

A few hours later, a bullet grazed a man in south Richmond. He’s expected to be okay.

If you have information an any of the shootings, call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

Cigarette Sparked Deadly Fire

Investigators say a cigarette sparked the deadly fire in Hopewell Thursday morning.

Man dies after being severely burned in Hopewell house fire

According to the victim’s family, Bobby Joe Hagee, 55, suffered extensive burns, covering up to 95 percent of his body, in the fire. He died at the hospital.

Shark Bite’s Richmond Radio Host

“I’m fine now but holy bananas it hurt sooo badly!”

Richmond radio host Melissa Chase says she was bitten by a shark recently while she was on vacation.

Well it was my my fault for going too far out in the ocean... but I got bit by a shark on vacation this week! 🦈 Yes, for...

Posted by Melissa Chase on Wednesday, July 17, 2019

We wish you a quick recovery, Melissa!

$15 minimum wage

One of Virginia’s congressman is part of a U.S. House bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. Yesterday, it passed the House… but it’s not expected to pass in the Senate.

The last increase in the federal minimum occurred 10 years ago. The debate to do it again is expected to come up in the 2020 election.

Restaurant Report

This week’s NBC12′s Hall of Fame Award winner is the Chillin & Grillin Shack on Mechanicsville Turnpike. The restaurant has been open only since November of last year, but there’s another location in King William that’s been open for five years.

Popular breakfast spot hit with several health violations

A-and-lunch place in Henrico, however, needs a little help. Read more about it here.

When Life Give You Lemons

Buy some lemonade to help local kids fight cancer! That’s right, it’s time for Anthem LemonAid stands!

Stands will be set up throughout the Richmond area. There’s a list of stand partners on this site.

Cool Idea

SkateNation Plus and Richmond Ice Zone are offering free ice skating this weekend.

Beat the Heat this weekend with a FREE public skating pass for Saturday or Sunday public skating sessions. Request your pass here:

Posted by Richmond Ice Zone on Thursday, July 18, 2019

Now that sounds like a great way to beat the heat!

Final Thought

“Don’t knock the heat. If the weather didn’t change once in a while, nine out of the ten people couldn’t start a conversation.” -unknown

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