News to know for Aug. 6: Foggy start; National Night Out; 1 injured in shooting

News to know for Aug. 6, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Tuesday is kicking off much drier for Central Virginia, although there will be dense fog in spots through the morning commute.

Dense fog early, then mainly dry

The dry weather comes after an evening and night of heavy rain in parts of the area where drivers had to be rescued from their vehicles.

Flooding near Horsepen - Source: Cathrine Taylor

Deputy injured

Breaking overnight, a Richmond County sheriff’s deputy was seriously injured in a crash around 2:15 a.m.

The deputy was responding to a single-vehicle crash and providing traffic control when he was struck..

Police say a Toyota, driven by a 17-year-old girl, was traveling westbound and struck the deputy as he was standing on the left side of the wrecker.

National Night Out

Communities around Central Virginia are ready for National Night Out on Tuesday!

This annual event includes block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events.

Communities ready for National Night Out

1 hurt in shooting

A man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after a shooting at a Varina apartment complex Monday night.

Police responded to the Williamsburg Village apartments off Darbytown Road at 11:38 p.m. and arrived to find a man lying on the ground suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

(Source: NBC12)

Jazz and Music Festival is coming!

The 10th annual Richmond Jazz and Music Festival at Maymont is just days away.

In the past decade, the huge, multi-day event has helped put Richmond on the map for live music.

“There are countless bands that call Richmond home that play here regularly,” said acquisition manager of Plan 9, Jimmy Blackford.

Countdown to the Richmond Jazz & Music Festival

Coping with trauma

Two back-to-back mass shootings isn’t something anyone in this country could take lightly. Days later, it’s still a topic that weighs heavily on the minds of many.

Experts say that while you may be feeling the secondhand trauma, it’s best to be in the moment as a way to take your mind off things.

Handling trauma in the wake of mass shootings

Coliseum plan unveiled to City Council

After 17 months of closed-door negotiations and pushed-back announcement time frames, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney’s full proposal to redevelop Richmond Coliseum and the 10-block downtown area surrounding it, has finally been unveiled.

A group of ordinances related to the Navy Hill redevelopment project were officially introduced to the Richmond City Council during a special meeting Monday.

Now, council members will vet the $1.5 billion deal and ultimately either vote it through or squashing it altogether.

’It’s very complex, over 1,000 pages.’ Richmond City Council to vet mayor’s Coliseum redevelopment proposal

Final thought

“It’s not so much what we have in this life that matters. It’s what we do with what we have.” - Fred Rogers

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