News to know for Aug. 16: Storms possible; White powder found at Chesterfield jail; Roller Coaster Day deals

News to know for Aug. 16

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - It has been a long week, but it’s finally coming to an end!

Hot and humid weekend

Friday’s forecast will be hot and humid with a few storms during the afternoon and evening.

High temperatures will climb near 90.

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

Hot and humid weekend

Hazmat situation at Chesterfield jail

Six deputies and three nurses were treated after a white powder was found at Chesterfield County Jail on Thursday night.

The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were exposed to a white powder while conducting a routine shakedown for contraband material in the transit area.

Chesterfield Fire and EMS said 10 people were transported to the hospital.

6 deputies, 3 nurses exposed to white powder at Chesterfield jail

UPS theft ring

Four people were arrested in connection with a theft ring discovered at two UPS stores.

Several victims reported taking their cell phones to the UPS store to receive service from a wireless provider and the carriers reported receiving empty packages.

Aaron Terill Grier, Daniel Eugene Shawn Grier, Michael Gerard Parrish and Ryan Austin Patrick were charged in connection with thefts from the stores.

Colonial Heights police believes there are more victims and is asking anyone with information to call Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

From left, Aaron Terill Grier, Daniel Eugene Shawn Grier, Michael Gerard Parrish and Ryan Austin Patrick were charged in connection with thefts from two UPS stores.
From left, Aaron Terill Grier, Daniel Eugene Shawn Grier, Michael Gerard Parrish and Ryan Austin Patrick were charged in connection with thefts from two UPS stores. (Source: Colonial Heights police)

Stolen irrigation tank

Richmond police say thieves stole a water tank from the Seeds of Change community garden late Aug. 13 or early Aug. 14.

Organizers say the theft is a major blow to the organization because it employs people from Community Clovia’s reintegration program.

The organization says they will not allow the community garden to die, despite the theft.

'Water is life’: Irrigation tank stolen from Richmond community garden

Va. Little League team competes in World Series

A Virginia Little League team is the first to head to the World Series from the state in 25 years.

Loudoun South advanced to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. after defeating Peachtree City last week.

The team is taking on Barrington Little League at 10 a.m. in the first round of the World Series.

National Roller Coaster Day

Friday, Aug. 16 is National Roller Coaster Day!

Virginia’s Kings Dominion is offering special deals between Aug. 15 and Aug. 18 to celebrate:

(Source: Kings Dominion)
(Source: Kings Dominion)

Final thought

“Stay in your seat come times of trouble. It’s only people who jump off the roller coaster who get hurt.” - Paul Harvey

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