News to know for Aug. 23: Strong storms; Train derailment injures dozens; Free back-to-school vaccines, physicals

News to know for Aug. 23

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Happy Friday! The weekend is finally here, along with rainy weather.

Heavy rain, storms

Friday is a First Alert Weather Day for the potential of heavy rain and strong storms.

Strong storms with heavy rain, gusty winds and an isolated tornado are possible during the afternoon and evening.

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

Scattered storms and heavy rain through Friday night

Train derailment injures dozens

More than 20 people have been injured in a light rail train derailment in California.

Authorities say 27 people were injured as a result of a collision between a passenger and maintenance train.

The incident remains under investigation.

Over two dozen people were hurt when a commuter train derailed in California Thursday night. (Source: KOVR/CNN)
Over two dozen people were hurt when a commuter train derailed in California Thursday night. (Source: KOVR/CNN) (Source: KOVR/CNN)

Back-to-school clinic

A back-to-school clinic is being held in Richmond on Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 400 East Cary Street.

The Richmond City Health District is offering vaccines and physicals needed for school-entry.

Parents are asked to bring their child’s shot records and insurance card, if they are insured. People who are uninsured are also welcome to attend.

School vaccination requirements
School vaccination requirements

Man found dead in home

Richmond Police are investigating after a man was found dead inside a home on the city’s south side.

An adult male was found dead in a home in the 2000 block of Albany Avenue on Thursday afternoon.

The incident remains under investigation.

The Richmond Police Department conducts a death investigation on Thursday on Albany Avenue.
The Richmond Police Department conducts a death investigation on Thursday on Albany Avenue. (Source: NBC12)

Henrico redistricting

Henrico school leaders approved a redistricting process on Thursday.

The process gets underway next month with two public information meetings scheduled for Sept. 9 at New Bridge Learning Center auditorium from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Sept. 11 at Glen Allen High School from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

For more information on Henrico’s redistricting process, click here.

Committees named to oversee Henrico redistricting

Hermitage football coach charged with embezzlement

Chesterfield police said David W. Bedwell, 48, of Powhatan, used school purchase orders at L.C. Bird to buy approximately $5,000 of equipment that he took with him when his employment ended.

Bedwell was charged with two counts of embezzlement. He was released on a $3,000 secured bond.

Hermitage football coach charged with embezzlement

Final thought

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” - Rumi

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