News to Know for Aug. 26: Deadly crash update; Coolest day in a month; ‘Do not approach’ warning for Petersburg missing man

News to Know for Aug. 26

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - It’s the start of another work week. Here’s a look at today’s top stories to help get you out the door.

Deadly Crash

A deadly crashed closed all eastbound lanes of I-64 in Henrico early Tuesday morning.

Drivers had to use a detour on their morning commute, but the road is expected to reopen shortly.

Deadly three-car crash shuts down I-64 E in Henrico

Coolest Day in a Month

We can get on board with that!

But don’t get used to it. Andrew says the heat will return soon.

Coolest day in a month

Do Not Approach

UPDATE: Police say he has been located.

The Petersburg Bureau of Police says a patient in need of his medication walked away from the Poplar Springs Hospital on Sunday afternoon.

“If anyone has seen him, do not approach ... call 911 immediately to report his location,” police said in a Facebook post.

Update Missing Person Missing Person Christopher Demitry has been located by authorities in Fauquier County...

Posted by Petersburg Bureau of Police on Sunday, August 25, 2019

Back-to-School Blitz

Expect increased patrols around Richmond schools, with special attention to all elementary schools, starting today.

The three-week traffic enforcement will last until Friday, Sept. 13.

The three-week traffic enforcement and safety initiative will take place from Monday, Aug. 26 until Friday, Sept. 13.
The three-week traffic enforcement and safety initiative will take place from Monday, Aug. 26 until Friday, Sept. 13.

Pit Bull Puppy Stolen

A Richmond family is desperate to find their pit bull puppy - forcibly stolen from their home Friday night.

Pit bull puppy stolen from Richmond home

STOLEN PUPPY: A Richmond woman is hoping to find her 14-week-old pit bull puppy Tobias after he was stolen from his dog crate when someone broke into her home. >> https://bit.ly/2Zg5Vs7

Posted by NBC12 on Sunday, August 25, 2019

Reward for VT Murders

Today marks ten years since two Virginia Tech sophomores were shot and killed. The FBI is now offering a $100,000 reward for information that can help find their killer.

David Metzler and Heidi Childs
David Metzler and Heidi Childs (Source: WDBJ)

A new website has been established for the case; click on VSPUnsolved.com. The site will have evolving content, featuring photos, a video tribute, and more information about the case. There is a section dedicated to receiving online tips from the public and tipsters can remain anonymous.

New Redskins QB

National Dog Day

It’s National Dog Day, and you know what that means! It’s time to SHOW US YOUR PET PICS!

In addition to sharing photos of your furry friends on Facebook, you can click the green “Add Media” button below to show off your pets on our website! Your photos could find their way to NBC12′s social media pages or on TV.

(Please note: the photos do go through an approval process and will appear within a few hours of your posting your photo.)

Dreams Do Come True

Target and Disney are teaming up, because it’s not like we need to safe money or anything...

(Source: Target and Disney)

As part of its collaboration with The Walt Disney Co., the Minneapolis-based discounter says it will open 25 Disney-branded stores starting Oct. 4, with 40 additional locations opening by October 2020.

Still Not Ready for Monday?

Here’s a look back at all the stories that made you smile last week. If that doesn’t want to make you get out of bed and start the day… maybe you should play hooky…

Bebe has less than two years to live after his cancer diagnosis, but Richmond Animal League wants to make his limited time special.
Bebe has less than two years to live after his cancer diagnosis, but Richmond Animal League wants to make his limited time special. (Source: Richmond Animal League/Facebook)

Final Thought

“Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one.” – Marcus Aurelius

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