News to know for Aug. 29: Kitten thrown from vehicle; Hurricane Dorian headed to U.S.; Death investigation underway

News to know for Aug. 29

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Today will be a beautiful Thursday!

Summer weather

Thursday will be mostly sunny with low-for-August humidity.

High temperatures will reach the mid 80s.

Tropical Storm Dorian could impact Virginia late next week.

Gorgeous 3-day stretch to end August

Tractor-trailer crash closed I-64 East

VDOT reported the crash happened at the 200 mile marker, near the I-295 interchange, early Thursday morning.

Traffic was diverted to Exit 200 as crews worked to reopen lanes.

(Source: NBC12)

Hurricane Dorian heads for Florida

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm is expected to strengthen to a Category 3 hurricane.

The storm is expected to hit Florida by Sunday afternoon.

Petersburg death investigation

A death investigation is underway in Petersburg after a man was shot and killed Wednesday.

Police say the shooting occurred in the 100 block of Lieutenants Run Drive.

The shooting is the latest in a series of Petersburg shootings.

Police investigating shooting death in Petersburg

Man sentenced for killing Tommie the dog

The man who killed Tommie the dog was sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday.

Jyahshua A. Hill, 20, was originally arrested May 20 by the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force and charged with felony animal cruelty.

Hill tied the dog to a fence post and covered him in a flammable liquid before lighting him on fire. Tommie was treated for his injuries, but died five days later.

Man who burned Tommie the dog gets 5 years in prison

Kitten thrown from vehicle

The kitten, Catherine, is now being taken care of by Jean Marino, after her son brought the injured animal home two weeks ago.

Marino received help from Smitty’s Cat Rescue, which helped arrange the treatment Catherine needed.

Kitten found injured on highway loses leg

Final thought

“When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.” — Wilma Rudolph

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