News to know for Oct. 11: California wildfire destroys homes; Elizabeth Warren to visit Virginia; Search continues for missing man

News to know for Oct. 11

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - We’ve made it to Friday! Before you start finalizing your weekend plans, take a look at the news you need to know.

Dry weather

Friday will be sunny with highs in the mid 70s.

Shower chances continue to climb for Sunday, with spotty rain likely.

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

Gorgeous Friday and Saturday, shower chance climbs for Sunday

California wildfire spreads

A spreading wildfire continues to destroy homes and land in Southern California.

The fire is rapidly spreading due to dry grass and high wind gusts.

A brush fire was also sparked Thursday morning in Northern California, south of San Francisco.

A rapidly spreading wildfire destroyed mobile homes in Calimesa, California. (Source: RMG News via CNN)
A rapidly spreading wildfire destroyed mobile homes in Calimesa, California. (Source: RMG News via CNN) (Source: RMG News via CNN)

Search continues for missing man

Chesterfield police are searching for a missing 61-year-old man.

Police said Gary Ruzich was last seen near his home in the 2800 block of Founders Bridge Road on Thursday morning.

Anyone with information is asked to call Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251.

Gary Ruzich
Gary Ruzich (Source: Chesterfield Police)

Elizabeth Warren to visit Virginia

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren will hold a town hall in Norfolk.

The event is Friday, Oct. 18 at the Chartway Arena located at 4320 Hampton Boulevard.

The event will be open to the public, but tickets need to be reserved for the event.

2 injured following police chase

Two people are injured after a driver refused to stop for a police officer in Richmond on Thursday.

The driver ended up crashing his vehicle into at least one other vehicle on Azalea Avenue, near Champerlayne Road.

Two people were taken to a hospital with injuries. They are expected to be okay.

Both Richmond and Henrico police are on scene.
Both Richmond and Henrico police are on scene. (Source: NBC12)

Scabies in Virginia schools

Two school districts in Virginia have confirmed multiple cases of scabies.

Last week, Cumberland County Public Schools announced that they were dealing with eight cases, which has now grown to 13.

In Buckingham County, Superintendent Dr. Daisy Hicks says two cases have been reported in the Buckingham Primary School and Buckingham Preschool Center.

Photo of a scabie under a microscope.
Photo of a scabie under a microscope. (Source: file video)

Final thought

“Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.” - Guy Finley

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