News to Know for Oct. 21: Severe weather threat; puppies rescued; it’s Restaurant Week

News to Know for Oct. 21, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - This week will start off partly sunny after a day of heavy rain. Tuesday, though, is a First Alert Weather Day with a chance of severe storms.

Be sure to download the NBC12 Weather App to stay up to date with severe storm threats.

First Alert Weather Day: Severe storms possible Tuesday

This same storm system spawned tornadoes in Texas late Sunday damaging businesses and homes. No deaths have been reported.


Bike path to be renovated

The Monroe Park bike path is set to be updated due to deteriorating conditions.

In the year since the park has reopened, the bike path has become extremely popular. The condition of the gravel dust pathway will need to be replaced.

A portion of the bike path will be closed for construction for 10 days beginning on Monday, Oct. 21.


Puppies rescued

A litter of newborn puppies were thrown into a dumpster and left to die, a animal rescue group says.

In a Facebook post, Sanctuary Rescue wrote that they puppies cleaned up nicely and are accepted food through a bottle.

The rescue group says the puppies have been cleaned and are eating from a bottle.
The rescue group says the puppies have been cleaned and are eating from a bottle. (Source: Sanctuary Rescue/Facebook)

It’s Restaurant Week!

Richmond Restaurant Week has started and will run through Oct. 27.

More than 40 restaurants are participating this week. Each restaurant offers a three course prix-fixe meal for $29.19 with $4.19 donated per meal to Feed More.

Get the list HERE.

41 restaurants participating in Richmond Restaurant Week

No more plastic!

Starting Oct. 21, plastic shopping bags will be removed from the Wegmans locations in Midlothian and Short Pump.

“We’ve made the decision as a company to eliminate single use plastic bags in our stores," said Midlothian store manager Jerry Shelly.

Customers will still have the option of using paper bags, but it will cost five cents per bag, which will go towards a good cause.

Two Richmond-area Wegmans stores to eliminate plastic bags

Leaf collection

Richmond’s annual leaf collection program began on Oct. 1 and vacuum service begins on Nov. 1.

Residents can call 311 or 646-LEAF for schedule information. Residents requesting vacuum service can do that through the RVA311.com customer service portal starting Oct. 21.

Leaf collection is under way in the city of Richmond.
Leaf collection is under way in the city of Richmond. (Source: NBC12)

Final thought

“For you to rise up, you need to give up on that which is constantly pulling you down.” ― Gift Gugu Mona

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