News to know for Nov. 7: Homicide investigation underway; Mystery smell at preschool; Showers coming our way

News to know for Nov. 7: Homicide investigation underway; Mystery smell at preschool; Showers coming our way

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - It’s almost Friday! But before we start the celebrations early, there’s plenty of news to know for the day.

Showers and Cold Coming Our Way

Showers are likely during the late evening Thursday and overnight with a cold front moving in.

With chilly temperatures ahead, the NBC12 First Alert Weather Team is watching a system that could bring rain and snow our way on Tuesday of next week.

Forecast: Thursday evening showers, then sharply colder Friday and Saturday.

Warehouse Fire Turns Into Homicide Investigation

Police have launched a homicide investigation after the man found inside a burning warehouse last week had multiple gunshot wounds.

Police identified the victim as Anthony S. Wheeler, 35, of Charles City.

Richmond Police brought in their incident command unit and combed through the ash with the ATF on Wednesday.

Man found dead in burning warehouse was shot multiple times

Man Charged with DUI in Crash that Killed Two

Ernest Edmund Johnston, 41, of Montpelier, has been charged with DUI in connection to a head-on crash that killed two women in Hanover County.

The crash happened on Tuesday on West Patrick Henry Road.

The victims were identified as Tonna Jean McKinney, 68, and as Shena Marie McKinney, 20, both of Bumpass.

Our thoughts are with both of their families.

Two people were killed in a crash in Hanover on Tuesday.
Two people were killed in a crash in Hanover on Tuesday. (Source: NBC12)

Cause of Stinky Smell at Preschool a Mystery

A strong odor has parents and even teachers complaining at a Petersburg school. It was so bad, students went home early Wednesday for the second time in two weeks.

Multiple crews have been called in to try to find the source of the odor at Westview Early Childhood Center, but no gases have been detected in the air or the HVAC system.

School is set to go on as normal on Thursday, but firefighters will be on hand before the school day to continue evaluating the situation.

Petersburg authorities unable to determine source of stinky smell at school

Henrico Redistricting Meeting

The school division is redrawing elementary, middle and high school attendance zones for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years.

Students entering 5th, 8th, 11th and 12th grades in the year a new boundary takes effect, would be able to finish at their current school, but county transportation won’t be provided.

The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at Wilder Middle. If you can’t attend this one, a second meeting will be held next Wednesday at Godwin High School.

The Henrico County School board approved the list of 72 people who will head up the two committees for the 2021 redistricting process.
The Henrico County School board approved the list of 72 people who will head up the two committees for the 2021 redistricting process. (Source: NBC12)

New Entertainment Venue Opening in Scott’s Addition

Scott’s Addition is turning into one of the best places to hang out and have fun around Richmond.

To go along with all of the breweries and restaurants in the area, a new entertainment venue, Slingshot Social Game Club, has opened up - making it the seventh entertainment option to come to Scott’s Addition!

The 10,000 square foot social Game Club focuses on Skeeball, Bocce Ball and Duckpin Bowling but with a twist.

Slingshot Social coming to Scott's Addition

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