News to know for Dec. 20: Driver crashes into utility pole; Wawa data breach; VCU student wins Miss America

News to know for Dec. 20: Driver crashes into utility pole; Wawa data breach; VCU student wins Miss America
A driver crashed into a fence and utility pole. (Source: NBC12)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Here’s a quick look at our top headlines to help get you out the door.

Crash into Utility Pole

Richmond police are searching for a driver who crashed through a fence and into a utility pole early Friday morning near a hospital.

The driver did leave the scene, police say.

The crash into the utility pole knocked out power to about 3,000 people but it has been restored. Dominion Energy crews said two transformers will need to be replaced.

The driver did leave the scene, police say.
The driver did leave the scene, police say. (Source: NBC12)

Wawa Data Breach

Bad news, if you’ve ever made a purchase at a Wawa - your payment information might have been exposed.

The company’s information security team found malware in its processing servers, impacting customers’ payment information used at all Wawa locations. The breach happened at different points in time after March 4, 2019, until it was contained.

Wawa
Wawa

Teens Charged in Shooting, Robbery

Petersburg police have made an arrest in a double-shooting and robbery of a delivery driver that happened Wednesday night.

That driver works at Mun Cheese on E. Washington Street, employees said Thursday. He’s currently fighting for his life at a hospital in Richmond.

Two 16-year-olds are facing multiple charges, including malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Teenagers face charges in double-shooting, robbery of delivery driver in Petersburg

Rail Service from Richmond to DC Boost

Governor Northam announced a $3.7 billion plan to boost passenger rail service between Virginia and DC.

That includes building a new bridge across the Potomac River into DC.

Northam says the plan would double the number of Amtrak trains in Virginia and help provide nearly hourly service between Richmond and DC.

An Amtrak passenger train crosses the James River in Richmond.
An Amtrak passenger train crosses the James River in Richmond. (Source: Taber Bain/Flickr/Creative Commons License 2.0)

Miss Virginia now Miss America

Camille Schrier, 24, Miss Virginia, has been crowned Miss America 2020.

Currently, Schrier is studying to obtain a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Back in November, Schrier visited Dinwiddie Elementary School to spread her message about Mind Your Meds, which is her national platform.

Camille Schrier, 24, Miss Virginia, has been crowned Miss America 2020.
Camille Schrier, 24, Miss Virginia, has been crowned Miss America 2020. (Source: Miss America)

Blue Devils Celebrate Football State Championship

Hopewell high school’s football team got a heroes welcome from the city Thursday evening during an event to celebrate the Blue Devil’s 3A Football State championship victory.

After an undefeated 15-0 season, the Blue Devils faced off against Lord Botetourt Saturday for the championship title. With a combination of rock-solid defense and an explosive offense, they crushed the Cavaliers 35-7.

Undefeated Blue Devils celebrate football state championship

Final Thought

“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” - Thomas Paine

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