News To Know for Feb. 4: Iowa caucus results delayed; A ‘no’ for Navy Hill; State of the Union preview; Another warm day

News To Know for Feb. 4: Iowa caucus results delayed; A ‘no’ for Navy Hill; State of the Union preview; Another warm day
The first votes are being cast in Iowa Monday night. Democrats are hoping this first primary content will provide clarity. (Source: CNN)

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

Shorts Approved!

Andrew is giving the okay to wear shorts today - in February - as temperatures continue to be warmer than average.

But don’t get used to it, lots of rain is coming soon with a First Alert Day for potential heavy rain and a few thunderstorms Thursday.

One more warm day with LOTS of rain coming soon

Democratic Caucus Results in Iowa Delayed

Last night’s caucus ended in chaos after democratic state party officials delayed the results due to inconsistencies with data.

Nearly a dozen Democratic White House contenders are still vying for the chance to take on Trump in November.

Nearly a dozen Democratic White House contenders are still vying for the chance to take on Trump in November.
Nearly a dozen Democratic White House contenders are still vying for the chance to take on Trump in November. (Source: CNN)

Problems with a mobile app appear to have forced the delay, as the campaigns, voters and the media pressed party officials for an explanation — and got few answers.

A ’No’ for Navy Hill

Last night, the committee voted in favor of striking the legislation. But there’s still a lot that needs to happen before the mayor’s project is completely dead in the water.

City council committee votes to strike proposed legislation on Navy Hill project

Many in the committee were agitated with each other over procedure and transparency, due to some councilors being unaware that a vote would happen.

The full council will vote on the Navy Hill Project later this month.

Casino Support

Last night, Richmond council threw its support behind a possible casino in the city that could bring in $187 million.

They said they’re in favor of allowing casinos in Richmond, but they want local control over the proposal process.

The general assembly would have to approve it first. After that, Richmond voters - not council - would have the final say.

Tax-Free Tampons!

With stores charging up to $9 for a box of 36 tampons, women will spend more than $2,000 on feminine hygiene products during their lifetimes.

Vigil for Toddler Killed

Communities will unite on Saturday to hold a candlelight vigil for Sharmar Hill Jr., a 3-year-old that was shot and killed in Richmond last weekend.

The vigil will be held at Hillside Court in Richmond at 3 p.m.

According to family advocate Charles Willis, the boy shot and killed was 3-year-old Sharmar Hill, Jr.
According to family advocate Charles Willis, the boy shot and killed was 3-year-old Sharmar Hill, Jr. (Source: Facebook)

Police continue to investigate the tragic death along with several other crimes that happened in the area prior to the shooting. They have already made one arrest that may be connected.

Closing Arguments in Impeachment Trial

Closing arguments Monday in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial were aimed more toward history than to sway the outcome, one final chance to influence public opinion and set the record ahead of his expected acquittal in the Republican-led Senate.

The House Democratic prosecutors say senators — and Americans — should see that Trump’s actions are not isolated but a pattern of behavior that, left unchecked, will allow him to “cheat”' in the 2020 election.

Our coverage continues today at 9:30 a.m. - you can stream on nbc12.com and our Facebook page.

On Wednesday the Senate will vote on whether to convict him and remove him from office.

State of the Union

The White House says he’s expected to talk about his accomplishments in office, but they’re not predicting whether Trump will stick to that script.

President Trump’s State of the Union address lasted an hour and 22 minutes in 2019, the third-longest by any president in U.S. history. You can watch his speech tonight at 9 p.m. on NBC12 and our digital platforms.

Incredible story of survival!

A South Carolina woman managed to dial 911 with her toes after her hands were crushed in a crash on I-95.

Emergency officials say a woman was able to dial 911 with her toes after her hands were crushed by a car as she was attempting to replace a flat tire on I-95 in Colleton County.
Emergency officials say a woman was able to dial 911 with her toes after her hands were crushed by a car as she was attempting to replace a flat tire on I-95 in Colleton County. (Source: Picture Provided)

The 54-year-old woman from Charlotte was trapped for 45 minutes. Read more about the story here.

Final Thought

“We’ll never survive!” “Nonsense. You’re only saying that because no one ever has.” - William Goldman, The Princess Bride

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