News to Know for Feb. 5: State of the Union recap; City leaders speak on 3-year-old death; Man arrested for child porn; Heavy rain coming our way

News to Know for Feb. 5: State of the Union recap; City leaders speak on 3-year-old death; Man arrested for child porn; Heavy rain coming our way
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Here’s a quick look at our top headlines to help get you out the door.

Heavy Rain Coming Soon

Wednesday turns cooler and Thursday is a First Alert Weather Day for the threat of heavy rain and thunderstorms.

Rain will be spotty today with highs in the mid-50s.

Cooler air arrives, HEAVY rain coming soon

State of the Union Recap

President Donald Trump stood before a Congress and nation sharply divided by impeachment and used his State of the Union address on Tuesday to extol a “Great American Comeback” on his watch. That’s just three years after he took office decrying a land of “American carnage” under his predecessor.

Trump highlighted job growth, trade deals, the stock market and second amendment rights in the State of the Union Address.

As soon as President Donald Trump finished his State of the Union address, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripped her copy in two. Right there, on the dais behind him.

Impeachment Vote Today

President Donald Trump is on the verge of acquittal by the Senate. An afternoon vote will bring an end to only the third presidential impeachment trial in American history.

We will have live coverage on NBC12 and our digital platforms.

“It really truly is indescribable”

Mayor Levar Stoney and Richmond Police Chief Will Smith spoke yesterday about the murder of 3-year-old Sharmar Hill Jr. in the Hillside Court community.

“Our children deserve to play outside and enjoy life to its fullest without the fear or threat of being harmed,” Mayor Stoney said.

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)

The parents of the boy say they feel they are living in a nightmare, while also thanking the community for honoring their son.

Child Pornography Charges

Police say 31-year-old William Van Huss was arrested after a search in his home uncovered child pornography.

Van Huss is being held at the Henrico County Jail without bond.

Van Huss is being held at the Henrico County Jail without bond.
Van Huss is being held at the Henrico County Jail without bond. (Source: Goochland County Sheriff's Office)

Minimum Wage Hike Set to Advance

Different versions of the minimum wage legislation are expected to advance in the House of Delegates and the State Senate.

Both would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, over the next four to five years. The house and senate will vote between now and the middle of next week.

Driver License Suspensions

A bill that would end driver license suspensions for unpaid court costs is moving forward after unanimously passing the Senate yesterday.

Because of that, it would only be in effect until June.

The house still needs to pass the bill and then be signed by the governor before it can become a law in July.

National Weatherpersons Day

We love our meteorologists here at NBC12, and today is all about celebrating them!

National Weather Person's Day

Make sure you head over to social media and wish Andrew, Jim, Megan and Nick them a Happy National Weatherpersons Day!

Final Thought

“The handshake of the host affects the taste of the roast” - Benjamin Franklin

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