News to Know for Feb. 11: Va. couple quarantined for coronavirus; Deadly stabbing; Navy Hill struck down; Rainy day ahead

News to Know for Feb. 11: Va. couple quarantined for coronavirus; Deadly stabbing; Navy Hill struck down; Rainy day ahead
A soaking rain likely

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

Get Your Brooms... We Mean, Umbrellas Ready!

Expect a soggy Tuesday, especially during the morning and midday. After a warm day today, we’ll cool down for Wednesday.

A soaking rain likely

Moderate to heavy rain likely in the morning/midday. Lows in the mid 50s, highs in the low 60s.

Meanwhile, the NBC12 team can’t get enough of the viral broom challenge. And if you’re not following Andrew on TikTok, now’s your chance!

Chesterfield Deadly Stabbing

A death investigation is underway in Chesterfield County after a man was stabbed.

Police said they were called to the 7200 block of Cherry Hill Park Avenue and found a male on a front porch with stab wounds.

Chesterfield Police investigate deadly stabbing.
Chesterfield Police investigate deadly stabbing. (Source: NBC12)

Anyone with information should call Chesterfield Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

Navy Hill Struck Down

The Richmond City Council has voted to strike down all proposed legislation connected to the Navy Hill project.

Councilors were set to vote around 4 p.m. on Monday but pushed the vote back after a sea of people showed up to speak for and against the project.

City council votes to scrap Navy Hill project
City council votes to scrap Navy Hill project

Those for Navy Hill spoke for about an hour telling leaders it would breathe new life into downtown and put more people to work. Those against Navy Hill also sounded off for about an hour saying there are other priorities the city should focus on and they question what they called “back-door deals” that they feel were made without the public’s involvement.

Skeletal Remains in Prince George

Prince George County Police said the skeletal remains found by two people out on a walk on New Year’s Day have been identified as a man reported missing in June 2014.

The person was identified as 70-year-old Harry Womack of Prince George, who was reported missing on June 14, 2014, after he was last seen on June 11, 2014, by a family member.

Harry Womack
Harry Womack (Source: Prince George Police)

The Medical Examiner was not able to determine the cause of death due to the advanced stage of decomposition.

Lyft Driver Vigil

A vigil will be held for a 79-year-old Lyft driver who was killed last month in Chesterfield.

Franklin Farrens, 79, was found dead in his car on Providence Creek Road on January 28.

The vigil for Farrens will be held on Providence Creek Road at 4 p.m.

Virginia Couple on Quarantined Cruise Ship

According to WRC, Rod Bell and his wife, Athene, were on the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship when the first passenger tested positive for the coronavirus.

At least 135 passengers have also tested positive, including 24 Americans, with one of those Americans being Rod’s wife.

CORONAVIRUS: Symptoms can include fever, cough, shortness of breath
CORONAVIRUS: Symptoms can include fever, cough, shortness of breath

Backstreet Boys Coming To Virginia

“Backstreet’s Back,” and they’re coming to two Virginia cities this summer!

The Backstreet Boys DNA 2020 World Tour will come to Virginia Beach on July 19 and to Bristow on July 21, the band announced Monday, following last year’s sold-out North American tour.

FILE - In this June 6, 2018 file photo, Kevin Richardson, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, and AJ McLean of Backstreet Boys, perform "Don't go Breaking My Heart" at the CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Over a dozen people were injured, Saturday, Aug. 18 and transported to hospitals after trusses holding up the entrance to a resort where the Backstreet Boys were set to begin a concert in Oklahoma collapsed. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
FILE - In this June 6, 2018 file photo, Kevin Richardson, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, and AJ McLean of Backstreet Boys, perform "Don't go Breaking My Heart" at the CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Over a dozen people were injured, Saturday, Aug. 18 and transported to hospitals after trusses holding up the entrance to a resort where the Backstreet Boys were set to begin a concert in Oklahoma collapsed. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File) (Source: Mark Humphrey)

Tickets go on sale on Friday, Valentine’s Day, at LiveNation.com. See a full list of show dates here.

Final Thought

A broom is drearily sweeping up the broken pieces of yesterday’s life. - Jimi Hendrix

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