News to Know for Oct. 12: Another dog shot; Chesterfield students return to school; Coney-Barrett’s hearing; Indigenous Peoples' Day

News to Know for Oct. 12: Another dog shot; Chesterfield students return to school; Coney-Barrett’s hearing; Indigenous Peoples' Day
U.S. President Donald Trump (L) introduces 7th U.S. Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court in the Rose Garden at the White House September 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. With 38 days until the election, Trump tapped Barrett to be his third Supreme Court nominee in just four years and to replace the late Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday. (Source: (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images))

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

Wet Start To Dry Day

After a wet start, with clouds, fog, and drizzle, skies brighten in the afternoon.

Today will be cloudy with showers and drizzle in the morning, Cloudy in the afternoon. High: 70

Wet and cloudy morning, Cloudy and dry in afternoon.

Overnight Deadly Shooting

A man is dead after he was found with a gunshot wound on Richmond’s southside late Sunday.

After arriving on the scene, police located the man’s body, and was pronounced dead. The victim has not yet been identified.

A man is dead after he was found with a gunshot wound on Richmond’s southside late Sunday.
A man is dead after he was found with a gunshot wound on Richmond’s southside late Sunday. (Source: 101220_richmonderichroadshooting)

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

Dog Shot In Chesterfield

A dog is recovering from a gunshot wound after a townhome was shot into Sunday night.

Police tell us at this point they do not know if this was a drive-by shooting, but say only one home was shot.

They do not have any suspect information.

More Chesterfield Students Return to School

In our Back To Learning coverage, the second so-called “cohort” of students in Chesterfield return to the classroom today.

This group is made up of pre-k to third-grade students.

(Source: Chesterfield County Public Schools)

These students are going back in a hybrid model, meaning one group will report to the building Monday and Tuesday while another group goes on Thursday and Friday.

The other 3 days of the week are remote learning and the buildings will be cleaned Wednesdays.

Barrett’s Confirmation Hearing

Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett are set to begin as a divided Senate charges ahead on President Donald Trump’s pick to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and cement a conservative court majority before Election Day.

Republicans, who control the Senate, are moving at a breakneck pace to seat Barrett before the Nov. 3 election to secure Trump’s pick and hear a high-profile challenge to the Affordable Care Act and any election-related challenges.

(Source: AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, POOL)

The committee released a letter from the Architect of the Capitol on Sunday that says the hearing room has been set up in consultation with the Office of Attending Physician with the appropriate distance between seats and air ventilation systems that meet or exceed industry standards.

Virginia Recognizes Indigenous Peoples' Day

Governor Ralph Northam declared Oct. 12 as Indigenous Peoples' Day in the state of Virginia.

The Oct. 9 proclamation was the first in Virginia’s history.

Virginia is home to 11 state-recognized Indian tribes.

Final Thought

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself - George Bernard Shaw

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