RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Here’s a look at our top headlines before you head out the door.
Today there will be a cold start with a freeze likely early otherwise sunny and staying chilly.
Highs in the upper 40s.
When crews arrived at the home on Lochaven Boulevard, they found heavy fire coming out of the house.
It took crews 20 minutes to get the fire under control.
One person was inside and was able to get out safely.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Chesterfield County Schools parents got a note Friday night saying the district is closely monitoring the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases across the commonwealth.
Officials say that if an average of 25 new cases per 100,000 residents is identified within a seven-day period, it would trigger a school closure district-wide.
That means all students would return to full-time virtual learning, except for Cohort 1 students.
If an increase happens, the school board would hold an emergency meeting to discuss a timeline for a potential return to school.
President Trump on Tuesday fired the nation’s top election security official, a widely respected member of his administration who had dared to refute the president’s unsubstantiated claims of electoral fraud and vouch for the integrity of the vote.
While abrupt, the dismissal of Christopher Krebs, the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, was not a surprise.
Since his loss, Trump has been ridding his administration of officials seen as insufficiently loyal and has been denouncing the conduct of an election that led to a defeat to Democrat Joe Biden.
Virginia’s Board of Elections has delayed certifying the state’s election results until later this week to give more time to a voter registrar’s office that had a COVID-19 outbreak.
State officials announced the delay Monday in order to wait for certification from the voter registrar’s office in Richmond.
Richmond General Registrar Kirk Showalter announced last week that COVID-19 cases were discovered there, and said the office will close until Friday out of an abundance of caution.
Virginia State Police said a vehicle towing a trailer that had caught on fire led police on a chase in Hanover County on Tuesday evening.
The driver, a 48-year-old man from North Carolina, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.
Richmond Public Schools says they are taking pre-orders for five-day meal packs for winter break.
Each pack includes five breakfasts and five lunches.
The deadline to order is Nov. 30. To order, go to the school district’s website or call 804-780-6195.
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