RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Here’s a look at our top headlines before you head out the door.
A brief cold snap, then it’s warm-for-November and dry this weekend.
Today will be a cold start with a freeze likely around sunrise otherwise sunny. Highs in the mid-50s.
Preston Cantrell, 26, was last seen walking away from One Source along Rady Street on Nov. 6.
Police said Cantrell suffers from a mental health disorder and may be off of his medication.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Sergeant W. Skinner at (804) 212-5686 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.
It’s a tough blow for job seekers in Virginia as the Virginia Employment Commission just received the news and is now working to notify job seekers who are relying on extended benefits.
Those job seekers won’t be paid beyond the end of the week.
If Virginia’s unemployment rate goes back up, job seekers could then be eligible for those extended benefits again.
The employment commission says there are currently 500,000 available jobs on its website right now.
Gov. Ralph Northam signed a revised state budget Wednesday that restricts evictions and prohibits utilities from cutting off power, water and gas through the end of the state of emergency.
“This budget will help keep people in their homes with their lights on and their water running,” Northam said.
The new rules go into effect immediately.
According to the data, 62% of students who responded to the intention form said they would continue to learn online; Thirty-eight-percent said they wanted to return to in-person learning; five-percent of the student body did not respond to the intention form.
HCPS also noted 2,707 students did not respond to the intention form.
For more information on HCPS’s plan for the second nine weeks of the school year and beyond, click here.
Virginia’s State Board of Elections has voted to certify the state’s election results, two days later than expected because of a COVID-19 outbreak in the city of Richmond’s voter registration office.
By a 3-0 vote on Wednesday, the state-certified its votes for president, U.S. Senate, U.S. House elections and state constitutional amendments, in a 10-minute meeting with no comment from board members or the public.
University of Virginia students have created The Collegepedia. The website aims to constantly update with accurate and reliable information about the latest COVID-19 news at college campuses across the commonwealth.
The venture began in August and so far attracted more than 600 Instagram followers.
Currently, Collegepedia is focusing on Virginia schools including UVA, Virginia Tech, James Madison University, The College of William and Mary, Virginia Commonwealth University, and George Mason University.
The goal is to expand the website and provide up-to-date information on colleges across the country beyond Virginia.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Santa Run in Hanover County has been canceled.
“We want to make sure that we continue to minimize the risk of spreading the virus and do not want to encourage gatherings of any sort,” Hanover Fire Station 7 said on their Facebook page. “Thank you for your understanding and continued support.”
The decision came after a meeting at the station with county-level leaders.
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