News to Know for Jan. 6: Warnock wins in Senate runoffs; Electoral College votes; Louisa gets electric buses

News to Know for Jan. 6: Warnock wins in Senate runoffs; Electoral College votes; Louisa gets electric buses
(Source: AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Take a look at our top headlines before you head out the door.

Partly Sunny & Breezy

No significant weather systems through Thursday, then Friday brings some light rain and maybe snow.

Today we will have some morning clouds, then partly sunny and breezy at times. Highs in the upper 40s.

Wednesday Forecast: Finally some sun for a couple of days

Missing Richmond Man

Jesse Fredericks was last seen on Jan. 4 in the 3200 block of Chamberlayne Avenue.

He was last seen wearing a blue or black puffer jacket, blue jeans, blue shoes and a black and blue skull cap.

Jesse Fredericks
Jesse Fredericks (Source: Richmond Police)

Police said Fredericks suffers from a mental health disorder and may be off his medication.

Anyone with information on where he may be is asked to call Detective Sgt. M. Mocello at (804) 646-6775 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

Georgia Senate Race

Democrat Raphael Warnock won one of Georgia’s two Senate runoffs Wednesday, becoming the first Black senator in his state’s history and putting the Senate majority within the party’s reach.

A pastor who spent the past 15 years leading the Atlanta church where Martin Luther King Jr. preached, Warnock defeated Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler.

Rev. Raphael Warnock made history, becoming the first Black senator from Georgia.
Rev. Raphael Warnock made history, becoming the first Black senator from Georgia.

It was a stinging rebuke of outgoing President Donald Trump, who made one of his final trips in the office to Georgia to rally his loyal base behind Loeffler and the Republican running for the other seat, David Perdue.

Electoral College Vote

President Donald Trump’s extraordinary effort to overturn the presidential election is going before Congress as lawmakers convene for a joint session to confirm the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden.

The typically routine proceeding Wednesday will be anything but, a political confrontation unseen since the aftermath of the Civil War as Trump mounts a desperate effort stay in office.

Some Republicans, including Sen. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley, say they'll object to Electoral College results from some states.
Some Republicans, including Sen. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley, say they'll object to Electoral College results from some states.

The president’s Republican allies in the House and Senate plan to object to the election results, heeding supporters’ plea to “fight for Trump” as he stages a rally outside the White House.

Gov. Northam Press Conference

Governor Northam is set to provide an update on the Commonwealth’s vaccine rollout today.

The update will be at 2 p.m. on Dec. 6.

Watch the governor’s update on Facebook, our NBC12 app, and our channels on Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.

Henrico Schools’ Update

Henrico school leaders have made the decision to push back the date when students can finally return to their classrooms.

Henrico students from Pre-K through 5th grade who want to return to the classroom will be able to do so come Monday, Jan. 25.

(Source: HCPS)

The original target date was to get students back on Jan. 11, but a special committee reviewed how COVID-19 is looking in Central Virginia and made a recommendation to delay.

Electric Buses For Louisa Schools’

Louisa County Public Schools received two new electric school buses on Tuesday.

LCPS was one of the first school divisions to get electric buses as part of Dominion Energy’s Electric School Bus Program.

The buses were made possible by Dominion Energy, Sonny Merryman and other community partners.

Louisa County Public Schools
Louisa County Public Schools (Source: Louisa County Public Schools)

Final Thought

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step - Lao Tzu

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