News to Know for Jan. 22: Vaccine usage in Va.; Henrico utility relief deadline; Mild day, colder weekend

News to Know for Jan. 22: Vaccine usage in Va.; Henrico utility relief deadline; Mild day, colder weekend
GOP lawmakers and some local officials have expressed concerns about the state’s handling of the rollout. (Source: WBRC)

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Mild Day Ahead Of Cold Weekend

Friday will be a seasonably mild day, but temperatures turn much colder starting this weekend.

Today will be partly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.

Forecast: Sharply colder for the weekend and next week

Have You Seen Him?

Calvin Turner was last seen on Jan. 12 in the 600 Block of the Boulevard in Colonial Heights at the Wawa.

Turner was last seen wearing blue jeans, white shoes and a grey shirt with black and white sleeves.

Calvin Turner
Calvin Turner (Source: Colonial Heights Police Department)

Police said he is a resident of Petersburg and needs medication, which he may not have.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective J. M. Vaughan at 804-524-8701 or send an email to vaughanj@colonialheightsva.gov. You can also call the department at 804-520-9300 option 7.

Police Chase Ends In Crash

Police say a suspect is in custody after a police chase ends in a crash on I-95.

According to officers, the suspect crashed on his own on I-95 near mile marker 73.

A police chase ends in a crash.
A police chase ends in a crash. (Source: NBC12)

No injuries have been reported.

There is no word yet on what led up to the police chase.

Another Police Chase Ends In Crash

VSP said that around 5:50 p.m., a trooper pulled over a 2009 Mitsubishi Galant for expired registration on Interstate 95 north of Willis Road.

The driver of the Galant initially pulled over, but when the trooper got out of his patrol car, the driver drove off and headed north on I-95.

VSP crash in Chesterfield (Source: @stzzzyedits)
VSP crash in Chesterfield (Source: @stzzzyedits)

“In the 6600 block of Strathmore Road, a Virginia Trooper made contact with the fleeing Galant in an attempt to conclude the pursuit. The trooper ran off the road to the right striking a fence,” VSP said in a release.

The patrol vehicle sustained damage to the fuel line, which resulted in it catching on fire.

COVID-19 Guidelines In The White House

Testing wristbands are in. Mask-wearing is mandatory. Desks are socially distanced.

The clearest sign that there’s a new boss at the White House is the deference being paid to coronavirus public health guidlines.

President Joe Biden is moving forward on addressing the economy.
President Joe Biden is moving forward on addressing the economy.

It’s part of an overall effort from President Joe Biden to lead by example on the coronavirus pandemic, an ethos carried over from his campaign and transition.

To that end, most of Biden’s White House staff is working from home, coordinating with colleagues by email or phone.

Dr. Avula: ‘No Vaccine Will Go To Waste’

Dr. Danny Avula was recently tapped by the governor to lead the state’s vaccine distribution effort.

He said Thursday that Virginia is working urgently to close the six-figure gap between the number of shots on hand and the number that has gone into arms.

Advocacy group says there’s no excuse for state leaders not communicating vaccine rollout plan for teachers
Advocacy group says there’s no excuse for state leaders not communicating vaccine rollout plan for teachers (Source: Oasis)

But he said he has no concerns that any of the temperature-sensitive vaccines have been lost or misplaced.

GOP lawmakers and some local officials have expressed concerns about the state’s handling of the rollout.

Henrico Utility Assistance Deadline Today

County leaders will use federal funding from the CARES Act to help residents pay bills that are more than 30 days past due.

The charges must be for water and sewer use between March 1 and Dec. 30 - and again - it must be because of economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications for the funding must be received by Jan. 22. They will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

State of the City Address

Mayor Levar Stoney will be holding the State of the City address virtually this year.

The address will air on Jan. 28 at 3:30 p.m. on the city’s Facebook page and Youtube channel.

Mayor Stoney is expected to speak on the challenges the city overcame in the past year as well as his plans for a more inclusive city moving forward.

Final Thought

Life is a mountain. Your goal is to find your path, not to reach the top - Maxime Lagacé

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