News to Know for May 11: Gas shortages in Va.; Pfizer approved for kids age 12; Mostly sunny, comfortable day

News to Know for May 11: Gas shortages in Va.; Pfizer approved for kids age 12; Mostly sunny, comfortable day
AAA forecasts gas prices in Virginia to climb this week in reaction to the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline, which delivers about 45% of all fuel to the East Coast. (Source: WECT)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Here’s a look at our top headlines before you start the day!

Pleasant, Cool Day

Lots of seasonably cool weather with no significant chance for rain the rest of the week.

Today will be partly to mostly sunny and comfortable. Highs near 70. Best Weather day of the week.

Tuesday Forecast: Pleasant and Cool

Man Shot Multiple Times

Richmond police are investigating after a man was shot on the city’s northside.

The shooting happened in the 3100 block of Carolina Ave. shortly after 11 p.m. Monday night.

Richmond Police investigating shooting on city's northside.
Richmond Police investigating shooting on city's northside. (Source: NBC12)

Once on scene, police say they found a man with several gunshot wounds.

He was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police have not released any suspect information at this time.

Pipeline Attack

Hit by a cyberattack, the operator of a major U.S. fuel pipeline said Monday it hopes to have services mostly restored by the end of the week as the FBI and administration officials identified the culprits as a gang of criminal hackers.

The White House said in a statement late Monday that it was monitoring supply shortages in parts of the Southeast and that President Joe Biden had directed federal agencies to bring their resources to bear.

Pipeline Cyber Attack
Pipeline Cyber Attack

The attack could exacerbate the upward pressure on prices if it is unresolved for a period of time.

Gas Shortage In Va.

AAA forecasts gas prices in Virginia to climb this week in reaction to the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline, which delivers about 45% of all fuel to the East Coast.

Over the weekend, the Colonial Pipeline announced it was the victim of a cybersecurity attack and, as a precaution, shut down the pipeline, which runs from Texas to New York Harbor.

Gas pump
Gas pump (Source: WWNY)

AAA says some lateral lines have reopened, but there is no word when the mainline, including the gasoline line, will be operational.

Pfizer Vaccine For Children

U.S. regulators on Monday expanded the use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to children as young as 12, offering a way to protect the nation’s adolescents before they head back to school in the fall and paving the way for them to return to more normal activities.

Most COVID-19 vaccines worldwide have been authorized for adults.

Pfizer’s vaccine is being used in multiple countries for teens as young as 16, and Canada recently became the first to expand use to 12 and up.

Pfizer is not the only company seeking to lower the age limit for its vaccine. Moderna recently said preliminary results from its study in 12- to 17-year-olds show strong protection and no serious side effects.

Search For Baby At Landfill

The Charles City County Sheriff’s Office said it is helping police in Washington D.C. search for a missing baby at a landfill.

The 2-month-old boy, Kyron Jones, was last seen on Wednesday in Northeast Washington and reported missing Friday.

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The sheriff’s office said it is helping Metropolitan Police Department in the search for a missing baby at the Waste Management Landfill in Charles City County.

No child has been found at this time.

Youngkin Takes Lead In Race

Political newcomer Glenn Youngkin is edging closer to becoming Virginia’s Republican gubernatorial nominee but is short of a majority needed to clinch victory.

More than 30,000 delegates cast ballots at a convention Saturday.

GOP gubenatorial hopeful Glenn Youngkin talks with people attending a weekly breakfast for Republicans at Golden Corral in Virginia Beach.
GOP gubenatorial hopeful Glenn Youngkin talks with people attending a weekly breakfast for Republicans at Golden Corral in Virginia Beach. (Source: Ned Oliver/Virginia Mercury)

Ballot counting in the governor’s race began Monday.

After the first five rounds, Youngkin held a lead over businessman Pete Snyder. Hard-right candidate Amanda Chase was in third.

Ballots Cast In GOP Convention

In total, there were 39 drive-thru voting sites across the commonwealth where delegates decided who will be the faces of the Republican ticket come November.

Voters ranked each candidate for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. Delegates ranked candidates with one being the top choice and seven being the bottom.

Republicans cast ballots to pick state nominees
Republicans cast ballots to pick state nominees

About 54,000 delegates were expected to vote in Saturday’s convention.

These ballots are being counted inside the Richmond Marriott. Anderson says they will count the ballots for the attorney general’s race first.

Chesterfield Shooting

Chesterfield police said they took a suspect into custody following a shooting that happened Monday.

The victim was taken to the hospital and is expected to be OK.

Police lights
Police lights (Source: KLTV)

Police at the scene saw a vehicle that matched the suspect’s description from witnesses. Officers tried to pull the vehicle over, but the driver refused and a chase started.

The suspect then crashed in the area of 1300 West Hundred Road and the driver was taken into custody after a short foot chase. Police said charges are pending.

More Vaccine Clinics For Henrico

Henrico County is scheduled to hold a series of walk-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics in May.

The clinics will be held at the Richmond Raceway and will all offer the Pfizer vaccine. The final day for the mass vaccination clinic at the raceway will be on May 28.

Bessemer City School’s superintendent said the FDA’s announcement is really big news for her school district and others, saying it puts them one step closer to getting back normal and feeling safer at school.
Bessemer City School’s superintendent said the FDA’s announcement is really big news for her school district and others, saying it puts them one step closer to getting back normal and feeling safer at school. (Source: WBRC)

Henrico has administered more than 150,000 doses at the raceway since January. More than 48 percent of Henrico’s residents have received at least one does and 35 percent are fully vaccinated.

For a list of vaccine clinic dates, click here.

Hanover School Board Meeting

Hanover County Public Schools
Hanover County Public Schools (Source: NBC12)

Hanover County Public Schools is planning on offering both in-person and virtual learning options for families to choose from.

The district will also vote on changes to the budget, which includes more money for teachers.

Final Thought

Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments - Rose Kennedy

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