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Here the News to Know for Thursday, June 8
Published: Jun. 8, 2023 at 5:29 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Here’s a look at the top headlines to start your day:

  • Multiple lanes are blocked on I-95 South near the Willis Road exit due to police activity.
  • The family of Shawn Jackson and Renzo Smith are speaking out after the two were shot and killed during Tuesday’s mass shooting outside the Altria Theatre following a graduation ceremony for Huguenot High School. 19-year-old Amari Ty-Jon Pollard from Henrico is being held without bond after being charged with two counts of second-degree murder in relation to the shooting. Richmond Police say Jackson and Pollard had an ongoing, year-long dispute.
  • Nearly six months after, a six-year-old shot his teacher at Richneck Elementary School. Newport News Public Schools announced new leadership at the school.
  • Today’s weather consists of poor air quality due to smoke from wildfires in Canada. Full forecast >

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