The National InterAgency Fire Center reports 16 large fires today that have burned over 420 thousand acres nationwide from Arizona to Virginia. With conditions improving here, the Virginia Department of Forestry has dispatched a team to Texas, which is dry, windy and covered in dead grass.
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The orange construction barrels along Broad Street are coming down beginning today (4/19), as construction on the Pulse Rapid Transit System enters a new phase.
A three-judge panel of the Fourth US Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a Russian, fighting for the Taliban was not entitled to status as a prisoner of war.
The panel ruled 2-1 that Irek Hamidullin a former Russian military officer who led a Taliban attack on US forces in Afghanistan, was in effect a terrorist and not a soldier. University of Richmond Law Professor Carl Tobias, “He was trying to claim that he had combatant immunity, under the Geneva Conventions, but Judge Hudson rejected that and so did the Fourth Circuit.”
Virginia Democratic Senator Tim Kaine said yesterday (4/18) he was “heartened” to hear about CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, but says he still will not support him for Secretary of State.
Henrico County leaders last night (4/16) agreed to consider more money for teachers and smaller classes, but declined to set a time or an amount, with a vote on the new budget just one week away.
The Henrico County Board of Supervisors and the School Board are meeting today (4/16), in a rare, 11th hour discussion about the school budget.
Virginia Democratic Senator Tim Kaine has been harshly critical of President Trump’s military strike on Syria, without the consent of Congress and says he will vote against the President’s nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State.
At Virginia Tech this weekend, they begin three days of activities for the 32 people killed and 17 wounded 11 years ago Monday, in what at that time was the deadliest shooting carried out by a single gunman in US History. In the aftermath, laws have changed and schools across the country have adopted new safety procedures. But at Virginia Tech, on the anniversary, “It’s important to remember the lives that were lost.” Virginia Tech Spokesman Mark Owczarski, "Eleven years ago we lost 32 very precious lives, students and teachers who were dedicated to learning and teaching.
The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag fire watch warnings for Central Virginia North this afternoon. It means the potential for wildfires is imminent.
Henrico County officials have again asked motorists not to give money to panhandlers, following an accident involving four vehicles and a serious injury to a man in the median asking for help.
Henrico County has posted signs asking motorists not to give money to panhandlers in the medians. At last night’s Board meeting, County Manager John Vithoulkas explained, “A pedestrian/panhandler was struck by the beige sedan, went airborne for a short period of time, and landed on his back in the roadway. The accident occurred Monday at Parham and West Broad."