RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – Here’s a look at our top headlines for this Friday!
5 Arrested in connection with the murder of 15-year-old Richmond
Tynashia Humphrey’s family feel relieved after police made more arrests in her murder.
It has been just over a month since Tynashia was shot dead on her way to a corner shop near Gilpin Court.
Police arrested five men and charged them – all under the age of 25 – in the shooting.
Rarmil Coley-Pettiford and Savonne Henderson were both charged with first-degree murder.
Mitchell Hudson was charged with conspiracy to murder. Tyree Coley and Rashard Jackson were also charged with conspiracy to murder.
Police have not said whether or not the accused men have set bail.
Police are investigating after weapons were found at several schools
A Richmond student is in police custody after bringing a knife into the school. It happened yesterday morning at Thomas Jefferson High School.
The school department says a school official was able to take the knife away from the student before he entered the school.
This is the third incident in the last week that students have been found with guns on school property.
A student was found with a gun at LC Bird High School in Chesterfield on Wednesday afternoon.
On Tuesday, a student was stabbed to death by another student at Brookland Middle School in Henrico.
After a spate of incidents, Chesterfield Police are urging parents to pay more attention to what their children are doing.
CDC panel recommends COVID vaccine for regular vaccination schedule
A CDC committee voted to add the Covid vaccine to the regular vaccination schedule for children and adults.
The immunization schedule helps doctors determine when to give important vaccines — including polio, measles, whooping cough, and tetanus.
It is important to note that the schedule is not a vaccination order.
States and local jurisdictions make their own rules about what vaccines are required for school attendance.
The decision now goes to the CDC, where the agency is expected to sign it.
Governor Youngkin responds…
3 people rushed to the hospital after a car crash in the USPS mail carriers
It happened around 6am last night on Elkhart Road in North Chesterfield.
According to police, there was an adult and a child in the car. They were both taken to the hospital.
The postman’s driver was also taken to the hospital. All three should be fine.
Strong reactions to transgender policies during Education Committee meeting
Virginia’s exemplary policies for transgender students drew a strong backlash from supporters and opponents during a meeting of the Virginia Board of Education.
The board members listened to the speakers for more than two hours. Many comments addressed guidelines for how school systems deal with transgender students.
The new policy will require public school students to use restrooms and join athletic teams based on their sex, not gender identity.
Students must also get their parents’ permission to change their names and preferred pronouns.
The policy is subject to a 30-day public comment period that ends next week.
The Department of Education determines what is included in the final regulations.
Schools warn of ‘One Chip Challenge’
Greensville County Public Schools Warn Families of Dangers of ‘One Chip Challenge’
A potato chip with extremely hot spices is eaten.
In a letter, the division’s superintendent said while the challenge may sound harmless, it has sent middle-aged and high-school children to the hospital because of the chips’ heat index.
Families are asked to speak with their children to ensure they understand the dangers of participating in this trend.
What’s the weather like?
It will be sunny after a cold and frosty morning. The highs will be in the mid and high 60’s.
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