girl shot in Petersburg; Police Officer Faces Trial; Voting Issues in Central Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – Here’s a look at our top headlines this Wednesday!

Girls among 2 victims shot dead near school

A teenager and a man fight for their lives after a shootout in Petersburg.

Police say it happened around midnight in a neighborhood near Lakemont Elementary School.

Both victims have life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this shooting is urged to call Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212.

Houston cops seek shooters in Migos Rapper’s Slaying

A 911 dispatcher is giving police details of Tuesday morning’s call about the shooting that killed Takeoff. (Source: Broadcastify / Houston Police Department/CNN)

It all happened at a private party at a Houston bowling alley.

Police say that after the party ended, a large group was outside the building when a fight broke out. Then someone started shooting.

Houston police have no suspect in custody.

They are calling on dozens of witnesses to come forward with information that could help locate the shooter.

Richmond officer charged with rape to stand trial next year

Richmond Police Officer Jean Assad faces charges of rape and aggravated sexual assault.
Richmond Police Officer Jean Assad faces charges of rape and aggravated sexual assault.(Richmond Police Department)

During a hearing yesterday, a judge granted officer Jean Assad bail and set a jury trial for March 16, 2023.

Assad was arrested last week and accused of raping and sexually abusing a woman even though she was unable to consent or defend herself.

He is currently on unpaid leave from the department while the investigation continues.

Errors in voter registration before election day

We are exactly a week away from Election Day and tonight the local polling stations are sorting through a flood of voter registrations.

We are less than a week away from the midterm elections and state election officials are working to process a large backlog of voter registrations.

Nearly 150,000 have just been sent to Virginia because of a computer glitch between the DMV and the State Department of Elections.

These “motor voter” registrations, dating back May through September, just landed at 133 registrars across the state.

Last Monday, state election officials announced they were creating a new voter registration system to address these issues. It is scheduled to go live in February 2025.

State election officials say any voter who has a question about their voter registration status or polling location can visit the Department of Elections website or call 804-864-8901 and dial 0.

CoStar breaks ground on $460 million campus expansion

Richmond’s skyline is about to change as CoStar Group invests $460 million to expand its research and technology center.

CoStar Group launched a $460 million expansion of its campus along the James River, including a new 26-story skyscraper.

The campus will also include a conference room, fitness facilities, retail, restaurants and more.

The center will house more than 3,000 employees – while creating 2,000 new jobs.

Upon completion of the project, CoStar will be the largest technology company and one of the largest private employers in Richmond.

The project is scheduled to be completed by 2024.

The next Powerball draw is tonight!

(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

The jackpot is now up to $1.2 billion after no one matched all six numbers on Monday.

This is the second largest prize in Powerball’s 30-year history. The cash value is nearly $600 million.

Although no one matched all six numbers on Monday, some Virginians won big!

One ticket sold in Chesapeake won $150,000 and two others won $50,000 each.

What’s the weather like?

Cloudy today but no rain. Then tomorrow the sun returns to the end of the week and the weekend begins.

The maximum is 70.

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