Investigating Deadly UVA Shots; Department of Education history standards; Theft of Copper Wire

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

State police are leading the investigation into the UVA shooting

As the Virginia State Police investigate Sunday’s UVA shooting, police say they have found two more guns at the Charlottesville residence of shooting suspect Christopher Darnell Jones Jr.

Investigators say two other guns were discovered in a dorm where Jones lived on campus.

This was revealed on Monday, not long after the devastating mass shooting but before Jones was arrested. They found a semi-automatic rifle and another handgun in Jones’ dorm, according to the Richmond Times Dispatch.

Police also uncovered multiple ammo magazines and a binary trigger. Both weapons were handed over to the ATF as evidence.

UVA’s president has asked Attorney General Jason Miyares to appoint a special counsel to review the school’s actions and policies related to the events leading up to Sunday’s shooting.

The external company will present their findings to the public once this report is completed.

Update on Mike Hollins

Family members say Virginia football player Mike Hollins is continuing his recovery after suffering...
Family members say Virginia football player Mike Hollins is continuing his recovery after being shot at college.(WAFB)

According to his family, Mike Hollins was shot while trying to save the other students.

They say Mike actually ran off the bus but ran back because he just had to do something to help.

Now, after two surgeries, Mike has taken his first steps.

His family say they aren’t surprised Mike went back to the bus. They say he just is.

UVA memorial service tomorrow

A formal memorial service honoring the lives of Lavel Davis, Devin Chandler and D’Sean Perry is scheduled for this Saturday, November 19 at 3:30 p.m. at the John Paul Jones Arena

The event is open to the public and will also be streamed live.

Washington commanders face a second lawsuit from the DC Attorney General

(Patrick Semansky | AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, file)

This time the team is accused of cheating fans out of ticket money.

AG Karl Racine claims the team had $200,000 in non-refundable deposits from season ticket holders as of March.

Last week’s lawsuit alleges team owner Dan Snyder and the NFL deceived fans about an investigation into the team’s work culture.

Board of Education delays first review of new history standards

During a nearly eight-hour session yesterday, dozens of speakers called on the board to vote against the new history standards.

One after another, critics complained that their stories were being deleted. Under the criticism – is a reference to indigenous peoples as immigrants.

The board directed Public Instruction Superintendent Jillian Balow to revise the latest standards, which were finalized last month, to include content from an earlier draft launched in August.

A new draft is expected in January.

Copper wire theft leads to internet outages

Neighbors in Charles City say thieves are making it impossible to make calls or get online.

That’s because thieves keep stealing the copper wires that run along the street.

One resident, LeeAnn Evans, says whenever Verizon fixes the problems, the thieves come back to cut the wires again and strip the copper.

She says it was last fixed on Tuesday November 15, but she says it has happened at least three times in the past month.

The Charles City County Sheriff’s Office says they are aware of the issue.

Anyone with information regarding these thefts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

Sunny & cool end of the working week

Below-average wintry temperatures will be with us until the beginning of next week.

Today the lows are in the upper 20’s and the highs are in the upper 40’s.


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