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Candidate Mark Lewis hopes to legalize marijuana and cut taxes

RICHMOND, Va. — While much the country’s political focus is on the 2020 presidential race, Virginia’s November elections will see every seat in the Virginia General Assembly up for grabs. CBS 6 invited the candidates from each Senate and House district in the Richmond Metro area to talk about their campaigns. Mark Lewis is a Libertarian candidate in Senate District 9, currently h...

Scientists bid farewell to the first Icelandic glacier lost to climate change.

Scientists say they are bidding farewell to Okjökull, the first Icelandic glacier lost to climate change, in a funeral of sorts. Researchers will gather Sunday in Borgarfjörður, Iceland, to memorialize Okjökull, known as Ok for short, after it lost its status as a glacier in 2014. The inscription, titled “A letter to the future,” on the monument paints a bl...

Soldier who drove military vehicle to downtown Richmond found not guilty

NOTTOWAY COUNTY, Va. — Former Virginia National Guardsman Joshua Yabut was found not guilty by reason of insanity Monday in Nottoway County court. Yabut, 30, made national headlines in June 2018, when investigators said he took an armored personnel carrier from Fort Pickett in Blackstone and drove it more than 60 miles to Richmond, with multiple police officers in pursuit. The chase came to ...

CDC, state health officials investigating link between vaping and severe lung disease

At least 15 states have identified more than 120 cases of lung disease or injury that could be linked to vaping, a CNN survey of state health departments has found. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Saturday it’s investigating severe pulmonary disease among people who use e-cigarettes in some states. States with the most cases include Wisconsin, with 15 conf...

He got his first haircut in 15 years so he could join the Army

Superlong hair, or serving his country? Reynaldo Arroyo chose the latter. The 23-year-old has been growing his hair out for 15 years, but on Thursday he decided to have the big chop so he could enlist in the Army. “I’m just really excited to be enlisting,” he said, in a video posted to the Salt Lake City Army Recruiting Battalion Facebook page. Arroyo will be donating t...

Alligators caught climbing fences and swimming across roads in Florida

Most people know alligators get just about everywhere in Florida, but now they’ve really leveled up. Videos from last week show a massive 463-pound gator swimming in the middle of a busy road — and another climbing a fence. One of the intrusive reptiles was filmed on Thursday swimming in a giant puddle in the middle of an intersection during a downpour in St. Petersburg....

Teens shot at Houston ‘instant house party’ organized on Snapchat

HOUSTON — An impromptu house party devolved into chaos when a verbal dispute led to the shootings of at least six teenagers. The shooting victims — a 17-year-old female, three 18-year-old males and two 19-year-old males — are expected to recover from their injuries, Houston police spokesman Victor Senties said Sunday. The party was an “instant house party” organized o...

Men rescue woman who uses a wheelchair after she fell off dock into ocean

DJ Kashief Hamilton says he was playing music on a cruise ship dock at St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands when he heard a loud scream. The DJ stopped the party. He says he saw people running, including friend Randolph Donovan, with whom he works as an entertainer for visitors to the island. The 34-year-old Donovan jumped about 10 feet down off the dock into the ocean. A young woman in a wheelchai...

Planes crashes in swamp near Tappahannock-Essex County Airport

TAPPAHANNOCK, Va. — The pilot of a small plane suffered serious injuries after the aircraft crashed near Tappahannock-Essex County Airport, according to Virginia State Police. “At 4:23 a.m., Virginia State Police were alerted to a distress call from a pilot. Search efforts were immediately underway to locate a crashed plane,” a Virginia State Police spokesperson said. “At a...

Plane crashes in swamp near Tappahannock-Essex County Airport

TAPPAHANNOCK, Va. — The pilot of a small plane suffered serious injuries after the aircraft crashed near Tappahannock-Essex County Airport, according to Virginia State Police. “At 4:23 a.m., Virginia State Police were alerted to a distress call from a pilot. Search efforts were immediately underway to locate a crashed plane,” a Virginia State Police spokesperson said. “At a...

On the road with Salt & Forge

RICHMOND, Va. – – A year-old Jackson Ward restaurant is taking to the streets in search of new revenue and a potential second location. Salt & Forge, which opened in April 2018 at 312 N. Second St., is looking to sop up its share of the area’s mobile food scene by adding a food truck. Owner David Hahn said the truck, which passed its inspection Thursday morning, could be read...

Experience “Haunted” Charlottesville

RICHMOND, Va- Author Susan Schwartz and her brother, Photographer Cliff Middlebrook, Jr. created the book “Haunted Charlottesville and Surrounding Counties.” The brother sister duo have captured some great images and documented frightening locations where paranormal activity is present. You have the chance to meet Susan at she signs copies August 24th- Barnes & ...