Temperatures within the 50s; journey woes proceed; new legal guidelines begin Jan. 1

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – Right here’s a take a look at the highest headlines for Wednesday, Dec. 28:

Hovering Temperatures

Wednesday’s highs might be within the 50s as a warm-up continues this week. By this weekend, count on temperatures within the 60s.

Rain is feasible for New Yr’s Eve.

Journey Woes Proceed

AAA Spokesperson Ragina Ali says it’s vital to know your rights for those who’re one unfortunate passenger that could not make it on their flight.

Flights delays and cancellations proceed to wreak havoc on vacationers after Christmas.

On Tuesday, Flight Conscious reported eight flight cancellations at Richmond Worldwide Airport, which have been all from Southwest Airways. That is all a part of the almost 2,600 Southwest flight cancellations reported throughout the nation all through the day.

New Legal guidelines Begin Jan. 1

The brand new 12 months will carry one other minimal wage enhance in Virginia. Come January 1, it will likely be $12.

On Sunday, a number of new legal guidelines will take impact in Virginia. These embody:

  • A privateness regulation that limits how a lot private info firms can require you to share.
  • An elimination of the 1.5% grocery tax (localities can nonetheless cost a 1% tax).
  • A rise in Virginia’s minimal wage.

Lottery Fever

Native residents lined up Tuesday for his or her likelihood at a rising Mega Hundreds of thousands jackpot.

You’re trying on the winner, I really feel that assured,” stated a buyer at a Chesterfield 7-Eleven retailer.

Nonetheless, there have been no winners, and Friday’s jackpot is now at $640 million.

Adjustments to Reporting COVID-19

The Virginia Division of Well being says it is going to now report COVID-19 instances weekly “to align with the CDC’s present reporting frequency.”

VDH additionally says on its web site that it “continues to streamline info on its COVID-19 knowledge dashboards to raised spotlight present COVID-19 tendencies in Virginia and inform motion.”

Last Thought

“Write it in your coronary heart that on daily basis is the most effective day within the 12 months.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


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