Good Morning, RVA: Gonna soak up the sun

Survive this morning’s freezing fog and you’ll be rewarded with some afternoon sunshine.

Photo by: Fire at Will Photography

Good morning, RVA! It’s 30 °F, and Richmond’s temperatures can’t stop, won’t stop yo-yoing between coldish and almost nearly pleasant. Expect temperatures in the low- to mid-50s and plenty of sunshine. If you must leave the house before 9:00 AM, watch out for some serious fog–and not just any fog…FREEZING FOG. Freezing fog is a real thing, and Wikipedia tells me that it’s known as pogonip in the western United States.

Quick traffic update: VDOT crews have made good progress on the sign replacement that forced them to clog up the I-95 / I-64 interchange. Today they’ll only close a shoulder from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM, affecting less traffic.

Water cooler

Prison Delegate Joe Morrissey was charged with four new and additional felonies yesterday–all related to forging documents. You can read this long and surreal account of what a day in the life of Joe Morrissey must be like, if you must.

Classes are cancelled at L.C. Bird high school in Chesterfield County after a van crashed into the front door and caught fire!

The Senate is pretty clearly a hoax.

State officials in California have advised anti-vaxxers to stay away from Disneyland, lest they catch the measles. Measles is no joke and has killed 200 million people worldwide since the 1850s.


Did you know that Megan Walker, the nation’s top-rated sophomore, plays basketball at Monacan? The RTD has a nice profile on her, that you should read.

  • Hokies continue their brutal ACC schedule and host #8 Notre Dame tonight at 7:00 PM.
  • #2 Wahoos look to make it 18-0 against the Yellow Jackets tonight at 8:00 PM.

This morning’s longread

Why Kids Sext

Figuring out where the line lies between innocent experimentation and child pornography turns out to be seriously complicated. Plus, this piece is a nice change of pace from what the local coverage breathlessly called a “teen sexting ring.”

Over the years, Lowe had gotten calls from irate parents whose daughters’ naked pictures had popped up on cellphones, usually sent around by an angry boyfriend after a breakup. But he immediately realized that this was a problem of a different order. Investigation into the Instagram account quickly revealed two other, similar accounts with slightly different names. Between them, the accounts included about 100 pictures, many of girls from the local high school, Louisa County High, in central Virginia.

This morning’s Instagram

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