Good Morning, RVA: Same as it ever was

Yesterday’s seasonable yet pleasant weather continues. Also: burgers!

Good morning, RVA! It’s 63 °F, and today’s weather looks a lot like yesterday’s: warm, sunny, and dry. The temperature will climb a bit higher, into the upper-80s, but other than that, you can expect a charming repeat of the previous 24 hours.

Water cooler

Yesterday afternoon police were called to the 5700 block of Hull Street Road to investigate a shooting. They found two men suffering from gunshot wounds, one of whom died last night. Police are classifying this as a “death investigation” at this time.

The back-and-forth grandstanding between the Governor and the General Assembly over the Commonwealth’s budget continues. You can read the previously linked article if you want, but it’s painfully predictable.

The Richmond School Board has decide to take over the district’s truancy program from the city. Of course, to run the program the School Board will need to figure out how to fund it–a conversation with the mayor that I’m sure will go swimmingly.

First Meg Ryan (who I hear was in town yesterday), now AMC’s TURN has announced that it will return to the area this fall to film it’s second season. The Virginia Film Office is killing it lately!

If you like burgers and saving bucks, this is your week: Style Weekly presents RVA Burger Week! Until Sunday, basically every restaurant imaginable will offer a $5 burger. There’s even a Pokémon-like “gotta catch em all” aspect to the thing, which, honestly, sounds like it’d be pretty rough on your gut.


  • Squirrels look to make it five in a row tonight at 6:35 PM after beating Harrisburg , 7-2, last night. Tickets are available online.
  • Nats blank the Brewers, 3-0. They’ll face off in game two of the series tonight at 8:10 PM.
  • Wahoos fall to Vandy, 8-9. Tonight’s game at 8:00 PM is a must win for the Hoos.

World Cup

Mexico advances and Uruguay looks to stay alive. Four games to watch today:

  • Costa Rica vs. England, 12:00 PM, ESPN2
  • Italy vs. Uruguay, 12:00 PM, ESPN
  • Greece vs. Ivory Coast, 4:00 PM, ESPN2
  • Japan vs. Colombia, 4:00 PM, ESPN

This morning’s longread

Colleges, seeking revenue, consider beer sales at stadiums

I had no idea that some colleges sold alcohol at their sporting events on the regular!

Babcock has the unique perspective of recently leading athletic departments with two very different approaches to the issue of alcohol sales. At Virginia Tech, which hired him in January, alcohol at football games is only available in luxury suites. At Cincinnati, his previous job, beer was sold at practically every on-campus sporting event — including green beer on St. Patrick’s Day to help attract fans to a baseball game.

Photo by: Lodigs

This morning’s Instagram

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  • 8:39 AM — Originally, I said the fatal double shooting was the city’s 21st murder. At this time Richmond police are reporting this incident as a “death investigation.”

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