Church leader killed in dog attack; Governor Youngkin reacts to midterm election results; Richmond Marathon Package Pickup

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

Two women shot dead near Gillies Creek Park

The police are looking for the man who shot two women.

The shooting happened just before 9 Wednesday night on Jennie Scher Road near Gillies Creek Park.

When the police arrived, they found a woman who had been shot. She was treated on the spot.

Shortly after, a second woman arrived at the hospital with a gunshot wound.

Both victims are expected to be fine.

Anyone who may know something is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

Church leader killed in dog attack

A fatal dog attack is causing concern in a grieving Richmond community.

A Richmond community is grieving after police say a dog attacked and killed an elderly woman.

Evangeline Brooks was 88 years old.

Neighbors say she was out for her morning walk on Monday – when she was attacked by a dog which bit her neck.

She was killed a few steps from her home.

Brooks served as a deacon for years at First Baptist Church in Southside Richmond.

Church members say his presence was felt every Sunday.

Funeral arrangements are still being planned, but the church says they will likely take place next week.

Proposed five-cent tax rebate for municipal property owners

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney is launching a new program to help homeowners who have faced high property tax bills this year.

Property tax credit proposal could help homeowners with valuation issues

He calls it the “Five Back Initiative”. This would send you back some of the money you paid early next year.

This ordinance still needs to be approved by the city council, but it already has majority support.

The board is due to meet again on Monday to discuss it.

Governor Youngkin reacts to midterm elections

Amid Republicans not seeing the “red wave” many expected, Gov. Glenn Youngkin is now speaking out on midterms.

He says the results represent an opportunity and a challenge.

Governor Youngkin said he was glad Republicans flipped a congressional district in Virginia, but at the same time, Democrats retained two more seats in the Commonwealth House.

Democrats Abigail Spanberger and Jennifer Wexton retained their seats in hotly contested elections.

While the national returns are still the focus, Governor Youngkin said they reflect the reality that the nation will continue to move forward with a divided government.

UVA political analyst Larry Sabato said a number of candidates Governor Youngkin had endorsed — traveling out of state to campaign — hadn’t fared so well.

Yesterday, Youngkin also made sure to thank the state’s election team, saying the vote was fair and the results were tabulated quickly with minimal fuss.

Notice to participants of the Richmond Marathon!

The Allianz Richmond Half Marathon begins at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, November 12.(Source: sports sponsors)

Package pickup is 4-7 p.m. Thursday, November 10 and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, November 11.

Photo ID is required to retrieve your race record. You can retrieve a race record for another pre-registered runner, provided you have a copy of their photo ID.

To know everything about the marathon, click here.

Clouds rise ahead of Nicole’s Friday rain

Heavy rains from Nicole bring a localized flood threat to central Virginia on Friday.

Today will be warmer and more humid with increasing clouds as the day progresses. Highs will be near 70.

Jerry B. Hatch