I am Clovia “Miss Community” Lawrence with headline news for Friday, April 13, 2012
A 12 year old girl of Chesterfield County remains in the hospital in serious condition after being struck by a vehicle Thursday night. The girl was walking with her friends at the median on Robious Road and Woodman Drive. The friends stood on the median and she ran across the street not seeing the vehicle and was hit. The driver will not be charged in the accident.
George Zimmerman’s version of events leading up to the death of Trayvon Martin is contradicted in court documents. The “Orlando Sentinel” reports the probable cause affidavit filed in the second-degree murder case specifies Zimmerman confronted Martin. Zimmerman will be arraigned on May 29, 2012.
No food aid to Korea. The White House rips into North Korea over its missile mission, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney cites the North’s “pattern of aggressive behavior” is a concern to the international community. Thursday’s launch failed barely a minute after lift off. The missile crumbled in the sea.
Dry ground and strong wind gust across Virginia are causing wildfires. Fire crews from all over the state battled close to 20,000 acres from wildfires in Craig, Page and Shenandoah counties. The U.S. Forest Service says fire crews from other states are in Virginia battling wildfires.
The State Capitol Building in Richmond will be featured in a PBS TV special next year, “10 Buildings That Changed America” “The Virginia State Capitol really started the tradition in this country of government buildings looking like Roman and Greek temples” said host Geoffrey Baer.