Alexa Mae Asperin, 8News WRIC Richmond

Alexa Mae Asperin

8News WRIC Richmond

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Past articles by Alexa:

Coronavirus updates: Virginia reports second highest one-day increase in cases as Pfizer seeks emergency use of vaccine

Virginia reported 2,544 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the second highest daily total to date in the commonwealth. The record for a one-day increase was set this week when 2,677 cases were reported on Monday. → Read More

California Pizza Kitchen files for bankruptcy

California Pizza Kitchen on Thursday announced it is filing for bankruptcy amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Safeway, Target, more grocery stores designate shopping time for seniors, vulnerable during pandemic

Target will have the first hour of being open, as well as Dollar General. → Read More

How do you pronounce GIF? Or is it Jif?

The popular peanut butter brand is releasing a jar featuring the name spelled with a “g” instead of a “j.” → Read More

Viral photo shows baby girl glaring at doctors in epic stare-down moments after her birth

While most babies come into the world kicking and crying, that isn’t the case for Isabela Pereira de Jesus, who took a different approach when she was born on Feb. 13. → Read More

Authorities investigating death of bald eagle in Michigan

State officials are working to learn what killed a bald eagle found dead in Grand Haven, Michigan. → Read More

Snow Moon – the first supermoon of 2020 – happening this weekend

The large-looking full moon will happen three times this year. It happens as the moon — on its elliptical orbit — is at its closest point to Earth making it appear nearly 14% larger than usual. → Read More

Burger King giving out free Whoppers in exchange for a picture of your ex this Valentine’s Day

Don’t live near a Burger King location offering the “breakup box” promotion? That’s ok! → Read More

Pizza-related injuries more than double in two years

Pizza – delicious but also apparently deadly, in some cases. → Read More

Man accused of setting woman on fire at traffic stop

A North Carolina man is in custody after he allegedly drenched a woman with a flammable liquid and set her on fire Monday morning. → Read More

Fever chart: Earth had its hottest decade on record in 2010s

The decade that just ended was by far the hottest ever measured on Earth, capped off by the second-warmest year on record, two U.S. agencies reported Wednesday. → Read More

‘You’ Season 3 is coming, Netflix confirms

See you soon, neighbor. → Read More

Texts about a military draft? They’re fake, U.S. Army says

Have you received a text message telling you you’ve been selected for a military draft? Ignore it. → Read More

First new Toys “R” Us store opens today in the U.S.

You may not have to grow up after all, “Toys “R” Us Kids.”The once mighty toy retailer is back! → Read More

President Trump tweets photo of himself as ‘Rocky Balboa’

President Donald Trump tweeted a photo on Wednesday that got the internet talking. → Read More

Walmart’s Black Friday deals start on a Wednesday this year

The nation’s largest retailer announced its main holiday-shopping event will kick off online at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, November 27, followed by an in-store deals rollout at 6:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving day. → Read More

CDC warning: Deer with tuberculosis can pass it on to people

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning hunters that deer carrying tuberculosis can transmit the disease to humans. → Read More

Samuel L. Jackson will soon be able to voice your Alexa, cursing optional

Oscar-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson is lending his voice to Amazon Alexa – cursing optional. → Read More

Social Security Scam: Do not press 1 if you get this call

Authorities are warning you of a growing phone scam that according to the Federal Trade Commission is already the number one scam being reported this year. → Read More

Another arrest made in overdose death of Mac Miller

Authorities have arrested another man in connection with the overdose death of rapper Mac Miller. → Read More