+10 Filled with joy, hope and high expectations, Richmonders loudly ring in a new year. Even City Councilman Charles Samuels is spotted with a small noisemaker, resolving to kick up his wingtips a decibel higher this year.
-4 Speaking of City Hall, Councilman Marty Jewell asks for an investigation into whether a council liaison inappropriately touched another council liaison. If only we'd known this stuff goes on, we could have gotten out of so many parking tickets.
0 The T-D reports on coyote sightings in Chesterfield County. And from Short Pump, calls continue to pour in citing a cougar overpopulation at Kona Grill.
-2 A fire leaves no injuries but heavily damages Zorba's Greek and Italian restaurant in the West End. Which fills the air with plumes of unfortunate but really delicious smelling smoke.
+1 At Richmond International Airport, the T-D reports, a 21-year-old man from Charlottesville is arrested after stripping down to his underwear to protest security screenings. He did not appear to be carrying a weapon.