Top Headlines on WHSV.com May 29

By: Kitty Capelle
By: Kitty Capelle

These are the most popular headlines on WHSV.com for May 29th. Stories with available video will have a link in the headline.

Infant Dies After Being Found in Richmond Dumpster

Reporter: Virginia AP

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- An infant has died after being found in a dumpster in Richmond.

The Richmond Police Department says the infant was unresponsive when officers arrived at the scene around 8 p.m. Tuesday. The child was later pronounced dead. 

The cause of death and the infant's gender will be determined by the medical examiner.

State Police Say 7 Died in Holiday Weekend Crashes

Reporter: Virginia AP

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Seven people died on Virginia highways over the four-day Memorial Day weekend, the lowest total for that holiday period since 2009.

According to the Virginia State Police, the fatality total was down from 11 during the 2012 Memorial Day weekend. It matched the 2009 total, which came a year after 18 people were killed during the holiday weekend.

The seven deaths occurred in Newport News and the counties of Amelia, Carroll, Fairfax, Patrick and Southampton.

State police stepped up enforcement efforts over the holiday weekend, writing nearly 12,000 speeding tickets and more than 2,600 reckless driving citations. There were 137 drunken driving arrests and more than 1,100 tickets for seat belt violations.

20 Va. Babies Born on 5-29 to Win College Savings

Reporter: Virginia AP

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The numbers 5-2-9 will be lucky for some babies born in Virginia on Wednesday.

The Virginia529 College Savings Plan says it will award college savings accounts to 20 babies born closest to 5:29 p.m. Wednesday at participating hospitals.

The accounts are valued at $529 each.

Virginia529 CEO Mary G. Morris says in a news release that most parents believe attending college is important for their children's future. But most aren't regularly saving to pay the costs of a college education.

Wednesday's giveaway is part of the state plan's celebration of National 529 College Savings Day.

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