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6-year-old shoots teacher in Newport News and more Va. headlines

By: - January 9, 2023 7:45 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• A 6-year-old boy shot a teacher at a Newport News elementary school Friday afternoon after an “altercation” between the two. The teacher was said to be in stable condition over the weekend.—Daily Press

• Two Charlottesville elementary schools are being renamed after a tense debate over whether it was a good idea to let the students themselves pick the schools’ new names.—Charlottesville Tomorrow

• “Virginia Commonwealth University’s medical college was ‘intimately connected’ to the institution of slavery in the mid-1800s, according to a new report commissioned by the university.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• A leak near Danville led to a shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline, “the nation’s largest fuel pipeline.” State officials estimated about 2,500 gallons of diesel fuel spilled, but there’s been no sign of major environmental damage so far.—Associated Press

• A Civil War postage stamp created by a Virginia postmaster is going up for auction, with an estimated value of $30,000.—Bristol Herald Courier


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