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A federal investigation of Justin Fairfax allegations and more Va. headlines

By: - July 26, 2022 7:56 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

•​​​​ “Federal investigators are probing the origin of twin allegations against then-Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, according to five sources who’ve been interviewed by the FBI.”—The Intercept

•​​​​ Antisemitic flyers claiming leading Jewish figures at Disney are responsible for “child grooming” were distributed around a Virginia Beach neighborhood over the weekend.—Newsweek

•​​​​ The Virginia Employment Commission mistakenly sent out another round of letters to people asking them to repay accidental overpayments the state made during the pandemic. The commissioner called it a “timing issue.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

•​​​​ Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares is threatening legal action against Inova Health System over multiple denials of employee requests for exemptions from the system’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate on religious and disability grounds.—WRIC

•​​​​ 62 current and former elected prosecutors and attorneys general filed an amicus brief in the Virginia Supreme Court supporting an appeal by Loudoun Commonwealth’s Attorney Buta Biberaj of a judge’s decision to bar her office from prosecuting a burglary suspect.—Loudoun Now

•​​​​ “A pilot shortage has forced Virginia State Police to temporarily curtail its Med-Flight helicopter service by eight hours a day in Central and Southwest Virginia.” Private services, which can charge for transport, will be used to fill the gap.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

•​​​​ Republican Del. Tim Anderson, R-Virginia Beach, said he plans to propose bills banning menhaden fishing in the Chesapeake Bay and requiring fishing companies to pay damages when their nets break and large numbers of dead fish wash ashore.—WVTF

•​​​​ “A Norfolk man convicted of murder following a trial that hinged on testimony from a coerced witness and a disgraced former Norfolk police detective was exonerated this month.” He had been imprisoned more than 20 years.—Virginian-Pilot

•​​​​ Richmond is the latest local government to give employees the right to unionize and engage in collective bargaining after a city council vote Monday night.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

•​​​​ Richmond police have compiled a list of roughly 100 people, most of whom live in the city’s public housing neighborhoods, who they suspect are “shooters” and have arrested 45. “We’re going after those trigger pullers throughout the city,” said a police major leading the effort.—VPM

•​​​​ The Census Bureau found that the city of Lexington has the youngest population in the country.—Cardinal News

•​​​​ Four people in Danville were bitten by a rabid fox last week that was subsequently shot by police in a Walmart parking lot.—Danville Register & Bee


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