All adult Virginians eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, younger homicide victims in Richmond, Volvo workers on strike in Pulaski, and more headlines
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• A slew of Richmond homicides reveals a disturbing trend: younger victims.—Richmond Times-Dispatch
• All adults in Virginia are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines.—NBC12
• Homelessness in Norfolk has surged during the pandemic.—Virginian-Pilot
• A letter kept by the widow of a murder victim showing that her husband’s killer wasn’t eligible for geriatric parole was key to keeping him behind bars after the Virginia Parole Board tried to release him, she says.—Richmond Times-Dispatch
• A Norfolk police sergeant was reassigned after it was discovered he had made a donation to accused Kenosha vigilante killer Kyle Rittenhouse.—Virginian-Pilot
• Democratic members of the House of Delegates are facing a record number of primary challenges, potentially opening up opportunities in the fall elections.—Washington Post
• Fairfax’s commonwealth’s attorney says he’s seeking to vacate more than 400 cases brought by a former police officer with a history of racially motivated traffic stops.—WTOP
• Liberty University is seeking millions in damages in a lawsuit filed against its ousted former president and chancellor, Jerry Falwell Jr.—Associated Press
• Volvo workers are on strike at the company’s truck plant in Pulaski County.—Roanoke Times
• A report finds that Black and Hispanic students are underrepresented at Virginia colleges and universities.—Associated Press
• Nelson County’s Board of Supervisors is urging federal regulators to release landowners from easements they were forced to negotiate for the failed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.—News & Advance
• Del. Elizabeth Guzman, D-Prince William, dropped out of the lieutenant governor’s race.—Prince William Times
• Virginia’s newest congressman, Bob Good, wants to make silencers easier to get.—WVTF
• VMI’s football team, which went 0-11 in 2017, made its first FCS playoff berth after topping The Citadel Saturday.—Roanoke Times
• A shirtless man who stole a Henry County ambulance led police on a 45-minute chase before he was stopped with spike strips.—Register & Bee
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