NEWS TO KNOW
Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.
• Del. Kelly Convirs-Fowler, D-Virginia Beach, accused Sheriff Ken Stolle (R) of firing her husband after she raised concerns that another employee of the department was present at the Jan. 6 insurrection. Stolle said the dismissal was unrelated and that none of his employees “broke any law.”—Virginian-Pilot
• “A special grand jury impaneled to investigate the fatal shooting of Donovon Lynch at the Oceanfront earlier this year by a Virginia Beach police officer recommended no criminal charges for the officer.”—Virginian-Pilot
• Black parents in Loudoun County “say their views have been sidelined in the uproar over teaching about race and racism in schools.”—HuffPost
• Leesburg town council once again refused to reconsider the vaccine mandate it put in place for government employees. At least three workers have resigned in protest.—Loudoun Now
• The Virginia Court of Appeals agreed to hear the appeal of two men found not guilty for murder but nonetheless given a life sentence in connection to the crime—VPM
• Lawmakers say police don’t have the resources to investigate illegal gambling parlors that have proliferated in recent years. “That’s been a big problem. We don’t have an enforcement arm.”—WRIC
• Norfolk’s public housing authority settled a lawsuit, agreeing to terms aimed at making sure tenants moved out of neighborhoods for redevelopment are able to return when work is complete.—WHRO
• “A former Norfolk police officer who was fired after donating to a defense fund for Kyle Rittenhouse wants his job back now that a Wisconsin jury acquitted the young man of murder during protests against police brutality last year.”—Associated Press
• A postal worker admitted to stealing marijuana he found in a package at a Roanoke processing center.—Roanoke Times
• A Roanoke councilman, already indicted on unrelated felony charges, agreed to return $850 the city spent on an advertisement in a magazine he publishes after the state ethics council challenged the transaction.—Roanoke Times
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