The Bulletin

Body camera footage of Fairfax police shooting and more Va. headlines

By: - August 5, 2022 8:36 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• Body camera footage shows Fairfax County police shooting a man suffering a mental health crisis after he rushed toward officers with a wine bottle. “We believe that the three police officers … could have, and should have, handled this far differently,” the man’s parents said.—Washington Post

• State Police are investigating a potential scheme to use fake utility bills to get gun rights restoration paperwork filed in Portsmouth, which apparently takes a lenient approach to the petitions.—WTVR

• The family of a Virginia Union University football player who died after collapsing during a team workout last summer has filed a $10 million lawsuit against the school.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Buchanan County residents say the recovery is just beginning from last month’s devastating flash floods that destroyed dozens of homes. “The hardest part is getting ready to happen.”—Cardinal News

• Why Central Appalachia keeps facing severe floods.—E&E News

• “Biden’s pick for Norfolk judgeship would be Virginia’s first openly gay federal district judge.”—Virginian-Pilot

• The businessman pursuing a casino in Richmond wants the city to vote on it again in 2023 instead of pushing for a legally disputed referendum this year.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Fairfax County officials are considering using money from a new plastic bag tax to pay homeless people to clean up waterways and roadsides.—WTOP

• Someone driving a U-Haul with no license plate stole an Airstream camper from a Hanover County RV dealership.—WRIC

• Virginia’s sales tax holiday starts today.—Daily News-Record


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