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Charlottesville city manager resigns and more Virginia headlines

By: - October 13, 2021 8:03 am

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• The family of slain journalist Alison Parker wants the Federal Trade Commission to take action against Facebook for failing to remove footage of the 2015 on-camera shooting that killed her and a cameraman, Adam Ward.—Associated Press

• Virginia’s governor’s race “has it all: A nationalized race offering clues to the country’s political mood, a test of which party’s base is more motivated, a dash of clueless national punditry.”—Puck News

• Former President Barack Obama will campaign with Terry McAuliffe later this month.—Associated Press

• GOP gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin clarified his stance on taxpayer funding of abortion.—National Review

• The only thing that Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring and his GOP opponent, Del. Jason Miyares, really agree on “is that they disagree on so much.”—Associated Press

• A Prince William elementary school was shut down because of a COVID-19 outbreak.—Prince William Times

• Charlotteville’s city manager, “the fifth interim or full-time city manager the city has had since 2018,” has resigned, citing “public vitriol” and a “broken relationship” with the mayor over the manager’s decision to fire the police chief.—The Daily ProgressNBC29

• A Salem teenager was accidentally given six times the proper dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a local CVS.—10NEWS

• Some parents were calling for the resignation of the Loudoun school superintendent after a man told conservative media outlets his daughter’s sexual assault, which he blamed on the system’s transgender bathroom policy, was covered up. The school system says the incident was “reported immediately” to police.—Fox NewsWJLA

• A former NASCAR driver is seeking to overturn Virginia’s ban on slot-like skill gaming machines.—WDBJ

• A British Army officer is walking barefoot from Maine through Virginia and into North Carolina to raise money and awareness for his daughter’s rare genetic condition.—WTVR

• “A nearly 3-week-old baby cheetah that was abandoned by its mother and bottle-fed at the National Zoo’s facility in Virginia has found a new home with a cheetah foster mom and her cubs in Oregon.”—Washington Post 

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