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Commanders’ land deal in Woodbridge; Walmart drone service and more headlines

By: - May 24, 2022 8:03 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• The Washington Commanders reportedly acquired rights to land near Woodbridge that could be a site for a new football stadium. Renderings of what the stadium might look like also surfaced publicly for the first time Monday.—Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post

• General Assembly members are officially returning June 1 to vote on the state budget, but the final details are apparently still being worked out.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• The greater Charlottesville area’s Jefferson-Madison Regional Library is considering a name change after an advocacy group asked the board to shed the names of slaveholders. The library system had several previous names and adopted the current one in the 1970s.—Daily Progress

• A Loudoun County judge rejected recall petitions a conservative group brought against two local school board members.—Loudoun Times-Mirror

• A federal judge issued an emergency order placing new barring a controversial dog breeding facility in Cumberland County from “breeding, selling or otherwise dealing in beagles.”—WRIC

• Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s office says he’s not opposed to “carefully regulated” skill games in Virginia, a shift from the previous administration’s push to see the slots-like machines banned.—Cardinal News

• A judge denied a request for court testimony from anonymous witnesses in the upcoming murder trial of former Virginia Tech linebacker Isi Etute. Etute’s defense attorneys argued the anonymity would protect witnesses who claim they were sexually assaulted by the man Etute allegedly killed.—Roanoke Times

• A 69-year-old Virginia woman who went missing last week was found alive in the woods near her home in the Simplicity area.—Associated Press

• Walmart is launching a drone delivery service in Richmond.—Axios

• A hand surgeon testifying in actor Johnny Depp’s libel case against ex-wife Amber Heard said he sees some flaws in Depp’s claims about having part of his finger severed by a vodka bottle thrown by Heard.—Associated Press

 

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