NEWS TO KNOW
Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.
• Virginia has ramped up the pace of vaccinations, but COVID-19 cases and deaths are ticking upward again.—Richmond Times-Dispatch
• With proms still banned under Virginia’s COVID-19 restrictions, some parents are crossing state lines to organize DIY proms in North Carolina.—Bristol Herald Courier
• Loudoun County school leaders are upset that social distancing rules treat sports differently than other student performances like concerts and plays.—WTOP
• The FBI arrested a James City County man in connection to the Jan. 6 violence at the U.S. Capitol, accusing him of forcing his way past a police barricade.—Virginian-Pilot
• A group is mounting a recall campaign against Fairfax County prosecutor Steve Descano, saying his reform-minded approach to criminal justice has led to the “denigration of victims.”—Washington Post
• The Prince William County Board of Supervisors voted a down a resolution to ban itself from taking important votes after midnight.—Prince William Times
• One person died when a section of the old Bonner Bridge on the Outer Banks collapsed as it was being dismantled.—WAVY
• Two tigers at Norfolk’s Virginia Zoo caught COVID-19.—Virginian-Pilot
• “When squirrels lose their mothers, this Virginia woman steps up.”—Washington Post
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