Details emerge in court hearing for Virginia Tech football player, FBI finds ‘workplace grievances’ motivated Virginia Beach shooter, historic house moves in Abingdon, and more headlines

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• New details emerged in the court hearing of a Virginia Tech football player facing murder charges following a sexual encounter in Blacksburg.—Roanoke Times

• The FBI has concluded the Virginia Beach mass shooter who killed 12 people at a government building in 2019 was “motivated by perceived workplace grievances, which he fixated on for years.”—Virginian-Pilot

• Virginia’s Democratic primaries this week were part of a trend of voters “repeatedly choosing more moderate candidates promising steady leadership over disrupters from the party’s left wing.”—Washington Post

• The attack ads have already begun in the race for governor between Republican Glenn Youngkin and Democrat Terry McAuliffe.—Washington Post

• “Former President Donald J. Trump won’t be on the ballot in Virginia, but his political legacy will be.”—New York Times

• As an election year heats up, the Culpeper Town Council is having second thoughts about renaming a lake named for a Confederate artillery officer.—Culpeper Star-Exponent

• Virginia Tech athletics officials say they hope Gov. Ralph Northam takes action to allow student-athletes to make money off their name, image and likeness.—Roanoke Times

• A Texas man pleaded guilty to planning to bomb an Amazon data center in Northern Virginia.—New York Times

• A crowd turned out in Abingdon to watch a 171-year-old house get wheeled down the street.—Bristol Herald Courier

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