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Four kids died in hot cars in Va. this year; Leaving the alt-right and other news to know

By: - August 13, 2018 7:18 am
Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.
  • One year after her daughter was killed, Susan Bro, Heather Heyer’s mother, returned to the scene of her death. — The Richmond Times-Dispatch
  • An infant boy died in Emporia after his mother left him in a hot car for hours. He is the fourth child to die that way this year in Virginia. — The Richmond Times-Dispatch
  • Ties to the “alt-right” are hard to shake, even for those who walk away. — The Washington Post
  • After the arrest of a 13-year-old boy who threatened revenge, Culpeper faces questions on how it handles bullies. — The Culpeper Star-Exponent 
  • Norfolk is running out of space to bury the dead. — The Virginian-Pilot
  • Sixteen years ago, Jennifer Short and her parents were murdered in Henry County. A memorial ride every year focuses attention on the still-unsolved case. — The Martinsville Bulletin 
  • For seven years, a Chesterfield nonprofit has given low-income kids, particularly from the county’s burgeoning Hispanic population, the chance to play organized soccer. — The Chesterfield Observer.
  • New details released in the 2012 killing of a Winchester Star reporter. — The Winchester Star
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Robert Zullo
Robert Zullo

Robert spent 13 years as a reporter and editor at weekly and daily newspapers before becoming editor of the Virginia Mercury in 2018. He was a staff writer and managing editor at Worrall Community Newspapers in Union, N.J., before spending five years in south Louisiana covering hurricanes, oil spills and Good Friday crawfish boils as a reporter and city editor for the The Courier and the Daily Comet newspapers in Houma and Thibodaux. He covered Richmond city hall for the Richmond Times-Dispatch from 2012 to 2013 and worked as a general assignment and city hall reporter for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from 2013 to 2016. He returned to Richmond in 2016 to cover energy, environment and transportation for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He grew up in Miami, Fla., and central New Jersey. A former waiter, armored car guard and appliance deliveryman, he is a graduate of the College of William and Mary. Contact him at [email protected]