Glen Lyn mayor indicted over sewage dumping and more Va. headlines
The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)
• The mayor of a small Southwest Virginia town was indicted on federal charges after authorities accused him of overseeing the discharge of sewage and other pollutants into a local river.—Roanoke Times
• Lawmakers still negotiating the state budget say they’re putting talks on hold until they can get a better read on whether the American economy is heading for a recession.—VPM
• A Montgomery man wrongfully convicted of child sex abuse will receive more than $50,000 from the state after spending more than a year in jail. The accuser, the son of the man’s former girlfriend, has said he lied about the alleged abuse.—Roanoke Times
• The Rev. Al Sharpton will deliver a eulogy at Wednesday’s funeral for Irvo Otieno, the Henrico County man who died in law enforcement custody at a state-run psychiatric hospital earlier this month.—WRIC
• A wildfire burning in eastern North Carolina brought a smoky smell to parts of Northern Virginia and D.C.—DCist
This story has been corrected to fix the residence of the man wrongfully convicted of child sex abuse.
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