Hurricane evacuation is first test of system; Rocky tech breakup continues; Thumb drive could exonerate murder suspect and other headlines
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Order is first test of evacuation system
- Virginia technology officials blamed Northrop Grumman for a rocky transition to new IT providers, calling them an “uncooperative incumbent.” The shift has cost the state upward of $100 million. – Richmond Times-Dispatch
- Attorney General Mark Herring asked federal judges to go ahead and redraw 11 state House districts ruled unconstitutional. Last week, Gov. Ralph Northam had asked House Republicans to make a similar request to the court. – Associated Press
- A court-appointed lawyer in Portsmouth has spent weeks trying to access a video file on a thumb drive that he says could exonerate a client facing murder charges. Thwarted in his efforts, he got the court to approve $1,000 to hire a “technology firm” to help him. – The Virginian-Pilot
- Ginseng hunting season is upon us, but there are a few rules. —The Bristol Herald Courier
- A former Virginia Tech professor goes on trial after allegedly defrauding the government out of $1 million. — The Roanoke Times.
- The Hells Angels clash with rival motorcycle gang the Pagans in Augusta County, leaving one man in critical condition. — The News Leader.
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