NEWS TO KNOW
Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.
• Gov. Ralph Northam vetoed legislation that would require local jails to cooperate with ICE. “Local and regional correctional facilities have, and should retain, discretion to determine how they choose to engage with federal immigration agencies,” he wrote. – The Roanoke Times
• Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe increasingly looks out of place in a field of Democratic presidential contenders that’s pulling leftward, but confidants say the biggest factor complicating his decision to run is former vice president Joe Biden, a longtime friend who “would occupy the same center-left, establishment lane.” – The Washington Post
• A discount-fare bus travelling from Florida to New York crashed off a foggy exit ramp in Prince George County, killing two and injuring 55. The driver is charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter. – Richmond Times-Dispatch
• Former Del. Ron Villanueva, R-Virginia Beach, pleaded guilty to defrauding the federal government to win defense contracts set aside for disadvantaged and minority-owned businesses. He faces five years in prison. – The Virginian-Pilot
• A proposal to build a new juvenile jail in Isle of Wright is proving contentious. – Daily Press
• U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes (R-California) filed a lawsuit in Henrico County Circuit Court against a critical parody Twitter account pretending to be a cow. On Fox News, he said the suit was the “first of many.” It’s unclear why it was filed in Henrico. – McClatchy
• Frequent rainfall is wreaking havoc on farmers as they prepare for the growing season. “Rain is a blessing, but my gosh, we’ve had too much of it.” – Daily News-Record
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