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Notorious beagle breeding center shutting down and more headlines

By: - June 15, 2022 7:42 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• A beagle breeding facility in Cumberland is closing amid a federal investigation that uncovered hundreds of animal rights violations.—WRIC

• Rep. Don Beyer, D-Alexandria, introduced new Congressional legislation that would impose a 1,000 percent tax on assault-style weapons.—Washington Post

• Virginia’s community college board is restarting its search for a new chancellor after Gov. Glenn Youngkin criticized the hiring process as “lacking transparency and failing to address the needs of the 23-college system.”—Associated Press

• The state’s medical examiner confirmed the remains of a second woman swept away in a Memorial Day float trip on the James River.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• “Virginia is proposing tighter regulations on the crab harvest after a survey showed the population of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay is the lowest in the survey’s 33-year history.”—Daily Press

• VCU bought the former Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority warehouse in Richmond, a key property in its plan to to build a sprawling athletics village.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• The City of Roanoke settled a federal lawsuit claiming police used a search warrant to ransack a local attorney’s home after she successfully defended her stepson against a murder charge.—Roanoke Times

• Spotsylvania’s school board voted against creating a policy that would have allowed parents to opt their children out of being able to check out certain books from school libraries.—Free Lance-Star

• “Virginia Tech will keep tuition flat for in-state undergraduates and raise it 3% for everyone else this fall, a reaction to swelling inflation and stagnant wages.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Bristol, Virginia and Bristol, Tennessee have reached an agreement on closing a local landfill linked to noxious emissions and terrible odors affecting residents in both states.—Bristol Herald Courier



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