Officials gloss over crises at Hampton Roads Regional Jail, Richmonders ‘antsy’ to travel again, Bon Air window messages brighten pandemic, and more headlines
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• You wouldn’t guess the Hampton Roads Regional Jail, which had local sheriffs pull inmates out of its custody because of deteriorating conditions, is beset by numerous crises based on a recent meeting of the governing board. “There were a few jokes about ‘negative press’ — some of which garnered laughs from board members — but no mention of the 53 people who have died at the jail since 2008.”—Virginian-Pilot
• A busier airport and train station suggests Richmonders are getting “antsy” to travel again.—VPM
• Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, says he’s still feeling effects of COVID-19 nearly a year after his infection.—Washington Post
• Three people died and three others were injured in a fiery collision on I-95 when a woman fleeing police “crashed through the barriers at the Express Lanes near Dumfries and struck three cars in oncoming traffic.”—Inside NOVA
• UVA fired its entire volleyball coaching staff Thursday, a decision that came amid a review into a “personnel matter.”—Daily Progress
• U.S. Rep. Bob Good, R-Campbell, was among a dozen Republicans in the House of Representatives who voted against a resolution to award medals to Capitol Police officers who protected the Capitol during the deadly attack by supporters of former President Donald Trump.—Washington Post
• A flight nurse from Charlottesville, who knows that the airborne emergency medical trips can saddle patients with massive bills, has raised thousands for a nonprofit that buys and forgives medical debt.—Associated Press
• Southwest Virginia will get roughly half of the latest round of state money for expanding broadband access.—Roanoke Times
• A Bon Air woman has posted messages in her window on a nearly daily basis to help pass the time during the pandemic. “We’ve gone through a lot,” she said, “but if you aren’t laughing, you’re crying, and I’d rather be laughing.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
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