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• A Newport News police officer was killed after she was dragged by a car following a traffic stop. — WTKR
• The Virginian-Pilot’s building in Norfolk has been sold to a Richmond apartment developer. — The Virginian-Pilot
• A Democratic-led Senate committee killed a bill creating safeguards against censorship of student media in Virginia. “Can you imagine giving a free rein to a 16-17-year-old Dick Saslaw?” said Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw, D-Fairfax. — Richmond Times-Dispatch
• One hundred “cold-stunned” turtles washed up on North Carolina beaches. — Richmond Times-Dispatch (via AP)
• The Virginia Department of Corrections says it will stop strip-searching children and banning others who want to visit inmates but don’t want to consent to the search. — The Virginian-Pilot
• Middle River Regional Jail Superintendent Jack Lee is facing a mountain of criminal charges related to having prisoners work on his private land. —WHSV
• Former KKK leader David Duke has agreed to pay money to a man injured in the deadly 2017 Charlottesville car attack. — The Associated Press
• A Chesterfield elementary student found a gun on a school playground. — WTVR
• A traveling exhibit at the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia in Richmond tells the stories of some of the more than 600 people owned by Thomas Jefferson. — Richmond Times-Dispatch
• U.S. Rep. Ben Cline, R-Botetourt, said Democrats have a “faulty case” against President Donald Trump. “We’re going to see exactly what that gets them,” he said. — The News & Advance
• Following a surge of illness among teachers and students, Bristol’s public schools will be closed “for a deep cleaning.” — Bristol Herald Courier
• Meet the 29-year-old lobbyist with cerebral palsy who advocates for others with disabilities at the General Assembly. “I want this to be a fully-inclusive world where everything is accessible. Everything is inclusive. And people like me can go everywhere and do everything.” — WTVR
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