Police will share findings from criminal investigation of Virginia Beach shooting next week; House Democratic candidates report $1M cash advantage over Republicans and more headlines

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• Virginia Beach police say they’ll share findings next week from their criminal investigation into the shooting deaths of six people in a city office building almost four months ago, including an account of the days events and details about the shooter and his work history.” – The Virginian-Pilot

• Democratic candidates for the House of Delegate reported a $1 million cash advantage over their Republican opponents in campaign finance reports due this week. Republicans in the senate held onto a small cash advantage. – Associated Press

• Del. Nick Fretas, R-Culpeper, picked up a $500,000 donation from a Chicago-area billionaire for the write-in campaign he has been forced to run after failing to file paperwork to appear on the ballot. “It’s about time conservatives from across the country started paying attention to the crucially important legislative races in Virginia this year,” his campaign manager said. – Culpeper Star-Exponent

• A Loudoun judge ruled an abrupt move into a co-worker’s apartment by a Republican candidate for commonwealth’s attorney is enough to meet the residency requirement to run for local office even though she only stayed there for about two weeks. – The Washington Post

• George Soros’ criminal justice reform PAC donated $50,000 to a candidate for sheriff in Prince William County who is promising to end the county’s cooperation with ICE. It’s the third local candidate in Northern Virginia the Democratic megadonor has contributed to. – The Washington Post

• “A federal judge on Tuesday refused to free members of a white supremacist group on bond while they appeal their convictions for attacking protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia.” – Associated Press

• A General Assembly-sponsored program to explore research the history of lynching in Virginia hosted a town hall in Harrisonburg, where the only documented lynching of a black woman in the state took place. – Daily News-Record

• With the flow of refugees into the country slowing to a trickle under the Trump administration, nonprofit resettlement agencies in Virginia are either closing or changing their missions. – VPM

• State consumer safety officials renewed their warning about a gas station “male enhancement” supplement, saying 11 men have now fallen ill after taking the pills. – The Roanoke Times

• Meteor the yak is still on the loose in the mountains of Nelson County, where he escaped while en route to the butcher last week and has so far eluded capture, proving impervious to tranquilizer darts. “We are going to have to think outside the box on this one,” said the local animal control officer. – Nelson County Times

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