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Polling shows tight governor’s race and more Virginia headlines

By: - October 7, 2021 8:03 am
Virginia Mercury

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• A new Emerson College poll shows a tight Virginia governor’s race, with Democrat Terry McAuliffe leading Republican Glenn Youngkin by one percentage point.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Virginia Beach authorities are getting pushback for saying a man loudly playing monkey sounds and racist slurs next to his Black neighbors can’t be charged with a crime. “It feels hopeless and sad.”—Washington Post

• The left-leaning “advocacy journalist” who posed as a conservative to record Glenn Youngkin discussing abortion says her unorthodox tactics are justified. “Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures.”—New York Times

• The owner of a prison medical care business faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to a mail fraud charge in the bribery case of former Norfolk Sheriff Bob McCabe.—Virginian-Pilot

• The U.S. Senate confirmed two new chief federal prosecutors for Virginia.—Washington Post

• A D.C. man who took his 7-year-old son to a dogfight in King George County has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Some school boards are wrestling with whether new policies for transgender students should involve notifications to parents if a student identifies as transgender at school.—Roanoke Times

• Newport News school officials are looking to beef up security, including more police officers and searches, after last month’s shooting at Heritage High School.—Daily Press

• The tiny Southwest Virginia town of St. Paul hosted several governors this week for Appalachian Regional Commission meetings.—Cardinal News

• An Indiana woman says she has DNA proof she’s a girl who went missing from Henrico County in 2000.—NBC12

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