Record low daily COVID case count, Cigna customers in Fredericksburg impacted by contract dispute, Unite the Right lawsuit subpoenas, and more headlines

Virginia Mercury

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• A federal lawsuit accusing two Portsmouth police officers of wrongfully arresting and assaulting a man while he was visiting his bedridden mother has been settled out of court days before it was set to go to trial.—Virginian-Pilot

• Virginia’s COVID-19 numbers hit a record low, with just 59 new cases reported Tuesday.—NBC12

• Critics say a primary-season mailer sent by Del. Mark Levine, D-Alexandria, raises ethical concerns over official House of Delegates letterhead being used for campaign purposes. Levine says delegates routinely send similar messages about their work.—ALXnow

• An estimated 15,000 customers of Cigna health insurance in the Fredericksburg area are being impacted by a contract dispute between the insurer and Mary Washington Healthcare.—Free Lance-Star

• The Christiansburg Town Council will consider a reprimand resolution against one of its own members for her controversial remarks, which include an email to a colleague in which she said: “bite me Henry.”—Roanoke Times

• Charlottesville officials are trying to quash subpoenas from the founder of the right-wing website Gateway Pundit tied to a defamation lawsuit over conspiracy theories spread in the aftermath of the Unite the Right rally.—Daily Progress

• A Virginia couple is building a replica of the Wright brothers’ first military aircraft. The replica will eventually be displayed at the North Carolina Museum of History.—Virginian-Pilot

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