Richmond’s interim police chief steps down, ACLU says state isn’t adhering to COVID-19 prisons agreement, Marion man arrested in connection to cross-burning, and more headlines

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• Richmond’s interim police chief has stepped down after just 11 days on the job.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Two Richmond-based artists have been using a generator and a laptop to project images onto the Robert E. Lee statue each night, offering “a glimpse into what the monuments could be.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• The ACLU and a Charlottesville attorney say the Virginia Department of Corrections isn’t living up to the terms of an agreement intended to limit the spread of COVID-19 in state prisons.—Daily Progress

• COVID-19 cases are on the rise again, but the death rate has slowed.—Roanoke Times

• A Danville-area health official says several recent coronavirus cases in his district involve people who vacationed in Myrtle Beach.—Danville Register & Bee

•  A Marion man was arrested in connection with a cross-burning that occurred on the lawn of a Black teenager who had organized a civil rights protest.—Associated Press

• Alexandria’s T. C. Williams High School, best known for its racially integrated football team featured in the movie “Remember the Titans,” is facing calls to change its name. Williams, a former schools superintendent, supported segregation.—WTOP

• A Franklin County judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Roanoke-area TV station WDBJ filed by the lone survivor of the 2015 shooting at Smith Mountain Lake. The gunman in that attack was a former station employee.—Roanoke Times

• Gun rights advocates in Norfolk are trying to gather petition signatures to force their city to take up an ordinance to prevent local enforcement of some state gun laws.—Virginian-Pilot

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