NEWS TO KNOW
Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.
• 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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