NEWS TO KNOW
Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.
• Police and fire unions are pushing back against Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney’s vaccine mandate for city employees.—Richmond Times-Dispatch
• A Danville judge had to postpone a murder trial when too few people showed up for jury duty. “It’s a damning statement on our community.”—Danville Register & Bee
• Two jurors have been excused from the corruption trial of former Norfolk sheriff Bob McCabe due to COVID-19.—Virginian-Pilot
• New cases in the Martinsville area are approaching numbers during the pandemic’s peak months.—Martinsville Bulletin
• The chairwoman of the Craig County School Board resigned over her colleagues’ resistance to masking in schools.—Roanoke Times
• Two more Loudoun County teachers want to join a lawsuit challenging the school division’s new policy on accomodations for transgender students.—Loudoun Times-Mirror
• Two former Rocky Mount police officers facing charges in connection to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot rejected a plea deal from prosecutors.—Roanoke Times
• Richmond’s schools superintendent wants to change the role of police in schools. Under his plan, school security officers would become “care and safety associates.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
• The U.S. Treasury Department is releasing a set of custom-made tiles it intercepted en route to a Virginia mosque. Authorities had siezed the tiles due to sanctions on Iran.—Associated Press
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