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Snowstorm fallout continues and more Virginia headlines

By: - January 5, 2022 8:01 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• Sen. Tim Kaine’s commute from Richmond to D.C. took 27 hours this week thanks to the snowy shutdown of I-95. “It was cold. It was very cold.”—Washington Post

• An Amtrak train from Atlanta got stuck in Virginia for more than a day and a half. Passengers reported a depleted snack bar and backed-up toilets.—Atlanta Journal Constitution

• Thousands of Dominion Energy customers in the Charlottesville area were still without power Tuesday night.—Daily Progress

• Gov. Ralph Northam issued an absolute pardon for a Portsmouth city councilman convicted of forgery in 2018.—Virginian-Pilot

• A lawyer for a wrongfully convicted man who came close to being executed has filed a FOIA lawsuit against Virginia’s Department of Forensic Science after the agency refused to release lab records that might point to a different suspect.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• A Virginia Tech student is trying to get a federal court to overturn an “F” grade, claiming he was wrongfully accused of cheating on an assignment due to unclear rules about the use of online sources during Zoom classes.—Roanoke Times

• The city of Bristol is asking federal and state environmental officials for help getting its landfill odors under control.—Bristol Herald Courier

• Hampton police shot and seriously wounded a man they said attacked a sergeant with a baseball bat at a car dealership.—Daily Press

• Norfolk State University was among several historically Black colleges and universities that received bomb threats Tuesday.—WAVY

• Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin has named his cabinet picks for veterans affairs and agriculture.—Washington Post

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