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Trial over Windsor police stop begins and more Va. headlines

By: - January 10, 2023 7:45 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• The 6-year-old who shot a Newport News elementary school teacher last week used a gun his mother had purchased legally, according to police. Authorities said they were still trying to figure out how the boy got the firearm.—Daily Press

• The injured teacher, 25-year-old Abby Zwerner, is “known as a hard-working educator who is devoted to her students and enthusiastic about the profession.”—Associated Press

• A federal trial began this week over a controversial 2020 traffic stop in the Virginia town of Windsor in which police stopped a Black and Latino Army lieutenant at gunpoint and pepper-sprayed him after he was pulled over for having temporary license plates.—CNN

• “Abortion, taxes, politics ahead for Virginia’s General Assembly.”—Washington Post

• A homeless couple who sought housing assistance in Danville says they ended up getting dropped off in a library parking lot in Martinsville. “They bamboozled us.”—Martinsville Bulletin

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