Virginia officials move to close Hampton Roads Regional Jail, record drug overdose deaths, spilled milk in a NoVa creek, and more headlines

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• Virginia officials are moving to shut down the Hampton Roads Regional Jail due to its “egregious lack of concern for the health and safety of all who enter.”—Virginian-Pilot

• House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn wants to diversify the artifacts and artwork on display in the Virginia Capitol.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Virginia saw a record 2,297 people die from fatal drug overdoses in 2020, a 41 percent increase from the year before the pandemic hit.—Virginian-Pilot

• Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration is waiting to hear if the state can use some of $6.8 billion in federal aid to modernize public school buildings.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Prosecutors determined a Lynchburg police officer was justified in shooting at a man while trying to take him into custody during a mental health episode. The shot killed a dog the man was holding.—News & Advance

• Five people were shot at a Richmond apartment complex. The victims include a 3-month-old, two teenagers and two adult women.—NBC12

• Officials in Arlington say there’s nothing hazardous about the milky color of a local creek. A truck just spilled 50 gallons of milk into it.—Washington Post

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