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Virginia suing Bristol over landfill odors and more Va. headlines

By: - January 17, 2023 7:45 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• A Virginia Senate committee blocked a bill backed by Gov. Glenn Youngkin that would have allowed felony homicide charges to be brought against drug dealers for overdose deaths. Critics said it could discourage drug users from seeking medical attention for people in crisis.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment, R-James City, has filed a bill allowing local police chiefs to set and enforce curfews during riots or other civil unrest.—WAVY

• In the wake of the Newport News school shooting, Prince William County school officials are considering installing new, “non-invasive” technology to screen for weapons at building entrances.—WTOP

• State officials are suing the city of Bristol over odor and emissions problems at its landfill. The far-Southwest Virginia city faces penalties of up to $32,500 for each day violations continue.—Cardinal News

• Hampton Roads public broadcaster WHRO is preparing for a “mad house” scene when it gives away a massive music collection containing more than 20,000 vinyl records and CDs.—Virginian-Pilot

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