Workers sue two construction companies for Virginia campus work, Metro proposes eliminating weekend rail, a busy hurricane season, and more headlines

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• Two construction companies that have recently done projects on Virginia university campuses are being sued by workers who claim they were improperly classified as contractors, not employees.—VPM

• After losing his U.S. Senate race, Republican Daniel Gade says he’s launching a PAC focused on supporting conservative veterans running for office.—Washington Post

• Rick James, a candidate for the vacant Norfolk-area House of Delegates seat, put out a flyer implying he had been endorsed by Mayor Kenny Alexander. That was news to the mayor, who said he hasn’t backed anyone.—Virginian-Pilot

• The D.C. Metro system is proposing eliminating weekend rail service as part of a cost-cutting plan to address a pandemic-era budget deficit of almost $500 million.—Washington Post

• The city of Manassas is asking residents to be patient about trash collection after a “dramatic increase” in COVID-19 cases among sanitation workers.—Prince William Times

• A 10-year-old hunter was shot in the arm by a fellow hunter over the weekend in Westmoreland County. It’s not clear yet if charges will be filed.—Free Lance-Star

• An extraordinarily busy hurricane season brought lots of rain to Virginia, but no major destruction.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• A trial begins today in a $6 million lawsuit filed by the widow of a trucker who died when his tractor-trailer fell over the side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. The suit argues the bridge should’ve been closed due to windy conditions.—Virginian-Pilot

• A church preschool director in Roanoke pleaded no contest to embezzling more than $83,000.—Roanoke Times

• UVA’s football coach says he doesn’t want to make his team travel to Florida State again after Saturday’s game was cancelled at the last minute due to the other team’s late-arriving COVID-19 test results.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

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