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Youngkin’s private equity background under scrutiny, prosecutors move to revoke bond of former Rocky Mount police officer, a stalled roller coaster, and more headlines

By: - July 1, 2021 8:03 am
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• Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin’s private equity background at the Carlyle Group is coming under scrutiny for sometimes involving job cuts while restructuring companies. His opponent, former Gov. Terry McAuliffe, also had substantial investments in Carlyle.—Associated Press

• Democrats called on Youngkin to apologize “for using the word ‘yellow’ to describe Asians as he promised to unite Virginians of all stripes.”—Washington Post

• Federal prosecutors are trying to revoke the bond of a former Rocky Mount police officer charged in connection to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. A court filing says a recent search of his home turned up “an M4 rifle and something that appeared to be a partially assembled pipe bomb.”—Roanoke Times

• Richmond Republicans have accused a former GOP House candidate of filing fraudulent signatures while pivoting to an independent run for sheriff.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Some Virginia health officials say they’re seeing an increase in children being hospitalized for non-COVID respiratory illnesses.—Virginian-Pilot

• The Culpeper County School Board took a symbolic vote against masks in its schools.—Culpeper Star-Exponent

• A search-and-rescue team based in Virginia Beach is heading to Florida to help with the response to the collapsed condo tower.—WAVY

• Two people were shot on the first night of the Salem Fair. Police said a boy under the age of 16 was taken into custody.—Roanoke Times

• A Chesterfield County couple has been charged after the body of a young child was discovered in a freezer.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Twenty-eight people had to be helped off a roller coaster at Busch Gardens after it stopped unexpectedly.—WRIC

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Graham Moomaw
Graham Moomaw

A veteran Virginia politics reporter, Graham grew up in Hillsville and Lynchburg, graduating from James Madison University and earning a master's degree in journalism from the University of Maryland. Before joining the Mercury in 2019, he spent six years at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, most of that time covering the governor's office, the General Assembly and state politics. He also covered city hall and politics at The Daily Progress in Charlottesville. Contact him at [email protected]