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NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Portsmouth City Manager Lydia Pettis Patton said she expected her city's police department to drop its investigation into the Confederate statue incident and was unaware that felony charges were being prepared against Sen. Louise Lucas. Patton also claimed the city's police...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• The Portsmouth Police Department listed city prosecutor Stephanie Morales as a possible witness in the felony cases filed against Sen. Louise Lucas and others over damage to a Confederate monument. The move could block Morales from deciding whether to...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• One day before lawmakers convene in Richmond to take up police reform, Portsmouth police announced they had charged Sen. Louise Lucas, D-Portsmouth, and several NAACP leaders with felony charges for their alleged role in the vandalism of a Confederate...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• The General Assembly returns to Richmond tomorrow for a special session, with COVID-19 relief and police reform as big items on the to-do list.—Daily Press, Roanoke Times• Virginia is one of several states considering taking legal action against the...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• A Virginian-Pilot investigation found dozens of police officers who were convicted of crimes but never officially decertified by the state. It's unclear whether they still work in law enforcement, but legislators say they intend to address the issue...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• A U.S. Air Force helicopter was struck by ground fire while flying over Northern Virginia, forcing it to make an emergency landing at Manassas Regional Airport. The FBI is investigating. — McClatchy• Demonstrators held a peaceful event in Charlottesville to...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.•  Three years after the Unite the Right car attack, some survivors are still struggling with physical and emotional trauma, unable to resume the lives they thought they were going to lead.—Daily Progress• Policymakers are considering changing admissions policies...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Scientists from the CDC arrived at an immigrant detention center in Farmville, where one detainee died last week, to begin assessing its COVID-19 outbreak. — Washington Post• Liberty University named Rev. Jerry Prevo, the chairman of the school's Board...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. is taking an "indefinite leave of absence" from his duties as head of the Christian school after posting a racy photo of himself with his pants unzipped and his arm around a...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• The Virginia Department of Health is asking for funding to hire 100 new employees to enforce COVID-19 rules. “If we get this new staff … will be solely tasked with enforcing the executive orders and educating the public...