January 27, 2022

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Donovon Lynch’s father information wrongful death fit, Altria casts e-cig attempts as overall failure, crab charges spiking, and much more headlines

Our each day roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.

  • The father of Donovon Lynch, a 25-12 months-old Black man fatally shot by law enforcement at the Virginia Seaside oceanfront in March, has filed a wrongful loss of life lawsuit. A witness has also appear forward to say the officer stated practically nothing to Lynch just before taking pictures him.—Virginian-Pilot, Virginian-Pilot
  • A former NASCAR driver turned truck halt owner is teaming up with a state senator to try to get the courts to block Virginia’s upcoming ban on so-named ability games, the slots-like gambling devices in bars and advantage retailers in the course of the state.—Richmond Instances-Dispatch
  • To protect alone in opposition to antitrust promises, Virginia-based mostly tobacco giant Altria is attempting to influence an administrative-regulation judge its initiatives to create a well-liked e-cigarette products were being a complete failure.—Wall Avenue Journal
  • An lawyer for a Fairfax County police officer accused of employing excessive pressure versus a Black man has accused the regional prosecutor of withholding exculpatory evidence, a declare the prosecutor rejects.—Washington Publish
  • Virginia’s Courtroom of Appeals upheld the conviction of a male who recorded a nude movie of a woman in her possess bedroom, “rejecting his argument she had no expectation of privacy because they were in a relationship.”—WTOP
  • Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration is inquiring Richmond officers to maintain off on removing vacant Confederate pedestals from Monument Avenue until eventually the Virginia Museum of High-quality Arts finishes its program for reimagining the boulevard.—Richmond Instances-Dispatch
  • “Nelson County will formally mark the just one-calendar year anniversary of the cancellation of the Atlantic Coastline Pipeline — July 5 — as a commemorative day of celebration.”—Nelson County Periods
  • Virginia’s friendlier rules for sperm donors may possibly assistance a North Carolina guy avoid obtaining to pay out practically $14,000 in little one support for serving to a mate get expecting a ten years ago.—Charlotte Observer
  • “Crab charges are as a result of the roof and Hampton Roads seafood dining establishments are reeling.”—Virginian-Pilot

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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. Just before signing up for the Mercury, he invested six yrs at the Richmond Moments-Dispatch, most of that time covering the governor’s office environment, the Normal Assembly and state politics. He also included city hall and politics at The Each day Development in Charlottesville. Make contact with him at [email protected]