Ex-Governor Wilder sues VCU prez and other headlines in Virginia

• A judge has launched a libel suit brought by the former chairwoman of the Virginia Parole Board (now Portsmouth’s new city superintendent) against a Richmond TV station.—Associated Press

• Former Governor Doug Wilder has filed a $5 million lawsuit against the VCU president, who named his government school after him and where he works as a teacher. The lawsuit stems from a “personal dispute in which a former VCU employee sent a rude text message to the former governor and VCU’s administration chose not to fire him.” -Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Wool cooperative in northern Virginia tries to help sheep farmers through tough times.—Winchester Star

• Norfolk Housing Authority is “in dire financial straits.”—Virginian-Pilot

• Pandemic-battered Virginia restaurants are now under pressure from inflation.—NBC12

• Richmond City Council and mayor reach agreement on public employee collective bargaining ordinance.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Thousands of dead fish have washed ashore after being dumped from the nets of a shrinking fishing boat in the Chesapeake Bay.—Northern Neck News

• Williamsburg archaeologists “began excavating three alleged graves Monday at the original site of one of the nation’s oldest black churches.”—Associated Press

• Rescue and shelter groups are scrambling to find homes for thousands of beagles turned over by a Cumberland County facility that bred them for medical purposes but was forced to close for welfare violations Animals.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• An alligator, named Splash, that went missing from a private mobile zoo in Chesapeake has been found in a backyard pool a few doors down.—Virginian-Pilot

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