Austin Lee Edwards. Courtesy of Riverside (California) Police Department.
Austin Lee Edwards. Courtesy of Riverside (California) Police Department.

Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:


Virginia Secretary of Labor pushes centralization of workforce programs. — The Roanoke Times.

Bedford County approves use of ARPA funds for tourism. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

Roanoke City Council urges General Assembly to roll back some criminal justice reforms. — Roanoke Rambler.

Roanoke bus drivers picket after union negotiations stall. — Roanoke Rambler.

Avoiding rail strike is essential, says U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia. — WDBJ-TV.


New CEO of Bedford Chamber named. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

Jim McGlothlin of Bristol named Business Person of the Year. — Virginia Business


Mecklenburg County sets limits on student cellphone use to crack down on videos of high school fights making their way to internet. — The Mecklenburg Sun.

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Police say Washington County deputy-in-training posed as teen online to ask for nude photos from California girl before killing her family. — Associated Press.


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