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:

Politics and government:

U.S. Senate committee backs Robert Ballou for federal judgeship in Western Virginia district. — The Roanoke Times.

Proposed improvements to three Danville parks proposed. — Danville Register and Bee.

Virginia to receive $6.2 million in federal funding for broadband. — Virginia Business.


South Boston planners oppose solar project. — South Boston News & Record.

Group looks to engage public on benefits of clean energy. — South Boston News & Record.

New River Valley Airport eyes expansion. — Southwest Times.

Bistro Brothers BBQ in Lynchburg closes. — WSET-TV.

Big Stone Gap restaurant adds second location in Lebanon. — WCYB-TV.


Virginia State Police won’t release records on former trooper (and Washington County deputy in training) who killed family in California. — Virginia Mercury.

Attorney General Jason Miyares selects outside councsel to review University of Virginia shooting case. — WSLS-TV.


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