A historical marking denoting Henrietta Lacks' Roanoke birthplace was erected earlier this year. Photo courtesy of Nelson Harris.

Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Virginia. Some content may be behind a metered paywall:

Health care:

Henrietta Lacks’ family reaches settlement in extracted cell lawsuit. — The Washington Post (paywall).


Judge dismisses federal lawsuit over firing of former Nottoway election official. — Virginia Mercury.

Hemp retailers start seeing big fines as Virginia’s tougher THC law takes effect. — Virginia Mercury.


Virginia Tech announces changes to its application for admission. — WDBJ-TV.

Public safety:

Roanoke police report fourth gun-related homicide in a week. — The Roanoke Times (paywall).

Rail union says Montgomery County derailment renews questions about Norfolk Southern’s safety practices. — Associated Press.


Dominion program to cap bills for low-income Virginians to start this year. — Richmond Times-Dispatch (paywall).

Roanoke sees increase in homeless population from last summer. — WDBJ-TV.


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