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Virginia State Sen. Joe Morrissey gestures during an interview in his office Monday, May. 22, 2023, in Richmond, Va. Morrissey is being challenged in a Democratic primary for a newly redrawn senatorial district by former Delegate Lashrecse Aird. (Steve Helber)
Embattled State Senator Faces Claims of Abuse by Estranged Wife

Myrna Morrissey, estranged wife of controversial state Sen. Joe Morrissey, has filed for divorce from her husband and leveled allegations of physical and emotional abuse in court documents. State Sen. Joe Morrissey is no stranger to controversy or allegations of violence, but a new divorce court filing suggests that the embattled lawmaker and former attorney...

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FOIA Friday: What Virginia Officials Withheld or Disclosed: May 12-19, 2023

In this feature, we aim to highlight the frequency with which officials around Virginia are resisting public access to records on issues large and small — and note instances when the release of information under FOIA gave the public insight into how government bodies are operating.

Law enforcement investigate after an attack at the office of Rep. Gerry Connelly, D-Va., in Fairfax, Va., Monday, May 15, 2023. A man with a baseball bat walked into Connolly's Fairfax office, asked for him, and then struck two members of his staff with the bat, police said. Fairfax City Police in northern Virginia said in a tweet that a suspect is in custody and the victims are being treated for injuries that are not life-threatening. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Man Attacks Virginia Congressman’s Office and Assaults Staffers With Baseball Bat

On Monday morning, a man wielding a metal bat attacked Virginia Rep. Gerry Connolly’s Fairfax district office. Two members of Connolly’s staff were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and the assailant is in custody.