News Minute: Here is the latest Virginia news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EDT
RICHMOND, Md. (AP) - Virginia police are investigating a shooting of a man by an on-duty Richmond police officer. It happened Saturday night when the officer tried to stop a vehicle in Richmond. Authorities say the vehicle eventually stopped across the Henrico County line, and a man inside fled on foot. Authorities say after an altercation, the man was shot by the officer, and the man was taken to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia health officials say the Pamunkey and North Anna branches of Lake Anna in Orange, Louisa and Spotsylvania counties are having a harmful algae bloom. The Virginia Department of Health is advising the public to avoid contact with the lake in some areas until algae concentrations return to acceptable levels. Some harmful algae can cause skin rash and gastrointestinal illnesses, such as upset stomach, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - A temporary stop-work order has forced Mountain Valley Pipeline to release half its workforce and push back an expected complete date to late next year. The company says on its website the actions were taken to "address an idled workforce and protect the integrity of the project." The Roanoke Times reports about 2,100 people were working on a 100-mile stretch of the natural gas pipeline in Southwest Virginia earlier this summer. It was not clear how many remained Friday.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Friends of James River Park has raised $250,000 for a 10-year master plan to help protect the Richmond park's future. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that developing a master plan was the group's top priority this year. The plan will include recommendations for trains and greenway connectivity. It also will include recommendations for river-based activities, natural resources protection, park buildings and infrastructure.
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