News Minute: Here is the latest Virginia news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EDT
BOSTON, Va. (AP) - Authorities say dashcam video footage show a Virginia man pointed a shotgun at deputies before they fatally shot him after a chase earlier this week. The Free Lance-Star reports the Culpeper County sheriff played footage Wednesday for the newspaper from the dashcams of two deputies who spotted the car of 43-year-old Eric Wesley Clark. Authorities say Clark was shot Monday night after refusing instructions to drop the gun.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Authorities in Virginia say a man and 7-year-old child have been shot. News outlets report dispatchers received a call about the 7-year-old being shot in the leg at shortly after 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Dispatchers say the man was shot nearby at around the same time. Authorities say both injuries are not life-threatening.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A clogged toilet in a first-floor restroom at a Virginia Veterans Affairs hospital caused a backup and subsequent leak that led to an evacuation of the area. McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center spokesman Patrick Gordon tells local media that a foreign object flushed down one of the toilets caused the Monday incident.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is extending an invitation to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to visit a free health clinic for the state's poor later this week. McAuliffe, a Democrat, said the Republican majority leader could hear firsthand stories from people who struggle to obtain adequate health care.
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