News Minute: Here is the latest Virginia news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A school resource officer who accidentally fired his gun while on assignment at a northern Virginia middle school is facing misdemeanor criminal charges. Alexandria Police say 27-year-old Carl Savoy was indicted Monday on charges of reckless handling of a firearm and destruction of property. Savoy, a five-year veteran of the force, turned himself in Monday afternoon and was released on his own recognizance. He remains on administrative leave without pay.
ORANGE, Va. (AP) - A former youth softball coach in Virginia has been sentenced to 184 years in prison for sexually abusing two young girls. Fifty-seven-year-old Cathy Smith Rothgeb was sentenced Monday by an Orange County judge after being convicted in March on 30 counts of forcible sodomy, object sexual penetration, cruelty to children, taking indecent liberties with a child and aggravated sexual battery. She is scheduled to be tried on 12 similar charges in September in Spotsylvania County.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Newly sworn-in CIA Director Gina Haspel says she wants to send more officers into the field, improve foreign language proficiency among the ranks and strengthen the agency's working relationships with intelligence agencies in partner nations. Haspel said Monday that she was honored to be chosen to lead the agency.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to Virginia's decades-old ban on uranium mining. The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear the challenge to the ban, which has been in place in 1982. The ban's challengers are the owners of a massive uranium deposit in the state's Pittsylvania County. It is the largest known deposit of uranium in the United States.
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