A packaged-food entrepreneur from California is the first of the 33 parents charged in the college bribery scandal to agree to plead guilty. 53-year-old Peter Jan Sartorio was accused of paying $15,000 in cash to have someone correct his daughter’s answers on the ACT college entrance exam. The two actresses and Loughlin’s fashion designer husband said little during the brief hearing and were not asked to enter a plea. They remain free on bail. Several other parents were given similar hearings of a few minutes each, according to the Associated Press.
A vigil and silent march was held on VCU campus for Bijan Ghaisar, a VCU alumni who was killed in 2017 by police after a hit and run in which he was rear-ended. After 502 days, Bijan’s family finally received the names of the police officers. No other information has been given. The Center for Health and Human Rights at VCU organized the vigil and march.
The Virginia Senate joined the House of Delegates Wednesday in approving a package of tax and fee increases to raise money to improve Interstate 81 and other Virginia interstates. Gov. Ralph Northam proposed the amendments to raise $151 million a year for I-81, a heavily traveled truck route that runs from the northern Shenandoah Valley to Bristol in the Southwest. The legislature was in Richmond for its one day session to take up the governor’s vetoes and proposed amendments to legislation.