barricade situation in Fort Belvoir; Proposed Transgender Policy; Student Loan Forgiveness

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – Here’s a look at our top headlines to kick off the workweek!

Person in custody after “barricade situation” at Fort Belvoir

(Valeria Fugate)

A squad from the FBI’s Washington field office responded to the incident around 8 am yesterday morning.

According to the FBI, the situation was clarified and the unidentified person was taken into custody around 3 p.m

No one was injured during the situation.

Teenager identified in Fairfield Court murder

The community will gather to mourn the 17-year-old Richmond student who was killed at Fairfield Court.

Tamel Durant was shot dead in broad daylight last week.

The teenager’s body was found in a trash can, police said.

There will be a candlelight vigil for him tonight. It takes place at 6pm at Chimborazo Park.

The organizers ask you to bring a candle or blue balloons.

Borrowers await student debt relief

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Currently, the Biden administration is encouraging people who qualify for student loan debt relief to continue to apply online — although the program is now suspended.

A federal appeals court blocked the program Friday over a Republican-led legal challenge to the policy.

The administration could have started processing the applications yesterday. Now millions of borrowers remain in limbo as this process unfolds.

Since the site launched, nearly 22 million people have signed up for the loan forgiveness plan.

The Biden administration is expected to respond to the legal challenge today.

Public comment on end of proposed transgender student policy

Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s proposed transgender school policy ends this week for public comment.

More than 60,000 comments have been submitted so far.

The policy would require parents of transgender and non-binary students to submit legal documentation before they could change their pronouns or use the bathroom that matches their gender identity.

Some people are protesting the proposal, saying it would severely limit their rights.

The governor has said he just wants to make sure the parents are part of the process.

the public comment period ends on Wednesday. The State Department of Education will then review these comments and make final changes to the proposed policy.

Cloudy start to the working week

Most of RVA will see mostly cloudy skies, however those on the west side will get some sun.

Highs will be in the low 70’s.

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