HEPATITIS OUTBREAK * BODY OF MISSING BOATER FOUND * NORTHAM APPOINTMENT MET WITH CHALLENGES – – HEADLINE BRIEFS

There’s a hepatitis A outbreak in southwest Virginia. Nearly two dozen cases have been confirmed so far this year in the Mount Rogers Health District. The liver disease can be spread by food or drink.
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The search for a missing boater is over in Caroline County. Game and Inland Fisheries officials say the body of Adam Napier was found on the Rappahannock River yesterday around noon. The Ruther Glen man and a friend were in a boat that reportedly hit a sandbar Sunday afternoon. The second man was pulled safely from the river shortly after the boat capsized.
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The state’s Catholic bishops want Governor Northam to rethink a recent appointment to the Virginia Council on Women. Alexandria Democratic activist Gail Gordon Don-e-gan was selected for the board two weeks ago by Northam. She has a history of posting anti-Catholic jokes and other derogatory attacks on Twitter. The Richmond Diocese said yesterday that Donegan would’ve been disqualified from the role if the comments had been directed to any other group. The bishops have asked Northam to rescind the appointment and urge Catholics to express their concerns.