Fur flies in congressional race

RICHMOND — A Virginia congressional candidate said her opponent is unfit for office because he is a “devotee of Bigfoot erotica.”

Democrat Leslie Cockburn accused Republican Denver Riggleman of fetishizing the mythical ape-like giant, posting pictures from Riggleman’s Instagram account showing nude drawings of Bigfoot.

Riggleman said the drawings were meant as mock cover art for a book that he wrote entitled, “The Mating Habits of Bigfoot and Why Women Want Him.”


Temple graffiti prompts hate crime bill

CARMEL — Republican Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is calling on the General Assembly to pass a hate crimes bill after someone spray-painted anti-Semitic graffiti at a suburban Indianapolis synagogue.

He said Monday that he’ll meet with lawmakers, legal experts, corporate leaders and “citizens of all stripes who are seeking to find consensus on this issue so that, once and for all, we can move forward as a state.”