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VPM Daily Newscast: Jan. 13, 2023

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The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Jan. 13, 2023:   

Virginia State Police is using software to track cellphone location data
Reported by VPM News’ Ben Paviour

Fog Reveal allows police to see cellphone location data that was initially collected by smartphone apps. Officers can sweep an area to see which phones were in a particular location at a given time.

Youngkin says Virginia won’t pursue Ford battery plant over China concerns
Reported by VPM News’ Jahd Khalil

Gov. Glenn Youngkin, speaking to reporters following his State of the Commonwealth address, said the Biden administration’s “maniacal” focus on transitioning to green energy needed to take Chinese companies into consideration.

Accounts of soldier’s mental health differ in Windsor police suit 
Reported by VPM News’ Whittney Evans

Army 2nd Lt. Caron Nazario said in a lawsuit that he developed anxiety, depression and PTSD as a result of a December 2020 traffic stop.

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