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VPM Daily Newscast: Feb. 23, 2023

VPM Daily Newscast
VPM Daily Newscast

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 Feb. 23, 2023:   

RPS says no insurance money taken off the table for Fox elementary
Reported by VPM News’ Megan Pauly

Officials from Richmond Public Schools gave a brief update Wednesday morning about the rebuild of William Fox Elementary School, before allowing reporters to tour the charred structure. The shoring, stabilization, demolition and cleaning work are “100% complete,” and a spokesperson said “substantial” mold growth has been removed.

Questions remain around exactly how the repair will be financed, and school officials said they expect the district to receive an insurance payout estimate in March.

Richmond City Council eyes acquisition of historic Black cemeteries
Reported by VPM News’ Jahd Khalil

City Council put off considering an effort to have the city acquire two historic Black cemeteries during a subcommittee meeting Wednesday. East End Cemetery and Evergreen Cemetery, which date back to the turn of the 20th century, were caught up in the apparent collapse of the Enrichmond Foundation last summer.

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