VPM Daily Newscast: March 10, 2023
The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.
Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of March 10, 2023:
Virginia made community college tuition-free — for some students
Reported by VPM News’ Megan Pauly
It’s been over three years since former Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced a program called G3 — “Get skilled, Get a job, Give Back” — to help pay for the education of community college students in high-demand fields across the state.
How is it going?
Richmond City Attorney Haskell Brown III charged with DWI
Reported by VPM News
Haskell Brown III was arrested Wednesday and was arraigned on a first-offense DWI charge, with a blood-alcohol concentration between 0.15-0.20%. The legal BAC limit in Virginia is 0.08%. Brown was later released on his own recognizance.
In other news:
- Are Hampton Roads’ giant cranes spying on us for China? The Pentagon has concerns. (The Virginian-Pilot)
- Audit reveals Richmond utilities billing problems (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- Court Square excavation turns up slices of 18th-century life (and death) (The Daily Progress)
In case you missed it:
- Henrico Schools officials make March 28 student holiday (Henrico Citizen)
- Wegmans asks Supreme Court to rehear case involving under-construction Hanover distribution center (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- [Isle of Wight County] supervisors to schools: Cut security guards from budget (The Smithfield Times)