VPM Daily Newscast: March 22, 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 22, 2023:
Grand jury indicts 10 people in Otieno murder case
Reported by VPM News’ Whittney Evans
Seven Henrico County sheriff’s deputies and three hospital employees were charged with second-degree murder following the death of 28-year-old Irvo Otieno.
A video released late Monday night shows deputies and hospital employees piling onto Otieno before he died.
A same-sex couple reflects on gains for the LGBTQ+ community
Reported by VPM News’ Angie Miles
If you ask Jerry Williams and Mark Reed how they met, you’ll hear a well-loved, often-told story, punctuated by moments of laughter and enhanced by their smiling eyes as they glance at one another the way that long-time couples do.
In 1990, Mark and Jerry began a romance that’s lasted more than three decades. Recently, the husbands sat down to reflect on their history and to remark about the progress of LGBTQ+ community members.
In other news:
- Grant fund helping Mason, partners study Civil War graffiti (Gazette Leader)
- Wegmans, business groups ask Virginia Supreme Court to overturn Hanover ruling (Virginian Mercury)
In case you missed it:
- Jamestown’s archaeologists continue to search for John Smith’s lost town (The Virginian-Pilot)
- Offshore wind isn’t to blame for whale deaths. Developers plan to keep it that way (Energy News Network)
- UK ambassador visits Richmond, forging still closer ties (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- Asian-style restaurant Wok this Way opens on Broad St. (Richmond BizSense)