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VPM Daily Newscast: April 10, 2023

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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 April 10, 2023:   

Community, industry oppose Loudoun data center pollution allowance
Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen

Virginia's Department of Environmental Quality is considering a measure that would allow data centers in Loudoun County to more frequently draw power from on-site emergency diesel generators this spring and summer.

Public comment is open until April 21.

Governor signs bill enhancing penalties for fake emergency calls
Reported by VCU Capital News Service

Legislation to increase penalties for alerting police, fire or emergency medical services personnel to false emergencies passed the General Assembly with bipartisan support and will take effect on July 1.

House Bill 1572, introduced by Del. Wendell S. Walker (R–Lynchburg), will now make it a Class 1 misdemeanor to report a false emergency to emergency services, commonly referred to as "swatting."

There are stronger penalties if someone is injured or dies as a result of the fake emergency, too.

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