VPM Daily Newscast: April 21, 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 April 21, 2023:
The Greater Richmond region’s air quality is mixed, according to the 2023 State of the Air report released by the American Lung Association.
Although the region matched last year’s best-ever record in ozone smog levels, it saw an increase in high-particulate-matter days, losing its status as one of the cleanest regions nationwide for that pollutant.
At Richmond’s Main Street Station on Wednesday, roughly a hundred people came to hear what city officials are doing to address the increase in traffic-related injuries and fatalities.
According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, in 2022 there were 10 fatalities in the city — six more than in the previous year; and 266 injuries in 2022 compared to 221 in 2021.
In other news:
- Amazon seeks first incentive funds from Virginia HQ2 project (The Associated Press)
In case you missed it:
- Virginia school divisions in budget limbo amid state deadlock (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- Let it rep: Virginia Beach veteran breaks Guinness World Record for dumbbell curls in 1 minute (The Virginian-Pilot)
- Civil War reenactor pleads guilty to placing pipe bomb at Shenandoah Valley battlefield (The Virginian-Pilot)