VPM Daily Newscast: May 5, 2023
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 May 5, 2023:
Richmond’s Pulse bus is making changes to its 'reliable' transportation
Reported by VPM News’ Payton Kifus
Despite praise, The Greater Richmond Transit Company's Pulse bus is not always considered accessible and reliable to everyone in Richmond. A 2019 study from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Center for Urban and Regional Analysis showed that a GRTC reroute to create Pulse disadvantaged low-income neighborhoods.
The reroute did, however, improve access to job centers in the Short Pump and West Henrico areas.
Now, GRTC is studying how to improve the system.
Is a workplace shooting a workers' compensation issue?
Reported by WHRO News’ Ryan Murphy
In response to a lawsuit filed by Abby Zwerner — who was shot while teaching at Richneck Elementary School — an attorney for the Newport News School Board says it's a worker’s compensation issue.
Attorneys for WalMart used the same legal response when responding to suits from survivors of a mass shooting at the company's Chesapeake store last fall.
In other news:
- Q&A: Virginia Superintendent Lisa Coons on history, teachers, safety and more (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
In case you missed it:
- Federal court document: FBI tapped Culpeper sheriff's phone (Culpeper Star-Exponent)
- An archivist has spent 12 years working to return Native American remains and artifacts to their tribes (Cardinal News)
- Carter Bank & Trust granted injunction against Justice (Martinsville Bulletin)