VPM Daily Newscast: May 30, 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 May 30, 2023:
Henrico’s Cobbs Creek Reservoir nears completion
Reported by VPM News’ Lyndon German
Cobbs Creek Reservoir, located in Cumberland County near the confluence of the James and Rivanna rivers, has been under construction since June 2017. The reservoir is a 14.8-billion-gallon regional water supply that will take water from the James River during high flow periods and store it so that it can be released during drought conditions.
Construction of Cobbs Creek is set to be completed this year, and the reservoir is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2023.
In Photos: Virginia leaders honor service members for Memorial Day in Richmond
Photographed by VPM News’ Shaban Athuman
Gov. Glenn Youngkin gave the keynote address during the commonwealth’s 67th Annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond.
He then joined Craig Crenshaw, secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs, and Army Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, adjutant general of Virginia, in laying a wreath on the Shrine of Memory.
In other news:
- Lawyer fees draw scrutiny as Camp Lejeune claims stack up (KFF Health News)
In case you missed it:
- BizSense Beat for the week of May 26 (Richmond BizSense)
- With rents rising, mobile home residents have 'nowhere to go' (Richmond Time-Dispatch)