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VPM Daily Newscast: June 7, 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 June 7, 2023:   

2 dead, several injured in shooting near Monroe Park
Reported by VPM News’ Lyndon German, Jahd Khalil and Dawnthea M. Price Lisco

Superintendent Jason Kamras indicated the shooting occurred after Huguenot High School’s new graduates left the theater. Wearing a graduation gown for the day’s planned events, he spoke briefly to the press.

"This is supposed to be a joyous day when our kids walk the stage and get their diploma — which is what they all did here for Huguenot today — and walked out the doors into their families' and friends' arms taking pictures. And then this tragedy occurred," he said. "I don't have any more words on this. I'm just tired of seeing it."

Richmond committee OKs updated casino plans
Reported by VPM News’ Jahd Khalil

A Richmond City Council committee recommended authorizing a do-over of a modified proposal for a casino in south Richmond on Monday. If the effort is successful, a ballot measure could take place this fall, two years after voters narrowly defeated a proposed casino in November 2021.

Some members of the public, however, questioned why another referendum is necessary.

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