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VPM Daily Newscast: July 28, 2023

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VPM Daily Newscast

VPM Daily Newscast: July 28, 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 July 28, 2023:   

Hanover, Henrico discuss road and infrastructure needs
Reported by VPM News’ Lyndon German

This week, supervisors in Henrico and Hanover counties discussed increasing investments for their respective transit infrastructure. Although applying for grant funding can be competitive from locality to locality, Henrico Public Works Director Terrell Hughes said the county prioritizes projects that affect not only its residents — but the region as a whole.

And in Hanover, supervisors analyzed a list of proposals delivered by their own public works director, Mike Flagg, after a presentation on the 10-Year Road Funding and Transportation Alternatives Plan.

Beat the heat at these cooling stations in Greater Richmond, Charlottesville
Reported by VPM News

Over the next few days, Central Virginia will be facing some of the season’s highest temperatures.

According to the National Weather Service, which has issued a heat advisory and an “Excessive Heat Warning” for the region over the next few days, temperatures are expected to break into the triple digits with heat indexes ranging from 106 to 112 degrees Fahrenheit (41 to 44 degrees Celsius).

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