VPM Daily Newscast: Aug 29, 2023
VPM Daily Newscast: Aug. 29, 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 Aug. 29, 2023:
On July 27, the city gave 30-day notices to the owners of 21 homes to pay their back property taxes. Owners could also request to enter a payment plan during this period.
Following the notice period, which ended Saturday, Richmond may petition the circuit court to sell them at public auctions if the city chooses.
The see-through squid are offering scientists a new way to study the biology of a creature that is intact and moving freely.
The transparent squid is a genetically altered version of the hummingbird bobtail squid, a species usually found in the tropical waters from Indonesia to China and Japan. It's typically smaller than a thumb and shaped like a dumpling. And like other cephalopods, it has a relatively large and sophisticated brain.
In other news:
- Youngkin's Parole Board chair to take charge of state prisons (Richmond Times-Dispatch)*
- Virginia's new anti-DUI campaign says: Act your age (Richmond Times-Dispatch)*
- 92% of Virginia babies born out of wedlock have fathers IDed on their birth certificates (Virginia Mercury)
In case you missed it:
- White, gay police captain sues Alexandria, claiming bias in promotions (Washington Post)*
*This outlet utilizes a paywall.