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VPM Daily Newscast: Jan. 9, 2024

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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 Jan. 9, 2024:   

Virginia oyster harvest hits milestone

Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen

During the 2022-'23 season, harvesters gathered about 700,000 bushels — the most in 35 years, according to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission.

“It is huge,” said Mike Hutt, executive director of the Virginia Marine Products Board. “It's not where we were back in the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s, and early ’60s, but Virginia is back in the oyster business.”

Pamunkey Tribe submits latest Norfolk casino plans to city

Reported by WHRO News’ Ryan Murphy

City officials objected to a two-phase proposal from the Pamunkey Tribe last year that would have delayed the hotel and other resort elements for at least a couple of years.

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