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VPM Daily Newscast: Jan. 12, 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. 12, 2024:   

Henrico, Hanover boards select new leadership

Reported by VPM News’ Lyndon German

The Henrico board now has a Democratic majority, while Hanover retained a conservative panel.

Health district director explains JN.1, a new COVID-19 variant

Reported by VPM News’ Phil Liles

A new COVID-19 variant known as JN.1 is spreading across the U.S., and cases are ticking up in Virginia.

VPM News Morning Edition Host Phil Liles recently spoke with Dr. Elaine Perry, director of the Richmond & Henrico Health Districts, about the new strain and its local effects.

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