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VPM Daily Newscast: May 6, 2020

Have you been "quarantine baking" during the COVID-19 pandemic? We made this Sicilian-style pizza recipe suggested by VPM's senior editor, Catherine Komp - it was delicious and easy with a food processor to mix the dough. If you've tried to make something new, let us know - and send a picture. (Photo: David Streever/VPM News)

During the coronavirus outbreak, VPM is running a daily newscast of our reporting, hosted by Benjamin Dolle. Episodes are recorded at 6 p.m. and released for 7 a.m. the next day, Tuesday through Friday.

In today's newscast:

  • Nonprofits in Chesterfield working together to make business reopening safer.
  • The owner of several Gold's Gyms is appealing a ruling last week that it must abide by Gov. Ralph Northam's shutdown order.
  • The National Guard is in Virginia, but contrary to conspiracy theories, they're helping test residents of long-term care facilities for COVID-19.
  • A candidate for Richmond mayor is suing the city and state election officials, saying the requirement to collect signatures is an unfair burden during a stay-at-home order.
  • VCU Health says they're seeing fewer stroke patients - and they worry that people who need help aren't coming into the hospital for treatable conditions that get worse without medical care.
  • Feeling isolate? One neighborhood in Staunton has an answer - residents howl from their homes each night. Mike Tripp from partner station WMRA reported this story.

If you have a photo that speaks to what you're experiencing under the coronavirus outbreak, please  send it to us with a note about what the image means to you. Are you a quarantine baker? Gardener? Are you doing good work you want to highlight? Let us know.

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