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VPM Daily Newscast: May 12, 2020

Workers grading a road
Although the pandemic has radically changed daily life, some things seem to be happening at an even quicker pace - like road work. VPM's news director, Craig Carper, shot photos of road resurfacing in his neighborhood last week. (Photo: Craig Carper)

  • 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:

  • Updates from Gov. Ralph Northam's latest briefing.
  • Some Republican lawmakers, police question parole during the pandemic - specifically that of Vincent Martin, who has served 40 years in prison for murder.
  • The Virginia Department of Social Services is offering a one-time EBT card for the pandemic to ensure children receive consistent nutrition with schools closed.
  • To meet testing goals, Virginia is planning to contract with private labs - but how much will that cost, and which labs are getting contracts?
  • Petersburg is offering walk-up COVID-19 testing.
  • First-generation college students at James Madison University share their story of figuring out college during the pandemic.
  • 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. Is something unusual happening in your neighborhood? Have a heart warming moment? Let us know.

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