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VPM Daily Newscast: November 4, 2021

VPM's daily newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before so you can wake up prepared.           

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Thursday, November 4, 2021:

  • Glenn Youngkin will be Virginia’s first GOP Governor since Bob McDonnell left office in 2014. That means he’ll also be the first Republican since then to appoint top state government officials. Patrick Larsen has more.

  • Attorneys for the nine people who are suing the organizers of the deadly Unite the Right rally brought their first expert to the stand yesterday. As Whittney Evans reports, the expert is a prominent scholar on antisemitism and Holocaust denial.  

  • Yesterday, Virginia began its rollout of COVID-19 vaccines for children 5 to 11-years-old. The Virginia Department of Health says there are currently 377,000 doses available, enough for more than half of this new eligible population. VPM News Intern Adiah Gholston reports. 

  • Starting today, parents in Chesterfield County looking to get the newly approved Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for their younger children have a few options. Those include pediatric offices and pharmacies. Shots are also available at the community vaccination center at the Rockwood Shopping Center on Hull Street. The center is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Appointments are strongly encouraged -- and can be made at or by calling 1-877-VAX-IN-V-A. 

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