VPM Daily Newscast: April 8, 2022
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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Friday, April 8, 2022
Public records show internal conflicts with Richmond school construction audit
Reported by VPM News’ Megan Pauly
A VPM News public records request shows a Richmond city official attempted to get an independent city auditor to update an audit on school construction costs over a year after it was published. This comes amid an ongoing battle between the city and local school board about who should be responsible for building schools.
Casino funds to help with Norfolk’s school construction project
Reported by WHRO News’ Mechelle Hankerson
Norfolk schools will get $700 million over the next 30 years to repair and reconstruct aging buildings. The city's mayor says it’s coming from revenue created by Norfolk’s future waterfront casino. A 2021 study shows that updating all of Norfolk’s schools would be a $605 million job.
In Other News:
Fairfax County launches program offering services instead of prosecution - DCist
Updated: Stony Point Fashion Park sold to Florida firm for $15M – Richmond BizSense
Colonial Heights police chief retires; investigation into 'inappropriate' behavior continues – The Progress-Index
In Case You Missed It:
Rappahannock Tribe’s return to the river – VPM
Children’s Memorial opens at Virginia Holocaust Museum
Virginia police routinely use secret GPS pings to track people’s cell phones – Virginia Mercury