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VPM Daily Newscast: May 12, 2022

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, May 12, 2022  

Morrissey lashes out at his radio producer when pushed on abortion position
Reported by VPM News' Whittney Evans 

Sen. Joe Morrissey could be the deciding vote on any new proposals to restrict abortion access in the state. Last week, the Richmond Democrat had a heated exchange on his live radio show when he was pressed to take a stance on the issue.

Hampton Roads housing market is breaking records as prices continue to surge 
Reported by WHRO News' Ryan Murphy 

The median home sold in Hampton Roads last month went for a record $319,900, according to new data from the Real Estate Information Network. That’s 6% higher than the previous all-time high of $300,000, which we hit a month prior in March. 

There’s no autocorrect at this Richmond adult spelling bee
Reported by VPM News' Ben Paviour 

Hundreds of precocious teenagers will gather in Maryland  later this month for the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Closer to home, older adults got to show their phonetic chops at Podium RVA’s Adult Spelling Bee.

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