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VPM Daily Newscast: May 25, 2022

The VPM 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 Wednesday, May 25, 2022   

Law banning 'gay panic' defense tested as former Tech football player goes to trial in slaying
Reported by VPM News’ Whittney Evans 

A former Virginia Tech football player is on trial this week for killing a 40-year-old male he met on Tinder who had presented as a woman online. The trial highlight’s Virginia’s new law barring the so-called “gay panic defense”. 

Equitable transportation guidelines adopted by Richmond City Council
Reported by VPM News’ Connor Scribner  

For decades, infrastructure projects in Richmond have prioritized cars over other forms of transportation. Earlier this week, city council approved guidelines intended to change that. 

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Ian M. Stewart is the transportation reporter and fill-in anchor for VPM News.