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VPM Daily Newscast: May 26, 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 Thursday, May 26, 2022   

New efforts to tackle gun violence in limbo as Virginia lawmakers negotiate state budget
Reported by VPM News’ Ben Paviour 

Advocates say major changes to Virginia’s gun laws are unlikely as long as the state legislature remains divided, with Democrats and Republicans each controlling one chamber. But the fate of some bills, that have won bipartisan support, are tied to the ongoing negotiations over the state budget. Lawmakers are set to take that up on June 1.  

Parents, teachers concerned about increased police at Richmond schools  
Reported by VPM News’ Meg Schiffres 

Safety measures are being increased at Richmond Public Schools, following the Texas school shooting this week. This includes additional police patrols at the beginning and end of each school day. Some parents and teachers are concerned about the growing police presence, saying it’s traumatizing to youth.

Victim's brother, medical examiner take stand in first day of Etute trial
Reported by VPM News’ Whittney Evans

Defense attorneys said Wednesday that a former Virginia Tech football player feared for his life when he fatally beat a person he met online in April 2021.

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