VPM Daily Newscast: May 26, 2022
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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.
In Other News:
Virginia LG scheduled to speak at NRA fundraising event in Texas – Virginia Mercury
Investigation finds ‘irregularities’ by Richmond Electoral Board during 2020 cycle - 8News
Nelson County to start drug treatment court – The Daily Progress
In Case You Missed It:
NOAA forecasts busy Atlantic hurricane season, with at least 3 major storms – Virginia Mercury
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library to consider name change after prompting by descendants group - The Daily Progress
Student entering VSU in the fall gets a full ride, in 'shock' of the outcome – The Progress-Daily