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VPM Daily Newscast: May 31, 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 Tuesday, May 31, 2022  

War Memorial ceremony honors Virginia's fallen veterans  
Reported by VPM News’ Connor Scribner

A ceremony to honor members of the armed forces who died while serving in the United States’ military was held Monday at the Virginia War Memorial near downtown Richmond.  At least 250 Virginians have died while serving in the armed forces since September 11, 2001. 

Former Virginia Tech linebacker acquitted in death of Tinder date
Reported by VPM News' Whittney Evans

A jury in Christiansburg on Friday found Isimemen “Isi” Etute, a former Virginia Tech football player, not guilty of second-degree murder. Etute fatally beat Jerry Paul Smith in May 2021; the 19-year-old’s lawyers said he acted in self-defense.

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