VPM Daily Newscast: May 31, 2022
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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.
In Other News:
Lt. Governor Earle-Sears speaks at NRA conference in Houston – Washington Post
Danville loses out on $5.5 billion Hyundai plant – Danville Register & Bee
Virginia banning police ticketing quotas this summer – 8News
In Case You Missed It:
Temporary memorial marks anniversary of 2019 Virginia Beach mass shooting - WHRO
Chesterfield supervisors OK zoning for Upper Magnolia Green tech park - Richmond BizSense
Spotsylvania review panel determines challenged books can stay in high school libraries - The Free Lance Star
Police presence increased in Richmond schools following Uvalde shooting – VPM News
Free bus rides will continue under newly approved GRTC budget - Richmond BizSense