VPM Daily Newscast: June 30, 2022
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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Thursday, June 30, 2022
Inflation and supply chain shortages affecting costs for Fourth of July cook outs
Reported by VPM News Intern Davis Alcorn
As the holiday weekend approaches, inflation continues to drive prices. The cost of a Fourth of July cookout is expected to be 17 percent higher compared to a year ago, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Virginia court denies appeal of man convicted of Waverly police killing
Reported by VPM News’ Whittney Evans
The Virginia Court of Appeals has tossed out a petition to overturn the conviction of a man serving life in prison for killing a Waverly Police Officer Allen Gibson in the late 90’s. The complicated case involves Terrence Richardson and another man, Ferrone Claiborne, who’s sentences were enhanced to life in federal prison, even though a federal jury found them not guilty of the murder.
Clara Elliott teaches trans and nonbinary Virginians how to protect themselves
Reported by VPM News’ Meg Schiffres
VPM News is continuing to highlight queer leaders in the commonwealth. For our third leader we spoke with Clara Elliott. She’s the founder of Arm Trans Women Firearms Instruction, where she provides free defense training to transgender and nonbinary people.
In Other News:
Plans for the proposed Shenandoah Rail Trail - Daily News Record
Lt. Gov. Winsome Earle-Sears on future of abortion in Virginia - WAVY10 News
State approves 15 new historical markers - Cardinal News
PolitiFact VA: Spanberger goes after meat packer profits – VPM News
In Case You Missed It:
Federal lawmakers aim to crack down on ‘dark patterns’ that trick users online – Virginia Mercury
Richmond City Council delays action on measure to allow city workers to unionize – Richmond Times-Dispatch
Jefferson Madison Regional Library board can't change name on its own – The Daily Progress