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VPM Daily Newscast: July 5, 2022

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VPM Daily Newscast

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, July 5, 2022  

Fox Elementary report says cause of blaze is ‘undetermined’ 
Reported by VPM News’ Megan Pauly 

The cause of a February fire that partially destroyed William Fox Elementary School has been deemed “undetermined,” according to a 31-page report released to VPM News by The Richmond Fire Department late Friday. But the Fox report also asserted that “analysis of the evidence and information revealed was sufficient to support that the fire was the result of an unintentional act.” 

Polystyrene ban gets pushed back to 2028 
Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen 

Virginia legislators have pushed back a statewide commitment to ban polystyrene foam to-go containers by five years. The move comes after several restaurants fought to delay the ban amid a rise in to-go orders due to the pandemic.

Secret aid society of Black women recognized with marker in Norfolk 
Reported by WHRO’s Ryan Muprhy 

In the wake of the Civil War, two former slaves founded a secret society for Black women. It cared for the sick, elderly and destitute. Last week, a new historical marker recognizing the group was unveiled in Norfolk.

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