VPM Daily Newscast: July 5, 2022
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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.
In Other News:
Youngkin administration warns feds new wind areas could hurt commercial fisheries - Virginia Mercury
Two teens arrested in shooting death at Chesterfield party – The Richmond Times-Dispatch
Asian grocery taking over former Stein Mart store space on Broad St. – Richmond Bizsense
In Case You Missed It:
Virginia lawmakers punt on bills aimed at limiting partisan election oversight - Virginia Mercury
Tara Carroll sworn in as interim Midlothian supervisor – The Richmond Times-Dispatch
Court denies appeal of Terrence Richardson, who was convicted in Waverly police killing – VPM News