VPM Daily Newscast: July 6, 2022
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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Enrichmond Foundation in limbo as entire board resigns
Reported by VPM News’ Ian Stewart
An organization that owns two historic Black cemeteries in Richmond has apparently ceased to exist. The fate of the 32-year-old Enrichmond Foundation appears to be in limbo, as the entire board of the foundation has resigned without notice, and the organization’s website has disappeared.
Richmond police retract statement of use of tear gas at 2020 protest
Reported by VPM News’ Whittney Evans
Richmond Police announced there was no need to tear gas hundreds of people at the former Robert E. Lee Monument during protests in 2020. The department retracted its previous statement that it deployed gas to bring officers to safety. The city will also documents and videos detailing what exactly took place at the Lee Monument on the evening of June 1st as part of a settlement in a civil rights lawsuit filed by six protesters.
Blue Ridge Valley hosts national cycling championship
Reported by VPM News Intern Davis Alcorn
Last Thursday through Saturday, young cyclists throughout the country competed in USA Cycling’s Amateur National Championship, held across Roanoke and the Blue Ridge Valley. Across last week's championship, young riders between the ages of 10 and 23 took part in a variety of different events, including the time trial, road race, and criterium.
In Other News:
In clash over VMI’s future, Youngkin appoints conservatives to board - Washington Post
Youngkin appoints Wheeler to head new Office of Regulatory Management – Virginia Mercury
Fort Lee shifts main gate status from Sisisky Boulevard to Lee Avenue – The Progress-Index
In Case You Missed It:
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