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VPM Daily Newscast: July 12, 2022

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Tuesday, July 12, 2022    

237 tenants facing eviction from an apartment complex in Henrico County next month 
Reported by VPM News’ Meg Schiffres 

These eviction proceedings are beginning at the same time rents are rising. So far this year, they’ve increased by 11.3 % compared to 2021, according to a report by the Virginia Realtors association. Aion Management bought the property earlier this year. A spokesperson representing the company says tenants can still avoid eviction by paying their outstanding balance. 

Suspect in alleged Fourth of July mass shooting plot being held without bond 
Reported by VPM News’ Whittney Evans 

One of two suspects police say were  allegedly planning a mass shooting on the Fourth of July is being held in custody without bond. A judge denied bond for 38-year-old Rolman Balacarcel at his arraignment Monday. Balacarcel and Julio Alvarado-Dubon, 52, have both been charged with being a noncitizen in possession of a firearm. Their next hearing dates are Aug. 3 and 2, respectively. 

Wealthiest Virginians are benefiting most from contributions to school voucher program 
Reported by VPM News’ Megan Pauly 

Virginia lawmakers didn’t approve an array of new education voucher program proposals this year. But an attempt to limit an existing voucher program also stalled, due to a  budget amendment from Gov. Glenn Youngkin.

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