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VPM Daily Newscast: Aug. 4, 2022

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VPM Daily Newscast for Thursday, August 4th, 2022

The VPM 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 Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022:      

Prosecutors present no evidence of planned Dogwood Dell shooting, toss gun charges
Reported by VPM News’ Whittney Evans 

Richmond prosecutors have withdrawn charges against two people originally from Guatemala who police say planned a mass shooting at the Dogwood Dell Fourth of July celebration. An attorney for the Commonwealth told a Richmond judge Wednesday morning that the office has no evidence tying their arrests to a planned shooting at that location. 

Special prosecutor calls for civil rights probe into Windsor police traffic stop 
Reported by WHRO News’ Ryan Murphy 

A December 2020 traffic stop in the Town of Windsor brought the town’s police department national scrutiny. A special prosecutor reviewing the incident says no state laws were violated but says a federal civil rights investigation is in order. The federal prosecutor’s office did not immediately respond to questions from partner station WHRO.  

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Ian M. Stewart is the transportation reporter and fill-in anchor for VPM News.