VPM Daily Newscast: Oct. 18, 2022
The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.
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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Oct. 18, 2022:
Proposed rail-to-trail path could connect portions of Southside
Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen
The City of Richmond planning commission gave first approval for the city to buy an abandoned right of way from freighting giant CSX on Monday. The land would be used for a new rail-to-trail path across Southside.
Youngkin introduces plan to bolster police hiring
Reported by WHRO News’ Laura Philion
At an event in Norfolk on Monday, Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced Operation Bold Blue Line. The initiative is focused on funding and retaining law enforcement staff and programs across the commonwealth. Youngkin also called for more support for victims and witnesses of violent crimes, but did not specify what that support would look like.
In other news:
Incumbents have financial edge in Virginia's hard-fought congressional contests (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Virginia basketball ranked No. 18 in AP Preseason Top 25 (Fan Nation)
Stephen Hawley Martin travels a path from advertising onto the cosmic highway (Richmond magazine)
In case you missed it:
Another mystery grocer in store for Chesterfield, this time at Winterpock Crossing (Richmond BizSense)
Scott rejects Guzman's 'abuse' proposal for retaliation against transgender kids (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
UVa breaks ground for new hotel on grounds (The Daily Progress)