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VPM Daily Newscast: Oct. 18, 2022

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VPM Daily Newscast

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. 

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