VPM Daily Newscast: Oct. 27, 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. 27 , 2022:
National search to be conducted to find new Richmond police chief
Reported by VPM News’ Whittney Evans
Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney won’t say whether he asked for Chief Gerald Smith’s resignation, but wants the next chief to understand that policing in Richmond is changing. The department will now launch a national search to find Smith's replacement.
Operation Ceasefire to address gun violence in Richmond
Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen
The violence reduction program uses data analysis to determine who is most likely to shoot or be shot. Community organizations then intervene with needed services like counseling, rehabilitation, and housing. The grant money will be overseen by the nonprofit REAL LIFE, which serves people who have been incarcerated, homeless, or suffered from substance abuse disorder.
In other news:
Richmond's Confederate monument to A.P. Hill set to come down (VPM News)
Council takes step toward restricting abortion clinics (Bristol Herald Courier)
State inspector general launches investigation of tourism ad featuring Youngkin (VPM News)
In case you missed it:
Richmond Police Chief Gerald Smith steps down from post (VPM News)
New York Deli crew takes over Lady N’awlins building (Richmond BizSense)
How will Virginia’s new Office of Trails spend $89 million? (Virginia Mercury)