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VPM Daily Newscast: Oct. 27, 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. 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.

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