VPM Daily Newscast

VPM's daily newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Hosted by Benjamin Dolle, Phil Liles, Kim Strother and VPM News staff, episodes are recorded the night before so you can wake up prepared.

Daily News
Episode: 5/27/24 - Curious Commonwealth - What'...
A VPM News listener asked "What's being done to manage this tree around Richmond?"
4 min
BizSense Beat: May 24, 2024
A virtual reality venue is plugging in as the latest entertainment-focused offering to come to Regency; A decade-plus effort to provide new signage for the entrance to Carytown has reached the finish line; A community meeting was held Monday night to field public input on what a new Mayo Bridge could look like; and what started as a way to drum up lunchtime business at a western Henrico Thai restaurant has led to a new British eatery and market in downtown Richmond.
5 min
5/24/24 - Dominion Energy is considering buildi...
Dominion Energy is considering building a natural gas power plant on the site of a retired coal plant
5 min
05/23/24 - Charlottesville community comes toge...
Charlottesville community comes together to reclaim the former site of a Confederate statue, Virginia Democrats say budget compromise falls short without RGGI and other stories
4 min
5/22/24 - A cross-commonwealth bus line will be...
The 235-mile trip between Virginia Beach and Harrisonburg will take about 6.5 hours, one way.
4 min
5/21/24 - HCA Healthcare is attempting to build...
HCA Healthcare is attempting to build new facilities in Hanover County for a third time; Virginia legislators are sounding the alarm over the health and safety of people incarcerated at Riverside Regional Jail; A 140-year-old Charlottesville church along Ridge Street will again be a place of worship, after the nonprofit owners sold the building to Point Church for just over one million dollars.
5 min
05/20/24- The Well Collective moves to historic...
The Black woman-owned health and wellness space will be in the city's Banking Historic District
4 min
BizSense Beat: May 17, 2024
Less than 24 hours after authorizing a new financing plan for the ballpark-anchored Diamond District development, Richmond City Council and Mayor Levar Stoney have been hit with a lawsuit challenging the action; local developer Duke Dodson is set to turn a former Scott’s Addition bar-arcade space into a sports bar-card shop combo concept; and more than 500 apartments are in the works near the intersection of Semmes and Cowardin avenues in Richmond’s Southside, courtesy of two out-of-town developers.
4 min
05/18/24 - SPECIAL SERIES - Brown v. Board prom...
But many schools today are in disrepair
21 min
5/17/24 - Henrico’s announces Affordable Housin...
Virginia voter registration numbers
5 min
5/16/24 - The City of Richmond held its third s...
Also: Central Shenandoah Health District has a new director, Preservation Virginia releases its latest Most Endangered Places list, Dominion is developing battery storage tech and more.
5 min
5/15/24 - Richmond City Council votes on city b...
Richmond City Council votes on city budget and collective bargaining agreements; more than $490,000 in funding headed to Positive Youth Development programs in Richmond; and other stories
4 min
5/14/24 - Virginia’s budget debate ended Monday...
Virginia’s budget debate ended Monday after months of ups and downs; The Louisa County Board of Supervisors reversed its decision to withdraw funding from Piedmont Virginia Community College over showing a film called “Israelism"; The Shenandoah County school board voted on Friday to restore the names of Confederate officers to two public schools.
5 min
5/13/24 - The Doorways is celebrating 40 years ...
Morning Edition host Phil Liles toured the downtown facility and spoke to CEO Stacy Brinkley.
4 min
BizSense Beat: May 10, 2024
City Council voted to approve a new financing plan for the redevelopment of the Diamond District; In a bid to continue growing their fan base, the Tri-City Chili Peppers are turning off the lights; and the winners of this year's RVA Power Women awards have been announced.
4 min
5/10/24 - Youngkin discusses potential protest ...
Plus: Henrico business growth
9 min
5/9/24 - Richmond City Council proposes dozens ...
The full council will vote next week. Also: Dawn Page isn't running for reelection to the Richmond School Board.
3 min
5/8/24 - General Assembly, Gov. Glenn Youngkin ...
Virginia’s special budget session for the next two fiscal years starts Monday, May 13.
5 min
05/07/24 - Commonwealth’s Attorney drops some c...
Some charges dropped in Otieno death; Rep. Bob Good wants to defund NPR; MVP’s burst pipe; and a new marine science degree at W&M.
5 min
5/6/24 - A conversation with U.S. Sen. Tim Kain...
The Virginia senator is sponsoring two bills to ease health care worker shortages
4 min
BizSense Beat: May 3, 2024
Henrico County is looking to use the Arcadia project in Varina as a model for affordable housing; Henricus Historical Park will not be getting funding support from Henrico County in the coming fiscal year; and two new pizza locations are coming to downtown Richmond.
4 min
5/3/24 - Dominion wind project faces lawsuit
Also: a proposal for Hanover's largest solar farm; Roanoke NIMBYs; VCU students discuss recent Gaza protests; statewide eviction help; and rural population growth.
5 min
5/2/24 - More protests held on, near Virginia c...
More protests held on, near Virginia college campuses Also: An interview with Home Cooked host Olivia Weeks on the history of meth.
11 min
5/1/24 - How Virginia politicians are respondin...
More than 100 people on three college campuses in Virginia have been arrested during pro-Palestine protests since Friday.
5 min
4/30/24 - Multiple people arrested during prote...
Just under 100 protesters were arrested and charged throughout Virginia over the weekend.
5 min