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VPM Daily Newscast: Dec. 11, 2023

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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 Dec. 11, 2023:   

Freezing temps add pressure to Shenandoah Valley housing crisis 
Reported by VPM News’ Henry Brannan

By Nov. 29, Lee was ~$750 behind on that month’s $1,500 rent to live in one of Staunton’s cheapest motels. “Normally, if I can come up with most of the money, they let it slide until next month,” He said. “Seems like I never get caught up.”

Healed bald eagle released in Chesapeake 
Reported by WHRO News’ Katherine Hafner

An injured bald eagle found just two months ago has been re-released with a clean bill of health. Being released so soon is rare, says the Wildlife Center of Virginia’s Ed Clark: “She definitely was ready to go.”

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