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VPM Daily Newscast: Dec. 13, 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. 13, 2023:   

Virginia fire, EMS departments look for state funding as calls surge
Reported by VPM News’ Ben Paviour

Virginia fire departments and emergency medical services teams face a shortage of volunteers and staff in the face of a growing workload, according to a new state report obtained by VPM News.

The report was commissioned by the General Assembly earlier this year and due Oct. 1 but it has yet to be publicly released by Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s administration. Drafted by a workgroup of fire and EMS providers as well as state and local officials, it paints a sobering picture of the challenges facing fire and EMS teams across the commonwealth.

Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck attends COP28 in Dubai
Reported by WHRO’s Katherine Hafner

Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck recently returned from a trip to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, where he participated in the global climate conference known as COP28. WHRO sat down with him to talk about his experience, because he was one 150 mayors at the conference from more than 50 countries.

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