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VPM Daily Newscast: Dec. 22, 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. 22, 2023:   

Virginia's railways are getting an upgrade 
Reported by VPM News’ Ian M. Stewart

The timeline for completion — at least for trains running back and forth from Richmond to D.C on an hourly basis — is about six years away. But riders looking for the express line from Richmond to Raleigh, N.C., will have to wait a while longer.

How to keep Richmond-area pets safe over the holidays 
Reported by VPM News’ Phil Liles and Meghin Moore

Wrapping paper is bad for your pet's tummy, but so is that piece of gravy. What happens when pets need urgent and emergency care during this period? Tabitha Treloar, director of communications at the Richmond SPCA, has some advice to help pet owners breathe a sigh of relief this holiday season.

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