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VPM Daily Newscast: June 25, 2024

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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 June 25, 2024:   

I-95 Gaza protesters sentenced to jail
Reported by VPM News’ Megan Pauly

Judge Mansi Shah described the March 11 protest as “calculated, planned chaos” that caused “unnecessary harm” to those backed-up three miles on the interstate.

Naomi “Nomi” Isaac, an organizer with the Virginia Student Power Network and a member of The Black Alliance for Peace, told the court Friday, that the protest was the only way for their voice to be heard.

“What I stand for is the end to war,” they told the court.

UVA homes in on Alzheimer’s dementia research
Reported by VPM News’ Phil Liles

The University of Virginia recently launched the Harrison Family Translational Research Center — an initiative focused on Alzheimer’s research headed by John Lukens.

“The aim in the new center is to accelerate the discovery of novel therapeutics to treat Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases — advancing the discovery of novel therapeutics, and advancing and getting them to the patients sooner,” Lukens said.

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