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VPM Daily Newscast June 27, 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 27, 2024:   

Giving birth in Page County, a maternity care desert 

Reported by VPM News’ Henry Brannan

There were 3,667,758 babies born in the U.S. during 2022, the most recent year for which U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention birth data is available. All but 83,007 of them were born in hospitals.

In Page County, local labor and delivery options include homes, hospitals an hour away and sometimes gas stations.

Dali cargo ship arrives in Norfolk for repairs 

Reported by The Associated Press

The container ship that crashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore is now in Hampton Roads for repairs.

The Dali was escorted by the U.S. Coast Guard and will be unloaded at the Virginia International Gateway in Portsmouth. After initial repairs, it will go to Norfolk International Terminals, then a third location for various repairs.

It headed out of Baltimore for Virginia on Monday, nearly three months after the ship lost power and crashed into one of the Key bridge's supporting columns and caused the bridge to collapse.

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