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VPM Daily Newscast: April 15, 2022

VPM's daily newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before so you can wake up prepared.     

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Friday, April 15, 2022  

Youth homicides involving firearms are going up in Virginia 
Reported by VPM News’ Megan Pauly 

The death of a 17-year-old in Richmond is being investigated as a homicide, and is among the growing number of recent youth fire-arm-related homicides in the state. Data from the state medical examiner’s office shows the number of young Virginians, ages 25 and under, killed in gun-related homicides increased nearly 37% between 2019 and 2020. The numbers are continuing going up.  

Hampton Roads’ low income minority communities feel summer heat more than other neighborhoods
Reported by WHRO News’ Ryan Murphy 

Extreme heat kills more people annually than any other weather event. As climate change causes longer summers and stronger heat waves, some people are feeling the heat more than others. One expert who’s tracked the differences in temperature between neighborhoods just a few blocks apart, attended a conference at Christopher Newport University this week. 

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Ian M. Stewart is the transportation reporter and fill-in anchor for VPM News.