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VPM Daily Newscast: June 3, 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, June 3, 2022  

New aid available for Richmond families struggling to pay for baby formula 
Reported by VPM News’ Meg Schiffres 

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney announced this week that the city is partnering with the non-profit Urban Baby Beginnings to distribute $180,000 in aid directly to families who cannot afford baby formula. Families who apply for this aid will receive a $125 gift card from the city. The money can be spent on anything, but it’s intended to supplement the rising costs of formula. 

Newport News social workers are using hospital visits to break cycles of violence Reported by WHRO News’ Ryan Murphy 

Gun violence and homicide rates are up nationwide. A program in a Newport News hospital is trying to stop recurring violence by pairing victims of violence and their families with social workers, who offer help far beyond the typical purview of the hospital. 

Richmond summer nights filled with bike races 
Reported by VPM News’ Ian Stewart 

The Bryan Park Cycling Training Race is a tradition that’s nearly a century old. Every Tuesday night in the summer, a group of more than 70 cyclists wheel up to a starting line in Byran Park in Richmond’s Northside neighborhood for a speedy competition and camaraderie.  

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