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VPM Daily Newscast: Aug. 25, 2022

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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 Aug. 25, 2022:    

Youngkin hire previously accused of mishandling state funds at DEQ 
Reported by VPM News' Ben Paviour

T. March Bell’s new role as senior advisor to Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Bob Mosier wasn’t formally announced by the administration. But Bell is a well-known figure in politics at the state and federal levels. He was asked to resign as deputy director of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality in 1997 after a legislative audit found he couldn’t justify a nearly $8,000 payment to a former employee.

After Richmond hosts its first gun buyback event, expert says the strategy alone won’t reduce crime 
Reported by VPM News' Patrick Larsen  

Richmond officials called their latest gun buyback event a success, after exchanging an allotted $67,500 for used weapons in three and a half hours. But experts say research on similar programs across the country shows these events have little impact on reducing gun violence. 

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