VPM Daily Newscast: Sept. 29, 2022
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 Sept. 29, 2022:
The fate of Richmond’s A.P. Hill monument could soon be decided
Reported by VPM News' Jahd Khalil
Confederate General A.P. Hills’ remains are believed to be at the site of his monument. It’s in the middle of a busy intersection in Richmond’s Northside. A Richmond judge is reviewing two proposals on where the monument should go.
VDOT, AAA offer tips for drivers ahead of Hurricane Ian
Reported by VPM News' Ian Stewart
Even though most drivers are used to storms, they need to pay attention because rain from tropical storms comes down quickly and can lead to flooding. VDOT crews are already out clearing clogged drains along major roadways as well as on parts of Interstates 95 and 64.
Overburdened organizations aim to help families of gun-violence victims heal
Reported by VPM News' Whittney Evans
The families of gun violence victims have said the experience is transformative, marked by mental anguish, strained relationships and financial burdens that require support long after their loved one’s funeral. There are resources available in Virginia to provide support, but federal funding for those programs is declining.
In other news:
Virginia has issued 5,600 nonbinary driver’s licenses and IDs since 2020 - Virginia Mercury
DoorDash partners with Richmond on initiative to end hunger – Richmond Times-Dispatch
Petersburg introduces its next school superintendent – Progress-Index
In case you missed it:
Petersburg property owner takes quick action on graffiti targeting historic foundation – Progress-Index
Bon Secours on defense after allegations of pocketing profits at expense of East End hospital - Richmond Times-Dispatch
As maternal mortality rates rise in Virginia, health officials launch interviews into deaths – Virginia Mercury