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VPM Daily Newscast: Sept. 29, 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 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.

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