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PNS Daily Newscast - February 21, 2019 


Signs that the Mueller Trump/Russia probe could wrap up in the next week. Also on our Thursday rundown: A death penalty repeal likely to pass in New England. Plus, cancer survivors rally for tougher smoking laws in Tennessee.

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Public News Service - VA: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

Richmond, VA - Learning to build safer communities in Virginia is the goal of a new award from the state Attorney General's office. Nominations are being sought for the "Safe Communities Award," to recognize some of the best ideas, people and programs in Commonwealth communities working to prevent d

Front Royal, VA - The "Art of Surviving" is on display in Virginia. It's a traveling exhibit that features poetry and art by survivors of sexual violence. Kate McCord, with the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, says the art created covers a wide range of emotions. "The artwor

Fredericksburg, VA - Rural Virginians often don't have access to the help they need to prevent and deal with sexual violence, according to advocates holding a conference today in Fredericksburg. Rose Leone with the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance says it takes teamwork to creat

Richmond, VA – On a typical day in Virginia, more than a 1,000 people seek help from crisis centers because of domestic violence. Some Virginians looking for help are turned away because of resource shortages, according to a new study conducted by the National Network to End Domestic Violence.

Richmond, VA – Red flags are being raised on college campuses to encourage students to call a "foul" when they see friends in abusive relationships. The "red flag" campaign encourages students to identify abusive behavior and let friends know it's unacceptable. Kate McCord with the Virginia S

Richmond, VA - One in three murders in Virginia is the result of domestic violence, according to a new report from the state. October is "Domestic Violence Awareness Month," and Virginia Powell with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner says although Virginia has updated its policies and laws dea

Beaumont, VA – Violence nearly every day. That's what parents of children sentenced to the Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Center say they hear is going on inside the prison walls, and they're demanding that the facility be shut down. Their parents say the 260 children sentenced to terms at B

Football star Michael Vick will plead guilty in a dog-fighting case in a Richmond federal courtroom today. Kristi VanAudenhove with the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance says the focus of the case now needs to shift to a scrutiny of who is upheld as a “hero” for yout

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