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PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2019 


Baltimore mourns Rep. Elijah Cummings, who 'Fought for All.' Also on our rundown: Rick Perry headed for door as Energy Secretary; and EPA holds its only hearing on rolling back methane regulations.

2020Talks - October 18, 2019 


While controversy swirls at the White House, Chicago teachers go on strike, and Democratic primary contender retired Admiral Joe Sestak walks 105 miles across New Hampshire.

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Public News Service - WV: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Advocates say they are having some success with a national program designed to prevent child abuse by strengthening families, with six sites in two West Virginia counties taking part in a pilot project. Gretta Hill, site director for Playmates Child Development Center in Westmo

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The numbers of children abused or neglected in West Virginia fell by 35 percent from 2005 through 2008, according to federal statistics. However, that time period does not include most of the current recession, and experts say child maltreatment usually goes up during economic st

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Governor Joe Manchin has just signed a law that allows judges to include pets in domestic violence protection orders. Advocates say that'll help women get out of abusive situations. Tracy Coppola with the American Humane Association says 70 percent of victims reported that thei

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Protective orders against domestic violence in West Virginia have among some of the shortest periods in effect in the country, just 180 days. However, judges will have the option of granting a one-year order if a bill just passed by the legislature is signed into law. Celena Ro

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - The reward for representing West Virginia children who are caught up in the legal system can be more work, and more trouble getting paid for it, than perhaps those who do it had expected. Shannon Atwell is executive director of Childlaw Services, a nonprofit law firm that provi

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A large federal study of child abuse and neglect has shown a significant decline in child maltreatment for the first time since studies like it began in the 1970s. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, incidents of child abuse fell by slightly more than a

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Social Worker of the Year says for her it's not a job, it's a calling. Paula Taylor is the Community Services Manager for the Marion/Monongalia District of the state Department of Health and Human Resources. She and her staff of about 100 are the people who pret

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The volunteer organization Give An Hour asks mental health professionals to set aside an hour a week to help veterans and their families. According to Army Reserve Lt. Sylvia Bowersox, it works. This week, Bowersox was in West Virginia, which has one of the highest percentages

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