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Charles Fishburne is a correspondent for WCVE Public Radio. He brings over 40 years experience as a broadcast journalist and news executive in Richmond, Washington D.C. and New York. Charles was also a long-time television news anchor and news director in Richmond.

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Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner on Intelligence Committee Hearings Beginning Today

The Senate Intelligence Committee meets today (6/7/17) the first round of the highly-charged investigation into President Trump’s alleged meddling in ongoing investigations involving Russian collusion in American elections.

Today, the committee is set to hear from the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and NSA Director Mike Rogers.

Family Files 40 Million Dollar Suit over Inmate Death at Hampton Roads Regional Jail

The family of a 60-year old inmate has filed a 40 million dollar lawsuit over his death at the Hampton Roads Regional Jail.

Henry Stewart died last August, of a ruptured ulcer in his stomach, two days after filing a grievance with the jail regarding his lack of access to medical care.

Law Professor at the University of Richmond Carl Tobias said, “given the statistics about the number of people who have died at that facility, there may be real questions about some lack of care given the people who are incarcerated."

Senator Mark Warner: “Unthinkable, if the President asked Comey to Back Off Investigation.”

This is the week former FBI Director James Comey is set to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Virginia Senator Mark Warner is the top Democrat on that Committee.

Senator Warner has been widely quoted as saying the investigation into alleged Russian interference in this country’s elections is the most important thing he has done and Sunday on CBS News Face the Nation, he talked about accusations the President had asked Comey to “back off.”

VCU Doctors Achieve Success Fighting Sepsis With High Levels of Vitamin C

Twenty - year old Kelsey Martin picked up a respiratory infection on a Spring break trip to Italy when she returned home she was having trouble breathing, “And I remember feeling you know after you run for a long time, and you struggle to catch your breath you feel like that.” But it got worse she was diagnosed with sepsis and that is a killer. Dr.

Chesterfield County Police Chief Thierry Dupuis Announces His Retirement

Col. Thierry Dupuis, chief of police for Chesterfield County, announced today (6/1) he is retiring from the Department on September 1st, after serving for 40 years.

The Chief says what has changed most is technology, and cellphones and the need to communicate before that random video goes viral.

Henrico County’s Heroin Task Force Launches Website Created by Students

The opioid epidemic is taking one life each week in the county. Starting today (6/1), Henrico County has has a new weapon, a website created by students.

Bouncebackhc was built from the ground up by students at Hermitage High School and features one-on-one interviews by students at Deep Run with recovering addicts.

Students ask, “Can you describe life before recovery?" 

“Life prior to my recovery was rough,” say the recovering addicts.