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Friday, 24 September 2021

11PM Show (A Block)- 7/23

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11PM Show (A Block)- 7/23
11PM Show (A Block)- 7/23

THEY WERE YET THEY WERE PUTTINGPROFIT OVER PEOPLES LIVES ANDWELL BEING"VIRGINIA'S TOP LAWYER - CALLINGIT A MAJOR WIN IN THE FIGHTAGAINSTADDICTION.THECOMMONWEALTH IS GETTING MORETHAN HALF A BILLION DOLLARS FROMFOUR OF THE BIGGESTCOMPANIES IN THE OPIOIDINDUSTRY.<BOXESGOOD EVENING I'M CANDACE BURNS.AND I'M BILL FITZGERALD.WE HAVE IN- DEPTH COVERAGETONIGHT ON HOW THE OPIOID CRISISIS AFFECTING OUR AREA AND WHATRESOURCES ARE IN PLACE TO HELP.OUR SHANNON LILLY WILL HAVE ONEWOMAN'S POWERFUL STORY OFRECOVERY INCLUDING HOW A PROGRAMHELPED SAVE HER AND HERCHILDS LIFE.BUT FIRST - THIS MULTI-BILLIONDOLLAR SETTLEMENTCOMES AS THE C- D-C REPORTS THEHIGHESTU NMBER OF OVERDOSEDEATHS EVER RECORDED IN THE U-S.ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK HERRINGSAYS HIS INVESTIGATION SHOWEDHOW THESE COMPANIESPLAYED A ROLE IN CREATING ANDPROLONGING VIRGINIA'S OPIOIDCRISIS.THE A-G'S OFFICESAYS A MAJORITY OF THESETTLENEMT MONEY WILL GOTOWARD PREVENTION, TREATMENT,AND RECOVERYEFFORTS.THE COMPANIESHAVE ALSO AGREED TO ESTABLISH ASYSTEM THAT WILL TRACK ANDMONITOR THE NUMBER OFOP IOIDSSENT TO HEALTHCAREPROVIDERS.<"NO DOLLAR AMOUNT WILL BRINGBACK THE VIRGINIANS WEHAVE LOST TO THIS EPIDEMIC BUTWECAN AT LEST DEDICATE OUR TIMEAND OUR RESOURCES ITNOPREVENTING FURTHER LOSS THROUGHPREVENTION ANDTREATMENT AND RECOVERY WHICH ISSO BADLY NEEDED INCOMMUNITIES ACROSS VIRGINIA."HERRING SAYS HIS OFFICE WILLKEEP STRICT LIMITATIONS ONHOW THE COMPANIES OPERATE.<JIBIT STARTED WITH SLEEPING PILLS,THEN PERCOCET, THEN HEROIN ANDCOCAINE.A LOCAL WOMANWAS IN THE HEA OFT HER ADDICTIONWHEN SHE GOT PREGNANT - NOTONCE, BUT TWICE.BOTH TIMES SHE LOST THE BABY.BUT HER THIRD PREGNANCY - MAYHAVE SAVED HER LIFE.OUR SHANNON LILLY EXPLAINS.THE GRAPH BEHIND ME GIVES YOUAN IDEA OF THE MAGNITUDE OF THISPROBLEM.THIS IS FROM THE VDH...IT SHOWS THE TOP THREE METHODSOF UNATTURALDEATHS.NOTICE HERE INBLUE YOU HAVE CAR CRASHES...INYELLOW..GUN VIOLENCE...ANDHERE IN PINK ARE THE FATAL DRUGOVERDOSES....THAT STARTING RIGHTAROUND 2013 BEGIN TO SURPASSBOTH CRASHES AND GUN RELATEDDEATHS...AND LOOK HOW IT JUSTSKYROCKETS WITH A DRAMATICINCREASE FROM 2019 TO 2020....AND THE IMPACT OF THIS CRISIS ISBEING FELT BY REAL PEOPLE IN OURCOMMUNITIES....THREE YEARS SOBER.

14:23:07 MYMIRACLE BABYNICHOLE HOLLIE CAN HOLD HER BABY14:28 SAY HEY..AND WATCH HER GROW.

..CAN YOUSAY HI.?SOMETHING SHE NEVER GOT TO DOWITH HER FIRST TWO.13:24 THE FIRST ONE LIVED FOR ANHOUR AND A HALF AND THE SECONDONE LIVED FOR TWO HOURS BUT IN2018.

HOLLIE GOTPREGNANT A THIRD TIME.4:05 I WAS HIGH ONE DAY AND IJUSTGOT THIS FEELING INSIDE OF MELIKE ICAN'T DO THIS.

ANOTHER CHANCE.AND HERLITTLE GIRL GROWING INSIDE..ENOUGH TO MOTIVATE HER TOSTAND UP AGAINST A YEARS LONGBATTLE WITH ADDICTION.5:02 I DONT THINK I EVER WANTEDTOGET CLEAN LIKE I DID THAT TIME..ESPECIALLY WHEN I FOUND OUT IWASPREGNANT WITH HER.

SO SHEACTUALLY SAVED MY LIFE.HOLLIE SAYS THAT ADDICTIONSTARTED WHEN SHE WAS 15.1:49 IT STARTED WHEN I WASREALLY YOUNG OFF SLEEPING PILLS.AND THEN IT WENT TO PERCOCETSFROM PERCOCETS..TO HEROIN DANCOCAINE.

BUT ON APRIL 23, 2018AMID HERPREGNACY..SHE BEGAN HERJOURNEY THAT BROUGHT HER HERE..EVENTUALLY GETTING INVOLVEDIN A PROGRAM THROUGH VCU HEALTHCALLED THE OB MOTIVATECLINIC.

5:33 WE STRIVE REALLYHARD TO MEET PEOPLE WHERE THEYARE.DIRECTOR OF OBGYN ADDICTIONSERVICES AT VCU HEALTH.DR.CAITLIN MARTIN.

SAYS THEYUNDERSTAND THAT PREGNANT ANDPOST PARDUM WOMEN STRUGGLINGWITH ADICDTION OFTENFACE UNIQUE CHALLENGES.AND THAT'S SOMETHING SHE SAYSTHEY WORK TO MEET.7:28 AND WE DO KNOW THAT SOME OFTHOSE THINGS ARE GOING TO BELIKE THINGS LIKE CHILDCARENEEDING TRANSPORTATION,NDEEING, YOU KNOW, FOR US, IT'S,HEY, DO YOU NEED YOUR PAP SMEAR.AND WE CAN DO THAT WHEN YOU COMEIN FOR YOUR SUBOXONE, THAT'SONE LESS VISIT, YOU HAVE TO LUGYOUR BABY, RIGHT,?AS OVERDOSE DEATHS IN THE STATEAND COUNTRY CONTINUE TOSKYROCKET..HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY PROGRAMSLIKE THESE ARE ESSENTIAL.21:27 IF WE'RE ABLE TO GETPEOPLE ONMEDICATIONS, AND INTO COUNSELINGAND GET THEM TO TO STAY IN THATTREATMENT, THEN THI SWILL BLOCKMANY OF THE MEDICATIONS WEHAVE WILL BLOCK THE EFFECTS OFTHE FENTANYL EVEN AS FOR HOLLIE.1030: I PRAY TO GOD MY STORYHELPS SOMEBODY..I REALLY DO.SHE SAYS GETTING HER LIFE BACKREQUIRED WANTING IT .21:39 WHEN YOU GET A CHANCE TOLIVE TWO LIVES IN ONE .MAKE THEBEST OF THE SECOND ONE.IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE ISSTRUGGLING WITH ADDICTION ANDYOU WANT TO SEEK HELP..WE'LL HAVERESOURCES AND INFORMATION ON HOWYOU CAN DO THAT ON OUR WEBSITE..WTVR.COM.RIGHT NOW IN HENRICO COUNTYPOLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A CRASHTHAT KILLED A TEENAGE GIRL.<LIVE BEHIND YOU OUR JONBURKETT JOINS US LIVE WITH THELATEST FROM POLICE.JON?IF YOU ARE A PARENT YOU MAY BESENDING YOUR CHILD BACK TOSCHOOL THIS FALL WITH A MASK ON.GOVERNOR RALPH NORTHAM ANNOUNCEDTODAY HE WILL LEAVE THEDECISION UP TO EACH SCHOOLDIVISION.DTHE CURRENT UNIVERSAL MASKMANDATE FOR SCHOOLS EXPIRESSUNDAY.BUT THE STATEDEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ISRECOMMENDING MINIMUM STANDARDSBE MAINTAINED FORSPACING,ESTTING, AND MASKWEARING.THEY SUGGESTELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS STILLWEAR A MASK BECAUSE THEY ARENOT YET VACCINATED.FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS --THEY RECOMMEND MASKS FORUNVACCINATED PEOPLE.HEALTH OFFICIALS SUGGEST SCHOOLLEADERS BASE THEIR DECISION ONLOCAL COVIDCASES AND VACCINATION RATES ANDWORK WITH LEGALCOUNSELORS.<"HOW SCHOOLS CHOOSE TOIMPLEMENT WHATEVER PLOICIES THEYPUT IN PLACE -- THAT'SGOING TO HAVE TO BE WORKED OUTWITH THEIR, YOU KNOW, SCHOOLLEADERSHIP AND APPROPRIATELEGAL ADVISORS."AFTER SUNDAY MASKS WILL ONLYBE REQUIRED ON SCHOOL BUSESBECAUSE OF A FEDERAL MANDATE.JIB FROM 9MON TO DESKWE'RE HEARING SOME MIXEDREACTION ON THE MASK GUIDANCEFROM ADVOCACY GROUPSN ADPOLITICAL LEADERS...THE VIRGINIA EDUCATIONASSOCIATION -- WHICH REPRESENTSTEACHERS AND SCHOOL STAFF --DOESNB 'TELIEVE IT GOES FARENOUGH...TAKE FSTHE GROUP IS CALLING FOR ALLCHILDREN OVER TWO YEARS OLD TOWEAR MASKS IN SCHOOLS TO PREVENTTHE SPREAD OF COVID-19....SAYING QUOTE:"ONLY A MULTI- LAYERED APPROACHIS GOING TO PROTECTTHE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OURSTUDENTS, THEIR FAMILIES ANDCOMMUNITIES, AND THE EDUCATORSWHO ARE SERVING THE CHILDREN."WIPE FSMEANWHILE...SOME CONSERVATIVES SAY IT GOESTOOFAR.HOUSEREPUBLICAN LEADER, TODD GILBERT,SAYS MAKING CHILDREN WEAR MASKSIS CRUEL...HE ISSUED A STATEMENT THAT READSIN PART: "IT ISINCONSISTENT WITH SCIENCE,PASSES THE BUCK TO LOCAL SCHOOLDIVISIONS, WILL SPARK MASSCONFUSION, AND WILL MAKE IT MOREDIFFICULT AS OUR STUDENTS RETURNTO THE CLASSROOM THISFALL."PART OF THE NEW MASKINGGUIDANCE ENCOURAGES SCHOOLLEADE RSTO WORK WITH LOCALHEALTH OFFICIALS.THAT INCLUDES TAKING A LOOK ATEACH AREA'S VACCINATIONRATES.THIS MAP BREAKSDOWN THE NUMBERS BY LOCALITY...THE COUNTIESAND CITIES IN DARK BLUEREPERSENTTHE HIGHEST VACCINATION RATES...THE ONES INLIGHT BLUE -- SHOW THE LOWEST.FS IN 9MONIN CHESTERFIELD -- NEARLY HALFOFTHE COUNTY'S POPULATION IS NOWFULLY VACCINATED...CHILDREN INCLUDED.NEXT FS 53-POINT-3PERCENT OF PEOPLE IN HENRICO AREFULLY VACCINATED...NEXT FSIN HANOVER -- THE NUMBER ISOVER 55 PERCENT...NEXT FS AND IN THE CITY OFRICHMOND...IT DROPS TO 42-POINT-5 PERCENT...IT'S TH LEOWESTIN THE METRO AREA...BUT STILLABOVE SOME RURAL COUNTIES.AS WE LEARN MORE ABOUT HOWSCHOOL DIVISIONS IN OUR AREA AREMOVING FORWARD...WE'LLUPDATE YOU ON AIR AND ONLINE.YOU CAN ALSO FIND THE TESLATBY DOWNLOADING THE FREE CBS 6NEWS APP.CREATING A HOME WHERE ALL AREWELCOME..THAT'S WHAT ONE PRINCEGEORGE COUPLE HAS SPENT YEARSDOING.THERE'S SO MANY OUT THERE THATHAVE NO PLACE TO GO <BUTTED TOWE STARTED WITHONE AND IT BALLONED<MUSIC IN TONIGHT'S "BEST OFWAYNES WORLD," MEET THE POSTFAMILY - AND HEAR ABOUT THEIMPACT THEY HAVE HAD ON DOZENSOF CHILDREN.

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