| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:57 PM
After more than a year appealing the state's proposed revocation of its license, Ashwood Assisted Living facility in Hampton has closed its doors. On Tuesday, the premises were deserted, all residents moved out, and the doors locked.
The action came...
| Sep 11, 2013
Ashwood Assisted Living in Hampton has moved one step closer to losing its license to operate. Eighty one residents with various physical and psychological impairments, all dependent on state auxiliary grants, live in conditions that the state has...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 3:37 PM
No wonder state House Republican leader Larry Cafero is in a state of disbelief. The recently unearthed case of Suki L. Handly revealed alarming deficiencies in the hiring process and supervisory controls in the state Department of Social Services that...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Months into a waiting game on the future of Ashwood Assisted Living in Hampton, owner Scott Schuett has voluntarily closed two additional homes, Oakwood in Suffolk in June and, last month, Colonial Home in Chesapeake. Of the six homes, housing 400...
| May 30, 2013
After inspections continued to reveal multiple problems with Ashwood Assisted Living in Hampton in 2011 and 2012, the Department of Social Services issued an "intent to revoke license" notice, which is still under appeal. The home's license expired on...
| Aug 26, 2010
22 individuals are facing federal felony charges via grand jury indictments or bills of information as a result of alleged Katrina fraud offenses, announced United States Attorney Jim Letten, joined by David Welker, FBI Special Agent in Charge New Orleans...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 2:12 PM
In Dundalk, the need for foster homes far outstrips the abilities of neighborhood families who can open their doors to children in crisis.
Baltimore County's Department of Social Services has launched an effort to recruit foster parents in its eastern...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 4:25 AM
"I hope my baby is dead."
These are the chilling words from a mother who is now charged with repeatedly stabbing her 8-month-old child during a supervised visit with a social service's worker. The account comes from police charging documents filed in...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 3:00 AM
My 13-year-old son came out to us this morning. He plans to tell his brothers in the next few days. We love and accept our son, and this news isn't surprising (but when will the stereotypical neatness kick in?), but we do have some concerns. He has,...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 3:51 PM
A state employee has been fired in the emergency food stamp fraud scandal after receiving $200 in benefits, officials said Wednesday.
The union worker was terminated for understating her income while applying for the federal benefits, said her attorney,...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 5:28 PM
Four state employees have been fired and four others have retired in the ongoing food stamp scandal.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy made the announcement Tuesday regarding the controversy over state employees who allegedly falsified their financial status in...