| Sep 4, 2014
| 4:04 PM
A fitting tribute
On Saturday, the Navy's newest submarine will get its proper christening at Newport News Shipbuilding.
It is always inspiring to witness the pomp and ceremony that marks a significant stage in the construction of a new vessel at our...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:43 PM
RICHMOND – State Sen. Creigh Deeds may sue the government over his son's death, his attorney said Thursday.
Deeds, D-Bath, threatened lawsuits earlier this week, via formal notices to several local governments in his part of the state. Attorney...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 5:11 PM
Three hours into an emergency custody order, it took just five minutes for a mental health evaluator from the Rockbridge Area Community Services Board to determine that Austin "Gus" Deeds needed inpatient psychiatric care on the afternoon of Nov. 18,...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 7:37 PM
Two national stories grabbed the headlines this week: The release of 2012 Medicare data regarding physician reimbursements, and the revelation that there had been 23 deaths over 15 years at Veteran Affairs medical centers nationwide due to delayed...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 12:39 PM
Based on his review of the tragedy involving state Sen. Creigh Deeds' family in Bath County, the Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Services, William Hazel made these recommendations to the governor for improving Virginia's mental health system:...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 4:36 PM
Mental health workers had six hours to find a suitable psychiatric bed for Gus Deeds, the mentally ill son of state Sen. Creigh Deeds, being held under an emergency custody order for evaluation. When the ECO time elapsed before Rockbridge County Community...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Gov. Bob McDonnell said Tuesday that he would add more than $38 million for mental health services in the two-year budget he will present to the General Assembly next week.
The funds would be divided among crisis response, expanded outpatient services,...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds left the hospital on Friday, three days after being stabbed repeatedly by his son, who then took his own life.
In his first public statement since Tuesday, when authorities say Deeds was stabbed by his son, Gus, who then...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 9:02 AM
A Virginia state senator who twice ran unsuccessfully for top state offices was critically stabbed in his home where a second person was found dead, authorities said Tuesday.
Sen. Creigh Deeds, a Democrat who ran for governor and attorney general, was...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Virginia State Police said they were not searching for any suspects in the stabbing of state Sen. Creigh Deeds and the killing of his son Tuesday.
Deeds was stabbed multiple times and his 24-year-old son, Gus, was found shot to death when authorities...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Virginia police are investigating the stabbing of a state senator and the fatal shooting of his son as an attempted murder and suicide, authorities said Tuesday.
State Sen. Creigh Deeds had an altercation with his son, Gus, state police spokeswoman...