| Dec 16, 2014
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON Fewer states increased their spending on mental health programs this year compared with last year, when a spate of horrific shootings by assailants with histories of mental illness prompted a greater focus on the shortcomings of the country's...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 6:25 AM
The Republican caucus has taken firm control of the state Senate’s committees, in the wake of Phil Puckett’s resignation, which threw control of the body to the GOP.
The changes came on a voice voice last week -- and since committees have...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 28, 2013
Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday... We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...
| 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...