| Feb 13, 2014
| 12:38 PM
Gloucester Board of Supervisors and School Board joint town hall has been rescheduled to Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Thomas Calhoun Walker Education Center auditorium. JAMES CITY COUNTY
All Williamsburg-James City County afterschool activities...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 6:32 PM
The 16-year-old James City girl who posted a naked self-portrait on Twitter made a reckless mistake. Her lapse in judgment will be a source of regret and embarrassment to her for years to come. But thanks to overzealous police work, her case is also...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 6:21 PM
RICHMOND — Prosecutorial discretion is the key when teenagers run afoul of Virginia's child pornography laws, according to legislators and a state study commissioned on the issue several years ago.
Otherwise, lawmakers said they'd be stuck...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 7:47 AM
The Virginia Arts Festival is bringing some top-flight musical acts to the region for 2014 including jazz singer Nnenna Freelon, piano master Chick Corea, banjo wizard Bela Fleck, retro-music specialists Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and Police drummer Stewart...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Our community has lost a leader in Lloyd U. Noland, Jr. but his legacy continues.
The Noland family donated the first building in 1944 which became the Boys Club of Newport News. Lloyd Noland, Jr. followed in his father's footsteps...
| Feb 9, 2014
I am heartbroken after reading the Daily Press series on the mentally ill in jail.
It shows the tremendous suffering of the mentally ill in an isolation cell when treatment...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 3:19 PM
After voting to recommend a bill that would open the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind to out-of-state students Thursday, new Senate Finance Committee member Linda T. "Toddy" Puller, D-Fairfax, had a question.
"Does this need to go to Finance?" she...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 3:24 PM
More than 9,000 residents of Newport News and 6,000 in Hampton would qualify for health coverage under the expanded Medicaid guidelines allowed by the Affordable Care Act, according to an analysis released this week by the Richmond-based nonprofit, The...
| 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...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 7:49 PM
The state's local and regional jails are currently not equipped to provide the services that their mentally ill inmates would receive in a community setting, according to the Office of the State Inspector General's 2013 report, "A Review of Mental...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 2:41 PM
Almost 400,000 additional Virginians would be eligible for Medicaid coverage, the federal-state health program, under the Affordable Care Act's guidelines for expansion. Thousands of those are Peninsula residents.
The ACA expansion allows those...