Local / U.S. News / Virginia

Woman stopped after trying to carry loaded gun on plane

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A woman has been cited after officials say she tried to bring a loaded gun on a plane at the Norfolk International Airport. Multiple media outlets report the incident happened Thursday morning. Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein says the woman was passing through a security checkpoint when an X-ray machine … Continue reading

National / U.S. News / Virginia

Williamsburg psychiatric hospital loses Medicare funding

  WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Eastern State Hospital in James City County has lost its Medicare funding after federal and state surveyors found the facility failed to comply with requirements of participation for psychiatric hospitals. The Daily Press (http://bit.ly/1VGpRMs ) reports that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently submitted a termination notice, effective … Continue reading

Local / Virginia

Virginia prison inmates can get college credits in 5 courses

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is offering state prison inmates college credit for five career and technical education courses. The courses are recommended by the American Council on Education’s college credit recommendation service. Department of Corrections inmates can receive credit for classes that include introductory business, commercial arts and design and software applications, among others. … Continue reading

Local / U.S. News / Virginia

Navy warns sailors of consequences of March Madness gambling

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Navy officials are reminding sailors not to participate in March Madness gambling in the workplace. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1RkgyQK ) reports Judge Advocate General’s Corps member Lt. Kathy Paradis wrote on an official Navy blog that sailors are prohibited from engaging in most gambling activities, which could include pay-to-play March Madness office … Continue reading