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Dogs attack and injure 2 children and 2 adults in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Police say three dogs are under quarantine after they attacked and injured two children and two adults in Norfolk. Norfolk police say a 10-year-old boy was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life threatening bite wounds. The other victims were treated at the scene and released. The attacks occurred Monday … Continue reading

Health / Local / Virginia

Hampton VA hospital faulted for suicidal patient’s care

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — A Hampton VA Medical Center patient twice reported his attempted suicide but the staff never notified the hospital’s suicide prevention coordinator, according to an inspector general’s report released Monday. The incident involving the man who had a history of depression and insomnia occurred more than three years ago and was investigated … Continue reading

Marshals reviewing procedures after inmate escapes hospital
Local / Virginia

Marshals reviewing procedures after inmate escapes hospital

ANNANDALE, Va. (AP) — Federal marshals are reviewing their security procedures after an inmate receiving treatment at a northern Virginia hospital overpowered a private guard, took her gun and set off a frenzied nine-hour manhunt. The escape by Wossen Assaye, 42, of Arlington, from Inova Fairfax Hospital prompted questions as to why two guards assigned … Continue reading

Local / Politics / Virginia

Email: Virginia gov. rebuffed interviews by federal agents

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An email obtained by The Associated Press shows that Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office rebuffed interview requests with a federal agent investigating the U.S. government’s investor-visa program. The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General twice asked McAuliffe for an interview in the summer of 2014 but said in a … Continue reading

Local / National / Politics / Virginia

Felony indictments dismissed against former Va. legislator

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia state lawmaker who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in a sex scandal involving a teenager will no longer face felony charges in the case. A circuit court judge on Wednesday dismissed four felony counts accusing ex-Virginia Del. Joseph D. Morrissey of fabricating a document purportedly showing that the … Continue reading

Campus Life / Education / Health / Local / Virginia

Virginia ABC taking alcohol education grant applications

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia officials are accepting applications for community grants in the fight against underage drinking and access to alcohol. The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control says the deadline is April 25 for the grants for alcohol education and prevention initiatives. The grants are open to community coalitions, law enforcement agencies, schools, … Continue reading

Campus Life / Education / Local / Virginia

Sweet Briar faculty opposes closure, seeks talks with board

SWEET BRIAR, Va. (AP) — Sweet Briar College’s faculty is seeking a meeting with the Board of Directors to discuss alternatives to closing the private women’s school. Faculty members approved a resolution opposing the shutdown during a special meeting Monday night. Assistant professor Marcia Thom-Kaley tells The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/1FuLR34 ) that people across the … Continue reading