CCI Selects Alexandria, VA for "Safe + Smart Cities" Pilot Project
The City of Alexandria, VA has been selected by the Chesapeake Crescent Initiative (CCI) for its second "Safe + Smart Cities" pilot program. CCI is now finalizing its "blueprint" for Newark containing a variety of practical recommendations, such as increasing electric grid resiliency and system redundancy. Its Safe + Smart Cities coalition comprises a group of world-class experts from technology ...
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Taps IBM Watson to Help Accelerate and Enhance Care Delivery
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is using Watson technology in a pilot to assist physicians in helping accelerate the process of evidence-based medical decision making. The VA joins leading healthcare organizations that are working with IBM Watson to help improve efficiency and quality of care being ...
Man charged in 1990 death of girl, 17, in Va. Beach
VIRGINIA BEACH Joan Schoppaul was last seen by her family on a Tuesday morning in December 1990. The next morning, scavengers found her body in a dumpster behind a Food Lion on Baxter Road, wrapped in a sleeping bag and a plastic trash bag. She was just 17 years old.
Former Va. store owner charged in food stamp scheme
The former owner of a Norfolk convenience store has been charged with the unlawful use of food stamp benefits.
Vets frustrated as planned Colo. VA hospital balloons in budget, sees new delays
Even as the Department of Veterans Affairs scrambles to get its massive Aurora hospital project back on track, the bureaucratic bungling that further delayed work there is increasing frustration among the veterans in Colorado's Pikes Peak region. Originally budgeted at $582 million, the hospital could run nearly $1.1 billion to complete.
Fayetteville VA sued after vet kills wife, then himself
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. The Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Medical Center failed to provide proper care and follow-up treatment before a veteran killed his wife, then himself, according to a lawsuit filed last week. The Fayetteville Observer reports the family of 62-year-old Paul Wade Adams Sr. of Lumberton filed the lawsuit Wednesday, seeking $40 million.
Va. man sentenced for church break-in, ice cream theft
LYNCHBURG A Virginia man who admitted stealing vanilla ice cream during a church break-in has been sentenced to two years and one month in prison. Forty-year-old Matthew Thomas Beale of Lynchburg was sentenced recently in Campbell County Circuit Court for his guilty plea to statutory burglary, destruction of property and petit larceny.
Va. governor announces new voting machines
VIRGINIA BEACH Gov. Terry McAuliffe is proposing that the state spend $28 million next year to replace Virginia's voting machines. The new technology would create a paper trail for each ballot cast, something not all the voting machines used in Virginia do. About 2,100 precincts would get new machines under the plan, and another 400 that have already upgraded would be reimbursed.
Va. OKs 60 new wheelchair-accessible taxis
The County Board agreed to award 50 certificates to All Access Taxi, which has a fleet of vans serving people with disabilities.
U.Va. visitors board chairman rips into Rolling Stone
RICHMOND The chairman of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors ripped into Rolling Stone magazine Friday, saying the magazine unfairly tarnished the school?s image with a piece of ?drive-by journalism,? hurt innocent people and set back sex assault prevention efforts.