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Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 at 09:13 PM EDT

Jail Diversion for Mentally Ill Gives Fairfax Co. Inmates' Families Hope

Jail Diversion for Mentally Ill Gives Fairfax Co. Inmates' Families Hope

A push to change how Fairfax County handles mentally ill people could keep some offenders out of jail and get them into treatment. In a four-part series, Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey reports how a...

Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 at 10:07 PM EDT

Changes Could Be Ahead for Mentally Ill Offenders in Fairfax Co.

Changes Could Be Ahead for Mentally Ill Offenders in Fairfax Co.

Local leaders in Fairfax County will start pushing for new ways to handle mentally ill offenders. The push comes after what they saw on a recent trip to Texas. Only News4 was invited to attend.

Friday, Jul 24, 2015 at 10:02 AM EDT

Hogan 'Feeling Strong' After 2nd Round of Chemo

Hogan 'Feeling Strong' After 2nd Round of Chemo

The governor says he's getting some work done from the hospital and posted a photo that shows him talking on a cellphone with papers spread in front of him on a table.

Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 at 09:21 PM EDT

Fairfax Co. Reevaluating How to Handle Mentally Ill Inmates

Fairfax Co. Reevaluating How to Handle Mentally Ill Inmates

After the in-custody death of Natasha McKenna in January, Fairfax County officials are reevaluating how to house and treat mentally ill offenders. For this four-part series, News4's Julie Carey traveled to Texas...

Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 at 09:20 PM EDT

How Crisis Intervention Could Divert Mentally Ill People From Jail

How Crisis Intervention Could Divert Mentally Ill People From Jail

In Fairfax County, there is new momentum for directing mentally ill criminal suspects to services rather than jails. "The first weapon for us is speech," a participant in a model jail diversion program in Texas...

Friday, Jul 24, 2015 at 01:32 PM EDT

EU Regulator Recommends 1st License for Malaria Vaccine

EU Regulator Recommends 1st License for Malaria Vaccine

The European Medicines Agency has recommended approving what would be the world's first licensed malaria vaccine, even though it's only about 30 percent effective and its protection fades over time. In...

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