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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...

Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 at 11:51 AM EDT

Rise in Autism May Be Due to Semantics: Study

Rise in Autism May Be Due to Semantics: Study

A new study out of Penn State University suggests that the increase in autism diagnosis is due to kids being classified and diagnosed differently, not because something catastrophic has happened to U.S.

Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015 at 09:08 AM EDT

Use of Morning-After Pill on Rise Among U.S. Teens

Use of Morning-After Pill on Rise Among U.S. Teens

More than one in five sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill, according to a report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings, which likely reflect...

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 08:21 PM EDT

Md. Health Exchange Contractor Must Repay $45M

Md. Health Exchange Contractor Must Repay $45M

The prime contractor hired to build Maryland’s health exchange website must repay the state $45 million to avoid legal action due to the website’s flaws.

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 07:56 AM EDT

Early Drugs Halt AIDS, Prevent Spread, Studies Confirm

Early Drugs Halt AIDS, Prevent Spread, Studies Confirm

Two big studies detailed Monday confirm that earlier treatment for the AIDS virus not only keeps people healthy, but prevents them from infecting others, NBC News reported. The results have AIDS experts...

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