NEW ORLEANS, La. - A Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System police sergeant in Baton Rouge has been named the Department of Veterans Affairs Lead Police Officer of the Year for a large-sized facility. This award is given for development of unique or innovative approaches to resolving problems, principled performance... more »
The VA Super Clinic is getting closer to becoming reality in Lafayette, partly because of the help of Acadiana's politicians.
Lafayette's Veterans Coalition had both good and bad news to share with its members at Thursday night's meeting at the Clifton Chenier Center. The good: Negotiations are underway on... more »
The push for both a VA super clinic and a hospital continued in Lafayette Wednesday. The Veterans Action Coalition of Acadiana met with representatives with the Alexandria VA Medical Center to discuss their needs. "We need better healthcare and we're asking for it and we feel confident that Gracie Specks,... more »
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The bank robbery suspect the FBI nicknamed the "Granddad Bandit" is due for his first federal court appearance in Virginia. A detention hearing is set Friday morning for 52-year-old Michael Francis Mara in Richmond, followed by his arraignment before a different judge in the same courthouse.... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says about 100 historic homes will be moved to make way for a new Veterans Affairs hospital in the city. Landrieu plans to highlight the move on Friday. Under initial hospital plans, the homes were to be demolished, but now they... more »
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - John Kluge, who built an investment in a radio station into the Metromedia broadcasting empire, has died. He was 95. The University of Virginia says Kluge died Tuesday at his home near Charlottesville. Forbes magazine's ranked Kluge as the richest man in America from 1989 to... more »