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Veteran pleads guilty to taking guns to VA clinic in Florida

Aug. 1, 2020 3:00 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A U.S. Navy veteran has pleaded guilty to federal charges of bringing a rifle and a handgun to a Florida veterans clinic. Howell E. Camp, 58, pleaded guilty in Pensacola federal court Thursday to carrying a concealed firearm and possession of firearms on federal property, according...

This photo released Tuesday, July 14, 2020, by the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority shows Reta Mays, a former nursing assistant at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, W.Va. Mays, pleaded guilty Tuesday to intentionally killing seven patients with fatal doses of insulin. She was charged with seven counts of second-degree murder and one count of assault with the intent to commit murder of an eighth person. She faces life sentences for each murder. (West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority via AP)

Fifth lawsuit filed in deaths at West Virginia VA hospital

Jul. 28, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The number of lawsuits has grown to five involving the sudden deaths of seven patients at a West Virginia veterans hospital where a former nursing assistant admitted to intentionally giving them wrongful insulin injections. A federal lawsuit was filed Monday in the March 2018 death...

Veterans turning more toward teleheath for VA care

Jul. 26, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Walk-in health care options remain for veterans, but they’re the path far less traveled as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. There’s been a seismic shift from offices toward telehealth — video to home services — at the Wilmington VA Medical Center (WVAMC)...

This photo released Tuesday, July 14, 2020, by the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority shows Reta Mays, a former nursing assistant at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, W.Va. Mays, pleaded guilty Tuesday to intentionally killing seven patients with fatal doses of insulin. She was charged with seven counts of second-degree murder and one count of assault with the intent to commit murder of an eighth person. She faces life sentences for each murder. (West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority via AP)

Fourth lawsuit filed in VA hospital deaths in West Virginia

Jul. 23, 2020 12:10 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A fourth lawsuit has been filed involving the sudden deaths of patients at a West Virginia veterans hospital where a former nursing assistant admitted giving them wrongful insulin injections. A federal lawsuit was filed Wednesday in the death of Robert Lee Kozul Sr. at the Louis A....

Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., together with other lawmakers and supporters speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill about ending sexual harassment and assault in the U.S. military and Department of Veterans Affairs Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Nearly 1 in 4 VA employees report sex harassment, audit says

Jul. 22, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 1 in 4 employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs say they have been subjected to unwanted sexual comments and other harassment — one of the highest levels in federal government — and an audit says the Trump administration has not been doing enough to protect...

Sununu announces mask-wearing campaign, lawmakers OK mandate

Jul. 21, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu announced a public service campaign Tuesday to encourage wearing masks during the coronavirus pandemic as state lawmakers approved a policy requiring masks when they enter the Statehouse. The social media-based campaign will target people between the...

This photo released Tuesday, July 14, 2020, by the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority shows Reta Mays, a former nursing assistant at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, W.Va. Mays, pleaded guilty Tuesday to intentionally killing seven patients with fatal doses of insulin. She was charged with seven counts of second-degree murder and one count of assault with the intent to commit murder of an eighth person. She faces life sentences for each murder. (West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority via AP)

Fired VA staffer admits to murdering 7 patients with insulin

Jul. 14, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

A former staffer at a veterans hospital in West Virginia pleaded guilty Tuesday to intentionally killing seven patients with fatal doses of insulin, capping a sweeping federal investigation into a series of mysterious deaths at the medical center. Reta Mays, a former nursing assistant at the Louis A. Johnson VA...

Police fatally shoot gunman at VA hospital in Milwaukee

Jul. 7, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man armed with a shotgun was killed by police as he tried to enter a Milwaukee veterans hospital, according to Department of Veterans Affairs officials. The man was stopped by VA police outside an entrance to the Milwaukee VA Medical Center about 8:40 p.m. Monday. Police ordered him to...

Suit over sex abuse at Kansas VA hospital goes to trial

Jul. 7, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A lawsuit against a Veterans Affairs hospital in Kansas where a former physician assistant molested countless patients involves “the largest sexual abuse scandal in the history of the VA," a lawyer for one of the victims told a federal judge Tuesday. “Countless...

Disabled veteran committed for shooting 2 in Florida ER

Jul. 7, 2020 4:15 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A disabled Army veteran convicted of shooting and wounding two people inside a Florida veterans clinic has been committed to a mental health care facility for 25 years. A federal judge in West Palm Beach ordered Larry Ray Bon's commitment on Monday, according to court records....