News

Senators Approve Bill That Deals With Emergency Custody Orders

Senators Approve Bill That Deals With Emergency Custody Orders

Photo: WINA

The State Senate has approved new legislation that covers emergency custody orders for people with a mental health crisis. Local Senator Creigh Deeds (pictured) wants to let authorities detain someone for up to 24 hours. The Bath County Democrat says giving mental health professionals extra time to find a psychiatric bed will save lives. Deeds survived a November 19th knife attack by his 24-year-old son, the late Gus Deeds. The younger Deeds was allowed to go home after an emergency custody order expired. He took his own life after he attacked his father.

 

Latest Stories

8 hours ago in Entertainment

Judge rules Bill Cosby must stand trial on sexual assault charges

15-overlay-11

A Pennsylvania judge ordered entertainer Bill Cosby to stand trial on sexual assault charges over allegations that he drugged and assaulted a woman in 2004.

9 hours ago in Entertainment

Video gaming returns to TV with new league

gamingREUTERS

Competitive video gaming returns to TV with the launch of a 10-week gaming league that will be broadcast on TBS.

10 hours ago in Entertainment

Changes are coming to Twitter

twitterREUTERS

User names and attachments - including photos and videos - will no longer count towards the length of a tweet, but the 140-character limit will stay.