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Task force to make DFCS head report to governor

Task force to make DFCS head report to governor

(WXIA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal's office is preparing an announcement on changes to organizational structure at the Division of Family and Children Services, sources tell 11Alive's Rebecca Lindstrom.

According to the sources, DFCS will be separate from DHS and the head of DFCS will report directly to the governor instead of the commissioner.

VA to release nationwide audit results next week

VA to release nationwide audit results next week

(Air Force Times) In his first public appearance as acting Veterans Affairs Secretary, Sloan Gibson said Thursday that the department will release results of a nationwide audit of its health facility scheduling practices next week.

A preliminary report detailing scheduling problems at 60 percent of VA hospitals and clinics found systemic issues and led to the resignation May 30 of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki.

Frank Malloy says his wife's condition improving

Frank Malloy says his wife's condition improving

Our colleague Frank Malloy says that his wife Marilyn's condition is improving after she was critically injured in a car crash and doctors are satisfied with her progress.

And he said: "our family remains overwhelmed by the continued support of so many wonderful people in Central Georgia. We feel truly blessed!!"

Frank told us that Marilyn had surgery Tuesday for a broken leg and that it went well.

She was injured Monday afternoon when her car left the northbound lane of Rivoli Drive, went down an embankment and hit a tree.

It happened near Wesleyan Drive.

Marilyn Malloy is being treated at the Medical Center.


Inspector won't say if Georgia VA hospitals under investigation

Inspector won't say if Georgia VA hospitals under investigation

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- There's a lot the Department of Veteran Affairs is not telling. Like naming names when it comes to those 42 facilities under investigation. They've not confirmed Atlanta but we have confirmed there have been problems here in Georgia before.

"Since I've been retired from the Army in 2005. it's been pretty much the same process: hurry up and wait for nothing," said retired Army veteran Greg Wells.

Official: U.S. troop level in Afghanistan to drop to about 9,800

Official: U.S. troop level in Afghanistan to drop to about 9,800

Andrew Tilghman, Air Force Times--President Obama this afternoon will announce plans to keep about 9,800 troops in Afghanistan next year, but the plans also call for withdrawing most of those troops two years later to leave no more than a “normal embassy presence” by the end of 2016, a senior administration official said Tuesday.

The force of about 9,800 will focus on two distinct missions, “training Afghan forces and supporting [counterterrorism] operations against the remnants of al-Qaida,” the official said.

Dublin says care remains strong amid VA scandal

Dublin says care remains strong amid VA scandal

Gus Allbritton, a volunteer for the Carl Vinson V.A. Medical Center in Dublin says care at that hospital remains strong despite problems at other locations across the country.

Recently, the Department of Veterans Affairs has faced allegations that 40 people may have died at a V.A. center in Phoenix after being delayed care.

A veteran told WXIA in Atlanta that he has waited months for treatment at a facility in Cobb County.