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The public is invited to attend the dedication of a reading bench, honoring the late Hank Bruining on Friday, at 3 p.m. at the SVHEC Innovation Center, outside the Welding…
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South Boston police department awarded $55,604 grant
SoVaNow.com / December 19, 2013The South Boston Police Department has received a $55,604 grant to purchase mobile radios. According to Capt. B.K. Lovelace, the radios will update technology at the dispatch center and in patrol vehicles, to make it possible for dispatchers and other officers to see the unit number of any officer talking on the radio system.
The grant also will help to pay for communications equipment at a location within the town limits which would correct a communications issue with officers unable to communicate with each other or dispatch when they enter the hospital building.
The money is part of $115 million that the Virgnia Attorney General’s office received in criminal asset forfeiture funds from the 2012 Abbott Labs fraud settlement. The Virginia office’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit was the lead investigator in the case, which produced a $1.5 billion settlement, the second largest Medicaid fraud settlement in U.S. history.
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