Laura Geller, 13News Now

Laura Geller

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Norfolk, VA, United States

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Past articles by Laura:

VERIFY: Military COVID vaccine designed to protect against multiple variants, but it has not been tested on omicron yet

There's no data on whether it's effective against omicron, because pre-clinical animal trials were done before its discovery, a Walter Reed spokesperson confirmed. → Read More

‘These measures will absolutely save lives’

The report on military training accidents was released Wednesday. It comes about four months after WUS9 first brought you Conor McDowell’s story. → Read More

Student loans debt military veterans, caregivers Congress bill

Lawmakers are working on legislation, which can help military and veteran caregivers struggling to repay student loans when they have to care for injured loved ones. → Read More

Military leaders admit service members participated in Capitol Riots. Here's how they're addressing extremism

The Secretary of Defense has ordered a “stand-down” so commanders can discuss extremism in the ranks with their personnel. → Read More

Pentagon: Active duty service members participated in Capitol riots

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin is now ordering all the military branches to stop and take a deeper look into the problem of extremism in the ranks. → Read More

How Congress is now addressing military family housing concerns

For 17 months now, we've told you about the disgusting and sometimes dangerous conditions military families are living in inside their homes on bases. → Read More

DoD has not released medical malpractice claims process

Ten months after the President signed the bill, not a single dollar has been paid. → Read More

'I'm often the only one in the room who looks like me'

“At the pay grade and pay scale that I’m at, I’m often the only one in the room who looks like me," one black service-member told us. → Read More

Lawmakers agree on bill to allow military personnel to sue in medical malpractice cases

A WUSA9 investigation told the story of SFC Stayskal, who says Army doctors never told him about his cancer. He's not allowed to sue. This bill would change that. → Read More

Emissions test waiver military: Mom wants change

Madelaine Waltjen Shedlick is hoping Maryland lawmakers will create a new waiver. That way, Madelaine says, the men and women in uniform can focus on serving. → Read More

Army doctors never told him about a mass on his lungs. Now this soldier is fighting for the right to sue

Army SFC Richard Stayskal is taking on cancer and Congress. He hopes to change the supreme court precedent, which prohibits active duty servicemembers from suing. → Read More

'They definitely deserve an apology'

Of the 42 installations surveyed, more than half of them got a rating of average or below. Five rated poor or very poor. → Read More

Veteran: 'To call the Hampton V.A. is a nightmare'

A veteran called 13News Now after she said she has spent hours on the phone trying to get through to her doctors at the Hampton V.A. Medical Center. We took the concerns to V.A. officials, who told us they realize this is a problem and are making changes. → Read More

Pasquotank escape attempt survivors describe 'horror scene' inside prison

While the two officers were stabbed and beaten, the emotional wounds still haunt them every day. → Read More

Full House of Delegates unanimously passes 'Heaven's Law'

The House unanimously passed a bill, which stems from a 13News Now investigation into issues in the child protection system. → Read More

'Heaven’s Law' bill heads to Virginia House floor

The legislation unanimously passed a sub-committee and committee vote in the House of Delegates. It would make changes to how C.P.S. caseworkers investigate child abuse allegations. → Read More

Prison evaluator: Eric Brown now competent to stand trial

The man accused of abducting Ashanti Billie from JEB Little Creek and killing her is being treated at a federal medical center. → Read More

Rep. Scott Taylor on final day in office: 'It's the honor of my life'

When 13News Now sat down for the final interview of his term, Scott Taylor revealed his most memorable moments and some regrets. → Read More

Ashanti Alert Act expected to pass Congress

Congress is expected to pass the Ashanti Alert Act Wednesday evening. The bill will then move to President Trump's desk. → Read More

Judge orders continued evaluation for man accused of threatening Rep. Scott Taylor

Court records show the man accused of threatening to kill Congressman Scott Taylor is in custody at a federal medical center in North Carolina. Officials believe he still needs a mental evaluation. → Read More