Family of Virginia Beach shooting victim wants investigation

U.S. 06/07/19, 19:47

The family of a victim of last week's shooting in Virginia Beach is asking the city to release all records about the suspect and start an external investigation, a newspaper reported Friday.Attorney Kevin Martingayle emailed a letter to city officials and council members Monday on behalf of the family of ...

Police: 11 people killed in shooting at Virginia Beach municipal center

U.S. 05/31/19, 17:39

A shooter wounded "multiple" people at a municipal center in Virginia Beach on Friday, according to police, who said they had taken a suspect into custody and believed the person was acting alone. Police tweeted that there were "multiple injuries," but did not elaborate on the exact number or extent. Sentara ...

Report: Pennsylvania must do more to help Chesapeake Bay

U.S. 05/28/19, 09:49

A nonprofit that tracks pollution in the Chesapeake Bay is once again lambasting Pennsylvania for not doing enough to protect the nation's largest estuary.The Chesapeake Bay Foundation released a report Tuesday that says Pennsylvania's plan to reduce pollution is "woefully inadequate."States are tasked with keeping farm manure and storm water ...

Probe inconclusive on racist picture in governor’s yearbook

U.S. 05/22/19, 10:50

An investigation ordered up by a Virginia medical school failed to determine whether Gov. Ralph Northam is in a 1984 yearbook photo of a man in blackface next to someone in a Ku Klux Klan hood and robe. Investigators with a law firm hired by Eastern Virginia Medical School said Wednesday ...

Virginia gov’s yearbook: Probe of racist photo completed

U.S. 05/21/19, 12:52

A law firm has completed its investigation into how a racist photo appeared on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook page 35 years ago, and is expected to release the results on Wednesday.Eastern Virginia Medical School announced Tuesday that it plans a news conference and will make a written report of ...

Update: SEAL gets year in prison for Green Beret death

Africa 05/16/19, 19:13

The Latest on a Navy SEAL charged in the death of a US Army Green Beret (all times local):8:10 p.m.A U.S. Navy SEAL has been sentenced to a year in military prison for his role in the 2017 strangulation of a U.S. Army Green Beret in Africa.This undated photo provided ...

SEAL pleads guilty in hazing death of Green Beret

U.S. 05/16/19, 12:10

A U.S. Navy SEAL has pleaded guilty to hazing and assault charges for his role in the 2017 strangulation death of a U.S. Army Green Beret in Africa.Adam Matthews entered the plea at a court-martial hearing Thursday at a Virginia naval base.Matthews is one of four U.S. service members who ...

Attorney: SEAL to accept plea deal in Green Beret’s death

U.S. 05/15/19, 17:53

A U.S. Navy SEAL is expected to formally accept a plea deal on Thursday for his role in the 2017 strangulation death of a U.S. Army Green Beret in Africa.Navy SEAL Adam Matthews is one for four U.S. service members charged with murder and related counts in the death of ...

Feds release files on GOP train crash ahead of final report

U.S. 03/19/19, 16:55

Federal investigators released nearly 100 documents Tuesday that detail last year's fatal accident between a trash truck and an Amtrak train that was carrying Republican lawmakers in rural Virginia.Photos, witness accounts and other information were made public ahead of a final report that will be released sometime soon, said Keith ...

Med school wins diversity award amid racist photo scandal

U.S. 03/14/19, 08:13

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's medical school has won a national award for fostering diversity as it weathers the scandal ignited by a racist photograph from its 1984 yearbook.The Virginian-Pilot reports the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education picked Eastern Virginia Medical School for its Institutional Excellence Award this ...

Hinckley says he’s happy ‘as a clam’ but lacks close friends

U.S. 03/05/19, 20:01

The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan told mental health professionals last year that he's "happy as a clam" living with his mother and older brother in Virginia.John Hinckley Jr. anonymously sells books online as well as items at an antique mall. He plays guitar and cares for ...

Police: 4 charged in fight, shooting at Virginia mall

U.S. 02/15/19, 14:02

Police in Virginia say four men have been charged in a shooting inside a downtown Norfolk mall, including one of the two people shot.Norfolk police said in a statement Friday that the shooting happened during a fight between two groups of people inside the MacArthur Center on Thursday afternoon.When officers ...

Historians challenge Northam’s ‘indentured servants’ remark

Africa 02/11/19, 11:14

Historians say they were "shocked" and "mystified" when Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wrongly used the term "indentured servants" Sunday in reference to the first Africans to arrive in English North America 400 years ago.Most historians abandoned use of the term in the 1990s after historical records left little room for ...

Racist yearbook photo went unnoticed by busy med students

U.S. 02/05/19, 13:11

The racist yearbook photo that could sink Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's career may have been mistakenly placed on his profile page — but even it were put there intentionally, it's unlikely that many students would have noticed it, according to alumni who put together the publication or submitted pictures to ...

Railroads say economy still growing at steady rate

Business 01/24/19, 14:39

The economy appears strong to the major freight railroads that haul the products and raw materials companies rely on, but the lingering trade disputes could derail business if they continue.Union Pacific and CSX railroads both sounded optimistic about the economy when they reported hauling 3 percent more carloads of freight ...

Port: Largest shipping cranes to operate in US have arrived

Asia & Pacific 01/07/19, 17:31

What are said to be the largest cranes to operate at a U.S. commercial port arrived Monday in Virginia, marking the latest effort to accommodate the increasingly mammoth container ships that underpin international trade. Standing 170 feet (52 meters) tall, the Chinese-made gantry cranes towered over the ship that carried them ...

Tribe seeks to build Virginia’s first casino in Norfolk

Baseball 12/19/18, 18:13

The Indian tribe that greeted English settlers at Jamestown and claims Pocahontas among its lineage said Wednesday that it hopes to open Virginia's first casino in the city of Norfolk.Pamunkey Indian Tribe spokesman Jay Smith said the tribe is eyeing about 20 acres (eight hectares) along the Elizabeth River between ...

US hospital ship returns after treating Venezuelan migrants

America 12/18/18, 15:50

A U.S. Navy hospital ship has returned home after its crew treated thousands of people in Central and South America, including migrants who fled crisis-wracked Venezuela.Kevin Buckley, the commanding officer for medical operations on the USNS Comfort, said Tuesday that 26,000 people were treated for anything from hernias to cataracts.Line ...

NewsBreak: Settlement reached in infamous “Norfolk 4” case

U.S. 12/03/18, 19:53

The city of Norfolk has agreed to pay $4.9 million to four former sailors who were wrongly convicted of a woman's rape and murder based on intimidating police interrogations. A copy of the settlement agreement for the "Norfolk Four" was obtained by The Associated Press. The state also has agreed to ...

Judge: John Hinckley can move out of his mother’s house

U.S. 11/16/18, 18:10

The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan can move out of his mother's house in Virginia and live on his own, a federal judge ruled Friday.U.S. District Court Judge Paul L. Friedman granted John Hinckley Jr. the largest measure of freedom he's had since shooting and wounding Reagan ...

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