NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A former secretary at Langley Air Force Base has been sentenced to four years in prison for bilking the government out of nearly $1.5 million over 17 years.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Three Virginia men found guilty in a 1994 slaying have won their parole, but they say that's not enough.
The Daily Press reports that the three say they're innocent...
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Health officials in Virginia have reopened part of the James River in the Newport News area to shellfish harvesting.
The Virginia Department of Health said Wednesday...
Health officials close part of James River to shellfish
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Health officials in Virginia have closed part of the James River in the Newport News area to shellfish harvesting after significant flooding.
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Virginia lawmakers OK bills to address housing issues
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A flurry of bills addressing affordable housing and high eviction rates in Virginia cities moved forward in the House and Senate this week.
Three bills on those issues have passed both chambers and have been sent to Gov. Ralph Northam to be signed into law. Several other measures have passed one chamber and are awaiting a floor vote in the other.
Huntington Ingalls: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) _ Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. (HII) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $212 million.
On a per-share basis, the Newport News, Virginia-based company said it had profit of $4.94.
The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $4.45 per share.
Caretaker admits to taking credit cards from client’s spouse
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A caretaker in Newport News, Virginia, has admitted to stealing credit cards from her client's spouse and using them to pay for personal purchases including car services, hotel stays and clothing.
Police in Virginia arrest fugitive days after fatal crash
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia have arrested a man wanted on accusations that he fled the scene of a fatal crash that came after a police chase.
Newport News police spokeswoman Kelly King said in a news release that Darrell Pittman was taken into custody early Saturday without incident.
Car hits transit bus, sending 10 passengers to hospital
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say that a car struck a transit bus that was stopped for a pickup, injuring a dozen people.
The Newport News Police Department issued a release saying the accident happened shortly before 9 a.m. while the Hampton Roads Transit bus was stopped to pick up passengers.
Master shipbuilder dies after fall at Virginia shipyard
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A master shipbuilder has died from injuries sustained in a fall at a shipyard in Newport News, Virginia.
News outlets report sheet metal worker specialist James Goins was injured at Newport News Shipbuilding in December and died early this month. Shipbuilding spokesman Duane Bourne says Goins had been a shipbuilder for more than 41 years.
Virginia coal exports rose in 2018, but future uncertain
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The three coal terminals in Virginia's Hampton Roads region saw double-digit increases in exports last year, but a global economy that shows signs of slowing worries some analysts.
Virginia woman charged with DWI after flipping car
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Virginia police say that they've charged a woman with impaired driving after a vehicle flipped during a crash.
News outlets reports that the accident happened late Wednesday night in Newport News.
Newport News Police say the 2017 Ford Focus flipped several times and ejected the passenger, a 28-year-old woman from Chesapeak. She had back and neck injuries.
Airport: Military jet slides off runway during training
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Officials say a military jet slid off a runway at a Virginia airport during training exercises, but no injuries have been reported.
Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport spokeswoman Jessica Wharton said Friday that the aircraft based at nearby Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton was training at the civilian airport. She said it's unclear what happened, but weather doesn't appear to be a factor.
Sewage spill stops shellfish harvesting in part of river
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Health has closed shellfish harvesting for a portion of a river where a raw sewage spill has impacted water quality.
3D printing may be a new future in Navy ship construction
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — An arm passes across a plate in the big machine, depositing powdered metal before a laser fuses it all together.
Wipe. Zap. Wipe. Zap.
Hour by hour, and layer by painstaking layer, the machine, a 3D metal printer built by 3D Systems, hums away.
Wipe. Zap. Wipe. Zap.
"This build has over a thousand layers so it's just slowly making its way through," Dan Hebert, an engineer at Newport News Shipbuilding said. "It'll take a little over a day. It runs continuously."
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Virginia shipyard announces buyout offers, restructuring
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The Virginia shipyard that's the sole builder of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers is offering buyouts to a little more than 10 percent of its workforce.
Ex-secretary at Air Force base pleads guilty in pay scheme
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A former secretary at Langley Air Force Base has pleaded guilty to bilking the government out of nearly $1.5 million over 17 years.
Michelle Holt pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to charges that she engaged in a long-running effort to boost her pay by faking the amount of overtime she worked.
Students push for university to provide free tampons
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Students at a university in Virginia are pushing the school's leaders to provide free tampons and other menstrual products.
Man convicted of murder in shooting death of Virginia man
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A man has been convicted of breaking into a Virginia home and killing a man in front of his wife.
The Virginian-Pilot reports 38-year-old Monte Michael Stokes was found guilty of second-degree murder last week in the 2016 death of Eduardo Hernandez Amezcua. Amezcua was shot in the head in front of his wife days before Christmas that year.
Virginia city to get $12M lab to develop marine technology
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A Virginia city is set to get a new $12 million lab that will work to develop technology related to marine electric propulsion and advanced energy storage.
The Daily Press reports the city of Newport News revealed on Thursday plans for the lab, which will be built by Japanese battery company 3DOM and Washington-based Ockerman Automation.
Virginia man admits to pretending to be doctor
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has pleaded guilty to posing as a doctor and treating patients.
The Virginian-Pilot reports 31-year-old Vishal Patel admitted to providing false information in a Drug Enforcement Administration record and aggravated identity theft Monday.
Groups blast decision to allow seismic testing in Atlantic
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Environmental groups in Virginia are criticizing the Trump Administration's decision to allow the use of seismic air guns to find oil and gas deposits under the Atlantic Ocean.
Virginia’s first ‘thanksgiving’ was more fast than feast
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — As you carve your roast turkey and give thanks for all that's good in your life, remember to give thanks for this:
That you're not celebrating Thanksgiving the way the first Virginians did.
That would be back in December 1619 — two years before those Plymouth Pilgrims buckled up their shoes and hats and sat down with their Wampanoag neighbors to feast for three days.
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State reports that fewer minors are behind bars
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Virginia's Department of Juvenile Justice says fewer minors are behind bars in the state. Violent incidents are also down at juvenile correction centers.
Huntington Ingalls: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) _ Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. (HII) on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $229 million.
On a per-share basis, the Newport News, Virginia-based company said it had profit of $5.29.
The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $4.14 per share.
Ex-congressional candidate in Virginia convicted of fraud
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A former congressional candidate in Virginia has been convicted of fraud.
The Virginian-Pilot reported that Shaun Brown was found guilty Tuesday of defrauding the federal government through a summer meal program for children.
Could ‘Hunter Killer’ inspire recruits like ‘Top Gun’ did?
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A new movie that's set aboard a U.S. submarine could do for submariners what "Top Gun" did for Navy pilots.
The Virginian-Pilot reported last week that action film "Hunter Killer" could provide a window into the high-stakes world of modern undersea warfare.
Submarine Vermont christened at Connecticut shipyard
GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The Navy's newest nuclear-powered attack submarine was christened Saturday at a Connecticut shipyard, a $2.7 billion vessel packed with the latest war-fighting technology.
Jill Biden christens Navy submarine at Virginia shipyard
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The wife of former Vice President Joe Biden has christened the U.S. Navy's newest Virginia-class attack submarine.
Jill Biden is the sponsor of the new USS Delaware. On Saturday, she broke a ceremonial bottle across the submarine's bow at a Virginia shipyard.
In her Saturday speech, Biden honored the submarine's 136 officers and crew, saying they were "the very best our Navy has to offer." During World War II, her father served as a Navy signalman.
Joe Biden visits shipyard ahead of USS Delaware christening
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden visited a Virginia shipyard that builds aircraft carriers and submarines.
News outlets report that Biden met Friday with union leaders and workers at Newport News Shipbuilding at the union hall in Newport News. The former vice president who's among several Democrats who could run for president in 2020, stopped to shake hands with several people on his way into the building Friday afternoon.
Michael Vick’s father gets 5 years for drug-ring role
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The father of former pro-football star Michael Vick has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for his role in a drug ring.
News outlets report 56-year-old Michael Dwayne Boddie was sentenced Wednesday, after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin in June.
He was one of 12 named in an indictment last year. Court documents say he worked with ringleader William Joe, who died awaiting sentencing this year.
Jill Biden to christen USS Delaware at Virginia shipyard
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden plan to visit a Virginia shipyard that builds aircraft carriers and submarines.
The Daily Press reported Wednesday that Joe Biden will meet Friday with union leaders as well as workers at Newport News Shipbuilding. The former vice president is among several Democrats who could run for president in 2020.
Seafood firm owner pleads guilty to falsely labeling crab
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The owner of a Virginia seafood company has pleaded guilty to conspiring to falsely label foreign crabmeat as fresh Chesapeake blue crab.
News outlets report 74-year-old James Casey of Poquoson, who owns Casey's Seafood in Newport News, entered the plea Wednesday in federal court. He faces up to five years in prison at sentencing Jan. 9.
The Latest: Fishing crew member released over ICE objections
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a fatal stabbing on board a fishing vessel off the coast of Massachusetts (all times local):
Federal immigration officials say the Mexican national charged with killing a fellow crew member on a fishing vessel was released on bond after he was charged in Virginia with forcible abduction.
Franklin Freddy Meave Vasquez faces a murder charge following the fight Sunday aboard the fishing vessel Captain Billy Haver about 55 miles off Nantucket, Massachusetts.
Discrimination lawsuit against Virginia firm heads to trial
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A federal lawsuit alleging a Virginia firm subjected its black workers to a hostile work environment is headed to trial.
Newspaper chain recognizes union at 2 Virginia dailies
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Union organizers at two Virginia newspapers say they have won voluntary recognition of their union from management.
The two papers, The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk and the Daily Press in Newport News, are owned by Chicago-based Tronc Inc.
The union, known as the Tidewater Media Guild, represents more than 100 journalists at those papers as well as The Virginia Gazette and Tidewater Review.
Reporters at Tronc-owned papers in Virginia plan to unionize
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Journalists at two daily newspapers in Virginia announced plans Tuesday to form a union, a move that reflects a trend in an industry that continues to face declining profits, ownership changes and layoffs.
Plans to unionize the Daily Press in Newport News and The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, both owned by Chicago-based Tronc Inc., were announced as management for both papers streamlines operations between the two, fueling fears of future layoffs.
No injuries or leaks in freight derailment in Virginia
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Multiple empty freight cars derailed in Virginia, causing some passenger train delays.
10 rescued after boat overturns in James River
SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) — A person has been charged with boating under the influence in Virginia after a craft overturned and 10 people had to be rescued.
The Daily Press reports that the incident occurred early Saturday morning in the James River between Smithfield and Newport News.
Senate confirms Terwilliger as US attorney in Virginia
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Senate has confirmed Justice Department veteran Zachary Terwilliger as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.
The Alexandria-based office often handles high-profile terrorism and espionage cases. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted of tax and bank fraud last week by a team that included prosecutors from the Eastern District of Virginia as well as special counsel Robert Mueller.
Filming could mean noise this week at Fort Eustis
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A combat-related training video is being filmed at Fort Eustis this week, which means community members might hear some unusual noises.
The Daily Press reports the post in Newport News has issued a noise advisory for Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Boy, 13, accused of lighting teen on fire in cookout dispute
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say a 13-year-old boy lit another teen on fire during a dispute about who would get to light charcoal for a cookout.
Newport News police spokesman Randal Bailey tells news outlets responders found a 14-year-old boy with burns to his torso and arm at Peterson's Yacht Basin on Sunday.