VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia say a Virginia Beach woman has once again been found to be in possession of dozens of dead animals.
Former state lawmaker admits to defrauding government
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia state lawmaker has pleaded guilty to defrauding the federal government by misusing a program that awards contracts to businesses owned by women and...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Republican representing a key Virginia Senate swing seat has announced his retirement.
Virginia Beach Sen. Frank Wagner said Thursday that he will not seek re-election...
Inmate serving 60-day sentence dies in Virginia jail
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man serving a 60-day jail sentence on a misdemeanor charge of driving on a revoked or suspended license has died in custody.
NEW YORK (AP) — Pharrell is heading home to Virginia Beach to launch a new music and culture festival.
The Grammy-winning superstar announced Monday SOMETHING IN THE WATER, a multi-day event...
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Shannon Holley Nicoll saw Rachelle Arthur Dyer for the first time at a Kenny Chesney concert nine years ago. Mutual friends had prodded the two to meet because they said...
Court rejects appeal by ex-Navy SEAL in child porn case
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal court has rejected the appeal of a former U.S. Navy Seal sentenced to 27 years in prison for child pornography.
Teen gets 6 years for shooting officer’s dog during break-in
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia teenager has been sentenced to six years in custody for shooting and wounding a police officer's dog during a break-in at the officer's home.
Virginia police: Man with big knife shot, killed by officer
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say an officer has shot and killed a man with a large knife.
Armada Hoffler Properties: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) _ Armada Hoffler Properties Inc. (AHH) on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The results matched Wall Street expectations.
The real estate investment trust, based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, said it had funds from operations of $20.2 million, or 30 cents per share, in the period.
The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 30 cents per share.
Virginia investigates death of jailed first-time offender
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia are investigating the death of a man who passed away a few hours after he went to jail.
The Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office said in a statement that 35-year-old Andrew Joseph Abram died early Wednesday at a local hospital.
A judge had denied him bond a few hours earlier after authorities said he violated the conditions of a probation program for first-time offenders.
Chain pays $1M to settle poor pharmacy record-keeping claims
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A grocery store chain in Virginia has agreed to pay a $1 million penalty to the federal government to settle claims that its pharmacies failed to keep adequate records of controlled substances.
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia announced the payment from Virginia Beach-based FF Acquisition, Inc., the grocery chain that owns Farm Fresh, on Tuesday. The chain operated 34 pharmacies in eastern Virginia, although it recently sold several locations.
Officer shoots suspect, also hits person inside nearby home
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia police chief says one of his officers accidentally shot a person inside a home while firing at an armed suspect on the street.
News outlets cite a release from Virginia Beach Police Chief Jim Cervera, who says both people suffered non-life-threatening wounds on Sunday.
Police: Officer in Virginia shoots, wounds armed suspect
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say an officer shot and injured an armed suspect who had been involved in a shooting.
News outlets report that Virginia Beach police said dispatchers received several 911 calls of shots being fired Sunday night.
Responding officers heard gunfire before finding an armed suspect. A police statement says one officer fired his gun after confronting the suspect, who is expected to survive.
Body cameras increase workload, costs of Virginia attorneys
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Police departments across Virginia have been outfitted with body cameras whose recordings need review by local prosecutors, many of whom aren't getting the state funding needed to do so.
North Carolina chief justice to resign for law school post
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Chief Justice Mark Martin said Friday he's leaving the state's Supreme Court after 20 years to become a Virginia law school dean.
The resignation means Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper gets to decide who fills the Republican's seat on the court and who the next chief justice will be. Five of the seven current Supreme Court members are registered Democrats.
Virginia official to lead Nebraska Health and Human Services
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A social services director from Virginia has been chosen to serve as the next leader of Nebraska's Department of Health and Human Services.
Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Tuesday he has selected Dannette R. Smith to serve as the agency's new chief executive officer.
Furloughed federal workers offered free meals
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Federal workers who are working without pay because of the partial government shutdown are being offered free meals in Virginia Beach.
The Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office and Summit Food Service will provide the meals to workers and their families beginning Monday.
Northam awards grants to preserve farmland
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's administration is giving grants to six local governments that will be used to preserve farmland.
Northam recently announced that the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services was awarding more than $633,000 to Albemarle, Clarke, Fauquier and Stafford counties as well as Chesapeake and Virginia Beach.
Virginia judge dies following car crash earlier this month
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia judge and former local school board chairman has died less than two weeks after being involved in a car accident.
Norfolk police announced that Virginia Beach District Judge Robert Hagans Jr. died Thursday from his injuries. The 66-year-old Hagans had been taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital following his Jan. 6 accident. A police news release says it appears Hagans rear-ended another car at a traffic light.
Virginia’s biggest city OKs sweeping short-term rental laws
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia's largest city has passed sweeping new laws to regulate short-term rentals that are found on sites like Airbnb.
The Virginian-Pilot reported Wednesday that Virginia Beach's regulations mark the first time the issue has been recognized in the city's laws. The city of nearly half a million people sits along the Atlantic Ocean in a tourist-heavy region.
Former Navy commander gets seat on Armed Services Committee
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A newly elected congresswoman in Virginia's Hampton Roads region will sit on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee.
The office for Democrat Elaine Luria announced the appointment Tuesday.
The former U.S. Navy commander represents Virginia's 2nd Congressional District along the state's coast. It is home to world's largest Navy base in Norfolk and various other military installations in Virginia Beach and other cities.
Feds: Former lawmaker defrauded minority contractor program
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Federal authorities have accused a former state lawmaker in Virginia of defrauding a program that awards lucrative government contracts to businesses owned by women and minorities.
Bob McDonnell, former Virginia Governor, files for divorce
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has filed for divorce from his wife of 42 years.
The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday that McDonnell confirmed to the paper that he filed the paperwork. He declined to comment further.
Police: Virginia couple killed in murder-suicide shooting
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say a 75-year-old woman and her husband have died in what's being classified as a murder-suicide.
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Neighbors help firefighters save family from burning home
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Firefighters say neighbors helped rescue three children and their parents from a burning home in Virginia.
News outlets report the 7-year-old girl, 5-year-old boy, 2-year-old girl and their mother and father were taken to hospitals but are expected to survive after the fire early Tuesday at a Virginia Beach mobile home park. The siblings are in critical but stable condition.
Man gets life for injecting former girlfriend with cyanide
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been sentenced to life in prison for poisoning his former girlfriend by injecting her with cyanide.
The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday that lawyers for Joseph Merlino III had argued that he spend 20 to 34 years behind bars.
The 31-year-old Merlino maintained his innocence in the death of 35-year-old Ellie Tran in Virginia Beach in 2017. The two had a daughter.
Docs: Crew used encrypted comms to orchestrate robberies
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Court documents say a highly organized crew using encrypted communications robbed three Virginia grocery stores earlier this year.
Virginia Beach to ponder planting trees to prevent flooding
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia's largest city will study an idea it hopes will control flooding on its southern side.
The Virginian-Pilot reports Virginia Beach Councilwoman Barbara Henley is leading an effort to examine how forests could help prevent flooding and where those trees would provide the most benefits.
Police: Man with guns at North Carolina school had hit list
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a Virginia man found with two guns in a North Carolina high school had a handwritten note that appears to be a hit list.
News outlets report that 29-year-old Steve Spence of Norfolk, Virginia, is charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, a weapons charge and other offenses. He's being held on $2 million bail.
Foaming at the mouth, cyanide killer’s sentencing is delayed
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The sentencing hearing for a Virginia man who poisoned his former girlfriend with a cyanide injection has been postponed because he was unresponsive and foaming at the mouth when he was wheeled into a Virginia Beach court.
Records: Virginia woman ran drug ring from beach-front home
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia say a woman convicted of dogfighting has pleaded guilty to trafficking drugs from her beachfront home.
Nearing 91, Joe Vass is still go-to guy at Capitol Police
The U.S. Marines were dancing boisterously in their dress blue uniforms to Kool & the Gang's "Celebration" at the Marine Corps Birthday Ball a few weeks ago in Virginia Beach.
But one man in the center of the dance circle commanded the most attention — Joe Vass, just shy of his 91st birthday, with plenty of energy to spare.
"Not bad for an old man," he said after sharing video of his dance performance.
Joe Vass does not stand still, whether at work or at play.
Man testifies he was hired to kill Virginia woman, son
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — An Indiana Army veteran testified in court that he was hired by a Florida man to kill the man's wife and her 7-year-old son in Virginia.
New state building code could alter coastal neighborhoods
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A regulation in Virginia's new building code could alter the look and feel of some neighborhoods near the state's coast in the coming decades.
The Virginian-Pilot reported Tuesday that the change will impact some of the Hampton Roads region's historic, inner neighborhoods that are in high-risk flood zones.
Virginia Beach police officer dies of heart attack
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Beach police officer has died of a heart attack.
News outlets report that officer Kelvin Bailey went into cardiac arrest late Friday while working in the Centerville Turnpike area.
Human rights commission chair accused of domestic violence
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The head of a Virginia city's Human Rights Commission has been charged in two domestic violence-related incidents.
The Virginian-Pilot reports that 38-year-old Rajeeb Islam was arrested Monday on two counts of assaulting a family member and felony attempted malicious wounding.
Delaware police seize 1,500 bags of heroin from Virginia man
GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware say they have seized 1,500 bags of heroin from a Virginia man during a traffic stop.
Former Virginia city employee charged with embezzlement
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia city economic development official has been charged with embezzlement over allegations he improperly used $4,000 to send packages to his girlfriend.
The Virginian-Pilot reports that a grand jury indictment alleges the crimes happened between late 2016 and June 2018.
Wheeler Real Estate: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) _ Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Inc. (WHLR) on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its third quarter.
The real estate investment trust, based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, said it had funds from operations of $1.3 million, or 13 cents per share, in the period.
Funds from operations is a closely watched measure in the REIT industry. It takes net income and adds back items such as depreciation and amortization.
Luria defeats Taylor in Virginia’s 2nd House District
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Democrat Elaine Luria defeated Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor of Virginia on Tuesday in a closely watched race that represents a swift turnaround from the incumbent's lopsided victory just two years ago.
Luria's win in Virginia's coastal 2nd District appears to have benefited from voter antipathy toward President Donald Trump and a ballot-fraud scandal that tainted Taylor's campaign over the summer.
Virginia regulators green light offshore wind pilot project
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia state regulators have begrudgingly approved a proposed offshore wind pilot program they say is expensive, risky and unneeded to provide reliable electricity.
Sex offender allowed to coach Little League team in Virginia
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A registered sex offender has been allowed to coach a Little League team in Virginia for the past two years.
Fishing boats encounter great whites noshing on dead whale
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Fishing boats off the East Coast recently encountered a rare sight: Two great whites feasting on a 50-foot dead whale.
The Virginian-Pilot reported Tuesday that the whale was bloated and floating about nine miles from Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Armada Hoffler Properties: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) _ Armada Hoffler Properties Inc. (AHH) on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its third quarter. The results met Wall Street expectations.
The Virginia Beach, Virginia-based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $15.7 million, or 24 cents per share, in the period.
The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 24 cents per share.
Williams pitches arts, food festival in Virginia Beach
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Entertainer Pharrell Williams says he's trying to assemble a yearly festival in his hometown of Virginia Beach that coincides with the annual trek of students from historically black colleges to the area.
Williams said he pitched the food, music and art festival idea he calls "Something in the Water" to Virginia Beach council members and resort leaders Friday. He spoke with local media outlets at the Norfolk airport.
Pence condemns bombs at campaign stop for congressman
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence condemned the mailing of pipe bombs to Hillary Clinton and other prominent Democrats as he stumped for a Republican congressman in Virginia.
Pence said Wednesday in Virginia Beach that whoever is responsible will be brought to justice. He added that "threats of political violence of any kind have no place in the United States of America."