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Father gets nearly 4 years in death of 9-month-old daughter

Oct. 13, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man will spend nearly four years in prison for the death of his 9-month-old daughter. Circuit Judge Joseph Migliozzi Jr. on Friday sentenced 29-year-old Kasiam Tinsley to 15 years in prison on felony child abuse and felony child neglect charges but suspended most of that...

Elizabeth Warren to hold town hall in Virginia

Oct. 11, 2019 4:28 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren will hold a town hall in Virginia next week. The Massachusetts senator will be in Norfolk on Oct. 18 for a town hall at Chartway Arena. The event is open to the public. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the event will begin at 6 p.m. Warren has...

Virginia ranks among states with lowest crime rates

Oct. 9, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia had the fourth lowest violent crime rate and 13th lowest property crime rate in the United States last year, according to new data from the FBI. The commonwealth had 200 violent crimes per 100,000 residents in 2018, the data showed. Only Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire had a...

Electric pole fires leaves thousands without power

Oct. 8, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A mixture of salt buildup and light rain has made power poles combustible, causing thousands to lose power in several Virginia cities. News outlets report multiple power poles caught fire Tuesday causing outages for about 30,000 Dominion Energy customers, mainly in Norfolk and Virginia...

Prosecutors: Woman defrauded immigrants seeking citizenship

Oct. 8, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors accuse a California business owner of advertising services to help immigrants get citizenship and then pocketing her clients' money without filing any paperwork. The Virginian-Pilot reports Helen Kennedy, also known as Helen Abdi, was indicted last month in...

Impeachment tests Democrats' foothold in swing districts

Oct. 7, 2019 6:26 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — In front of New Hope Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, supporters of President Donald Trump hollered for his reelection. Behind it, taped-up signs on the doors warned, "Firearms Not Allowed." And inside, Rep. Elaine Luria personally delivered her call for Trump's impeachment,...

Gaej Walker leads Western Kentucky over Old Dominion

Oct. 5, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Gaej Walker ran 25 times for 114 yards and a touchdown to help Western Kentucky beat Old Dominion 20-3 on Saturday night. Walker's 1-yard TD run gave the Hilltoppers (3-2, 3-0 Conference USA) the lead for good at 10-3 late in the second quarter. Cory Munson kicked his second field goal...

Carter, Martin power NC A&T in 58-19 rout of Norfolk State

Oct. 5, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Kylil Carter threw for three touchdowns and Jah-Maine Martin ran for three more to lead North Carolina A&T's 58-19 rout of Norfolk State in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference contest Saturday afternoon. Norfolk State's 19 points is the most scored by a MEAC team against the Aggies'...

Virginia ambulance service owner gets prison in fraud case

Oct. 5, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The owner of an ambulance company in Virginia accused of routinely driving patients without licensed emergency medical technicians on board has been sentenced. The Virginian-Pilot reported Friday that 37-year-old Houman "Mike" Motii was ordered to spend 13 months in federal prison....

Coast Guard loosens rules on tattoos to boost recruiting

Oct. 4, 2019 8:18 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is loosening its tattoo policy, reflecting increased acceptance of tattoos. The Virginian-Pilot reports the change announced Thursday is intended to help boost recruiting and comes after other military branches have begun allowing more tattoos. The Coast Guard...