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Virginia Beach tries to dispel "rumors" about mass shooting

Jun. 13, 2019 9:27 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Officials in Virginia Beach pushed back on Thursday against what they described as "rumors, innuendo, conflicting theories and speculation" about last month's mass shooting in a municipal building. But police in this coastal city of nearly half a million people were also no closer to...

5-hour sentence for carrier who kept 5,000 pieces of mail

Jun. 12, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia judge sentenced a former letter carrier to five hours in jail after she hid more than 5,000 pieces of mail in her house. The Virginian-Pilot reports that Toya Worlds told investigators she kept the mail in her home because it was it too time consuming to deliver it all....

Family of Virginia Beach shooting victim wants investigation

Jun. 7, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — 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...

Second US serviceman sentenced in Green Beret hazing death

Jun. 7, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A U.S. Marine has been sentenced to four years in military prison for his role in the 2017 hazing-related death of a U.S. Army Green Beret in Africa. News outlets report that Marine Staff Sergeant Kevin Maxwell Jr. pleaded guilty Thursday to charges including negligent homicide, hazing...

Virginia victims had 150 years of combined service with city

Jun. 2, 2019 2:25 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Four were engineers who worked to maintain streets and protect wetlands. Three were right-of-way agents who reviewed property lines. The others included an account clerk, a technician, an administrative assistant and a special projects coordinator. In all, they had served the...

The Latest: Police: We'll only mention suspect's name once

May. 31, 2019 10:45 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a municipal center in Virginia Beach (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Virginia Beach police say they have identified the suspect in a shooting that left 12 dead but have not released his name because they haven't been able to notify family members. Police...

12 people killed in Virginia Beach shooting; suspect dead

May. 31, 2019 10:37 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A longtime city employee opened fire in a municipal building in Virginia Beach on Friday, killing 12 people on three floors and sending terrified co-workers scrambling for cover before police shot and killed him following a "long gun-battle," authorities said. Four other people...

Navy's 2nd Fleet is now operational, focused on the Arctic

May. 29, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Navy says its newly revived 2nd Fleet now has enough staff to command ships in the increasingly competitive waters of the Arctic region. The Navy's announcement on Wednesday follows statements by President Donald Trump's administration this month that the U.S. won't stand for...

4 dead, 8 injured when pickup truck rear-ends church van

May. 29, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

FORD, Va. (AP) — Members of a close-knit church community in central Virginia were in shock Wednesday after four people were killed and seven others were injured in a van crash on their way to a revival at another church. Virginia state police said the van carrying 11 people from Shiloh Baptist Church in...

Report: Pennsylvania must do more to help Chesapeake Bay

May. 28, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A nonprofit that tracks pollution in the Chesapeake Bay lambasted Pennsylvania on Tuesday, saying that the state is failing to protect the nation's largest estuary from farm manure and dirty stormwater. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation released a report saying Pennsylvania's plan to reduce...