Latest Virginia Beach News

Police: Officer hurt when gun goes off during struggle

May. 19, 2022 13:35 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia police officer was injured Thursday when an officer’s gun discharged during a struggle with a person in custody at a hospital, police said. The shooting happened Thursday morning at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, Virginia Beach...

Ratepayer advocates seek protections in offshore wind case

May. 17, 2022 19:28 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — State regulators considering whether to approve Dominion Energy Virginia's plans for a nearly $10 billion offshore wind farm should implement protections to shield customers from possible cost overruns and other project risks, ratepayer advocates testified Tuesday. ...

How police attract recruits when every agency is hiring

May. 15, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Miya Mitchell-Bray decided during the groundswell social justice movement of 2020 that it was time to be the change she wanted in her community. Donning a Chesapeake Police Department uniform and badge, Mitchell-Bray recently completed her first year patrolling the streets...

Troops injured after helicopter's hard landing in Virginia

May. 06, 2022 14:51 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — U.S. service members were injured Thursday when a helicopter they were riding in made a hard landing at a military base in Virginia, U.S. Navy officials said in a statement Friday. The service members were participating in a routine training at Joint...

Virginia man charged with dealing illegal machine guns

May. 06, 2022 10:59 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted a Virginia man Thursday on charges of possessing and selling unregistered machine guns, a federal prosecutor said. According to the indictment, Patrick Tate Adamiak, 28, of Virginia Beach was obtaining unregistered machine guns and...

Woman pleads guilty to failing to pay $2.7M in payroll taxes

May. 05, 2022 08:59 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman has pleaded guilty to failing to pay the Internal Revenue Service $2.7 million in payroll taxes that she deducted from her employees’ paychecks, a federal prosecutor said. Court documents show that from at least 2011 to 2019, Wendy...

Rower plans solo trip from Virginia Beach to France

May. 02, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Peter Harley has roughly 2.1 million oar strokes ahead of him. That amounts to 4,000 miles on the open ocean — or about 3-4 months of paddling the Atlantic. The 61-year-old South Africa native, who resides in Cary, North Carolina, will embark this week...

Virginia wind farm job claims questioned by state regulators

Apr. 25, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As Virginia-based Dominion Energy seeks to build what it calls the country's largest offshore wind farm in the Atlantic Ocean, the company and its supporters have touted the economic development opportunities expected to accompany the 176-turbine project. But...

Prosecutors seek jail for Virginia brothers in Jan. 6 riot

Apr. 24, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking short jail sentences for two brothers from Virginia Beach who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges in connection with the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Paul and Eric Von Bernewitz are scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday in federal court in...

Dede Robertson, wife of religious broadcaster, dies at 94

Apr. 19, 2022 21:17 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Dede Robertson, the wife of religious broadcaster Pat Robertson and a founding board member of the Christian Broadcasting Network, died Tuesday at her home in Virginia Beach, the network said in a statement. Robertson was 94. The statement did not provide her...