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Rare blast of snow, ice takes aim at Southeast US coast

Jan. 21, 2022 22:23 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Freezing rain, sleet and snow blew into coastal areas stretching from South Carolina to Virginia on Friday in a winter storm that forecasters say could snarl a region that's unaccustomed to winter precipitation. Authorities along the North and South Carolina...

Pharrell Williams calls for economic equity during MLK event

Jan. 17, 2022 22:38 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Singer and music producer Pharrell Williams is challenging corporate America to “do more" by supporting entrepreneurs of color and adopting economic equity measures. The Virginian-Pilot reports that in remarks Monday during the Urban League of Hampton...

Low spirits: Supply chain issues impact Virginia ABC stores

Jan. 16, 2022 09:07 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Virginia ABC stores in South Hampton Roads and on the Peninsula are gradually recovering from distribution problems that have caused many shelves to go bare. “I was amazed at how many blank spaces there are on the shelves of ABC stores,” said Stephen King,...

Official: Police used fake DNA reports during interrogations

Jan. 12, 2022 18:54 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Beach police used forged documents that linked people's DNA to a crime to get them to confess or cooperate with investigators, Virginia's outgoing attorney general announced Wednesday. The city’s police department has changed its policy in the...

Luria to run again in 2nd District, move to Virginia Beach

Jan. 07, 2022 10:03 AM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Congresswoman Elaine Luria will move from Norfolk to Virginia Beach as she seeks re-election in the 2nd Congressional District. The two-term Democrat told The Virginian-Pilot on Thursday that she owns a home in Virginia Beach and will “be...

Criticism resumes of proposed redistricting maps in Virginia

Dec. 17, 2021 17:17 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Some residents and politicians criticized proposed redistricting maps for Virginia on Friday, telling the state's Supreme Court that many communities would see their voting strength diluted by seemingly arbitrary political boundaries. Virginia’s Supreme...

Former Iowa epidemiologist Pedati takes Virginia position

Dec. 14, 2021 16:36 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Iowa state epidemiologist and medical director Dr. Caitlin Pedati has accepted a public health job in Virginia. The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health posted a statement Friday announcing Pedati would serve as the coastal city's public health...

Police: Virginia woman killed in gas station armed robbery

Dec. 14, 2021 16:30 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A 65-year-old woman was shot and killed during what was described as an attempted robbery at a gas station in Virginia Beach, police said. Virginia Beach police said officers responded to a report late Monday afternoon of a person with gunshot wounds,...

Man who led Virginia police on chase facing charges

Dec. 13, 2021 16:23 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A man who led police officers on a pursuit in October from Maryland’s Eastern Shore to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel in Virginia before crashing has been charged with attempted murder, police said. Virginia State Police said a passenger injured in...

Police: Man who led chase charged with attempted murder

Dec. 13, 2021 10:39 AM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A man who led authorities on a pursuit from Maryland’s Eastern Shore to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel in Virginia before crashing in October has been charged with attempted murder, police said. Virginia State Police said a passenger injured in the...