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Shipyard union keeps working, but prepares for strike

Nov. 22, 2021 13:36 PM EST

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — After rejecting a contract offer, Newport News Shipbuilding’s biggest union will keep working, but United Steelworkers Local 8888 leaders are outlining strike preparations if negotiations don’t lead to an agreement. Union spokesman Dwight...

Virginia man sentenced for distributing heroin that killed 2

Nov. 10, 2021 08:39 AM EST

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been given a 17-year prison sentence for distributing heroin to two women who died from overdoses at his home, and for having firearms and ammunition as an unlawful drug user, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Jessica...

Va. police: 2 dead after fatal crash and shooting by trooper

Nov. 07, 2021 12:33 PM EST

SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — Two people are dead — one of them shot by a state trooper — when a fatal crash on an interstate unfolded into an physical altercation between a fleeing driver and the officer, Virginia State Police said Sunday. An investigation was ongoing. The...

Saturday's Scores

Oct. 30, 2021 21:57 PM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Benedictine 53, Catholic High School of Va Beach 0 Bethel 45, Heritage-Newport News 20 Bishop O'Connell 25, St. John Paul the Great 13 Broadwater Academy 58, Randolph-Macon Academy 6 ...

Couple sentenced for supplying drugs to gang in Virginia

Oct. 30, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say that a couple from New Jersey was sentenced to prison for conspiring to provide cocaine and heroin to gang members in Virginia. A news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia said...

McAuliffe's backslapping political brand put to test in 2021

Oct. 22, 2021 06:01 AM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Terry McAuliffe is a blur of handshakes, hugs, backslaps and smiles as he glides through the friendly crowd at Gethsemane Baptist Church seeking help from above. For the former Virginia governor running again for his old job, it's not...

Thursday's Scores

Oct. 21, 2021 22:56 PM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Hampton 55, Heritage-Newport News 0 Holston 42, Lebanon 12 Millbrook 39, Liberty-Bealeton 38, OT TJ-Alexandria 34, Rappahannock County 8 Thomas Walker 41, Eastside 38 ...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 16, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Albemarle 52, Charlottesville 14 Amelia County 40, Cumberland 12 Amherst County 36, Rustburg 13 Appomattox 71, Nelson County 0 Atlantic Shores Christian 45, Blue Ridge...

Man found shot to death in Durham was a homicide suspect

Oct. 10, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A man found shot to death inside a car in a Durham, North Carolina, elementary school parking lot has been identified as a suspect in a homicide in Newport News, Virginia. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that Newport News police...

Virginia students find social solutions with innovation lab

Oct. 09, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (AP) — On a Thursday night inside a place in Newport News called an innovation laboratory, a half-dozen students were learning about United Nations’ goals for transforming the world. The students are spending about a month learning about a variety...