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Virginia state lawmaker pleads guilty to DUI

Apr. 22, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia state lawmaker has pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated. The Virginian-Pilot reports that state Del. Matthew James made a plea agreement Monday that allows him to avoid jail time if he stays out of trouble for the next year. He also will need a restricted license to...

Ceremony marks 30th anniversary of deadly USS Iowa explosion

Apr. 19, 2019 7:37 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A ceremony will be held to pay tribute to 47 sailors who were killed when a gun turret exploded on the USS Iowa in 1989. The ceremony will be held Friday on Naval Station Norfolk. It will mark the 30th anniversary of the explosion on the Norfolk-based battleship on April 19, 1989. The...

Ex-teacher at Catholic school charged with sex abuse

Apr. 18, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former teacher at a Catholic high school in Virginia has been charged with sexually abusing a student in the 1970s. The Richmond Catholic Diocese said church officials received a complaint from an adult alleging abuse as a minor by Daniel Wolfe when he was a teacher at Norfolk...

Virginia city settles lawsuits with fired auditor for $300K

Apr. 13, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia city will pay more than $300,000 to settle two defamation lawsuits filed by city's fired auditor over comments from council members about his job performance. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Virginia, reports Portsmouth agreed to pay the amount to settle the lawsuit filed...

Virginia prosecutor to drop most misdemeanor marijuana cases

Apr. 12, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia prosecutor says most misdemeanor marijuana possession charges are going to be dismissed. News outlets report the office of the prosecutor in Portsmouth started asking this week to dismiss such pending cases. Portsmouth Commonwealth's Attorney Stephanie Morales says there's...

Man, 80, charged in 1973 killings of women in beach cottage

Apr. 10, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — An 80-year-old New York man has been arrested on charges that he killed two young women in a beach cottage nearly half a century ago in Virginia, police said Tuesday. Ernest Broadnax was arrested in New York City on Monday and faces two counts of second-degree murder and one count of...

Probe into racist photo in governor's yearbook may end soon

Apr. 8, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A law firm may soon finish its probe into how a racist photo appeared on a yearbook page for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. Richard Cullen told The Associated Press in an email Monday that the firm hopes to finish up by the end of April. Cullen is an attorney with the firm McGuireWoods...

Fraternity at Virginia university suspended over hazing

Apr. 8, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A fraternity at a Virginia university has been suspended for five years after an investigation showed that hazing resulted in a pledge seeking treatment at a hospital. The Virginian-Pilot cites school and fraternity records that show Omega Psi Phi chapter members at Old Dominion...

A North Carolina gas station stays true to roots, pumps

Apr. 7, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

SOUTH MILLS, N.C. (AP) — The sun is about an hour away from penetrating the morning's darkness, and this quiet little portion of northern Camden County is just coming to life. Across Mullen Street, shipyard workers are parking their pickups and hopping into a van for the hourlong ride north. Eddie...

Norfolk to challenge law barring moving Confederate monument

Apr. 4, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Officials plan to challenge a Virginia law they say keeps Norfolk from moving a Confederate monument. The Virginian-Pilot reports that Norfolk's city attorney said he'll move forward with a petition challenging the state law in coming weeks. Meanwhile, a lawsuit filed by two activists...