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Court: Some rail rate talks allowed in price-fixing suits

May. 18, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that details of some of the conversations between the nation's four largest railroads about their rates can now be included in lawsuits challenging billions of dollars they charged their customers, but the mixed ruling will also exclude some...

Police: Man charged in fatal shooting outside Virginia bar

May. 18, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been charged in a March shooting that killed a newspaper reporter and two other young bystanders when a fight broke out at closing time outside a Norfolk bar, police announced Wednesday. One of the victims was Sierra Jenkins, 25, of Norfolk, a...

Professor gets new job after pedophilia research caused stir

May. 15, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A professor whose research on pedophilia created a stir at Old Dominion University in Virginia has landed a new job with Johns Hopkins University’s Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse. Allyn Walker stepped down from ODU in November after they...

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...

Officials ID Neligh police chief, woman involved in shooting

May. 10, 2022 13:38 PM EDT

NELIGH, Neb. (AP) — An officer who shot a driver accused of dragging the officer with her car has been identified as Neligh Police Chief Michael Wright, according to a written statement from Antelope County Attorney Joseph Abler. Abler also identified the woman shot as Josie Auld,...

Virginia sexual assault nurse honored for work with victims

May. 07, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — “What if it was my daughter?” That is the question that pulls Jennifer Knowlton out of bed at 3 a.m. long after fatigue crept into her bones. Rallying her energy, she races to a local hospital where she will collect evidence of sexual trauma, including...

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...

Florida's Johnson joins transfer portal, hopes to play again

May. 01, 2022 20:07 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida forward Keyontae Johnson, who collapsed during a game in December 2020 and hasn’t practiced or played since, entered the NCAA transfer portal Sunday with hopes of resuming his college career. School officials confirmed Johnson's desire to move on...