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

Jan. 21, 2022 11:33 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Salt spreader trucks crisscrossed coastal roads as courthouses and schools closed Friday to prepare for a snow and ice storm expected to snarl parts of the Carolinas and Virginia unaccustomed to winter precipitation. Authorities along a stretch of the North and...

The Carolinas and Virginia brace for blast of ice, snow

Jan. 20, 2022 16:34 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Carolinas and Virginia were bracing for more winter weather on Thursday, with officials urging drivers to stay off potentially icy roads and schools canceling classes in coastal areas that don't frequently see frozen precipitation. The governors of North...

Army Corps of Engineers gets $14B to help ease supply chains

Jan. 19, 2022 08:56 AM EST

The Biden administration on Wednesday announced the release of $14 billion to the Army Corps of Engineers to fund 500 projects, with a focus on easing supply chain problems and addressing climate change. The spending stems largely from President Joe Biden's $1 trillion infrastructure...

US Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska diagnosed with COVID-19

Jan. 18, 2022 17:39 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska announced Tuesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will temporarily work from home. Fortenberry said on his congressional website that he had a “moderate case” and will recuperate at home. He said he tested...

Virginia ex-sheriff's lawyer seeks competency evaluation

Jan. 18, 2022 17:30 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The attorney for a former Tidewater Virginia sheriff convicted of federal bribery charges last year has requested a competency evaluation before sentencing, saying his client’s mental health has declined rapidly. In a motion filed Friday in U.S. District...

Republican state senator to challenge Fortenberry in primary

Jan. 16, 2022 17:23 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Republican state senator and former speaker of the Legislature is challenging Congressman Jeff Fortenberry who is facing federal charges as he runs for re-election. State Sen. Mike Flood announced Sunday that he will challenge Fortenberry in the state's First...

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,...

Boum scores 28 to send UTEP past Old Dominion 76-67 in OT

Jan. 15, 2022 23:31 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Souley Boum scored 13 of his 28 points in overtime to spark UTEP to a 76-67 victory over Old Dominion in Conference USA action on Saturday. Boum hit 1 of 2 shots — a 3-pointer — and 10 of 10 free throws in the extra period for the Miners (9-8, 2-3). Boum...

Utah man sentenced to prison for investment fraud scheme

Jan. 14, 2022 08:41 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Utah man has been sentenced to five years in prison for his part in a nationwide investment fraud scheme that targeted elderly victims and led to losses of nearly $30 million, officials said. According to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for...

Trice lifts Old Dominion over UTSA 83-51

Jan. 13, 2022 22:27 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Austin Trice had 19 points as Old Dominion rolled past UTSA 83-51 on Thursday night. Trice shot 9 for 11 from the field. Jaylin Hunter and C.J. Keyser added 16 points each for Old Dominion (7-8, 2-0 Conference USA). Hunter also had seven assists. ...