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Voters are still requesting mail-in ballots despite deadline

Oct. 27, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Local election officials in Virginia say the state's website could be giving voters the false impression that they can still apply for a mail-in ballot to vote on Nov. 3. That deadline passed Friday afternoon. But the state's online portal is still allowing requests for mail-in ballots...

Lawsuit: Proposed building will hurt view of Chesapeake Bay

Oct. 27, 2020 11:36 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Two condo associations in Virginia have sued the city of Virginia Beach and a senior living community over a proposed high-rise that they say would hurt their view of the Chesapeake Bay. The Virginian-Pilot reported Tuesday that the suit is being filed a month after the Virginia...

Prosecutor rules out charges against officers in shooting

Oct. 24, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia city's top prosecutor has ruled out criminal charges against four police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a suspect in two killings, In a report released Friday, Commonwealth’s Attorney Colin Stolle concluded that the officers fired in self-defense and...

Virginia Beach woman accused in infant's death in 2019

Oct. 23, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Beach woman was charged with felony homicide in the death of an infant in her care more than a year ago, police said. Shylan Csatlos, 39, also was charged with felony child abuse, The Virginian-Pilot reported Friday. Csatlos is being held without bond in the Virginia...

File This Thursday Oct. 3, 2019 file photo shows US Congresswoman Elaine Luria, D-2nd Va., in her home in Norfolk, Va. Luria s among the historic wave of women who helped Democrats retake the U.S. House in 2018, boasting former careers with the U.S. Navy and the CIA. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

2 moderate Democrats vie for reelection in Virginia suburbs

Oct. 23, 2020 12:05 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Elaine Luria and Abigail Spanberger were part of a historic wave of women who helped Democrats retake the U.S. House in 2018. And when they got to Washington, both established themselves as party moderates willing to work with Republicans on legislation. But their reelection bids are...

Money released to renovate Virginia Beach mass shooting site

Oct. 22, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The city of Virginia Beach has released money needed to renovate a municipal building where 12 people were killed in a May 2019 mass shooting. City officials this week gave the green light to spend $30 million on several projects that had been put on hold during the pandemic,...

Man sentenced for involvement in overseas cockfighting ring

Oct. 13, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A man accused of raising hundreds of roosters in Virginia to ship overseas for cockfighting was sentenced to six months in jail Tuesday. Emmanuel Garcia, 55, received his sentence in Virginia Beach Circuit Court, where a judge also ordered him to pay more than $6,200 in overtime...

Police: Teenagers street racing caused bicyclist's death

Oct. 13, 2020 8:33 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say that a bicyclist has died after he was struck by a car that was involved in an illegal street race. The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday that two teenagers have been charged in Virginia Beach. Police said that Anthony Francis Tempesco, 19, and Hallam...

Virginia Beach man pleads guilty to wire fraud

Oct. 10, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Beach man has pleaded guilty in federal court to wire fraud and fraudulently collecting federal unemployment benefits. The Virginian-Pilot reports that Ronald A. Smith faces a maximum term of 60 years in prison. Smith left prison in 2012 after serving seven years for an...

Virginia families recall loved ones killed on USS Cole

Oct. 10, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Sarah Gauna Esquivel remembers the day her 19-year-old first-born, Tim, headed off to Naval Station Great Lakes for boot camp. “I’d just married, and he told my husband to take care of me. Then he looked at me and said: ‘He’s a keeper,...