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Coast Guard halts search for third boater; 2 others rescued

Nov. 14, 2019 9:00 AM EST

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard has called off a search for a missing yachter who went into the water more than 500 miles (805 km) off Virginia Beach. The Coast Guard’s 5th District Command in Portsmouth said it spent the better part of Wednesday searching for the man after receiving a report...

Probe offers no clear answers for Virginia mass shooting

Nov. 13, 2019 10:04 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A months-long independent probe into the Virginia Beach mass shooting has concluded, but it offers no clear answers as to why a city engineer killed 12 people in his workplace, according to findings released Wednesday. The investigation, conducted by Chicago-based security...

Virginia Republican announces congressional run

Nov. 13, 2019 4:37 AM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Navy veteran has announced plans to seek the Republican nomination one of the most deeply split congressional districts in the country. Ben Loyola announced Monday that he's seeking the GOP nomination in a Hampton Roads-area district currently held by Democratic Rep. Elaine...

4 men walk across the country to help shooting victims

Nov. 10, 2019 9:01 AM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Daryl Fischer didn't want to simply buy a VB Strong T-shirt or donate a few dollars after the May 31 mass shooting. So when a friend challenged him to walk across the U.S. to raise money for the victims' families, he knew he would need some help. He enlisted three guys: Robert...

Correction: Election 2019-Virginia Legislature story

Nov. 8, 2019 4:53 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In a story Nov. 6 about Virginia's elections, The Associated Press erroneously reported that 3.5 million voters cast ballots, twice as many as in 2015. At least 2.3 million voters cast ballots in the state's legislative races in 2019, an increase of more than 50 percent over four years...

Virginia woman gets jail time for slamming courtroom door

Nov. 7, 2019 5:06 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The slam of a courtroom door has led to time in the slammer for a Virginia woman. The Virginian-Pilot reports Sonnia Gaston went to a Virginia Beach courtroom on Wednesday to support her boyfriend in a probation violation case. When 20-year-old Tyrese Lavell McEachern was...

Elevated lead levels found in 27 Virginia Beach schools

Nov. 7, 2019 7:41 AM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Beach City Public School officials say elevated lead levels have been detected at 27 of its schools. News outlets report the school district sent a notice to families Wednesday to share the results of tests conducted over the summer. They found 61 drinking and food-prep...

The Latest: GOP holds on to Richmond-area Senate seat

Nov. 6, 2019 11:11 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Virginia's elections (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Republicans have held on to a Richmond-area Senate seat as Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant defeated Democratic challenger Del. Debra Rodman in a race dominated by attack ads over gun control and abortion. Dunnavant, an OB-GYN,...

The Latest: Ex-Navy aviator wins race for open Senate seat

Nov. 5, 2019 10:56 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Virginia's elections (all times local): 10:50 p.m. The GOP has maintained control of an open Virginia Beach-area state Senate seat previously held by a Republican. Republican Jen Kiggans defeated Democratic Del. Cheryl Turpin on Tuesday. The two were competing for retired...

What Virginia voters need to know for Election Day

Nov. 4, 2019 2:54 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Legislative elections in Virginia on Tuesday will determine whether Democrats gain control of the statehouse for the first time in more than two decades. The Old Dominion is one of only four states with legislative elections this year, and the only one in which partisan control is up...