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The Latest: NC tobacco farmers estimate big Florence losses

Sep. 19, 2018 1:22 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence (all times local): 12:45 p.m. As North Carolina's farmers evaluate their crop losses after Hurricane Florence, it looks like damage to tobacco fields and barns could be the most costly. The Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina estimates 100 million to...

Police identify domestic assault suspect killed by officer

Sep. 19, 2018 1:10 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia have identified an assault suspect who was shot and killed by police. Virginia Police said Tuesday in a statement that he was 43-year-old Michael James Murphy of Norfolk. Police are not identifying the officer involved. They said the officer and the man...

The Latest: 2 die in rising flood waters that overtook a van

Sep. 18, 2018 9:47 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence's lingering impact (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Two people have died after a van was overtaken by rising flood waters in South Carolina. Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson tells The Associated Press that two women drowned at around 6 p.m. Tuesday when a...

Woman, 63, pleads guilty to possessing the poison ricin

Sep. 18, 2018 6:42 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A 63-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to possessing the poison ricin in Virginia. The U.S. Attorney's Office in the state's Eastern District said Debbie Siers-Hill entered her plea Tuesday in Norfolk. She faces up to five years in prison and is scheduled to be sentenced in January....

Ex-Virginia Tech student's trial begins in girl's 2016 death

Sep. 18, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors told jurors that a former Virginia Tech student charged as an accessory in the death of a 13-year-old girl was closely involved in helping a friend plan the killing. But Natalie Keepers' lawyers told the jury Tuesday that Keepers believed the talk of killing the girl...

ODU hosts Virginia Tech, gets rare home game vs Top 25 team

Sep. 18, 2018 3:44 PM EDT

A rare chance for Old Dominion to host a Top 25 team is also an opportunity that hasn't come along in while for No. 13 Virginia Tech: A chance for the Hokies to play in one of Virginia's most fertile recruiting areas. The Hokies (2-0) haven't played in the Tidewater region since a 1986 matchup against Temple in...

In Iowa, McAuliffe says he's not ruling out 2020 campaign

Sep. 18, 2018 3:29 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said in Iowa Tuesday he's not ruling out a 2020 Democratic campaign for president, as he took his national campaign to promote Democratic candidates for governor to the early presidential testing ground. And while he said a decision remains...

Virginia man killed in flash flood from Florence remnants

Sep. 18, 2018 3:26 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man was killed Tuesday after his pickup truck was overtaken by rushing water during a flash flood caused by the remnants of Hurricane Florence. Virginia State Police said the pickup was found upside down and submerged in water that had flooded Route 607 in Louisa early...

Dollar Tree to consolidate support centers

Sep. 18, 2018 12:17 PM EDT

MATTHEWS, N.C. (AP) — Dollar Tree says it's planning to consolidate store support centers in a North Carolina town and a Virginia city as part of its continuing integration of Family Dollar's organization and support functions. News outlets report Dollar Tree said Tuesday that it is planning to consolidate...

IDs released for officer and slain man after deadly struggle

Sep. 18, 2018 12:04 PM EDT

TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Maryland are identifying a slain man and the officer who shot him during a struggle over a gun. Prince George's County police released a statement Tuesday saying Cpl. Joseph Keifline is on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into the...