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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...

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....

The Latest: Florence now a Category 2 storm, still dangerous

Sep. 12, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11:00 p.m. Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm but it is still considered an extremely dangerous and life-threatening storm. As of 11 p.m., the storm was centered 280 miles (455 kilometers) east southeast of...

East Coast hurricane scenario showed potential for disaster

Sep. 12, 2018 12:29 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Just months ago, disaster planners simulated a Category 4 hurricane strike alarmingly similar to the real-word scenario now unfolding on a dangerously vulnerable stretch of the East Coast. A fictional "Hurricane Cora" barreled into southeast Virginia and up the Chesapeake Bay to strike...

In simulation, Category 4 hurricane devastated East Coast

Sep. 11, 2018 9:26 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Just months ago, disaster planners simulated a Category 4 hurricane strike alarmingly similar to the real-world scenario now unfolding on a dangerously vulnerable stretch of the East Coast. A fictional "Hurricane Cora" barreled into southeast Virginia and up the Chesapeake Bay to strike...

The Latest: Florence growing as it gets closer to landfall

Sep. 10, 2018 11:12 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Hurricanes Florence and Isaac (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Hurricane Florence continues to grow in size and magnitude as it barrels toward the U.S. East Coast. The National Hurricane Center said Monday the monster storm will be close to Category 5 strength by Tuesday. A...

Strengthening Hurricane Florence takes aim at US Southeast

Sep. 9, 2018 7:15 PM EDT

A rapidly strengthening Hurricane Florence churned across the Atlantic on Sunday toward a possible direct hit on the U.S. Southeast late this week, triggering warnings to people up and down the coast to get their emergency kits ready, map out escape routes and fill sandbags. Red flags flying on beaches warned...

2 officers found responsible for woman's death in civil case

Aug. 28, 2018 12:09 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A jury has awarded $800,000 to the estate of a woman killed by police while in a car with a violent crime suspect who had fired at officers. India Kager was killed when SWAT officers tried to arrest Angelo Perry, a suspect in four violent crimes. Both Kager and Perry were killed,...

Father of dead son, 3, charged with assaulting boy's mom

Aug. 23, 2018 6:03 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Virginia man who said he found his 3-year-old son dead in a clothes dryer has been arrested on charges that he assaulted his ex-girlfriend as they made funeral arrangements for their child. The boy's Aug. 7 death remains under investigation, more than two weeks after he was...

Dad says he found son, 3, dead in dryer; police investigate

Aug. 22, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia said Wednesday that they're investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy whose father says he found the child's body in a clothes dryer. Virginia Beach police spokeswoman Linda Kuehn said the boy's death on Aug. 7 remains under investigation. Donna Price, a...