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NC wild horses kept trying to make a break for Virginia

Nov. 3, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

COROLLA, N.C. (AP) — A family of wild horses on North Carolina's coast grew tired of the Tar Heel state and set out for Virginia. Again and again and again. The family of six — made up of stallion Lucky Duck, mares Virginia Dare, Ocean Pearl, Bonita and Kitty Hawk and one yearling colt, Mateo...

Pastor talks of breakdown in Turkey, but also forgiveness

Oct. 19, 2018 6:06 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The American pastor recently released after two years of confinement in Turkey said Friday that he suffered a breakdown during his time in prison and was put on anti-anxiety medication. Andrew Brunson said he was deprived of books — even a Bible — for long stretches...

Virginia city impounds 400 unsanctioned dockless scooters

Oct. 5, 2018 11:14 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — With no agreement in sight, two Virginia cities are ramping up hostilities with a dockless electric scooter company. News outlets report Norfolk city spokeswoman Lori Crouch said Wednesday the city has impounded 400 Bird scooters since they started appearing on city sidewalks,...

Man gets 60 days for hitting teen player at soccer match

Oct. 4, 2018 4:34 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has pleaded no contest to knocking a 14-year-old soccer player to the ground and punching him during a match. The Virginian-Pilot reports that Jordan Lee Grinnell, a chief engineman in the Navy, entered the plea Thursday to a misdemeanor assault charge. Grinnell...

Christian TV network enters world of 24-hour news

Oct. 1, 2018 3:50 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Christian TV network is entering the crowded world of 24-hour news broadcasting at a time when the mainstream news media is under increasing attack by President Donald Trump and some of his supporters, many of them evangelicals. The Christian Broadcasting Network's news channel...

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...