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Florida man pleads guilty to deadly crash in Virginia

Oct. 22, 2019 2:16 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Florida man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in a drunken crash that killed a Virginia woman. The Virginian-Pilot reports 36-year-old Anthony Francis Spence entered the plea Monday and faces up to 20 years in prison at his January sentencing. Prosecutors say...

Talk pedometers may boost your baby's brain development

Oct. 13, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Teresa Hunter didn't know what kind of conversation she was supposed to have with her 2-month-old. The Virginia Beach parenting class she joined told her to talk and read to her baby. But the infant wasn't going to understand why the wild things are where they are, or how Charlie...

Virginia man pleads guilty to killing his wife's lover

Oct. 11, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who police say fatally shot his wife's lover has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter. News outlets report 54-year-old Dusan Naumovic entered the plea Wednesday in Virginia Beach for the March death of 37-year-old Vinicius Carneiro. Court documents state...

Virginia ranks among states with lowest crime rates

Oct. 9, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia had the fourth lowest violent crime rate and 13th lowest property crime rate in the United States last year, according to new data from the FBI. The commonwealth had 200 violent crimes per 100,000 residents in 2018, the data showed. Only Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire had a...

Virginia bitcoin mining operation told to liquidate assets

Oct. 9, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A bitcoin mining operation that filed for bankruptcy one year after receiving nearly $500,000 from the city of Virginia Beach has been ordered to liquidate its assets. The Virginian-Pilot reports a federal judge approved a motion on Tuesday to convert the case involving BCause...

Electric pole fires leaves thousands without power

Oct. 8, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A mixture of salt buildup and light rain has made power poles combustible, causing thousands to lose power in several Virginia cities. News outlets report multiple power poles caught fire Tuesday causing outages for about 30,000 Dominion Energy customers, mainly in Norfolk and Virginia...

Impeachment tests Democrats' foothold in swing districts

Oct. 7, 2019 6:26 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — In front of New Hope Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, supporters of President Donald Trump hollered for his reelection. Behind it, taped-up signs on the doors warned, "Firearms Not Allowed." And inside, Rep. Elaine Luria personally delivered her call for Trump's impeachment,...

Candidate's TV spot invokes Virginia Beach mass shooting

Oct. 1, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Democrat running for Virginia's state Senate is invoking the recent mass shooting in Virginia Beach in a new television spot. The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday that the ad is from Democrat Missy Cotter Smasal. She hopes to unseat Sen. Bill DeSteph, a Republican who represents...

Virginia FBI agents initiate community outreach efforts

Sep. 29, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Wearing a tan bullet proof vest with "FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force" emblazoned across the chest, Special Agent Desirae Maldonado looks like she could kill you. And she probably could. But while patrolling the Oceana Air Show in Virginia Beach, Maldonado wasn't just looking for...

Virginia schools head says critics created hostile workplace

Sep. 28, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The top administrator of one of Virginia's largest school districts is complaining he faces a hostile work environment from two board members who this summer opposed extending his contract. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reports that Virginia Beach Schools Superintendent Aaron...