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In this May 22, 2020, photo, Jason Nixon, right, holds a letter from President Donald Trump as he poses with his children, Mackenzie, left, Madilyn, second from left and Morgan as they display memorabilia from last years shooting that took the life of Kate Nixon at their home in Virginia Beach, Va. As the shooting's one-year anniversary approaches this weekend, some of the victim's family members say the rampage is effectively forgotten. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

A year later, motive of Virginia mass shooting still unclear

May. 30, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The rampage at a Virginia Beach city government building was the latest in a string of high-profile mass shootings nationwide, between the high school killings in Parkland, Florida, and the Walmart massacre in El Paso, Texas. As the tragedy nears its one-year anniversary Sunday,...

Virginian-Pilot to move printing operations, cut 130 jobs

May. 27, 2020 8:54 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — About 130 employees will lose their jobs at a Virginia newspaper when its printing operations move to a facility used by another regional publication, according to its owner. The Virginian-Pilot is set to be printed in the Richmond Times Dispatch’s facility in the state's...

Virginia Beach cancels July Fourth fireworks over COVID-19

May. 27, 2020 8:01 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Officials in Virginia Beach have canceled July Fourth fireworks displays slated for two locations in an effort to keep residents safe and comply with orders issued amid the coronavirus pandemic. The displays were scheduled for the Oceanfront and on Mount Trashmore Park, The...

Virginia Beach begins ad campaign to attract summer tourists

May. 26, 2020 10:25 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Beach has launched an advertising campaign aimed at attracting visitors from nearby cities as officials look to restart tourism amid the coronavirus pandemic. Virginia Beach's visitors bureau was set to begin circulating a campaign to potential tourists, including those...

Monument will honor U.S. Navy's retired F-14 Tomcat fighter

May. 26, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A monument honoring the F-14 Tomcat fighter jet will be installed on Virginia Beach's oceanfront. The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday that the monument will remember the plane as well as those who gave their lives flying it and those who built and sustained the aircraft. The...

In this Saturday, May 23, 2020, photo, Gov. Ralph Northam and Tori Bloxom, of Onancock, Va., take a selfie as the governor visits the Oceanfront in Virginia Beach, Va., to see for himself how crowded the beach was. Northam has repeatedly urged Virginia residents to cover their faces in public during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Democrat didn’t heed his own plea when he posed mask-less for photographs alongside residents during the weekend beach visit. A spokeswoman for the governor’s office said on Sunday that Northam should have brought a face mask with him during his visit on Saturday to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. (Stephen M. Katz/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

Critics chide Virginia governor for mask-less beach visit

May. 24, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Gov. Ralph Northam has repeatedly urged Virginia residents to cover their faces in public during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Democrat didn’t heed his own plea when he posed mask-less for photographs alongside residents during a weekend beach visit. A spokeswoman for the...

In this Friday, March 27, 2020 photo, Mary Lovell Swetnam, the special collections librarian at Virginia Beach, Va.  Central Library, looks for the 1858 sale of deed detailing the sale of four slaves in then Princess Anne County in the library's archives. (Stephen M. Katz/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

Discovery of slave sale receipt sparks Virginia man's search

May. 23, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Andy Ott has always loved rummaging through old things, ghost towns, discarded jalopies, battered Tom Swift novels. His Virginia Beach home could probably stand forever by the sheer number of history books he’s bought and stacked on shelves over the years. About 15, 20...

Beachgoers relax on the shore at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester, Mass., Friday, May 22, 2020. Beaches in Gloucester reopened with restrictions on Friday after being closed two months ago due to the pandemic. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Memorial Day tempts Americans outdoors, raising virus fears

May. 22, 2020 10:07 PM EDT

Millions of Americans are getting ready to emerge from coronavirus lockdowns and venture outdoors to celebrate Memorial Day weekend at beaches, cookouts and family outings, raising concern among public health officials that large gatherings could cause outbreaks to come roaring back. Medical experts warn that the...

Hilda Trejo, left, and Sara Vargas Lopez wear face masks as they sell tlacoyos and sopes in a partially-open public market in the Xochimilco district of Mexico City, Friday, May 15, 2020. As Mexico moves toward a gradual reactivation of its economy Monday, the number of new coronavirus infections grows higher every day, raising fears of a new wave of infections that other countries have seen after loosening restrictions. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

The Latest: Probe suggests more virus deaths in Mexico City

May. 19, 2020 2:04 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Probe suggests many more virus-related deaths in Mexico...

Warm weather draws crowds to the oceanfront, Saturday, May 16, 2020 in Virginia Beach, Va. (Kaitlin McKeown/The Daily Press via AP)

Northam to open up beaches at Virginia Beach by Memorial Day

May. 18, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is relaxing restrictions on beach goers in Virginia Beach ahead of the Memorial Day weekend. Northam said Monday that he is allowing the beaches to open under modified conditions that will allow sunbathing and surfing starting Friday. Northam said there will...