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How will Virginia cities keep large crowds off beaches?

Mar. 28, 2020 9:01 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — With temperatures rising outside and families getting stir crazy, a day at the beach might seem like just what the doctor ordered. But with Virginia still in the throes of a coronavirus pandemic, a lazy beach day comes with a set of rules. Gov. Ralph Northam has forbidden groups...

Churches, nonprofits donate medical supplies in Virginia

Mar. 26, 2020 9:55 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Some churches and nonprofits in Virginia are donating their supplies to hospitals and emergency medical services to help battle the coronavirus. The Virginian-Pilot reported Wednesday that the supplies had been intended to provide relief in other countries but are now being...

Virginia police identify suspect fatally shot during arrest

Mar. 23, 2020 9:15 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia have identified a man they killed while trying to arrest him on a felony warrant. A Virginia Beach Police statement on Sunday says 23-year-old Alvin Lamont Baum II was fatally shot on Friday as the department's officers worked with Norfolk Police officers to...

Tony Robinson puts a butter glaze on a tray of Hardee's biscuits at 701 Independence Blvd. on March 9, 2020. (Matthew Korfhage/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

Virginia Beach Hardee's worker named 'best biscuit maker'

Mar. 21, 2020 9:01 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Tony Robinson thinks about air all the time. In his crisp baker’s apron and even crisper white hat, the man who is quite possibly the best maker of Hardee’s biscuits on the Atlantic coast is wrist deep in a stainless steel bowl of custom-mix flour. “The first...

Police: Officer serving warrant fatally shot man in Virginia

Mar. 20, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say that an officer has fatally shot a man while trying to take him into custody. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the shooting occurred about 11:25 a.m. Friday near the Atlantic ocean in Virginia Beach. Police said that officers from Virginia Beach and the...

Another ex-campaign staffer for Scott Taylor is charged

Mar. 17, 2020 10:36 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia have charged a second former congressional campaign staffer with election fraud in a case that clouded the race for Virginia's 2nd District in 2018. Roanoke Commonwealth’s Attorney Donald Caldwell, who is a special prosecutor overseeing the case in...

Virginia confirms new coronavirus cases, bringing total to 8

Mar. 10, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — At least eight people have tested positive for the new coronavirus in Virginia, according to announcements Tuesday from state health officials. The latest cases confirmed by the state Department of Health were a resident of Loudoun County in northern Virginia and two residents of...

Local human rights official convicted of child abuse

Mar. 7, 2020 2:52 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A member of a local human rights commission in Virginia has been convicted of physically abusing two of his children just months after being charged with trying to run down their mother with his car. Rajeeb Islam, 40, received a suspended six-month sentence Friday for each...

How the Virginia Beach mass shooting donations were divided

Mar. 7, 2020 9:01 AM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — One by one, they came to Jeffrey Breit’s law office and sat on his beige couch — a stream of lives forever turned upside down by a single bloody day at the municipal center. One by one, Breit boiled down their stories, burrowing beneath pain and emotions to reach...

Virginia Beach may revamp HR department in wake of shooting

Mar. 5, 2020 9:56 AM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The city of Virginia Beach may overhaul its human resources department in the wake of last year's mass shooting by a city employee. The Virginian-Pilot reports that Acting City Manager Tom Leahy proposed a revamp on Tuesday. He said the plan would eliminate what many city...