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Warrant issued for man accused of driving toward protesters

Sep. 22, 2020 8:20 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — An arrest warrant has been issued for a man accused of driving a pickup truck toward a group of people demonstrating against racism and police brutality in Virginia after he failed to show up for his trial a second time. Virginia Beach General District Court Judge Sandra Menago...

2 face charges after found with gun, shovels near airport

Sep. 21, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

LAKE TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) — Two Virginia residents were arrested Monday after authorities said they were found walking on railroad tracks behind an Ohio airport with shovels, a pitchfork and a backpack containing a gun and ammunition. John Davison, 38, and Vicki Davison, 33, both of Virginia Beach, were...

Coastal flooding along N.C. Outer Banks closes roads

Sep. 20, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) — Portions of the primary road linking North Carolina’s Outer Banks barrier islands to the mainland were closed on Sunday due to coastal flooding from high tides and Hurricane Teddy. Traffic on North Carolina Highway 12 was halted on long stretches on Hatteras and Ocracoke...

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Long lines accompany start of early voting in Virginia

Sep. 18, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Lines of voters stretched hundreds deep in northern Virginia and other parts of the state on the first day of early voting in the 2020 presidential election. Friday marked the first day of early voting across the commonwealth. In past presidential elections, Virginia voters needed a...

Police: Infant, 2 adults wounded in Virginia shooting

Sep. 15, 2020 7:42 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Three people, including an infant, suffered gunshot wounds during a drive-by shooting in Virginia. Virginia Beach police said the shooting happened Monday afternoon near a mall in the city, WAVY-TV reported. When officers got to the scene, they found “numerous”...

FILE - In this Thursday, April 6, 2017, file photo, Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate discusses the shooting at the Cameo nightclub the month before, during a news conference in Cincinnati. Neudigate, a 30-year veteran of the Cincinnati Police Department, has been named as the new police chief of Virginia Beach, Va. He will begin his job in Virginia Beach on Oct. 14, 2020. (Cara Owsley/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, File)

Cincinnati police veteran chosen as new Virginia Beach chief

Sep. 14, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A 30-year veteran of the Cincinnati Police Department has been named as the new police chief of Virginia Beach, city officials announced Monday. Paul Neudigate, currently assistant chief and commander of the patrol bureau in Cincinnati, will begin his job in Virginia Beach on...

Boy, 14, leads Virginia state police on high-speed chase

Sep. 13, 2020 1:49 PM EDT

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy led police on a pre-dawn high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle, Virginia state police said. Police said a state trooper patrolling Interstate 64 East in Chesapeake saw a 2016 Dodge Caravan pass his marked vehicle just before 3:15 a.m. Sunday. The driver was going 114...

Hampton Roads region rejoins rest of Virginia in Phase 3

Sep. 10, 2020 7:39 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Hampton Roads region of Virginia is joining the rest of the state in Phase 3 of coronavirus restrictions after Gov. Ralph Northam said improved data allow for more severe restrictions to be relaxed. Northam issued an executive order Thursday placing the region in Phase 3, effective...

Police identify man killed by officers during domestic call

Sep. 10, 2020 7:51 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who was shot and killed by police responding to a violent domestic situation at a Virginia home. Virginia Beach police said two officers shot Reynaldo Olivo Jr., 49, on Sunday after they heard a woman in distress, broke through a door and found...

Algae is lighting up parts of the lower Chesapeake Bay

Sep. 9, 2020 3:33 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A bioluminescent algae has been lighting up the lower Chesapeake Bay along the shores of Norfolk and Virginia Beach. The Virginian-Pilot reported Wednesday that the single-celled organisms form a chain and reproduce in warm water. The algae is present during the day, but becomes most...