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Norfolk Southern railroad hauls in 23% more profit

Apr. 24, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Norfolk Southern Corp. delivered a 23% improvement in its first-quarter profit as the railroad began implementing a comprehensive plan to cut costs and improve productivity. The Norfolk, Virginia-based company said it earned $677 million, or $2.51 per share, in the quarter. That's up...

Man, 80, charged in 1973 killings of women in beach cottage

Apr. 10, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — An 80-year-old New York man has been arrested on charges that he killed two young women in a beach cottage nearly half a century ago in Virginia, police said Tuesday. Ernest Broadnax was arrested in New York City on Monday and faces two counts of second-degree murder and one count of...

Norfolk to challenge law barring moving Confederate monument

Apr. 4, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Officials plan to challenge a Virginia law they say keeps Norfolk from moving a Confederate monument. The Virginian-Pilot reports that Norfolk's city attorney said he'll move forward with a petition challenging the state law in coming weeks. Meanwhile, a lawsuit filed by two activists...

Interim police chief says she hasn't experienced racism

Mar. 28, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — An interim black Virginia police chief says she hasn't experienced racism in the department her predecessor resigned from last week. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reports interim Portsmouth Police Chief Angela Greene spoke at a public forum on Wednesday and said she didn't know...

Man charged in William & Mary football player's death

Mar. 26, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say they've charged a man in the fatal shooting of a William & Mary football player last week. Norfolk police said in a statement Tuesday that they arrested 20-year-old Kri'Shawn Beamon at his Chesapeake home Monday and charged him with second-degree murder,...

US reacts to end of Mueller probe with relief, skepticism

Mar. 23, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With the long-awaited special counsel's investigation finished but its contents still shrouded in mystery, Americans waited for details, yawned with boredom or stayed fixed to their long-cemented positions on President Donald Trump, the man at the probe's center. For all the expected...

Virginian-Pilot, Daily Press editor leaving newspapers

Mar. 22, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Virginian-Pilot and Daily Press newspapers' top editor is leaving amid restructuring at the publications. The Virginian-Pilot reports Friday that Tribune Publishing announced Marisa Porto's departure. She had been the Daily Press' editor and publisher since 2016 and The...

NTSB: Impaired truck driver likely cause of GOP train crash

Mar. 21, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A trash truck driver who had marijuana in his system likely caused a fatal collision last year with an Amtrak train that was carrying Republican lawmakers, federal investigators concluded Thursday. The National Transportation Safety Board's final report said the crash in rural Virginia...

Feds release files on GOP train crash ahead of final report

Mar. 19, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Federal investigators released nearly 100 documents Tuesday that detail last year's fatal accident between a trash truck and an Amtrak train that was carrying Republican lawmakers in rural Virginia. Photos, witness accounts and other information were made public ahead of a final report...

Humpback whale found dead on North Carolina Outer Banks

Mar. 19, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

COROLLA, N.C. (AP) — A dead humpback whale has been found stranded on the North Carolina coast. Video taken from Whalehead Beach in Corolla last Sunday by BeachPosts showed the whale in the surf. Karen Clark with the Outer Banks Mammal Marine Stranding Network tells WAVY in Norfolk, Virginia, that the...