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EEOC: Offensive behavior 'rife' in Homeland Security office

Sep. 19, 2018 6:48 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says the Department of Homeland Security's investigative office in Virginia is "rife with offensive and racially hostile behavior." According to a July report obtained by The Virginian-Pilot , investigators found that a supervisor had called...

Navy: Sailor was struck by propeller on carrier flight deck

Sep. 19, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Navy says a sailor who died aboard an aircraft carrier was struck by the turning propeller of a plane. The Navy said in a statement on Wednesday that Airman Apprentice Joseph Min Naglak had just secured an E-2C Hawkeye radar plane to the flight deck. Naglak's death occurred...

Police identify domestic assault suspect killed by officer

Sep. 19, 2018 1:10 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia have identified an assault suspect who was shot and killed by police. Virginia Police said Tuesday in a statement that he was 43-year-old Michael James Murphy of Norfolk. Police are not identifying the officer involved. They said the officer and the man...

Woman, 63, pleads guilty to possessing the poison ricin

Sep. 18, 2018 6:42 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A 63-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to possessing the poison ricin in Virginia. The U.S. Attorney's Office in the state's Eastern District said Debbie Siers-Hill entered her plea Tuesday in Norfolk. She faces up to five years in prison and is scheduled to be sentenced in January....

ODU hosts Virginia Tech, gets rare home game vs Top 25 team

Sep. 18, 2018 3:44 PM EDT

A rare chance for Old Dominion to host a Top 25 team is also an opportunity that hasn't come along in while for No. 13 Virginia Tech: A chance for the Hokies to play in one of Virginia's most fertile recruiting areas. The Hokies (2-0) haven't played in the Tidewater region since a 1986 matchup against Temple in...

Navy: Sailor died in mishap on aircraft carrier flight deck

Sep. 18, 2018 10:29 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A U.S. Navy sailor has died in what's being described as a "mishap" on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. The Navy said in a statement Tuesday that the death occurred Monday afternoon on the USS George H. W. Bush aircraft carrier. Cmdr. Dave Hecht, a Navy spokesman, says the...

Millions on the US coast prepare as monster storm approaches

Sep. 13, 2018 3:46 PM EDT

Millions of people in the path of Hurricane Florence are frantically preparing for a monster storm that's anticipated to make landfall as early as Friday afternoon. Residents in states from Virginia to Georgia — especially those who live in flood-prone areas or on the coast — must decide whether to...

The Latest: Florence now a Category 2 storm, still dangerous

Sep. 12, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11:00 p.m. Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm but it is still considered an extremely dangerous and life-threatening storm. As of 11 p.m., the storm was centered 280 miles (455 kilometers) east southeast of...

Storm evacuees find refuge at speedways, makeshift shelters

Sep. 12, 2018 8:02 PM EDT

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Pieces of hurricane evacuee Melody Rawson's South Carolina life are now spread out on a grassy field, a slab of concrete and a picnic table at a campground outside Atlanta Motor Speedway. They include two dogs, a cockatoo in its cage, a couple of coolers with sandwich meat and the...

To stay or go? Millions in hurricane's path must decide

Sep. 12, 2018 6:48 PM EDT

Millions of people in the path of Hurricane Florence are frantically preparing for a monster storm that's anticipated to make landfall as early as Friday afternoon. Residents in states from Virginia to Georgia — especially those who live in flood-prone areas or on the coast — must decide whether to...