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Judge says state courts must offer timely access to filings

Feb. 23, 2020 6:22 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal judge in Virginia has ruled that the First Amendment guarantees a qualified right to access newly filed civil lawsuits on the day they are filed. The judge also declared Friday that state court officials in Norfolk and Prince William County deprived a court news service of...

FILE - In this April 10, 1912 file photo the Titanic leaves Southampton, England on her maiden voyage. The salvage firm that has plucked artifacts from the sunken Titanic cruise ship over the decades is seeking a judge's permission to rescue more items from the rapidly deteriorating wreck. (AP Photo/File)

Firm wants to recover the Titanic's iconic telegraph machine

Feb. 21, 2020 9:31 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The salvage firm that has plucked silverware, china and gold coins from the wreckage of the Titanic now wants to recover the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Machine that transmitted the doomed ship's increasingly frantic distress calls. Lawyers for the company, R.M.S. Titanic, Inc., called...

Police say they've arrest man who threatened House speaker

Feb. 20, 2020 9:42 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say they've arrested a man who threatened House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn. Capitol Police said Stephen Hartzell, 23, was taken into custody Thursday in Norfolk. A Capitol Police news release said that Hartzell is charged with threatening to burn or bomb, a felony...

Norfolk Southern to reduce operations, cut jobs in Roanoke

Feb. 19, 2020 10:11 AM EST

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Norfolk Southern says it will close a locomotive maintenance facility and a locomotive parts distribution center in Roanoke, Virginia. The closure will impact 104 jobs. The Roanoke Times reported Tuesday that 85 union-represented workers will have move to the company’s one...

Veterans group: Pentagon broke agreement to reopen database

Feb. 18, 2020 4:25 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Pentagon has reneged on its agreement to reopen a vast records database that helps service members who are appealing a less-than-honorable discharge, a veterans group said Tuesday. The National Veterans Legal Services Program said the Defense Department has failed to make public...

Bishop's 24 points power Norfolk St past Coppin St, 80-60

Feb. 17, 2020 10:40 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Jermaine Bishop tied his season high with 24 points as Norfolk State won its seventh consecutive home game, routing Coppin State 80-60 on Monday night. Tyrese Jenkins had 15 points for Norfolk State (13-13, 9-2 Mid-Eastern Conference). Steven Whitley added 11 points and 12 rebounds. Joe...

Teenager, adult dead in shootings at Virginia apartment

Feb. 17, 2020 2:18 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A man and a teenager died in weekend shootings at a Virginia apartment, police said on Monday. Norfolk police said 62-year-old Milton Washington Jr. and the 16-year-old male — unnamed in a news release — were pronounced dead at the scene of Sunday night’s shooting...

Navy tests whether drone ship can protect Norfolk station

Feb. 16, 2020 9:00 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Large cargo ships, small fishing boats and other watercraft sail safely past Naval Station Norfolk every day, but there’s always a possibility that terrorists could use any one to attack the world’s largest naval base. While Navy security keeps a close eye on every vessel...

Norfolk State holds off late rally, beats Morgan State 62-57

Feb. 15, 2020 9:31 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Jermaine Bishop had 18 points as Norfolk State held off a late rally by Morgan State to earn a 62-57 win on Saturday night. Steven Whitley had 14 points and nine rebounds for Norfolk State (12-13, 8-2 Mid-Eastern Conference), which earned its sixth consecutive home victory. Devante...

In this July 23, 2002, file photo, a common tern flies over roosting laughing gulls on the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel island in Suffolk, Va. Virginia officials announced plans Friday, Feb. 1, 2020. to create new habitat for about 25,000 seabirds after their nesting grounds were paved for the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel expansion project, a case that highlighted weakened protections for birds under President Donald Trump.   (John H. Sheally II/The Virginian-Pilot via AP, File)

After federal rollback, Virginia offers new bird protections

Feb. 14, 2020 1:28 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia officials announced plans Friday to create new habitat for about 25,000 seabirds after their nesting grounds were paved for a state tunnel expansion project — a case that highlighted weakened protections for birds across the U.S. under President Donald Trump. Democratic...