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Police struggle with murder suspect leads to gun discharge

Oct. 23, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A struggle between a police officer and a murder suspect led to the officer's gun being discharged in a Virginia Beach hospital stairwell. The Virginian-Pilot reports it happened Friday at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. ...

Ayala or Sears: Both would make history in Virginia election

Oct. 23, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The two women seeking the lieutenant governor's office in Virginia next month are fond of touting their unconventional political backgrounds. One thing is certain: Whichever one wins will be making history. Either candidate would be the first...

More than 100 dogs found in home, SPCA caring for dozens

Oct. 18, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — After more than 100 dogs were found living inside an Eastern Shore home, the Virginia Beach SPCA said it has received 45 of those dogs. The group said in a social media post that it will keep most of the 45 dogs it received on Saturday, but...

Memorial planned for slain real estate agent

Oct. 14, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A memorial service has been scheduled for Saturday afternoon to honor a real estate agent in Virginia's Hampton Roads region who police say was killed by a client who had just bought a house in Portsmouth. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the...

City seeks festival's return, Pharrell cites 'toxic energy'

Oct. 06, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Beach leaders want Pharrell Williams to bring his popular Something in the Water festival back next year, but the musician is reluctant, saying a “toxic energy” has run the city for too long and he wishes the city took a more proactive stance after a...

Report: Hampton Roads hotels recovered faster from pandemic

Oct. 05, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Much of the hotel industry in Virginia's Hampton Roads region has recovered faster from the COVID-19 pandemic than almost any other market in the United States, according to an economic report released Tuesday. The State of the Region, an annual...

Pat Robertson steps down as host of long-running '700 Club'

Oct. 01, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Pat Robertson, who turned a tiny Virginia television station into a global religious broadcasting network, is stepping down after a half-century running the “700 Club” on daily TV, the Christian Broadcasting Network announced on Friday. ...

Officials free man accused of hiring hitman to kill wife

Sep. 22, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors in Virginia dropped all charges against a man charged with hiring a hitman to kill his ex-wife after the accused hitman withdrew his guilty pleas and refused to cooperate with the investigation into the 2004 double slayings that also left the woman's...

Virginia teenager sentenced to 17 years for fatal shooting

Sep. 17, 2021 08:18 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Virginia teenager to 17 years in prison after his guilty plea earlier in the year to second-degree murder in a fatal shooting outside a restaurant. Cameron Barclift, 18, was identified by witnesses and arrested just...

Virginia Beach amends schools non-discrimination policy

Sep. 15, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Beach School Board adopted amendments to its non-discrimination model policy Tuesday night. In a 7-3 vote, the board approved the revisions giving the superintendent the authority to create procedures and regulations that align...