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Records show former US Rep. Scott Taylor late on taxes again

Jul. 13, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Records show former Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor has accumulated overdue property tax bills in Virginia for at least the second time. The Virginian-Pilot reports Taylor owes the city of Norfolk $1,097 on two properties he owns. A law firm that handled recent closings on the...

Coal train derails into Great Dismal Swamp wildlife refuge

Jun. 26, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A coal train has derailed in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia, raising concerns about its wildlife and the fragile peat soil that has accumulated there over the course of centuries. Chris Lowie, manager of the federal refuge, said 36 of about 100 cars went...

Virginia Beach considers independent shooting investigation

Jun. 25, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The city of Virginia Beach may soon commission an independent investigation into the mass shooting that claimed 12 lives last month, but the findings might not come out quickly enough for some victims' families, state lawmakers and city officials. City Council members delved into...

Virginia Beach tries to dispel "rumors" about mass shooting

Jun. 13, 2019 9:27 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Officials in Virginia Beach pushed back on Thursday against what they described as "rumors, innuendo, conflicting theories and speculation" about last month's mass shooting in a municipal building. But police in this coastal city of nearly half a million people were also no closer to...

5-hour sentence for carrier who kept 5,000 pieces of mail

Jun. 12, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia judge sentenced a former letter carrier to five hours in jail after she hid more than 5,000 pieces of mail in her house. The Virginian-Pilot reports that Toya Worlds told investigators she kept the mail in her home because it was it too time consuming to deliver it all....

Family of Virginia Beach shooting victim wants investigation

Jun. 7, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The family of a victim of last week's shooting in Virginia Beach is asking the city to release all records about the suspect and start an external investigation, a newspaper reported Friday. Attorney Kevin Martingayle emailed a letter to city officials and council members Monday...

Second US serviceman sentenced in Green Beret hazing death

Jun. 7, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A U.S. Marine has been sentenced to four years in military prison for his role in the 2017 hazing-related death of a U.S. Army Green Beret in Africa. News outlets report that Marine Staff Sergeant Kevin Maxwell Jr. pleaded guilty Thursday to charges including negligent homicide, hazing...

Virginia victims had 150 years of combined service with city

Jun. 2, 2019 2:25 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Four were engineers who worked to maintain streets and protect wetlands. Three were right-of-way agents who reviewed property lines. The others included an account clerk, a technician, an administrative assistant and a special projects coordinator. In all, they had served the...

The Latest: Police: We'll only mention suspect's name once

May. 31, 2019 10:45 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a municipal center in Virginia Beach (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Virginia Beach police say they have identified the suspect in a shooting that left 12 dead but have not released his name because they haven't been able to notify family members. Police...

12 people killed in Virginia Beach shooting; suspect dead

May. 31, 2019 10:37 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A longtime city employee opened fire in a municipal building in Virginia Beach on Friday, killing 12 people on three floors and sending terrified co-workers scrambling for cover before police shot and killed him following a "long gun-battle," authorities said. Four other people...