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Police: Officers in fatal shooting wore activated cameras

Jun. 23, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Four special operations unit officers in Virginia were wearing activated body cameras when a man they were trying to arrest shot at them and they returned fire, police said. Norfolk Police said Antonio Beekman, 41, was wanted by Virginia Beach police for...

Police: Officers fatally shoot wanted man who fired on them

Jun. 21, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A man wanted on several felony warrants was fatally shot by police in Norfolk, Virginia, when he opened fire on officers trying to arrest him Tuesday, authorities said. Officers arrived around 5:15 a.m. at a Norfolk location seeking to arrest the man, police...

John Hinckley Jr. freed from court oversight after decades

Jun. 15, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — John Hinckley Jr., who shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan in 1981, was freed from court oversight Wednesday, officially concluding decades of supervision by legal and mental health professionals. “After 41 years 2 months and 15 days, FREEDOM AT...

John Hinckley Jr., who shot and wounded President Reagan in '81, freed from court oversight after decades of supervision

Jun. 15, 2022 14:43 PM EDT
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — John Hinckley Jr., who shot and wounded President Reagan in '81, freed from court oversight after decades of supervision.

Report: Drug overdose deaths up again in Virginia in 2021

Jun. 05, 2022 13:15 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The number of Virginia drug overdose deaths rose again in 2021, setting a record for a second year in a row, according to a state report. Overdose deaths increased 15% in 2021 from the previous year, to 2,656, The Virginian-Pilot reported Saturday, citing the...

Battleship gun barrel to get second life in Virginia Beach

Jun. 05, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A battleship gun barrel used by the Navy in WWII that seemed destined for the scrapyard will get a second life in Virginia Beach. A nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving U.S. defense equipment, Coast Defense Study Group, plans to relocate the...

Ex-players sue Norfolk State, say coaches ignored complaints

Jun. 02, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Two former Norfolk State University football players filed federal lawsuits against the university Wednesday, alleging that they were hazed and sexually assaulted by upperclassmen on the team and coaches and staff ignored their complaints about the behavior. ...

Hundreds of dementia patients sent to psychiatric hospitals

May. 29, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — May Wells’ heart sank as she watched her husband leave their Williamsburg home in the back of a police car. Her husband, Ray, suffered from early onset Alzheimer’s disease, and his condition had deteriorated to the point that Wells called for help. “He was...

Robotic buoys developed to keep Atlantic right whales safe

May. 28, 2022 07:32 AM EDT

A Cape Cod science center and one of the world’s largest shipping businesses are collaborating on a project to use robotic buoys to protect a vanishing whale from lethal collisions with ships. A lab at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution developed the technology, which uses buoys...

Virginia man found guilty in ex-girlfriend's strangulation

May. 27, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A jury found a Virginia man guilty on Friday of murdering his ex-girlfriend almost four years in front of the couple’s young toddlers. Lamont Johnson, 45, was found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Bellamy Gamboa, 39, in July 2018, The...