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Renaming Army bases that honor Confederates would cost $21M

Aug. 09, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Renaming nine U.S. Army posts that honor Confederate officers would cost a total of $21 million if the installations rebrand everything from welcome marquees and street signs to water towers and hospital doors, according to an independent commission. The Naming...

Norfolk to crack down on nightclub violence after shooting

Aug. 06, 2022 11:19 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A nightclub shooting that wounded four people appears to be the last straw for officials in Norfolk. The Virginian-Pilot reports that city officials say they will ask businesses from nightclubs to coffee shops to explain why they deserve the “privilege” of...

No charges for officer who pepper-sprayed Army lieutenant

Aug. 02, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former police officer in Virginia should not be criminally charged but should be investigated for potential civil rights violations after he pepper-sprayed, struck and handcuffed a Black U.S. Army lieutenant during a 2020 traffic stop, a special prosecutor has determined. ...

Norfolk Southern reports flat Q2 profit as its delays linger

Jul. 27, 2022 09:34 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Norfolk Southern continued to struggle with the delivery delays that have plagued freight railroads this year and reported flat second-quarter profit as the number of shipments it delivered slipped 3%. The Atlanta-based railroad still beat Wall Street...

Virginia barber reflects on more than 60 years of haircuts

Jul. 17, 2022 09:07 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — “One last time,” said Hubert Davenport as he wrapped a barber cape around a customer’s shoulders before grabbing his scissors and shears. “One last time,” Rand Baker, the customer, echoed with a twinge of sorrow. A half-dozen customers...

Orange stickers spreads legacy of slain Virginia journalist

Jul. 10, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — There are two “Sierra was here” stickers at Colonial Avenue’s Cafe Stella, a bistro frequented by Sierra Jenkins before the young journalist was fatally shot in March outside a downtown Norfolk bar. One can be found on the back of a parking sign outside...

Virginia adds 2 new Amtrak round trips to Washington

Jul. 09, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

New round-trip Amtrak routes will start Monday between Washington and two Virginia cities: Norfolk and Roanoke. The additions will bring to eight the number of state-funded round trips from the nation's capital, The Washington Post reported Saturday. “We’re...

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...