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Boy goes missing, dies while swimming in Virginia Beach

Jul. 03, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy who went missing while swimming off the coast of Virginia Beach was found dead Sunday afternoon, authorities said. Boats, divers and at least one helicopter assisted in the effort to find the boy, who was last seen by his family in the...

Coast Guard: Overdue sailors are safe, on course to Virginia

Jun. 24, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Two people reported overdue after deciding to return to Virginia in their weather-damaged sailboat instead of continuing their trip to Portugal’s Azores are safely headed home, the U.S. Coast Guard announced Friday. Virginia Beach natives Yanni Nikopoulos...

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...

Coast Guard: 2 boaters overdue after scrubbing Azores trip

Jun. 22, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for two people reported overdue after they decided to return to Virginia in their weather-damaged boat instead of continuing their sailing trip to Portugal’s Azores. Coast Guard officials announced Tuesday that Virginia...

Britt wins tumultuous Alabama Senate race scrambled by Trump

Jun. 21, 2022 23:27 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Katie Britt won the Republican nomination for Senate in Alabama Tuesday, defeating six-term Rep. Mo Brooks in a primary runoff after former President Donald Trump took the unusual step of rescinding his initial Brooks endorsement. The loss ends a turbulent...

Vega, Kiggans win GOP nod to face Reps. Spanberger, Luria

Jun. 21, 2022 22:44 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia voters picked two women, a state senator and a Hispanic law enforcement official, on Tuesday as the Republican nominees for what could be two of the country’s most competitive U.S. House races. Jen Kiggans defeated three challengers to win the...

GOP hopes to carry Virginia success into US House races

Jun. 19, 2022 09:19 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A GOP sweep of Virginia’s 2021 statewide elections — and particularly Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s win — appears to have energized the Republican field in two of the country’s most competitive U.S. House races. Tuesday’s crowded Republican congressional...

Ex-Chief Justice Martin returning to NC work at High Point

Jun. 07, 2022 23:24 PM EDT

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — Former North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin will be the founding dean of the developing High Point University School of Law, the university announced Tuesday. Martin will return to work in North Carolina after more than three years as the...

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...