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Virginia House seat election recount upholds GOP win

Dec. 03, 2021 12:15 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A three-judge panel overseeing a recount in a close Virginia Beach state House race upheld the Republican candidate’s victory on Friday, a decision that also reaffirms the GOP’s takeover of the chamber and completes the party's sweep of last month's elections....

Judges confirm Republican win in Virginia Beach House seat, cementing GOP’s new majority and splitting legislature

Dec. 03, 2021 12:03 PM EST
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Judges confirm Republican win in Virginia Beach House seat, cementing GOP’s new majority and splitting legislature.

Virginia House recount underway; could affirm GOP majority

Dec. 02, 2021 20:39 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Election officials were painstakingly recounting votes late into the night Thursday in one of two unresolved races in Virginia that will settle whether Republicans have reclaimed the majority in the state's House of Delegates and completed a party sweep of last...

Police shooting raises questions over Black man's gun rights

Dec. 01, 2021 17:45 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Leaders in the Black community of Virginia Beach called Wednesday for a federal investigation into the fatal police shooting of a Black man, saying his right to carry a gun for protection was ignored during a night of violence earlier this year on the city's...

New system aims to improve mental health response

Dec. 01, 2021 11:38 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is launching a new system to improve the response to mental health emergencies. The Marcus Alert system launches Wednesday in five regions in the state, news outlets report. The system is named for Marcus-David Peters, who was fatally shot...

Grand jury clears officer who shot Pharrell Williams' cousin

Nov. 30, 2021 17:54 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A special grand jury found that a Virginia Beach police officer was justified in fatally shooting a Black man armed with a gun during a chaotic night of violence on the city's oceanfront this spring, authorities said Tuesday. The death of...

Recount in 1 Virginia House district set for this week

Nov. 30, 2021 17:42 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One of the two outstanding recounts requested by Democratic incumbents who trail their GOP challengers in Virginia House races is set to take place Thursday and Friday. Republicans won at least 50 seats in the 100-seat chamber in the Nov. 2...

A Virginia Beach health clinic closes after 35 years

Nov. 20, 2021 09:11 AM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Wendy Knight was newly divorced and didn’t have health insurance when she went to Beach Health Clinic for the first time 12 years ago. “I was welcomed with open arms,” Knight, 60, said. “The best service I ever received.” ...

Dominion seeks Virginia's approval for offshore wind project

Nov. 05, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Plans for Dominion Energy's massive offshore wind farm near the Virginia coast are being filed with the State Corporation Commission, bringing the project one major step closer to becoming reality, the company said Friday. Dominion plans to...

Police: Suspect charged in shooting that killed 3, injured 2

Nov. 04, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A 19-year-old man has been charged in a shooting that killed three women and injured two others, Norfolk police said Thursday. Officers called to Whitaker Lane on Wednesday evening found five women suffering from gunshot wounds, police said in a...