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4 sickened by carbon monoxide leak at Norfolk rehab center

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A carbon monoxide leak at a rehabilitation center in Norfolk sent four people to the hospital. Norfolk Fire-Rescue tells media outlets that the leak occurred Sunday at Harbour Pointe Health and Rehabilitation Center. Crews responding to a report of an ill employee evacuated the center’s cafeteria after a carbon monoxide meter attached to a … Continue reading

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Hampton upsets Norfolk State 75-64 in MEAC semis

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Quinton Chievous had a season-high 23 points with 16 rebounds and Hampton upset No. 2 seed Norfolk State 75-64 on Friday night to advance to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship. Saturday’s MEAC final will match sixth-seeded Hampton (15-17) with No. 5 seed Delaware State (18-16). The Hornets upset top-seeded North Carolina Central 63-57 in the … Continue reading

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Va. panel kills bill to arm school officers with stun guns

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Senate committee has killed a proposal to allow school security officers to be armed with stun guns, pepper spray and similar weapons. The Republican-controlled Education and Health Committee rejected the measure Thursday on an 8-6 vote. Two Republicans, Jeff McWaters of Virginia Beach and Thomas Garrett of Buckingham County, joined minority Democrats in … Continue reading

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‘Snow Buddy’ program seeking volunteer snow shoveler’s

  VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — a program that helps residents of three Hampton Roads cities shovel out if they can’t is looking for volunteers. The Virginia Beach humanitarian organization Operation Blessing operates the “Snow Buddy” program in Chesapeake, Virginia Beach and Norfolk. Since a storm left parts of Virginia under nearly a foot of snow this … Continue reading