Local / Virginia

Virginian-Pilot wins lawsuit to get police information

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Virginian-Pilot has won a lawsuit to get some employment records about law enforcement officers across the state. The newspaper (http://bit.ly/1l70yCS) reports that Norfolk Circuit Judge Joseph Migliozzi ruled Wednesday that records of 125,000 current and former police officers, sheriff’s deputies and other law enforcement personnel from some 500 agencies are … Continue reading

Local / Virginia

Police to distribute bracelets to people doing good things

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Officers at the Norfolk Police Department are being encouraged to distribute green plastic bracelets to reward people for doing good things. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/1QEGXHn ) officers will give bracelets and ask recipients to pass them along to someone else they see showing acts of kindness. Police are working with Professor … Continue reading

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Woman sentenced to prison for stealing from Norfolk firm

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former bookkeeper has been sentenced to 2½ years for embezzling almost $470,000 from her Norfolk employer. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/1NzOpSo ) that court documents say 37-year-old Katherine Albert-McNaughton also stole $520 that her co-workers tried to donate to children’s charities. U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen said that “takes it … Continue reading

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Norfolk Southern tops Street 3Q forecasts

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) on Wednesday reported third-quarter net income of $452 million. On a per-share basis, the Norfolk, Virginia-based company said it had net income of $1.49. Earnings, adjusted for restructuring costs, came to $1.57 per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed … Continue reading

Local / National / Virginia

US transportation secretary visiting Virginia

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is heading to Virginia to discuss transportation issues in the state. Foxx will address the Governor’s Transportation Conference at the Virginia Beach Convention Center on Friday. Foxx’s remarks will mark the end of the three-day conference that also featured speeches from Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Virginia … Continue reading

Local / Science / Technology / Virginia

Norfolk unveils plan to combat rising sea levels in the city

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk leaders have unveiled a plan to tackle the city’s growing problem with rising sea levels.The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/1PS8zbI ) leaders outlined their 60-page plan Wednesday at an event that drew about 100 business and community leaders and city officials. The city says one of their goals is to build a … Continue reading

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Airport baggage handlers accused of stealing from passengers

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Three former baggage handlers at Norfolk International Airport have been arrested on charges they stole cash, weapons and other valuables from passengers’ bags. Virginia media outlets report that indictments unsealed Wednesday reveal that 25-year-old Charles Arthur Perry Jr., 27-year-old Gregory Paul Wingard Jr. and 24-year-old Donte Chandler have been charged in … Continue reading