Local

men charged in plot to kill acquaintance’s wife

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Norfolk grand jury has indicted three men on charges stemming from a plot to kill an acquaintance’s pregnant wife. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1Qac2iR ) reports that 19-year-old Robert James Burnette, 21-year-old Tristan Richard Reeder and 21-year-old Joseph Kelly Apodaca were charged on Wednesday with conspiracy to commit second-degree murder and conspiracy … Continue reading

Local / Virginia

Judge scolds Norfolk police for selling murder victim’s car

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Norfolk judge has scolded city police for selling a murder victim’s car. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1QjID5s ) reports that Judge Junius Fulton III admonished the police department for its handling of James Johnson’s 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis during a Friday hearing. The 84-year-old Norfolk man was assaulted in December by his … Continue reading

International News / Local / Virginia

Chesapeake man indicted for smuggling weapons silencers

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A 42-year-old Chesapeake man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for smuggling firearm silencers into the United States from Canada. Benjamin Lloyd Fisher was indicted Wednesday. Prosecutors say Fisher bought the silencers from someone in Canada. Authorities say they found six complete silencers and two silencer parts at Fisher’s … Continue reading

Uproar over suggestive banners hung near a Virginia campus
Local / Virginia

Uproar over suggestive banners hung near a Virginia campus

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A fraternity has suspended activities at a university chapter in Virginia after an uproar over sexually suggestive banners hung from a private home where several of that fraternity’s members live. Sigma Nu’s national organization said it suspended the fraternity’s activities at Old Dominion University in Norfolk pending completion of its investigation. … Continue reading