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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

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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

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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

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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