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

Local / Virginia

Man admits role in Virginia heroin trafficking ring

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The final defendant in a Portsmouth-area heroin trafficking case has pleaded guilty. Federal prosecutors say 31-year-old Deyonta Hinton of Portsmouth entered the plea to heroin conspiracy charges Friday in federal court in Norfolk. Seven others pleaded guilty earlier. Hinton faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in prison. Sentencing is … Continue reading

Campus Life / Local

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