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Norfolk police shoot 2 men, killing 1, in separate incidents

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Authorities say Norfolk police shot two people, killing one and wounding another, in separate incidents. Virginia State Police are investigating both shootings. The fatal shooting occurred early Saturday after a nearly seven-hour standoff. State police say a 30-year-old white man wanted on felony warrants barricaded himself inside a house at about … Continue reading

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2 Virginia officers charged with assault in man’s arrest

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Two Virginia police officers have been charged with assault following the arrest of a man in October. Chesapeake Police spokeswoman Kelly O’Sullivan told news outlets that officers Thomas Walden and Michael Hill have been charged with one count of misdemeanor assault. Fifty-nine-year-old Thomas Wilson told The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1VDuMOi ) that the … Continue reading

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Cake Shop-Money Laundering story

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — In an April 4 story about a couple pleading guilty to drug and money laundering charges, The Associated Press reported erroneously that prosecutors ran a cocaine operation as the defendant’s home. Prosecutors say Norvell ran the cocaine operation at his home. A corrected version of the story is below: Bakery … Continue reading

GOP backers of defense budget hike got millions in donations
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GOP backers of defense budget hike got millions in donations

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans urging a steep increase in the Pentagon’s budget have received $10 million in campaign contributions over the course of their congressional careers from defense contractors that would benefit from higher levels of military spending. The 34 GOP lawmakers, all members of the House Armed Services Committee, are pressing for an … Continue reading

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Police: 6 dead in apparent domestic murder-suicide

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Six members of a Virginia family that friends and neighbors called religious and hard-working were killed in an apparent murder-suicide after a failed negotiation, police said Thursday. Chesapeake police said they believe Cameron Dooley, 26, killed his parents, brother, sister and another relative before killing himself after an hours-long negotiation with … Continue reading

Norfolk Southern 4Q profit falls 29 percent as volume slows
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Norfolk Southern 4Q profit falls 29 percent as volume slows

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Norfolk Southern Corp.’s fourth-quarter profit slid 29 percent as the railroad delivered 6 percent less freight and recorded some restructuring charges. The Norfolk, Virginia-based railroad also announced additional cost-cutting to improve the company’s performance and help fend off a buyout offer from rival Canadian Pacific. They include reducing labor and materials … Continue reading

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Navy: Drinking water at Fentress field contaminated

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — High levels of contaminants have been discovered in the drinking water at the Naval Auxiliary Landing Field Fentress in Virginia. Local news outlets report Capt. Lou Shager, Commanding Officer of Naval Air Station Oceana, made the announcement Wednesday morning. Shager said test results show several types of perfluorinated compounds were discovered … Continue reading

Norfolk official indicted on public corruption charges
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Norfolk official indicted on public corruption charges

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk’s city treasurer took hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and received home renovations and high-end appliances from a developer in exchange for helping the company obtain approval for projects, according to an indictment unsealed Friday. Most of the eight charges stem from Burfoot’s relationship with the now-defunct Tivest Development … Continue reading