Local / Virginia

Fired Portsmouth auditor likely to get severance package

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — An official says Portsmouth Auditor Jesse Andre Thomas will likely get a three-month severance package after being fired. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/1YVsIP7) Vice Mayor Elizabeth Psimas, who led the effort to terminate Thomas, says the council hasn’t formally discussed the severance, but she intends for Thomas to receive one. The Portsmouth … Continue reading

Local / Virginia

Navy IDs sailor reported missing off North Carolina coast

NORFOLK, Va (AP) — The Navy has identified a sailor who was reported missing over the weekend from the Virginia-based USS Carter Hall. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/1WtmaIN) Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor KayJean Machado disappeared Saturday from the dock landing ship, which was conducting training operations for a future deployment. Machado, of California, enlisted in … Continue reading

Campus Life / Local / Virginia

Police investigating after pro-Nazi fliers found at ODU

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Police at Old Dominion University are investigating after fliers that appear to promote Nazism were found on campus. Media outlets report that the school’s newspaper, Mace & Crown, says the fliers were discovered over the weekend on monorail poles between the engineering and education buildings. That newspaper reported that one of … Continue reading

Local / Virginia

Lawmakers OK $350M million bond plan for Port of Virginia

Norfolk, Va  (AP) — State lawmakers have signed off on a $350 million bond package to boost capacity at the port of Virginia. Transportation Secretary Aubrey Lane tells The Virginian-Pilot (bit.ly/250ZNOr) that the move is “huge for the commonwealth of Virginia and the port.” The state-backed bond deal is aimed at allowing Norfolk International Terminals … Continue reading