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Judge moves forward on murder charges in 2008 homicide, rape

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Authorities say DNA and fingerprints have linked a 27-year-old North Carolina man to slaying of a Virginia woman who was raped and strangled eight years ago. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1Ksxamq ) reports that a Norfolk judge on Wednesday, Feb 17, certified a second-degree murder charge against Michael Ryan Brown, sending the case … Continue reading

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Ex-pastor sentenced for taping women while they were nude

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former Norfolk pastor is going to prison for secretly videotaping another clergyman’s wife and daughter while they were naked. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/1OKHTHj ) that 45-year-old Michael Rodney Jones was sentenced Friday, Jan 22, to two years for taking nude video without the subject’s consent. A judge suspended a three-year … Continue reading

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Virginia Port Authority uncommitted to connector project

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Port Authority says it does not have the money needed to commit to a $236 million highway and rail connector project. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1PNtLuH ) reports transportation planners had been under the impression that the port authority would construct and fund the Craney Island Connector that would provide access … Continue reading

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2 Navy jets make emergency landing for fuel at Va. airport

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — An official at Norfolk International Airport says two Navy fighter jets on a training mission made successful emergency landings after running low on fuel. Airport deputy executive director Robert Bowen says the F/A-18 pilots landed Wednesday, Jan 13, at Norfolk International Airport after determining that the runways at two nearby bases … Continue reading