‘Thriller’ songwriter Rod Temperton dies in London at age 66
Arts & Entertainment / Europe / Music

‘Thriller’ songwriter Rod Temperton dies in London at age 66

LONDON (AP) — Songwriter and musician Rod Temperton, who wrote “Thriller” and other Michael Jackson classics as well as the rhythm and blues standard “Always and Forever,” has died of cancer in London at 66. His music publisher said in a statement Wednesday that Temperton had died last week of an “aggressive” cancer. No other … Continue reading

Checking out: Drug users take advantage of public libraries
Education / Featured / Health / Lifestyle / Local / Virginia

Checking out: Drug users take advantage of public libraries

The same qualities that make libraries ideal for studying and reading — unfettered public access, quiet corners and nooks, minimal interaction with other people — also make them appealing places to shoot up heroin, librarians are finding. In Norfolk, Virginia, a 47-year-old man died after a patron found him in a library restroom. In Batesville, … Continue reading

Hermine kills 2, ruins beach weekends in northward march
Local / National / U.S. News / Virginia

Hermine kills 2, ruins beach weekends in northward march

Tropical Storm Hermine was intensifying Saturday as it moved slowly up the Atlantic Coast with heavy rains, wind and storm surges making a mess of the holiday. Hermine (her-MEEN) already caused 2 deaths, damaged homes and businesses and left hundreds of thousands without electricity from Florida to Virginia. “This is not a beach weekend for … Continue reading

Prosecutor asks State Police to continue inmate death probe
Local / Virginia

Prosecutor asks State Police to continue inmate death probe

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia prosecutor says she has asked Virginia State Police for additional investigative work into the death of a mentally ill inmate at a Portsmouth jail last year. Portsmouth Commonwealth’s Attorney Stephanie Morales’ office says it received a preliminary report Tuesday from Virginia State Police, which is conducting a criminal investigation … Continue reading

Sheriff: Inmate dies at Richmond jail
Health / Local / Virginia

Sheriff: Inmate dies at Richmond jail

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of an inmate at Richmond’s jail. Sheriff C.T. Woody Jr. announced in a statement that an inmate, identified as Rashad Dandridge, was fond unresponsive at the Richmond City Justice Center Tuesday. The sheriff says the medical department treated Dandridge, but he was pronounced dead. The sheriff’s … Continue reading