Norfolk police chief reacts to violent crime, calls community to action
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Norfolk police chief reacts to violent crime, calls community to action

Gangs, guns, drugs, violence, and other crimes affect communities nationwide on a daily basis. Norfolk is not immune to this public safety cancer, and unfortunately, it doesn’t stop at the key players involved. Spontaneous, emotional acts of violence occur in every community and affect us all. Although the Norfolk Police Department has the primary responsibility … Continue reading

Teen charged in death says 19-year-old shot Mississippi boy
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Teen charged in death says 19-year-old shot Mississippi boy

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi teenager charged with murder in the death of a 6-year-old told investigators that the boy was actually shot by another of the three teen suspects, according to an investigator’s sworn statement. The Associated Press obtained the sworn statement Friday from a source with knowledge of the case involving the … Continue reading

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Woman stopped after trying to carry loaded gun on plane

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A woman has been cited after officials say she tried to bring a loaded gun on a plane at the Norfolk International Airport. Multiple media outlets report the incident happened Thursday morning. Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein says the woman was passing through a security checkpoint when an X-ray machine … Continue reading

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Va. panel kills bill to arm school officers with stun guns

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Senate committee has killed a proposal to allow school security officers to be armed with stun guns, pepper spray and similar weapons. The Republican-controlled Education and Health Committee rejected the measure Thursday on an 8-6 vote. Two Republicans, Jeff McWaters of Virginia Beach and Thomas Garrett of Buckingham County, joined minority Democrats in … Continue reading

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Virginia Beach woman cited for bringing gun to airport

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Beach woman has been cited for bringing a loaded handgun to Norfolk International Airport. The Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday that a TSA officer staffing the checkpoint’s X-ray machine detected a .38-caliber handgun in the woman’s purse on Tuesday. The gun was loaded with seven rounds, including one … Continue reading