Campus Life / Education / Local / Virginia

School’s new antenna pings weather satellites for public use

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s Hampton Roads region now has one of the most advanced weather monitoring systems in the country. Hampton University says it has installed a “direct broadcast antenna” that connects with weather satellites owned by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The school says the antenna will rival most weather … Continue reading


4 gang members charged in Hampton Roads murders, shootings

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Four Hampton Roads men have been charged with five murders and five additional shootings in a single month in 2015. Federal authorities have charged Antonio “Murdock” Simmons, Anthony “Bull” Foye, Nathaniel “Savage” Mitchell and Alvaughn “LB” Davis with racketeering, murder, attempted murder, distribution of narcotics and other charges. Authorities say the … Continue reading

Health / Local / Virginia

Hampton VA hospital faulted for suicidal patient’s care

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — A Hampton VA Medical Center patient twice reported his attempted suicide but the staff never notified the hospital’s suicide prevention coordinator, according to an inspector general’s report released Monday. The incident involving the man who had a history of depression and insomnia occurred more than three years ago and was investigated … Continue reading

Local / Virginia

Hampton upsets Norfolk State 75-64 in MEAC semis

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Quinton Chievous had a season-high 23 points with 16 rebounds and Hampton upset No. 2 seed Norfolk State 75-64 on Friday night to advance to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship. Saturday’s MEAC final will match sixth-seeded Hampton (15-17) with No. 5 seed Delaware State (18-16). The Hornets upset top-seeded North Carolina Central 63-57 in the … Continue reading

MEAC / Spartan Women / Sports

Roberts’ monster night helps NSU snap 17-game skid against Hampton, 71-66 in OT

  NORFOLK, Va. – Kayla Roberts registered career highs of 26 points and 25 rebounds to lead the Norfolk State women’s basketball team to its first win over rival Hampton in more than eight years Saturday, 71-66 in overtime before a season-high crowd of 2,496 at Echols Hall. Roberts outscored Hampton by herself in the OT, accounting … Continue reading