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Police: 6 dead in apparent domestic murder-suicide

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Six members of a Virginia family that friends and neighbors called religious and hard-working were killed in an apparent murder-suicide after a failed negotiation, police said Thursday. Chesapeake police said they believe Cameron Dooley, 26, killed his parents, brother, sister and another relative before killing himself after an hours-long negotiation with … 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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Navy: Drinking water at Fentress field contaminated

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — High levels of contaminants have been discovered in the drinking water at the Naval Auxiliary Landing Field Fentress in Virginia. Local news outlets report Capt. Lou Shager, Commanding Officer of Naval Air Station Oceana, made the announcement Wednesday morning. Shager said test results show several types of perfluorinated compounds were discovered … Continue reading

Norfolk official indicted on public corruption charges
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Norfolk official indicted on public corruption charges

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk’s city treasurer took hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and received home renovations and high-end appliances from a developer in exchange for helping the company obtain approval for projects, according to an indictment unsealed Friday. Most of the eight charges stem from Burfoot’s relationship with the now-defunct Tivest Development … 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

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Norfolk unveils plan to combat rising sea levels in the city

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk leaders have unveiled a plan to tackle the city’s growing problem with rising sea levels.The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/1PS8zbI ) leaders outlined their 60-page plan Wednesday at an event that drew about 100 business and community leaders and city officials. The city says one of their goals is to build a … Continue reading

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Gannett Co. posts 3Q profit

MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — Gannett Co. (GCI) on Thursday reported profit of $39.2 million in its third quarter. On a per-share basis, the McLean, Virginia-based company said it had profit of 33 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 43 cents per share. The owner of USA Today and other newspapers and TV stations posted … Continue reading

2 globe-trotting college professors bring world to class
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2 globe-trotting college professors bring world to class

MIDDLETOWN, Va. (AP) — When Ann and Robert “Rob” Simpson took a group of Lord Fairfax Community College students to the Galapagos Islands for a three-weekeducational visit, their tour guide showed up in a mini skirt and go-go boots. “Wait a minute,” Ann Simpson recalled saying after realizing they had hired a tour guide who … Continue reading

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Government says students can apply earlier for college aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Aspiring college students will be able to apply for federal financial aid three months earlier than now and submit a previous year’s tax return, changes aimed at helping more people pay for school, the White House said Sunday. Under the current system, students planning to start school in the fall of 2017 must … Continue reading

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UVA reaches agreement to end Title IX investigation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia and the Department of Education have reached an agreement over its handling of sexual assault complaints, ending a years long federal investigation into the school’s procedures and policies, university and federal officials said Monday, Sept. 21. UVA has been under investigation since 2011 for not following Title … Continue reading