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Electronic scam uses public safety as bait

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – Norfolk police detectives were recently alerted to a new electronic scam targeting the area and warn citizens to be careful when providing personal information to unknown sources. Several Norfolk citizens have received text messages, claiming to be from the Norfolk Fire Department.  The text message reads “Norfolk Fire Dept. decided to … Continue reading

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Norfolk gears up for 2017 Play Day

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk believes that everyone deserves a little playtime and on Saturday, September 16, more than 1,300 guests will get out and play at the 2017 Play Day. The annual event, hosted by Norfolk’s Department of Recreation, Parks & Open Space (RPOS), runs 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Tarrallton Park (2100 Tarrallton Drive) … Continue reading

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

‘Shame’ spray-painted on Confederate monument in Virginia
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‘Shame’ spray-painted on Confederate monument in Virginia

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The word “shame” has been spray-painted on a Confederate monument in Virginia. Media outlets report Norfolk police spokesman Daniel Hudson says officers were called to the vandalism site Monday morning. The Norfolk City Council decided in 2015 to keep the monument, despite pressure from a local civil rights group. At the … Continue reading

Famous Zuzu African Acrobats perform at Norfolk State April 19
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Famous Zuzu African Acrobats perform at Norfolk State April 19

The Zuzu African Acrobats, an acrobatic troupe originally from Kenya, will be performing at Norfolk State University on April 19 at 7 p.m. in room 149 of the Student Center. This is a free event. The acrobats have performed throughout America since 1999 and have been featured on “America’s Got Talent” as well as other … Continue reading

More than 2,000 Norfolk and Portsmouth residents sign up to receive toll relief
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More than 2,000 Norfolk and Portsmouth residents sign up to receive toll relief

Program will ease the financial pressure of Elizabeth River Tunnels tolls on residents most impacted PORTSMOUTH – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday, Feb. 24, more than 2,000 Norfolk and Portsmouth residents will receive financial assistance for Elizabeth River Tunnels tolls beginning Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Toll Relief, the first program of its kind in the … Continue reading

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Norfolk seeing uptick in residential building construction

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk is seeing a burst of residential building construction. The Virginian-Pilot reports that (http://bit.ly/2leBgpz ) 1,435 new dwelling units received residential building permits in 2016. Officials say that’s the most since at least 2000, which is as far back as staff members have looked. The average amount of residential building permits … Continue reading

No sign of Sunny: Virginia Zoo still searching for red panda
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No sign of Sunny: Virginia Zoo still searching for red panda

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Two weeks have passed since a red panda named Sunny escaped the Virginia Zoo and the raccoonlike animal is still missing. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/2llcZLK) that sightings of the animal in Norfolk have dwindled to nearly none. Executive Director Greg Bockheim says the 19-month-old critter should be fine if she avoids … Continue reading