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Preferred Freezer Services expanding into City of Portsmouth means new jobs and investment

~ Preferred Freezer Services to establish new cold storage warehouse, creating 60 new jobs ~ PORTSMOUTH—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Preferred Freezer Services, one of the largest public refrigerated warehousing companies in the world, will invest $60 million to construct a 200,000-square-foot cold storage warehouse in the City of Portsmouth. The new facility will … Continue reading

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Medical examiner: Hampton Roads jail inmate hanged himself

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A medical examiner has concluded that the 20-year-old who died at Hampton Roads Regional Jail hanged himself. Donna Price, administrator of the chief medical examiner’s Norfolk office, told the Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/2mXh7Tm) Wednesday that Jakim Shareike Funderburk’s cause of death was hanging, and the manner was suicide. Jail staff found Funderburk the … 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

Prosecutor asks State Police to continue inmate death probe
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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

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Fired Portsmouth auditor likely to get severance package

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — An official says Portsmouth Auditor Jesse Andre Thomas will likely get a three-month severance package after being fired. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/1YVsIP7) Vice Mayor Elizabeth Psimas, who led the effort to terminate Thomas, says the council hasn’t formally discussed the severance, but she intends for Thomas to receive one. The Portsmouth … 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