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  • Chesapeake woman pleads guilty to killing mother in 2013

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A Chesapeake woman has pleaded guilty to killing her mother in 2013 inside their home. Rachel Leigh Hutson is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 22 in Chesapeake Circuit Court. The…

  • Concrete company to close Chesapeake plant

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Bayshore Concrete Products Corp. plans to close its plant in Chesapeake later this year. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1B8sEEN ) reports that the company announced the plant’s shutdown on Wednesday. The plant employs…

  • Frequency of general aviation accidents still troubling for NTSB

    WASHINGTON — Transportation safety has been generally improving across the board except in one area: general aviation. “We’re troubled that the general aviation safety trend has been flat for few years,” NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart told…

  • Woman can’t withdraw plea in Chesapeake double slaying

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A Chesapeake judge has denied a woman’s request to withdraw her pleas in a homicide case and have a jury trial instead. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1Goz5FY ) reports 40-year-old Airika Liljegren told…

  • Report: Loudoun County paramedic made inappropriate contact with minor

    WASHINGTON – A volunteer paramedic was arrested Friday night after making inappropriate contact with an underage girl, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday. Timothy Ward, 31, of Sterling, Virginia was charged with indecent liberties with…

  • Virginia woman claims call to Verizon gave her heart attack

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman has sued Verizon Wireless for $2.35 million claiming the company caused her to have a heart attack during a customer service call. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1Ihbs2l ) reports 53-year-old…

  • Fire destroys 1 home and damages 2 others in Chesapeake

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A Chesapeake fire official says eight people have been displaced by a fire that destroyed one home and damaged two others. Chesapeake Fire Department Battalion Chief Mike Thibeault tells media outlets…

  • Authorities say 2 women found dead in Chesapeake were shot

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Authorities say two women found dead in their home in Chesapeake were both shot. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1bMfGRD ) says the Medical Examiner’s Office determined the 57-year-old Denise Perdue died of a…

  • Indianapolis VA Hospital Under Fire for Email Making Fun of Veterans

    (INDIANAPOLIS) — The Department of Veterans Affairs took another hit Monday as news surfaced that an email had been circulated to staffers at an Indianapolis VA hospital making fun of the mental health problems suffered…

  • 2 Coast Guard officers shot at condo complex were married

    BOURNE, Mass. (AP) — Two Coast Guard petty officers shot at a condominium complex, one of them fatally, were married, the Coast Guard said. Lisa Trubnikova was killed in Thursday’s shooting in Bourne, an hour’s…

  • Man shot by Chesapeake police in exchange of gunfire dies

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Chesapeake police say a man shot by officers in an exchange of gunfire has died. Police spokesman Ravi Sheth tells media outlets that the officers shot 34-year-old Mario Jordan of Virginia…

  • Fight over Redskins ends in death, fiancée says

    WASHINGTON — A fight in a Chesapeake, Virginia, eatery that left one man dead Dec. 28 reportedly started over the Redskins-Cowboys game, according to the victim’s fiancée. Ronnie Cisko, 36, of Chesapeake is charged with…

  • Martinsville had highest jobless rate in November

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The city of Martinsville had the highest jobless rate in Virginia in November. The Virginia Employment Commission says the city’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 9.9 percent. That’s down from 10.1…

  • Museum offers Culpeper version of Monopoly

    CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — Monopoly fans in Culpeper can now play a local version of the game. Culpeper Opoly was developed by Sophie Hudson with Kash Design. The game board features historic images of the…

  • German company to open facility in Chesapeake

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — The Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance says a German company will invest in a manufacturing facility in Chesapeake, creating ten jobs. The alliance says Becker Hydraulics of Herdorf, Germany will invest…