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  • Portsmouth chief says police preparing for possible protests

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Portsmouth’s police chief says his department is preparing for the possibility of protests after two recent fatal shootings by officers. Chief Ed Hargis says concerns are heighted by this week’s violent…

  • Portsmouth officer shoots, kills person in Wal-Mart lot

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A Portsmouth police officer has shot and killed a person in a Wal-Mart parking lot. Portsmouth Detective Misty Holley says the shooting happened Wednesday morning. When paramedics arrived about 10 minutes…

  • Police: drug suspect shot, killed in Va. city after chase

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Police in Portsmouth say an officer fatally shot a drug suspect who fled when they attempted to question him. Department spokeswoman Misty Holley tells media outlets the man was shot Tuesday…

  • Clock ticking on unclaimed $100,000 Va. lottery ticket

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The clock is ticking on a $100,000 prize. The Virginia lottery says someone bought the winning ticket last September in Portsmouth but has yet to step forward. The ticket expires March…

  • 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…

  • Missing Portsmouth woman’s body found in Elizabeth River

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Police have identified a body found in the Elizabeth River as that of a missing Portsmouth woman. Portsmouth police Detective Misty Holley tells media outlets that an employee of the Ocean…

  • 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…

  • Virginia military family gets holiday home makeover

    A military family in Alexandria is getting a big surprise ahead of
    Christmas. Before their father deploys, Operation Homefront is giving them
    a
    home makeover.

  • Va. man sentenced to 30 years in prison for drugs

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A 31-year-old Portsmouth man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for distributing heroin and crack cocaine. Antwan Black was sentenced in federal court Tuesday. He was given an additional…

  • Police ID 2nd person of interest in Lyon sisters investigation

    Montgomery County investigators plan to release more information about their Virginia search for evidence related to the disappearance of the Lyon sisters.

  • Fairfax County mom dies after hornet sting

    On a typical Saturday afternoon earlier this month, Melodye
    Creason decided to trim back the
    azaleas in front of her family\’s Annandale home before running an errand.

    It was a life changing decision, says her husband of 24 years, Rich Creason.

  • APM Terminals in Portsmouth being sold

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A port terminal in Portsmouth says it is being sold to a partnership. APM Terminals says terms of the sale to U.S. infrastructure investment firm Alinda Capital Partners LLC and England-based…

  • Portsmouth creates local black history museum

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Portsmouth has created a museum of local black history in a building that once was a Jim Crow era-library. Under a memorandum of agreement, the city will fund the Portsmouth Community…

  • Va. Sports Hall of Fame gets Parker’s jacket

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The gold sports jacket worn by Clarence “Ace” Parker during his induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame has been donated to the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame &…