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  • 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 dies in paragliding accident

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say a man has died in a paragliding accident south of Chesapeake. Media outlets report 27-year-old Jeff Toll of Virginia Beach was piloting the paraglider when it struck a power line Tuesday night on a farm where he’d flown for years. State Police say Toll was pronounced dead…

  • Beer of the Week: Flying Dog Dead Rise

    See it, swim it, fish it. Now, taste it!

  • Va. defense contractor sentenced for bribery

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Chesapeake defense contractor will spend four years in prison for paying bribes to public officials. According to court documents, 50-year-old Roderic Smith and a business partner paid cash bribes to two officials from the Navy’s Military Sealift Command, Kenny Toy and Scott Miserendino. In exchange, their company received contracts on…

  • Virginia man accused of stealing water service

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been accused of stealing water service and rigging a pipe that shocked an employee trying to turn it off. Media outlets report 23-year-old John J. Cirillo of Chesapeake was arrested Tuesday on one count each of malicious wounding and theft of services. According to a search warrant…

  • Silver Spring teacher writes children’s book on environmental awareness

    If you think a water bottle can\’t have an adventure, think again.

  • Rising seas, sinking land put Maryland’s waterfront communities at risk

    Noah Bradshaw knows what the rising waters of the Chesapeake Bay can do to a community. The 68-year-old city inspector grew up in a house in town that had been moved from nearby Holland Island a century ago.

  • Sharks: Perceived menace actually vulnerable, essential

    Sharks are going to hunt down you and your
    family
    and won\’t rest
    until they explode. At least, that\’s what the
    1975
    movie \”Jaws\” would have you
    believe.

  • Inmate escapes from Chesapeake City Jail

    Police are searching for an escaped inmate from a
    Virginia jail.

  • Veterans networking site focuses on jobs

    After spending time serving their country, many
    veterans face difficulty finding a job and
    adjusting to normal life back at home. A new
    social networking site aims to help connect
    veterans with peers and employers.