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  • 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…

  • Fleet Forces Command has new commander

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — U.S. Fleet Forces Command has a new commander. Adm. Phil Davidson assumed command on Friday after being promoted to admiral. The ceremony was officiated by teleconference by Adm. Bill Gortney, who…

  • 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.

  • Virginia Zoo to have seahorse exhibit in 2016

    Associated Press NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Zoo plans to open an exhibit featuring seahorses in 2016. The exhibit is sponsored jointly by the zoo and the Elizabeth River Project. The Seahorses of the…

  • Virginia conference focuses on affordable housing

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Nearly 800 people are expected to attend a conference on affordable housing in Norfolk. The 2014 Virginia Governor’s Housing Conference opens at 4 p.m. Wednesday and runs through Friday at the…

  • 3 rescued after boat overturns in Norfolk

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Norfolk emergency official says a civilian rescued three people after their boat overturned. Norfolk-Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Julian Williamson tells The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1sc0xN9 ) that there were no injuries. Williamson…

  • Va. man sentenced in ID theft, tax return scheme

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Norfolk man has been sentenced to four years and six months in federal prison for a scheme that used the stolen identification records of inmates to file false federal income…

  • Norfolk initiative aims to reduce poverty

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk officials are working to reduce the city’s poverty rate. A report released in June by the Mayor’s Commission on Poverty Reduction recommended ways to reduce poverty in the city. The…

  • Norfolk police cruiser involved in wreck; 5 hurt

    A Norfolk police cruiser with its lights and sirens activated collided with a car shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday.

  • Va. zoo seeks artists to make bird-tape designs

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Zoo is again looking for volunteers to design artwork out of reflective tape. The tape is used to help reduce the risk of birds flying into animal exhibit windows.…

  • West Nile detected in mosquitoes in Norfolk

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk health officials say samples from mosquito pools in two neighborhoods have tested positive for West Nile virus. The Department of Public Health tells media outlets that one sample was collected…

  • Submarine Squadron 6 gets new commander

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Norfolk-based submarine squadron has a new commanding officer. Capt. Paul Snodgrass became the commander of Submarine Squadron Six on Friday. He’s taking over for Capt. Blake Converse, who will become…

  • Sailor aboard Va.-based destroyer dies

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Pentagon says a sailor assigned to a Norfolk-based destroyer has died during deployment. Media outlets report 23-year-old Yeshabel Villot Carrasco of Parma, Ohio, died aboard the destroyer James E. Williams.…

  • Police: 3 Va. kids home alone when burglars enter

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Police in Norfolk are investigating why three children were home alone when two men broke into the residence, sent the children into a back room and stole items before fleeing. Norfolk…

  • Bodies of woman, child found in Norfolk home

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Police in Norfolk are investigating the deaths of a woman and a young girl. Cpl. Melinda Wray says the bodies were found Wednesday at a home in Norfolk. Neighbors told media…