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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.

  • 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 Living Lafayette project will be part of renovations to the zoo’s exhibit building. The zoo says the new exhibit is…

  • 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 Norfolk Waterside Marriott. Participants include affordable housing advocates, providers and policy makers. Gov. Terry McAuliffe is scheduled to speak Thursday…

  • 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 says the incident occurred around 6:10 p.m. Monday in Ocean View. The rescuer wasn’t identified. ___ Information from: The Virginian-Pilot,…

  • 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 tax returns. Twenty-four- year-old Travis Hager was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Norfolk for wire fraud and false claims…

  • 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 Virginian- Pilot (http://bit.ly/1soUWpM ) reports that the city plans to spend about $400,000 to begin implementing the recommendations. The money…

  • 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. Last year three volunteers created artwork using tape at the Norfolk zoo’s tiger pool and otter-gibbon viewing areas. The deadline…

  • 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 in the city’s Ingleside neighborhood on July 24. The other was collected from the North Shore Point neighborhood on Aug.…

  • 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 the chief of staff for Submarine Force Atlantic. Converse had been in the post since 2010. The change of command…

  • 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. The Pentagon described the circumstances surrounding the death as a “non-hostile incident.” The ship left Norfolk in May for an…

  • 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 police spokesman Daniel Hudson tells The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1sXgYz2) it’s unclear how long the children had been alone Tuesday. He says…

  • 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 outlets the victims were a 5-year-old girl with special needs and her mother. The victims’ names weren’t released pending notification…

  • Virginia cities, D.C. top list of happiest metro areas

    Virginians may be grinning ear-to-ear after two cities in the
    commonwealth topped a list of the nation\’s happiest metropolitan areas.

  • Group presents sea level rise proposals for Va.

    BROCK VERGAKIS Associated Press NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Chesapeake Climate Action Network has released a report detailing its recommendations for how Virginia should adapt to rising sea levels. The group unveiled its recommendations on Wednesday in Norfolk, which routinely experiences flooding during even minor storms. Among other things, the report calls for improved emergency…