• 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
    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 &…

  • Va.-based Coast Guard cutter getting new command

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A change of command is scheduled for the Portsmouth-based Coast Guard cutter Legare. Vice Adm. William “Dean” Lee will preside over the ceremony Thursday. Cmdr. Todd Vance will assume the duties…

  • Portsmouth police car hits and kills pedestrian

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A Portsmouth police officer is on administrative leave after the patrol car he was driving hit and killed a pedestrian. Portsmouth police spokeswoman Misty Holley tells media outlets that the accident…

  • Portsmouth to spruce up historic cemeteries

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Portsmouth officials plan to spruce up the city’s historic cemeteries and create park-like settings to attract visitors. Crews are working to repair damaged gravesites, replace fencing and remove brush and debris.…

  • Coast Guard Atlantic Area gets new chief

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard’s Atlantic Area has a new command master chief. Master Chief Petty Officer Charles “Rob” Bushey has taken over the position as the senior enlisted adviser to Coast Guard…

  • 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.