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  • Patricia Godbolt White, 1 of the Norfolk 17, dies at 72

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Patricia Godbolt White, one of the first black students to enroll in Norfolk’s public schools, has died. She was 72. Metropolitan Funeral Service says White died Friday at a hospital in…

  • Norfolk man claims $1 million Millioniare Raffle prize

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Norfolk man is the third $1 million winner in Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle. The Virginia Lottery says David Albee bought the winning ticket at a 7-Eleven in Norfolk. He…

  • Va. city wins sign dispute in case before US appeals panel

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Norfolk company’s First Amendment rights were not trampled when city officials cited a business owner for a critical banner. The ruling was made Tuesday by a panel of the 4th…

  • Navy guided-missile destroyers return to homeport in Norfolk

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Two Navy guided-missile destroyers have returned to their homeport of Norfolk following separate deployments. Officials say the USS James E. Williams and the USS Mahan returned to Naval Station Norfolk on…

  • Norfolk couple sentenced in Medicaid fraud scheme

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The owner of a Norfolk health care business has been sentenced to five years and three months in prison. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/1KrUJsl) that 56-year-old W. Wayne Perry was sentenced Thursday…

  • Naval Air Force Atlantic to get new commanding officer

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy command responsible for training Naval Air Force Atlantic is getting a new leader. Rear Adm. John Haley will become Naval Air Force Atlantic’s new commander on Thursday. He will…

  • Study: Port of Virginia has $60.3 billion economic impact

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A study by the College of William and Mary says the Port of Virginia’s economic impact in Virginia is more than $60 billion. The port contracted with the college’s business school…

  • 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 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.…