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  • Prosecutor: No charges for police involved in fatal shooting

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors say the Portsmouth, Virginia, officers involved in a fatal shooting of a black man in March won’t be charged. According to media outlets, Commonwealth’s Attorney Stephanie Morales says in a…

  • Cracks appear at entrance to Portsmouth courthouse

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Cracks have appeared outside the entrance to the city of Portsmouth’s $78 million courthouse that opened just three years ago. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1WydTTn) reports city officials have cordoned off sections outside…

  • Bridge owners fight taxation by Portsmouth

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The owner of the South Norfolk Jordan Bridge is challenging Portsmouth’s efforts to tax the structure. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/1KlaM7T ) that South Norfolk Jordan Bridge LLC has asked a Portsmouth…

  • Police investigate delay in search for Portsmouth woman

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Police are investigating why it took a week and a half to begin investigating a report into a missing woman who was later found dead. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/1B8ZUfA) Katie Barham…

  • Police confirm remains are those of missing Portsmouth woman

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Police have confirmed that remains found earlier this week are those of a Portsmouth woman who disappeared about two weeks earlier. The remains were found late Tuesday in a wooded area…

  • Portsmouth homicide suspect arrested by US Marshals

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — U.S. Marshals have arrested a man who police say is responsible for a deadly shooting earlier this month. WVEC-TV (http://bit.ly/1I8vjeV ) reports authorities arrested 33-year-old Raynard Reginald Brown, Jr. inside a…

  • Portsmouth police: Body found near missing woman’s home

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Portsmouth police say a body has been found near the home of a woman who disappeared two weeks ago. Detective Missy Holley tells media outlets that officers were called to the…

  • Portsmouth chief says police preparing for possible protests

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Portsmouth’s police chief says his department is preparing for the possibility of protests after two recent fatal shootings by officers. Chief Ed Hargis says concerns are heighted by this week’s violent…

  • Portsmouth officer shoots, kills person in Wal-Mart lot

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A Portsmouth police officer has shot and killed a person in a Wal-Mart parking lot. Portsmouth Detective Misty Holley says the shooting happened Wednesday morning. When paramedics arrived about 10 minutes…

  • Police: drug suspect shot, killed in Va. city after chase

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Police in Portsmouth say an officer fatally shot a drug suspect who fled when they attempted to question him. Department spokeswoman Misty Holley tells media outlets the man was shot Tuesday…

  • Clock ticking on unclaimed $100,000 Va. lottery ticket

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The clock is ticking on a $100,000 prize. The Virginia lottery says someone bought the winning ticket last September in Portsmouth but has yet to step forward. The ticket expires March…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…