Coast Guard: Overdue sailors are safe, on course to Virginia
Two people reported overdue after deciding to return to Virginia in their weather-damaged sailboat instead of continuing their trip to Portugal’s Azores are safely headed home, the U.S. Coast Guard announced Friday. Virginia Beach natives Yanni Nikopoulos and Dale Jones, both 65, contacted the Coast Guard on Friday saying they were safe and on course for Hampton, Virginia.news.yahoo.com
Jewish family repays the Greek family who saved them from the Nazis
A Jewish family helped another family open a new restaurant after their first one closed during the pandemic. It was their way of giving back after their longtime friends sheltered them in Greece during the Nazi invasion. Jan Crawford shares more.news.yahoo.com
Virginia wind farm job claims questioned by state regulators
As Virginia-based Dominion Energy seeks to build what it calls the country’s largest offshore wind farm in the Atlantic Ocean, the company and its supporters have touted the economic development opportunities expected to accompany the 176-turbine project.
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“(Virginia Beach) schools has 300 additional ESL (English as a Second Language) students in the past year. Most are from South America,” Virginia Beach School Board member Victoria Manning wrote. “Our ESL budget has increased over $1 million in two years. Continuing to educate South Americans is not sustainable.”fredericksburg.com
Two women died of overdoses in a Norfolk man’s home. A third told a judge he raped her in his apartment.
One night in late May, a 39-year-old Virginia Beach woman joined several friends for a night of barhopping. The woman’s son had agreed to serve as the designated driver, and waited in his vehicle in the parking lot while the woman and her friends went into their final stop of the night — Seaside Raw Bar at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. The last thing the woman remembers about that evening was ...news.yahoo.com
Moderna booster dosage concerns prompted cancellation of Virginia Beach employee-only vaccine clinics, spokesperson says
Coronavirus vaccination clinics for Virginia Beach city employees were canceled through the rest of the year due to concerns over “improper dosage” of the Moderna booster vaccine provided, according to a city spokesperson. Tiffany Russell said the concerns are under review by the city auditor’s office. She did not provide details, citing medical privacy concerns. The Moderna booster contains ...news.yahoo.com
Republicans win at least 50 House seats in Virginia
Republicans have won at least 50 seats in the Virginia House, ensuring at least a tie with Democrats who had fought to retain control. Several races were still too early to call, but the GOP also declared victory in some of those, with party leaders saying they were confident they had flipped control of the House. The Republican gains are part of a seismic win for the GOP in Virginia, as Republican businessman Glenn Youngkin captured the governor’s office, Republican Winsome Sears won the lieutenant governor’s race, and Republican Jason Miyares won the attorney general's seat.news.yahoo.com
Community rallies to support Virginia Beach family taunted by ‘racist stuff’ blaring next door since 2017
Activists rallied Saturday morning in Virginia Beach to support a Black family taunted by its next-door neighbor with offensive loud noises and other “racist stuff” since 2017. The peaceful march, organized by Russell Tee who lives outside of Richmond, was a show of community solidarity in the sleepy Salem Lakes neighborhood the Martinez family has called home for nearly five years. The march ...news.yahoo.com
Monkey sounds, slurs and strobe lights target a Black family — but police say they're powerless to stop it
Jannique Martinez says her family has had to endure recordings of loud, screeching monkey noises and recordings of racial slurs directed toward their Virginia Beach, Va., home since July. But police, citing no physical confrontation or verbal threats, have said there is nothing they can do.news.yahoo.com
Peace at last for Virginia Beach family tired of ‘racist stuff’ blaring next door
Friday morning was the quietest Jannique Martinez’s neighborhood had been in years. She could hardly hear the “racist stuff” that had been blaring next door in the 2000 block of Jessamine Court. A reporter with The Virginian-Pilot had visited two days before to record the noise for a story that aired her frustrations, and now, city leaders are denouncing her neighbor’s actions and a state ...news.yahoo.com
What a haul! Virginia Beach 9-year-old wins eight medals at East Coast Surfing Championships as youngsters reveal bright future for area surfing
Six medals dangled from Story Martinez’s neck, clanging and clattering together as she received prize bag after prize bag. Add a couple more — like the two others she won earlier in the competition — and she may have toppled over. Martinez is just 9 years old and a few feet tall, but her prowess signified a bright future for Virginia Beach surfing at the 59th annual Coastal Edge East Coast ...news.yahoo.com
Former Navy pilot says flight crews observed UFOs off Atlantic Coast "every day for at least a couple years"
Next month, a government report is expected to be made public on sightings of unidentified aerial phenomena, better known as UFOs. Sunday on 60 Minutes, Bill Whitaker reports on the sightings.cbsnews.com
State police to probe deadly Virginia Beach police shooting
Aubrey "Japharii" Jones, left, walks on the sidewalk on Atlantic Ave. Saturday March 27, 2021 in Virginia Beach, Va.. Overnight shootings near the Atlantic oceanfront in Virginia Beach left two people dead and eight wounded in a scene described by authorities on Saturday as very chaotic. Williams, who is also a Virginia Beach native, declined to comment further through a representative. “We need far better accountability and transparency, and the families of those killed by police, in Virginia Beach and across this country, deserve answers,” Jones said Sunday. Lynch's shooting was one of three separate shooting incidents that police said occurred within minutes of each other along Virginia Beach's oceanfront. Also killed in a separate shooting nearby that night was Deshayla E. Harris, 28, of Norfolk.
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Police: 2 dead in Virginia Beach oceanfront shootings
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A pair of overnight shootings along the beachfront in Virginia Beach left two people dead and eight wounded in a scene described by authorities on Saturday as “very chaotic.”In a statement, the Virginia Beach Police Department said the first shooting occurred shortly after 11 p.m. Friday, when police who were patrolling the area heard gunfire. Police arriving at the scene found a woman who died of her injuries and eight people whose injuries were described as serious or life-threatening. In addition, an officer sustained minor injuries after being struck by a vehicle, Chief Paul Neudigate said at a news conference. Ad“We have a very chaotic incident, a very chaotic night,” Neudigate said. Neudigate said several people were in police custody, but their possible involvement in the shooting was still under investigation.
2 dead, 8 wounded in Virginia Beach oceanfront shootings
Two people are dead and eight people were wounded in shootings along Virginia Beach's oceanfront, police said Saturday. Eight people were shot just after 11 p.m. Friday, Virginia Beach police said in a news release. While officers were investigating the original shooting, shots were fired nearby, Neudigate said. The original shooting and the officer shooting were being investigated concurrently, the release said. "We have a very chaotic incident, a very chaotic night," Neudigate said during the news conference.cbsnews.com
Two dead, eight injured in Virginia Beach shooting incidents
Two dead, eight injured in Virginia Beach shooting incidents Two people are dead after gunfire erupted on the oceanfront in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on Saturday. Eight people were being treated for serious and in some cases life-threatening injuries. This includes a police officer who was hit by a car.cbsnews.com
Armed men arrested near Philadelphia vote counting location
Police said Friday they arrested two men Thursday for not having permits to carry firearms near the center. Police said the men acknowledged that the Hummer spotted by officers near the center was was their vehicle. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)PHILADELPHIA – Two men armed with loaded handguns were arrested Thursday near the Philadelphia convention center where an ongoing vote count could decide the presidential election, police said. Officers stopped the men about a block from the vehicle, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said. A woman with the men was not arrested, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner said.
Fiery House election on Virginia's coast tests whether GOP can rebound in an increasingly blue state
"The enthusiasm that seems to be animating Democrats nationally is evident in this 2nd District race," said Wason Center research director Rebecca Bromley-Trujillo. The Wason Center found in the same poll that 2nd District voters prefer Democrat Joe Biden over Trump by 9 points. But Virginia voters in Delmarva have undergone a change since 2016, Stone explained, as military-heavy districts across Virginia began to doubt Trump's respect for the Pentagon's top brass. Surf and turfConsistent with trends seen across the country, 2nd District voters say the economy is the most pressing issue driving their choice at the ballot box this year, according to the Wason Center. Nearly a quarter (24%) of district voters say the economy is their No.cnbc.com
Virus upends tourism marketing, sparks idea of 'safecations'
The pandemic not only upended the tourism industry, but how states, cities and attractions market themselves as summer travel destinations. Virginias tourism office spent a year working on a summer marketing campaign only to halt it four days after its launch in March. That decline has tourism officials scrambling to salvage what they can. We see in the research right now that people need to be reassured about whats open and what's closed.Beyond attracting visitors, tourism officials are also promoting how their cities and states will keep visitors safe. North Dakotas tourism office targeted a similar message to in-state residents when the virus hit, said Sara Otte-Coleman, the state's director of tourism and marketing.
A year later, motive of Virginia mass shooting still unclear
(AP Photo/Steve Helber)VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. The rampage at a Virginia Beach city government building was the latest in a string of high-profile mass shootings nationwide, between the high school killings in Parkland, Florida, and the Walmart massacre in El Paso, Texas. Virginia Beach Vice Mayor James Wood said he cant begin to understand the grief of the victims families, but investigators found nothing pointing to that. That has angered Nixon and others, who say they will be looking to the findings of a state commission being formed to examine the shooting. Among the five mass shootings with over 10 dead in 2018 and 2019, most became part of larger narratives involving national and emotional issues. Borato said that even if the eyes of the nation are elsewhere, in Virginia Beach people remember.
From stores to Chinatown restaurants, here's how the coronavirus is affecting small business owners in the US
But because of the many impacts of the virus, small business owners are struggling, too. The situation for business owners is Chinatown is so dire that some are unable to pay rent this month, according to a property manager that spoke with Chen. In response to the desperate situation, New York Congresswomen Grace Meng and Nydia Velzquez, and Rep. Judy Chu from California introduced a bill this week to help small business owners across the country suffering economic damage due to the coronavirus. The bill, called "Small Business Relief from Communicable Disease Induced Economic Hardship Act," would allow owners to access Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million to cover business expenses. But for Chen, the real cure for business owners relies on the public.cnbc.com
U.S. Supreme Court dismisses 'D.C. Sniper' Malvo case after change in law
REUTERS Davis Turner/POOLWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday formally dismissed a case in which Lee Boyd Malvo, who was 17 when he took part in the deadly 2002 D.C. The move comes after a new law was passed in Virginia, where Malvo is incarcerated in a supermax state prison. Lawyers on both sides had asked the Supreme Court to dismiss the case. Malvo, now 35, also received a sentence of life in prison without parole in Maryland, which is not affected by the Virginia law. The Supreme Court on Oct. 16 heard arguments in the case.feeds.reuters.com
'D.C. Sniper' Malvo can seek parole after change in Virginia law
REUTERS Davis Turner/POOLWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lee Boyd Malvo, who was 17 when he took part in the deadly 2002 D.C. Sniper shooting spree in the Washington area, will get a chance to seek parole in Virginia following a change in state law enacted on Monday, preempting a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the matter. He also received a sentence of life in prison without parole in Maryland, which is not affected by the Virginia law. Muhammad was sentenced to death and executed in a Virginia state prison in 2009 at age 48. The Supreme Court on Oct. 16 heard arguments in the case and was due to issue a ruling by the end of June.feeds.reuters.com