CHARLOTTE, N.C. A woman facing charges in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father has turned herself in to authorities. The FBI says Patricia Kramer turned herself in to the FBI in Atlanta this morning. She was one of nine people indicted Tuesday in the April 5 kidnapping of Frank Janssen.
NORFOLK A local attorney pleaded guilty this morning to two felonies, admitting that he stole $2.3 million in client funds. David R. Flynn, 44, of Norfolk, will be sentenced July 7. A judge today ordered him detained until he can post a $25,000 surety bond. Flynn pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of mail fraud and one count of unlawful monetary transactions.
If Virginia really is for lovers, then there must be some downside. Sure enough, the glossy magazine Men’s Health found it. Last month, the magazine rated 100 U.S. cities for happily and unhappily married couples. Checking in at a glum 98 – behind Tampa, Fla., Miami, and Boise City, Idaho – is Norfolk.
CHESAPEAKE Firefighters are battling a blaze at Eden Pellets at 2036 Atlantic Ave. The fire was reported shortly after 10:10 a.m. and when firefighters arrived, they saw light smoke at the roll-up doors of the business, said Battalion Chief Mike Thiebeault, fire department spokesman. It was under control before 11:30 a.m. Everyone was out of the building and no injuries were reported.
SUFFOLK Traffic is being diverted because of a natural gas leak in the 100 block of Kristen Lane in Burnett's Mill earlier this morning. A contractor damaged the line shortly before 8:40 a.m., according to a city news release. No injuries were reported. A gas company crew was at the scene and traffic was being diverted around the leak.
VIRGINIA BEACH A woman suffered serious burns this morning in the 3000 block of Pasture Lane when she spilled hot grease on herself while cooking. About 8 a.m., the woman was cooking with propane heat in a garage when the blaze flared up and she tried to drag it out of the garage, according to fire department spokeswoman Battalion Chief Amy Valdez.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. A Florida woman says an airline worker at a North Carolina airport refused to allow her to fly home with an oxygen tank because she didn't have the proper paperwork.
NEWPORT NEWS A 17-year-old was shot as he walked Tuesday night in the area of 19th Place and Wickham Place. The teen was believed to be heading home about 10 p.m. from track practice when he was hit in the lower torso and legs by the gunfire, police wrote in a news release. The teen was taken to a hospital with injuries that were life-threatening.
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