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From the Virginian-Pilot / HamptonRoads.com

06/29/2015 05:50 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. Duke Energy Corp. CEO Lynn Good is getting a raise a year after the country’s largest electric company confronted a coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in sludge containing toxic heavy metals, the company said in a regulatory filing Monday.

06/29/2015 03:21 PM

RALEIGH A federal appeals court must reconsider whether North Carolina can issue "Choose Life" license plates. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ordered the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider its ruling last year that the state could not issue a license plate with an anti-abortion slogan unless it also issued a plate with the opposite point of view.

06/29/2015 03:14 PM

RICHMOND The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is suing Virginia water protection officials to require large livestock operations to fence off rivers and streams from their animals.

06/29/2015 02:40 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. An Army officer who was accused of tracking down and killing an unarmed bomb-making suspect in Afghanistan is being recommended for an honorable discharge even though a military panel that looked into the case determined his conduct was unbecoming an officer.

06/29/2015 02:24 PM

PORTSMOUTH A prosecutor on Monday dropped a stalking charge filed earlier this year against a local pastor.

06/29/2015 02:09 PM

WAVES, N.C. A hospital spokeswoman says the latest victim of a shark attack off North Carolina's coast didn't lose any limbs to the animal that nearly took his life. Kim Van Sickel said Monday the 18-year-old remained in serious condition at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He was airlifted to the hospital on Saturday in critical condition from the national seashore near Cape Hatteras.

06/29/2015 01:53 PM

NORFOLK Two men have been arrested in connection with the Saturday shooting that killed a man and left another injured. Kendall H. Hines Jr., 31 of the 200 block of Beazley Drive in Portsmouth, and Edmond J. Johnson, 21, of the 8600 block of Glen Myrtle Ave., were each arrested and are being held at the Norfolk City Jail without bond, according to a Norfolk police news release.

06/29/2015 01:37 PM

WASHINGTON Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the first time they think it's "highly likely" the death penalty itself is unconstitutional.

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