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From the Virginian-Pilot / HamptonRoads.com

09/16/2014 10:24 PM

NORFOLK John Reinhart, the CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority, got an earful Tuesday night. Standing before 75 to 100 people at a meeting of the West Ghent Civic League, he made his case for the port's proposal to expand the hours that tractor-trailers can use Hampton Boulevard.

09/16/2014 09:42 PM

RICHMOND As a monthslong impasse over Medicaid expansion continues to fester between the Republican-controlled General Assembly and Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe, lawmakers will breeze back into town Thursday for a two-day special session to debate the issue again.

09/16/2014 09:32 PM

It should be mostly cloudy today with highs in the upper 70s. There is a slight chance of showers after about 8 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. There is also a moderate rip current risk in effect throughout the day. Tonight there is a slight chance of showers, but it should otherwise be mostly cloudy with temperatures in the low 60s.

09/16/2014 09:18 PM

NORFOLK Details of state Del. Daun Hester's employment with a new Norfolk Public Schools program, including her salary and job description, weren't made public until The Virginian-Pilot said it would publish a story about the lack of information.

09/16/2014 08:13 PM

CHESAPEAKE The pilot of a paraglider died after he came in low and struck a power line Tuesday night. Jeff Toll, 27, of Virginia Beach was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, where he died of his injuries, according to state police.

09/16/2014 06:57 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved construction of a high-tech driving range, restaurant and entertainment venue on about 12 acres off Greenwich Road and Interstate 264.

09/16/2014 04:38 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH Police have identified a 58-year-old man as the victim in a motorcycle crash on Sunday. Shortly after 9 p.m., Virginia Beach police were called to the 400 block of S. Rosemont Road. According to a preliminary investigation, a 1995 Ford Bronco was traveling north and stopped in the left-turn lane at Silina Drive because of a flashing yield light, a news release said.

09/16/2014 04:13 PM

This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week and child seat check events are being held statewide. Certified technicians will be on hand at each event to make sure safety seats and booster seats are properly installed. The events, which will be held through Saturday, are being hosted by the Virginia Department of Health and its partners, according to a news release.

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