COLONIAL HEIGHTS Virginia House Republican leaders say the momentum is in their favor in the current battle with Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Democratic lawmakers over whether to expand Medicaid eligibility.
NORFOLK A jury Tuesday night acquitted Kevin M. Garner, a 25-year-old Virginia Beach man, of charges related to the shooting death and robbery of a Chesapeake man. Rahiem Bailey, 29, was killed on Feb. 26, 2012 in a house at 2211 Keller Ave. in the Ballentine Place neighborhood. Garner was charged along with a second man, Andreyus McGee, 23.
HAMPTON A Norfolk man was arrested this morning in a robbery at knifepoint that happened in the first block of West Mercury Boulevard.
PORTSMOUTH A male was found dead of an apparent shooting Tuesday evening, the day's second homicide. Police were called to the 4000 block of Ketch Drive about 6:45 p.m. and found Delante X. Eley, 23, unresponsive, according to a Portsmouth police news release. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene. He lived in the same block of Ketch Drive.
RICHMOND A former assistant attorney general is appealing the dismissal of her lawsuit claiming she was improperly fired after being accused of posting derogatory comments about her boss on a newspaper's website. Samantha Vanterpool's notice of appeal was transmitted to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday.
CHARLOTTESVILLE Former U.S. Sen. and Secretary of the Navy Jim Webb is among this year's recipients of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals. The other recipients are Tokyo-based architect Toyo Ito and attorney Kenneth R. Feinberg.
NEWPORT NEWS An 18-year-old has been charged in an afternoon shooting Tuesday in the area of the Brooke Ridge Apartments. A police officer who was on duty in that area about 2:50 p.m. heard 15 to 20 gunshots, according to a police news release. Several officers went to the scene, but no injuries were reported.
VIRGINIA BEACH Police are investigating a homicide at the Red Roof Inn at 5745 Northampton Blvd. Shortly after midnight this morning, police responded to a call of shots fired near America’s Best Value Inn, 5725 Northampton Blvd. Officers responding didn’t find anything in the area, said police spokesman James Cason.
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