NORFOLK A man brought a gun to the Norfolk International Airport security checkpoint, and he’s not the only one. Thomas Baxter Shell, 68, of Fort Myers, Fla., tried to get through the checkpoint, but Transportation Security Administration guards detected a .25-caliber handgun in his bag as it went through the X-ray machine, officials said.
KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. Five people were arrested Saturday and charged with crimes related to trafficking cocaine from a hotel room. The Dare County Narcotics Task Force officers stopped one suspect trying to drive away from the hotel and found cocaine, according to a release from the Dare County Sheriff’s Office. That arrest led to more arrests at the hotel room.
VIRGINIA BEACH Police are looking for a man who robbed a woman at an ATM on Independence Boulevard last week. On Wednesday, a man approached a woman at the Wells Fargo ATM at 1068 Independence Blvd. and told her he was robbing her, according to a police news release. The woman screamed and ran away, but had already entered her card and PIN into the machine.
PORTSMOUTH A group of about 35 church members failed Tuesday to get the city’s Planning Commission to recommend a name change for the street outside of their Churchland church.
HAMPTON Virginia Lottery officials will present a check on Wednesday to a Hampton resident who won $500,000 in the Bank a Million game. Bank a Million allows people to pick their own six-number combination or let a computer choose the numbers. The Hampton store that sold the winning ticket will also receive a $10,000 bonus check.
ELKO, Nev. Nevada Highway Patrol troopers have arrested two out-of-state men they say had more than 200 pounds of marijuana in their vehicle. The Elko Daily Free Press reports that Lt. James Simpson says a trooper stopped a car for speeding on Interstate 80 and could smell marijuana as he approached the vehicle.
OCRACOKE While Hyde County officials believe the worst of the recent flooding has passed, high water is still creating hazardous driving conditions.
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