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From the Virginian-Pilot / HamptonRoads.com

08/20/2014 05:02 AM

NORFOLK A portion of Granby Street will be closed while crews work to repair a water main leak. The work will begin this morning, according to a city news release. Crews will shut down a southbound lane between the Granby Street Bridge and Connecticut Avenue. Northbound traffic will not be affected by this work. Motorists may want to use Tidewater Drive to avoid the closure.

08/20/2014 04:45 AM

RALEIGH, N.C. State House and Senate leaders said Tuesday that lawmakers have reached a compromise on legislation to make Duke Energy curb pollution from its 33 coal ash dumps across North Carolina.

08/20/2014 04:03 AM

Expect partly sunny skies today with highs in the upper 80s. Tonight, there is a chance of showers and thunderstorms after about 7 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures should be in the low 70s.

08/19/2014 07:04 PM

Democrat Joseph C. Lindsey, a Norfolk attorney, won Tuesday’s special election to fill the 90th District House seat vacated by the resignation of Del. Algie Howell Jr.

08/19/2014 06:45 PM

NORFOLK An animal welfare watchdog group is asking a federal agency to investigate and fine Eastern Virginia Medical School for the death of a baboon that accidentally strangled itself with a chain in a research lab in February.

08/19/2014 06:40 PM

NORFOLK Old Dominion University is seeking funding for a $70 million building to house science and health programs, university President John Broderick said at his state of the university address Tuesday. He called the push "a testament to our leadership and commitment as the second-largest producer of STEM-H graduates in the state."

08/19/2014 06:28 PM

NORFOLK Three women have been sexually assaulted in Ghent and Freemason since July 29, and police say the incidents were likely committed by the same man. "He's out there, he's brazen, he's acting like just another pedestrian," said Cpl. Melinda Wray, spokeswoman for Norfolk Police.

08/19/2014 04:16 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH Spring Standards of Learning test results for all students at First Colonial High School mistakenly were released to one parent in an email from a staff member last week. Principal Nancy Farrell sent an alert by phone to parents Monday apologizing for the mishap, which revealed more than 2,000 student names and scores.

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