SUFFOLK School division officials are thrilled with a proposed city plan that would provide enough money for two new schools to open in 2018. The elementary and middle schools would address overcrowding in the northern part of the city, the result of strong population growth in that area.
RALEIGH, N.C. North Carolina's chief justice has assigned three judges to hear the innocence case of a 70-year-old man who's behind bars for the murders of a mother and daughter almost 40 years ago. Chief Justice Mark Martin on Tuesday assigned judges to hear the case of Joseph Sledge, who was convicted in August 1978 of the murders of Josephine and Aileen Davis of Elizabethtown.
NORFOLK Prosecutors this week dropped an indecent-exposure charge against a Canadian man caught on camera in September streaking across the field during a nationally televised Old Dominion football game. Kevin Tardif, 21, of Quebec, walked out of a Norfolk courtroom late Tuesday guilty only of public intoxication. He paid a $50 fine.
VIRGINIA BEACH An armed man jumped the counter of a fast food restaurant at 6544 Indian River Road on Tuesday and robbed the business. The man went into the KFC/Taco Bell wearing a hat and a sweatshirt with the hood up at 7:35 p.m. and demanded money, police wrote in a news release. He also had the lower part of his face covered.
RICHMOND Gov. Terry McAuliffe says his administration has closed the state’s budget shortfall and has millions to spare on new spending and assisting localities with teacher retirement costs. The governor this morning proposed amendments to the state’s two-year budget before members of the House and Senate financial committees.
VIRGINIA BEACH Virginia Beach is highlighted in an image released by NASA from a study of the change in intensity of light shining toward outer space during major holidays. Richmond, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore also are included on an image showing a comparison of the intensity of the glow from Earth over the rest of the year, according to the NASA website.
NORFOLK Police have charged a 21-year-old in a shooting Monday morning in the 7900 block of Westcliff Drive. Police were sent to the scene shortly after 8:30 a.m. and found a man with a gunshot wound, which did not appear to be life-threatening, a police news release says. He was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
SUFFOLK A driver was taken to a hospital after a vehicle ran off the road and overturned this morning at East Washington Street and Portsmouth Boulevard. The crash was reported shortly after 2:10 a.m., a city news release says. The vehicle hit a guardrail before overturning and hitting a light pole.
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