At 5:25 a.m., the Virginia Department of Transportation was reporting the following traffic issues: U.S. 13 A crash had the right northbound lane closed at Va. 184. James River and Coleman bridges No lifts were reported.
PORTSMOUTH A man who was believed to have been assaulted died this morning in the 2900 block of Deep Creek Blvd. Shortly after 2:20 a.m., police got a call requesting help for the man who was inside a home and had been injured, said Detective Misty Holley. When officers arrived, they found the man who was pronounced dead at the home.
City, state and federal agencies have announced closings for the July 4th holiday weekend: Cities and courts Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach cIty offices and courts will be closed Friday. Colleges Tidewater Community College will be closed on Friday and Saturday. Financial
A cold front slowly dropped into the region overnight and was expected to stall over the area today through Thursday, bringing "unsettled conditions" in the Mid-Atlantic and Carolinas through Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
The state has struck a deal to recover $46 million of taxpayer money from a private developer for work that was never done on a 55-mile highway that was never built, according to sources in Gov. Terry McAuliffe's administration.
NORFOLK Residents of the Meadowbrook neighborhood learned in 2013 that the city had been quietly shopping around an old school site for redevelopment. They weren't pleased with the development proposals and what they perceived as a lack of communication from the city. Neither were nearby civic leagues.
PORTSMOUTH In an open letter, a city government observer is calling for James Bridgeford to step aside as School Board chairman, citing the board's secret meetings late last year to hire a superintendent. Today, the board will vote on its chair and vice-chair positions. Mark Geduldig-Yatrofsky said that while he likes Bridgeford, he must be held accountable.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness will host a 12-week class from July 16 to Oct. 1 for people with family members or loved ones suffering from serious mental illness. The Virginia Beach chapter of NAMI will conduct the "Family-to-Family Education" class from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Beacon House, 3808C Virginia Beach Blvd., in Virginia Beach.
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