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From the Virginian-Pilot / HamptonRoads.com

03/31/2015 04:54 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH The Brock Environmental Center at Pleasure House Point received an Environmental Excellence Award today from the state.

03/31/2015 04:52 PM

JAMESTOWN The ferry Williamsburg has returned to service after repairs. Crews have been running three ferries during the evening commute to compensate for higher-than-normal traffic, according to a news release from the Virginia Department of Transportation.

03/31/2015 04:38 PM

CHINCOTEAGUE Two men from Germany were rescued from a sailboat about 90 miles east of the coast. The Coast Guard received an alert via fax about 4 p.m. Monday from the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center in Bremen, Germany, according to a news release. The alert said the sailboat Irene was in need of assistance.

03/31/2015 04:10 PM

NORFOLK Police have identified the worker who died at Colonna's Shipyard on Monday as a 58-year-old man. Donald R. Thomas of Chesapeake was found dead inside a piece of equipment about 1:30 p.m. at the back of an industrial lot in the 100 block of S. Main St. Officer Daniel Hudson said Norfolk police, Norfolk Fire-Rescue and Virginia Occupational Safety and Health are investigating.

03/31/2015 04:02 PM

SUFFOLK A crash involving two tractor-trailers shut down traffic in the area of the 7800 block of S. Quay Road this afternoon. Emergency crews were called to the area about 3:40 p.m., according to a police news release. No injuries were reported and the trailers were empty at the time of the crash.

03/31/2015 03:50 PM

RICHMOND Officials have decided that a delegate charged with fabricating a document is not certified to run as a Democrat in the race for Virginia's 16th District Senate seat. The 16th District Democratic committee unanimously voted Tuesday to accept a finding that only 222 of the 972 signatures on former Del. Joe Morrisey's petition were acceptable.

03/31/2015 03:08 PM

Fewer people go to the hospital because of car crashes when states make it illegal to text while driving. So says a new study from the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health. Researchers found a 7 percent average reduction in crash-related hospitalizations in states with a texting ban, based on data from 2003 to 2010.

03/31/2015 01:45 PM


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