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From the Virginian-Pilot / HamptonRoads.com

08/31/2015 08:41 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH Hilltop is getting a Wal-Mart Supercenter. The retail chain will occupy the big-box space in Hilltop Square Shopping Center where Kmart used to be, according to Bill Wertz, a Wal-Mart spokesman. It's scheduled to open in 2017 and will be the closest Wal-Mart to the Oceanfront.

08/31/2015 07:29 PM

SUFFOLK School officials are exploring a way to quickly and economically upgrade old equipment and systems, such as heating and air conditioning.

08/31/2015 07:21 PM

CHESAPEAKE A 73-year-old Portsmouth woman was convicted Monday of killing a woman in a crash and fleeing the scene earlier this year.

08/31/2015 07:02 PM

NORFOLK The Commonwealth's Attorney's Office announced Monday it would seek a special prosecutor to handle the cases of two men charged with shooting the driver of a political consultant and activist.

08/31/2015 07:32 PM

NORFOLK Deon Blowe just wanted to spend his days with his kids and family, his cousin said. A day after he was gunned down, she wants justice. Blowe, 35, was shot to death just before 11 p.m. Sunday in the 1200 block of Bunsen Court, and officers found his body at the scene after getting a call about several gunshots in the area, Norfolk police said in a news release.

08/31/2015 06:52 PM

ROANOKE The scene inside a Virginia high school auditorium sounded more like a celebration of life Monday than a visitation after a death as the family of a cameraman who was slain on live TV greeted well over 1,000 mourners at a hometown reception.

08/31/2015 06:05 PM

CHESAPEAKE Even until the end of his trial, Benjamin Johnson refused to accept responsibility for his wife's death. The murder defendant told jurors the family's bull mastiff, Marco, killed 45-year-old Marcia Johnson. He told them that the case against him was "fixed" and that the witnesses lied.

08/31/2015 05:03 PM

ACCOMACK COUNTY The woman killed in an Eastern Shore crash on Sunday has been identified as a 27-year-old Delaware woman. Thanmayee Yerkala, of Castle Rock, Delaware, was ejected from the back seat of a 2002 Honda Accord after it crashed head-on into a 2015 Dodge Ram on Fleming Road near Sign Post Road, Virginia State Police Sgt. Michelle Anaya said in a news release.

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