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From the Virginian-Pilot / HamptonRoads.com

09/01/2014 08:06 PM

The testimony is over. The case goes to the jury Tuesday. But what exactly do these 12 people face?

09/01/2014 07:34 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH Around 10 a.m. Monday, Joyce and Curtis White, who were cleaning fish on the Lynnhaven Fishing Pier, were moving a little bit slower than they were, say, 14 hours earlier. * "We were out all night," Joyce White said, continuing to scrape the scales of a little fish called a spot. The couple had filleted five spot and had at least 25 more to go. *

09/01/2014 08:14 PM

PORTSMOUTH It's been 30 years since a retired Navy admiral began leading the charge to put an 80-foot flagpole at the foot of High Street. Rear Adm. Allan B. Roby wanted a majestic American flag that would draw the attention of visitors and residents passing by on land and water. He believed it would say something important about this old seaport community.

09/01/2014 08:11 PM

FORT BRAGG An 18th Airborne Corps paratrooper from Norfolk was found dead on post last week according to Fort Bragg officials. An investigation into the death of Pvt. 1st Class Lance D. Cuffee, 23, is underway, the post said in a news release. Cuffee was a geospatial intelligence imagery analyst in Intelligence and Sustainment Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion.

09/01/2014 07:49 PM

NORFOLK A large portion of Ghent was without power this evening. A pad-mounted transformer malfunctioned about 4:30 p.m. near West Olney Road and Botetourt Street, causing 2,400 customers to lose power, said Dominion spokesman Dan Genest. Crews were working to fix the problem, but as of 5:30 p.m., 700 were still without electricity, he said.

09/01/2014 07:45 PM

CHESAPEAKE Two men were injured in a shooting this evening on Transylvania Avenue.

09/01/2014 06:55 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH Chic's Beach, 6:30 p.m. It's the perfect evening on the Chesapeake Bay. Children frolic at the water's edge, diving headlong into cool, gentle waves. Dogs sprint after sticks tossed into the surf, leaving paw prints in the sand. A couple lie stretched out on a blanket, foreheads touching, soaking in the last rays of light as the sun dips below the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.

09/01/2014 06:01 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH Nick Arnold today starts his second year at Kellam High School. And like many sophomores, he's looking forward to a year of milestones, including getting his learner's permit for driving and dreaming about his first car. Unlike his peers, he also has other things on his to-do list: retake the SAT, apply to colleges and pass two years of English at the same time.

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