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