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Va. Beach to explore braking light rail at Town Center
PilotOnline.com / Thu, 27 Mar 2014 22:46:21 -0400
VIRGINIA BEACH City officials want to study a new option for light rail: extending the line only to Town Center, for now. City Manager Jim Spore asked Hampton Roads Transit in a letter Wednesday to add the Town Center option to the agency's study of three other alignments, which involve taking the line to Rosemont Road and to the Oceanfront.
Budget bind may last till June, school lobbyists say
PilotOnline.com / Thu, 27 Mar 2014 22:38:32 -0400
CHESAPEAKE It could be June before state lawmakers agree on a budget, lobbyists who represent the school division said Thursday night at a School Board planning meeting. The delay would keep divisions from knowing exactly how much money to expect from the state.
Weather: Temps in the 70s, rain possible this afternoon
PilotOnline.com / Thu, 27 Mar 2014 22:27:53 -0400
Partly cloudy skies overnight will turn into mostly cloudy skies today, with a chance of showers this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Highs today will be in the low 70s and there is a good chance the rain will continue into the night as a cold front stalls over the region. Tonight it should otherwise remain cloudy with lows in the mid-50s.
Man convicted in stabbing deaths of wife, 3 stepkids
PilotOnline.com / Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:59:27 -0400
NEWPORT NEWS A jury has convicted a man on charges that he killed his wife and three stepchildren in 2011. Media outlets report that John Moses Ragin was convicted Thursday on three counts of capital murder in the children's deaths and second-degree murder in the slaying of his wife, Crystal Ragin. The circuit court jury also found Ragin guilty of arson and unlawful stabbing.
Duke shareholders want probe of coal ash spill
PilotOnline.com / Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:14:14 -0400
RALEIGH, N.C. Duke Energy shareholders called on the company's board on Thursday to launch an independent investigation into issues surrounding a massive coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in toxic sludge.
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DailyPress.com / Fri, 28 Mar 2014 00:37:00 GMT
A Portsmouth truck driver with felony convictions has been identified as the gunman who shot and killed a sailor at Naval Station Norfolk, according to the Navy and media reports.
Warner’s bill seeks to fine-tune health care overhaul
PilotOnline.com / Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:34:13 -0400
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner joined five others Thursday to propose changes to the health care law that include exempting more small employers from having to provide coverage and offering a cheaper individual plan for consumers.
Killer kept Navy base credentials despite life of crime
PilotOnline.com / Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:23:20 -0400
NORFOLK A 35-year-old truck driver with a troubled past walked onto a U.S. warship Monday night, grabbed a guard’s gun and used it to kill a sailor who tried to intervene. Jeffrey Tyrone Savage had taken a life once before.
Report on Deeds case cites network gaps, lack of beds
PilotOnline.com / Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:36:39 -0400
A delayed state report on how Virginia’s mental health system left Sen. Creigh Deeds’ son without needed psychiatric care concludes that network gaps and a failure to enhance care protocols were key factors in a situation that ended in tragedy.
Virginia Beach: Police seek man wanted in 2013 assault
DailyPress.com / Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:15:00 GMT
Police are looking for a man wanted in connection to a 2013 assault.