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  • Norview High School student accused of assault, threatening to bomb or burn school

    Norfolk, Va. – A 17-year-old Norview High School student is facing several charges after police say he tried to bypass metal detectors on Thursday morning. They say this happened just before 9 a.m. The student was combative with the security guards and threatened to bomb or burn the school officials say. The student was pepper sprayed and taken into custody. He was charged with assault and battery, disorderly conduct and threaten to bomb or burn. The student was treated after […]

  • Scam Alert: Mother of two gets caught up in million dollar mystery shopper scam

    Postal inspectors say a letter and check are key pieces of evidence in a million dollar mystery shopper scam. In this case, a mother of two trying to make extra money found herself caught directly in the middle. “Online she saw a job for a mystery shopper, she filled out the online application,” says David Oakley, US Postal Inspector. And then she was hired. Her job was to stamp and mail out envelopes. “If you`re a mystery shopper but you […]

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    Former governor McDonnell requests new trial

    Virginia’s former governor wants a new trial. Bob McDonnell’s lawyers filed the paperwork today. His lawyers say the judge didn’t examine potential jurors for the case claiming they were swayed by pre-trial coverage. Bob and Maureen McDonnell were found guilty of numerous criminal charges in a six-week corruption trial ending in September. The couple traded favors to businessman Jonnie Williams in exchange for loans, vacations and luxury gifts. Maureen is set to be sentenced in February. Bob was set to […]

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    10 people robbed at gunpoint inside James City County hotel

    James City County, Va. – Police need your help to locate two armed robbers after they say 10 people reported being held up at gunpoint. This happened at the Pineapple Inn on Tuesday night. Officers responded to the report at 11 p.m. Someone there told officers that two men with guns forced the group of 10 into a hotel room and demanded money. The two robbers took wallets, handbags, ID cards, credit cards and over $600 in cash. No one […]

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    Police: Daughter beat mother with hammer and frying pan in attempt to kill her

    Conewago Township, PA (WPMT) — A woman is behind bars after police say she beat her mother with a hammer and a frying pan in an attempt to kill her. According to charging documents, Kimberly Jacobs, 47, called police on September 5th and told officers that she just tried to beat her mother to death and to send an ambulance. Northern York County Regional Police along with emergency crews responded to the 700 block of Butter Road in Conewago Township […]

  • Pilot killed after military contractor plane crashes near Navy air base

    (CNN) — A military contractor’s plane crashed Wednesday upon approach to a Navy air base in Southern California, killing the sole person aboard. The aircraft, operated by the Airborne Tactical Advantage Company, went down as it was nearing Naval Base Ventura County in Oxnard, about halfway between the coastal cities of Santa Barbara and Santa Monica. Capt. Mike Lindberry, a spokesman for the Ventura County Fire Department, tweeted it’s not known whether the Hunter Hawker aircraft’s pilot “ejected or if […]

  • Antares rocket explodes seconds after launch from Wallops Island

    Orbital Science Corp.’s Antares rocket exploded into a huge fireball seconds after launch from Wallops Island Tuesday evening.

  • Don’t Waste Your Money: The American Shopper Is Back

    Since the economic downturn, we became a nation of savers, too traumatized by the economy to buy anything but the bare necessities. However, Americans are starting to spend again. A Consumer Reports nationally representative survey found that’s happening across the country. • 12 percent said they had bought a home in the last year or plan to do so soon. • 46 percent just bought a car or are about to buy one. • Spending on home improvements is up. […]

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    Watch: Witnesses capture Antares rocket explosion in dramatic videos

    Video from the press site. Warning, contains strong language: (CNN) — An unmanned NASA-contracted rocket exploded early Tuesday evening along the eastern Virginia coast, causing a huge fireball but no apparent deaths. Photographer captures amazing series of rocket explosion pictures Antares rocket explodes seconds after launch from Wallops Island According to NASA, the Orbital Sciences Corp.’s Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft were set to launch at 6:22 p.m. ET from the Wallops Flight Facility along the Atlantic Ocean. It […]

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    Man killed in motorcycle accident in Gloucester County

    Gloucester County, Va. – A man was killed in a motorcycle wreck in Gloucester County Tuesday night. 53-year-old Joseph Robert Woodall of Gloucester was traveling northbound on Route 17  north of State Route 1019 (Meredith Road) when he ran off the roadway and was thrown from the motorcycle. Woodall was transported from the scene to Walter Reed Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Speed appears to be a factor in the crash and it is unknown at this time if […]

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    Ferguson police chief expected to step down, officials say

    (CNN) — The police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to step down as part of the effort by city officials to reform the Police Department, according to government officials familiar with the discussions ongoing between local, state and federal officials. Under the proposed plan, after Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson leaves, city leadership would ask the St. Louis County police chief to take over management of Ferguson’s police force. The announcement could come as soon as next week. It […]

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    U.S. beefs up security at federal buildings

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is ordering more security for more than 9,500 federal government buildings and their 1.4 million daily visitors. Johnson said in a statement Tuesday that the Federal Protective Service’s new security measures are a precautionary guard against “continued public calls by terrorist organizations for attacks on the homeland and elsewhere” after two attacks last week on Canada’s government. But Johnson didn’t reveal the details of the new security measures, saying they’ll […]


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