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Va. coalition creates advance directives website

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A new website launched by an Eastern Virginia coalition allows people to create advance directives for health care. The As You Wish website offers a downloadable form that can be used to create an individual advance directives plan. Options include a do-not-resuscitate directive and the designation of someone to make health [...]

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Va. Beach reaches tentative arena deal

  VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A local company has tentatively agreed to the city’s terms to build an oceanfront arena that could accommodate a professional sports team in Virginia Beach, though city council approval is needed, officials said Thursday, Nov. 20. The $200 million arena would be paid for by United States Management LLC [...]

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Eastern Va. US magistrate judge to retire in 2015

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — U.S. Magistrate Judge Tommy Miller plans to retire next year after serving for more than two decades. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1vdoNRD ) reports that Miller has announced he will retire in August 2015. Miller has served as a federal magistrate judge since 1987. He previously served as an assistant U.S. attorney. The [...]

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Norfolk man pleads guilty to mail, computer fraud

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former project manager for a Newport News distributor of security equipment has pleaded guilty to mail fraud and computer fraud. U.S. Attorney Dana Boente (BEN’-tay) says 48-year-old Michael Holub of entered his plea Monday, Nov. 24, in federal court in Norfolk. Holub faces up to 25 years in prison when he [...]

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Feds, county look into northern Virginia suicides

  FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Federal and local health officials are investigating potential suicide clusters in Fairfax County following the deaths of three teenage girls since September. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the county health department are looking into the suicides at the request of state health officials. This week, CDC experts [...]

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Herring announces donations from inaugural funds

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Attorney General Mark Herring says his inaugural committee has donated $50,000 in leftover funds to 11 Virginia charities. Herring announced Monday that nine organizations received $5,000 each. They are the Laurel Center in the Winchester area, Total Action for Progress in the Roanoke area, ADAMS Compassionate Healthcare Network in northern Virginia, [...]

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Norfolk Southern buys nearly 300 miles of rail

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk Southern Corp. has agreed to pay $217 million to buy nearly 300 miles of track from a subsidiary of Canadian Pacific railroad. The major freight railroads announced the deal Monday. If regulators approve, Norfolk Southern will acquire 282.55 miles of rail the Delaware & Hudson Railway operates now. The track runs between Sunbury, Pennsylvania [...]

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Va. death row inmate appeals conviction, sentence

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A man on Virginia’s death row for the 2005 shooting death of aNorfolk police officer is appealing his conviction and sentence. Attorneys for Thomas Porter filed a notice of appeal with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond on Monday. No date for oral argument has been set. Porter was [...]

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Virginia man gets life in prison for child porn

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Beach man has been sentenced to life in federal prison on multiple counts relating to the production of child pornography. Twenty-seven-year-old Robert Harold Scott Jr. was sentenced Monday in federal court inNorfolk. Scott was convicted by a jury in July. Prosecutors say Scott used the Internet to convince five [...]

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Sailors due to return to Hampton Roads

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Hundreds of sailors are due to return to Hampton Roads from the Middle East this weekend. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1tQjxhF) reports some of those returning are fighter jet pilots who struck Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria. The sailors are part of a group that deployed aboard the Norfolk-based aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush [...]

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation opens new center

  VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A new environmental center that generates its own energy and boasts that it produces no sewage or runoff opened Friday on a prime piece of waterfront real estate that was once destined to be filled with condominiums. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation held a grand opening for its Brock Environmental [...]

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