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NSU Police and Norfolk Fire-Rescue respond to dorm fire

  by Tykhari Coles On Friday, April 18, while a field day was taking place in the middle of the Norfolk State University campus, the NSU Police Department and the City of Norfolk Fire-Rescue were responding to a fire at Babbette Smith student residence hall. At 12:30 p.m., a fire broke out in the female [...]

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Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reach out

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover’s highest holiday: Sunday, April 20, 2014 or 420 in stoner lingo. Pot-smokers have long celebrated on the date by lighting up for reasons not quite clear. Yet amid [...]

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McAuliffe shakes up Va. Port Authority board

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe is shaking up the Virginia Port Authority, which oversees the third-busiest seaport on the East Coast. McAuliffe announced Thursday at a news conference in Norfolk that he’s replacing five members of the authority’s board of commissioners in attempt to improve the authority’s fiscal management and return it [...]

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Robber who was homesick for prison to be sentenced

    CHICAGO (AP) — Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it’s not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday, April 17th, 2014 for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year. His reason for robbing the bank is surprising, though: He was homesick for prison. The 74-year-old high-school [...]

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Alleged serial killings highlight GPS limits

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A pair of convicted sex offenders had proven once before that there were limits to how well GPS devices could track their whereabouts. Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon had cut the devices from their ankles, hopped a Greyhound bus from California, and holed up in a Las [...]

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US judge overturns North Dakota abortion law

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 overturned a North Dakota law banning abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they’re pregnant. U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland ruled that the law banning abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected is “invalid and unconstitutional” [...]

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College Board provides a glimpse of new SAT

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Anxious students — not to mention their parents — can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years. Sample questions for the new version of the college-entrance test were released on Wednesday by the College Board, which announced last month that the new test will include [...]

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Detroit strikes 2nd deal with its other retirees

DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit reached tentative agreements to preserve pensions for retired police office and firefighters but cut monthly payments for other former employees, key deals that could accelerate the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history, officials said Tuesday, April 15th, 2014. Negotiators for the general pension fund, which pays benefits to [...]

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Cargo ship grounded in windy Chesapeake Bay

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard says a 751-foot cargo ship has run aground in the lower Chesapeake Bay, and officials hope they can try to free it during high tide. The bulk carrier Ornak ran aground Tuesday night near First Landing State Park as winds gusted up to 70 mph. The ship [...]

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Authorities say hate motivated Kansas shooting

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors have enough evidence to pursue hate-crime charges in the shooting spree that killed three people at a Jewish community center and retirement complex near Kansas City, authorities said Monday, April 14th, 2014 a day after the attack. Frazier Glenn Cross of Aurora, Mo., a known white supremacist, [...]

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Space station launch Monday despite dead computer

  CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station is about to get some fresh groceries and material for an urgent repair job. An unmanned SpaceX rocket was scheduled to blast off at 4:58 p.m. Monday, April 14th, 2014 with more than 2 tons of supplies. NASA spent much of the weekend debating whether [...]

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