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Virginia State Police search for missing woman

NORFOLK, Va. — The Virginia State Police issued a Critically Missing Adult Alert after a woman was reported missing to the Norfolk Police Department. On Wednesday, 24-year-old Olivia Oliver was reported missing to Norfolk police at 5:30 p.m.


Mom pleads for justice after son was shot to death inside Emporia home: ‘They took my baby’

EMPORIA, Va. -- Jaquan Crumpler was described as a hard-working young man who loved his family. Those family members say he loved nothing more than to make them laugh. Sometime between 4:30 and nine 9:30 Thursday evening, someone killed the 20-year-old.


Polar vortex may have killed 95% of stink bugs, Virginia Tech researchers say

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Virginia Tech researchers say extreme cold from events like January’s polar vortex may have killed off a majority of invasive insect species like stink bugs.


Virginia school librarian charged after slapping 10-year-old girl

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) -- Jasmine Webster says the outrage is still fresh after finding out a librarian at a Virginia elementary school slapped her 10-year-old daughter a few weeks ago.


Fuel tanker bursts into flames on Virginia highway

FINCASTLE, Va. — No one was seriously hurt when a tanker truck overturned and caught fire Wednesday morning on US 220 North in Botetourt County, Virginia. The crash was reported at 6:24 a.m.


Cost of living comparison between Virginia and Florida

Purchase a subscription to AFP | Subscribe to AFP podcasts on iTunes. News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com. Are you thinking of moving to the Sunshine State? Have you had enough of the cold weather and do you wish for a year without seasons? Then this is a great i


Virginia sees second highest bear harvest

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Virginia bear harvests are the second highest they’ve ever been. Wildlife biologists with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries have released statistics for the 2018-2019 hunting season.


Henrico police responding to 'possible threat' at The Academy at Virginia Randolph

Henrico police are responding Wednesday afternoon to a report of an active shooter on Mountain Road. A tweet from Henrico police said officers were responding to the 2200 block of Mountain Road, which is near The Academy at Virginia Randolph.


Virginia governor cancels first stop on listening tour after blackface controversy

(CNN)Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam canceled the first stop on his apology tour following a letter from the Virginia Union University student government asking him to not attend a chapel service Thursday honoring a group of 1960s-era civil rights protesters.


Police identify man found shot to death outside Virginia Beach apartment

Police have identified the man who was found shot to death outside an apartment early Tuesday morning. Damen Ellington Graham, 27, of Virginia Beach, was found by officers at the apartment in the 6700 block of Chartwell Drive. Officers were dispatched there around 12:16 a.m. for a report of a person


Burglars ram box truck into Virginia gun store

DANVILLE (WDBJ) - Guns Gears and Ammo has had attempted burglaries before, but the owner says he’s never seen anything like this. "Well they rammed the building four times with a box truck, which is beyond what most people think of as normal," said Josh Jennings.


Man arrested for abducting Norfolk woman from gas station

NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk Police arrested a man Wednesday night after they say he abducted a woman from a gas station. Virginia State Police issued a Critically Missing Adult Alert, also known as an Ashanti Alert, Wednesday night for 24-year-old Norfolk woman Olivia Oliver on behalf of the Norfolk Poli


Reputed Hells Angels biker from Staten Island admits to shooting rival in Virginia

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – A reputed Hells Angels motorcycle gang member from Staten Island has admitted to shooting a rival biker in an attack outside a Virginia motel five months ago.


HCSO roundup: Vehicle assault; B&E arrest

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reported the following, according to Chief Deputy Scott Hall:. A Roanoke Rapids woman was charged Saturday after reportedly striking her ex-boyfriend with a vehicle.


Virginia Politician Insists He Dressed Up As White Michael Jackson For Halloween

Another Virginia politician who dressed up as Michael Jackson for halloween has pointed out that the incriminating photo clearly shows he was made up as the later white version.


Black History Month: Honoring the work of a Virginia midwife named a ‘town hero’

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - From 1930 to 1967, Anna B. Turner worked in Sussex County and traveled to at least four other counties and towns, helping families bring new life into the world.


2 Virginia Beach dentists suspended after DEA investigation into opioid prescriptions

A Virginia Beach dentist performed free dental work for patients, state documents say. All they had to do in exchange was fill opioid prescriptions for him. The license of Dr. Gary Hartman, along with that of one of his patients and a fellow dentist, Dr. Arnold Berger, was suspended recently amid a


Intern killed by lion at North Carolina wildlife center was dragged around by her neck, fought back

The 22-year-old intern killed by an escaped lion at a North Carolina wildlife education center tried to fight off the animal as she was dragged around by the neck, according to an autopsy report released Tuesday.


Virginia Beach food truck owners unhappy with outcome of council vote on business license

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A battle over food trucks continues in Virginia Beach. City council voted to eliminate some fees for truck owners Monday, but the restaurants on wheels still aren’t happy.


RRPD roundup: Domestic assault; man chews pot stems

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to interim Chief Bobby Martin:. On Saturday at approximately 6:22 p.m., Officer H. Marshall was dispatched to the 800 block of Park Avenue following a report a woman was assaulted.