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From the Virginian-Pilot / HamptonRoads.com

07/22/2014 10:08 AM

NEWPORT NEWS Residents who need to report incidents that are not considered emergencies to dispatchers are being asked to dial alternate numbers while the main line is down. The main line, 247-2500, is not operable, police wrote in a news release. Residents should call 757-881-5020, 881-5021 or 881-5022 to speak with dispatchers. Callers with emergencies can dial 911.  

07/22/2014 09:56 AM

NORFOLK Police are investigating the death of a six-week-old baby brought to the fire department’s Station 8 on Frederick Street. The baby boy was brought there by his mother already unresponsive about 8:20 a.m. Tuesday, according to Norfolk Police. He was quickly taken to Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, but was pronounced dead en route. 

07/22/2014 09:51 AM

NORFOLK Fire crews are at the scene of a natural gas line break in the 1800 block of Parkview Ave. No homes have been evacuated and no injuries were reported after a construction crew ruptured the line about 9 a.m., according to Battalion Chief Julian Williamson, Norfolk Fire-Rescue spokesman.

07/22/2014 09:50 AM

CHESAPEAKE The fuel tank of a tractor-trailer was ruptured this morning by a trailer from another truck that was passing by, causing a spill. The incident happened shortly after 9 a.m. at Atlantic Avenue and Narrow Street as the tractor-trailer was waiting to make a turn, said fire department Capt. Scott Saunders.

07/22/2014 09:22 AM

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. An Elizabeth City man sped through downtown streets attempting to elude police early Sunday morning exceeding 90 miles per hour at times and slamming into two police cruisers.

07/22/2014 09:08 AM

WASHINGTON Police in Maryland say a couple kept their autistic, 22-year-old twin sons locked in a basement room at night for years with no furniture and only a tiny window for light. Court records show John and Janice Land are free on bond after they were charged Friday with two counts each of vulnerable adult abuse and false imprisonment.

07/22/2014 09:01 AM

WILLIAMSBURG Historic Jamestowne is gearing up to commemorate the anniversary of the first legislative assembly in English North America. Officials say two events are being held to mark the milestone. On Saturday, an interactive presentation is set to take place at the Historic Jamestowne Memorial Church. It was erected on the site of the original church where the 1619 General Assembly met.

07/22/2014 08:49 AM

WAYNESBORO, Va. The Wildlife Center of Virginia says a young peregrine falcon that flew into a building in downtown Richmond will undergo surgery to remove its left eye. The center in Waynesboro says the female falcon's eye has atrophied. The falcon won't be released after it recovers from the surgery scheduled Tuesday. The center says the bird will be trained to be educational ambassador.

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