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From the Virginian-Pilot / HamptonRoads.com

04/25/2015 09:10 PM

NORFOLK The man who hurt Najwa Mordhah didn't know her. He only saw her scarf. As the native of Saudi Arabia was taking a walk in Norfolk one day, he pulled up in a white car, rolled down his window and started shouting at her. Then he raised his middle finger.

04/25/2015 06:14 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH Steve Spagnolo missed the block parties of his old stomping grounds in Pennsylvania when he moved to Kempsville 15 years ago. "We've got to get this neighborhood jumping a bit," he told his wife, Suzee. She went out of town for a weekend. He built a bar in the garage.

04/25/2015 09:08 PM

NORFOLK Norfolk police are investigating the death of a man who was hit by a train shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday night. The man, a pedestrian, was hit near the 1200 block of Bolton St. and he was declared dead at the scene, according to police. The Norfol Police Detective Division is investigating the case as an "undetermined death." 

04/25/2015 08:45 PM

CHESAPEAKE Police are investigating after a man was found dead inside a silver Mercedes. Officers responded to the 900 block of Lake Village Drive around 2:40 p.m. this afternoon and found the man unresponsive. Police said he had been shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Neither his name nor his age were released. Officers are now investigating this as a homicide, police said.

04/25/2015 06:51 PM

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. David Brinkman's friends are bowing to him these days.

04/25/2015 03:41 PM


04/25/2015 02:23 PM

NORFOLK The Do-Nut Dinette, a Ghent fixture for half a century, is set to reopen in June, with a new name, enlarged menu, more seating – and booze. The dinette, closed since August, was purchased by the owners of Red Dog Saloon, a few blocks away on Colley Avenue. Late last year, Mike Basham, Red Dog’s manager, predicted the dinette would reopen in March.

04/25/2015 12:19 PM

NORFOLK An apartment building in the Ghent area of Norfolk was damaged by a fire this morning. No one was injured in a fire in the 600 block of Redgate Avenue, said Norfolk Fire-Rescue Battalion Chief Julian Williamson. 

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