Norfolk police are investigating the shooting of two teenage boys late Friday evening, according to a news release. Around 10:30 p.m., the release says, officers were called to the corner of Mariner and Reilly streets, where it was reported that two teens had been shot. They found the boys, ages 13 and 14, with non-life-threatening injuries. Both were taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
The unmanned rocket that exploded at NASA's Wallops Island facility Tuesday was destroyed after it became apparent there was a problem, Orbital Sciences confirmed Friday. "Prior to impacting the ground, the rocket's Flight Termination System was engaged by the designated official in the Wallops Range Control Center," Orbital said Thursday in a news release on its website.
Hampton Roads should prepare for rain, wind and cooler temperatures this weekend. Rain is likely to start in the afternoon Saturday, when highs should be near 60 degrees. The rain should taper off at night, but winds then could gust past 40 mph, and lows should be in the low 40s.
PORTSMOUTH The City Council has tangled with the School Board over finances. It supported bringing a casino and legalized gambling to Portsmouth. And the majority of its members stood behind the city's auditor, who has failed to produce a completed audit report in 18 months on the job. It's been an action-packed, sometimes controversial year for the board that governs the city.
VIRGINIA BEACH A police officer faces assault charges in connection with an Oct. 24 fight at a bar. Alejandro Torres, 31, of Virginia Beach is charged with two counts of assault and battery and one count of disorderly conduct, a police news release said. He has been placed on administrative duty pending his court appearances and an internal investigation.
VIRGINIA BEACH Voters in the Princess Anne District will choose between a longtime public servant with a conservative fiscal agenda and a passion for the environment and a relative newcomer who says he can bring jobs and fresh ideas to Virginia Beach.
NORFOLK The driver of a tractor-trailer was killed in a crash Friday near the Downtown Tunnel. About 1:50 p.m., Jeffery Dean Slape of Chesapeake was driving a 2001 Freightliner TT north on Interstate 464. Slape, 49, took the ramp to westbound I-264 and lost control in the curve, a Virginia State Police news release said.
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