NORFOLK The City Council voted Tuesday to adopt a ward system for the School Board after most people who publicly voiced their opinions said they opposed that method. The council voted 5-3 in favor of the ward system.
After Tuesday's widespread dusting of snow, there is no more precipitation in this week's forecast. Today should be sunny with highs in the upper 30s. Winds out of the northwest should be 13 to 16 mph. Lows tonight should be about 25 degrees with a north wind of 5 to 9 mph, according to the National Weather Service.
CHESAPEAKE The city hopes to develop 4,000 acres of farmland in south Chesapeake near the state line for commercial and industrial purposes.
Daylight was still hours away Tuesday as school officials around South Hampton Roads began work. Their job: Determine whether classes should be delayed to help ensure that students and staff arrive safely. About an inch of snow fell around the region - less in some parts - and accumulations tended to be highest on grass. That hardly made the decision a slam dunk.
RICHMOND A Republican-led House committee has killed a proposal to raise Virginia's minimum wage. The Committee on Commerce and Labor voted Tuesday to table a proposal aimed at raising incrementally the state's minimum wage from the current $7.25 an hour to $10 an hour.
NEWPORT NEWS They drove up and down the East Coast trying to break into Wells Fargo mortgage offices, according to court documents. New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Maryland. Thirteen locations in all. Jeffrey "Lef" Washington and his crew weren't interested in cash, though. The money would come later.
FREDERICKSBURG The CEO of a Virginia security company says one of his contract employees was the American victim in an attack in Libya that left five foreigners dead. Cliff Taylor of Crucible LLC of Fredericksburg identified the worker as David Berry. He declined to release any additional information on Berry, citing security concerns.
VIRGINIA BEACH Superintendent Aaron Spence says pushing back the 7:20 a.m. high school start time is worth considering. He wants a task force to study the issue this summer and report back in spring 2016. “Forgive the Super Bowl pun, but I’m going to punt a little on this one,” Spence joked at a School Board retreat Tuesday.
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