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From the Virginian-Pilot / HamptonRoads.com

08/04/2015 09:10 PM

NORFOLK State Sen. Kenny Alexander said he would consider running for mayor should Paul Fraim opt not to run for re-election next year. Norfolk's mayor of the past 21 years, Fraim has said he plans to run in the May election but hasn't made a formal announcement. Sheriff Bob McCabe, who's been in his office for 21 years as well, announced in July he's running for mayor.

08/04/2015 09:09 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH Ashley Scirrotto has pulled the brutality lawsuit she filed in June against a city police officer. The 21-year-old says she left Virginia Beach Correctional Center covered in bruises after being arrested for public intoxication at the Oceanfront. But dismissing the lawsuit was strategic, she and her mother said, and the family still is pursuing her case.

08/04/2015 08:49 PM

NORFOLK Norfolk State University's gaming lab has released an app to help students practice for Standards of Learning tests. The game, named Kwizopia, randomly chooses questions and answers from released SOL tests so students cannot memorize them.

08/04/2015 08:48 PM

CHESAPEAKE The city will hold a meeting Thursday morning to discuss adjusting how close a trash-handling operation can be to houses and other buildings.

08/04/2015 08:28 PM

RICHMOND Gov. Terry McAuliffe is helping lead a national effort by Democrats to gain a greater say in drawing congressional boundaries. The Democratic Governors Association announced Tuesday that McAuliffe will co-chair a redistricting fund aimed at electing Democratic governors in key states in 2020, when states will begin redrawing congressional maps.

08/04/2015 02:50 PM

CHESAPEAKE Traffic on the Great Bridge Bridge will be restricted for maintenance this morning, city officials said. Crews will shut down each of the bridge's four lanes, one at a time, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Public Works spokeswoman Elizabeth Vaughn said. Three lanes will be open at any given time, but Vaughn said drivers should pay attention to work crews and expect delays.

08/04/2015 01:06 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH Someone stole $700 worth of Rogaine-brand hair-growing treatments from a pharmacy, according to a police news release. The theft happened just before 10 a.m. Monday at the CVS Pharmacy at 6099 Indian River Road, near Providence Road.

08/04/2015 12:32 PM

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine announced in a floor speech Tuesday he will vote in favor of the Iran nuclear agreement now being debated in Congress.

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