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From the Virginian-Pilot / HamptonRoads.com

07/31/2014 04:25 AM

NEWPORT NEWS Anyone near the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility along Jefferson Avenue on Friday may hear a loud siren. The facility plans to test its tornado warning siren about 10:30 a.m., a news release says. The siren's wavering tone may be heard within a little more than a mile radius of the facility, depending on the weather.

07/31/2014 04:17 AM

VIRGINIA BEACH One person was taken to a hospital, three others were injured and 14 people were displaced this morning by a duplex fire in Virginia Beach. All of those injured, including a firefighter, are expected to be fine. The one person who was taken to a hospital also suffered minor injuries, said Battalion Chief Tracy Freeman.

07/31/2014 04:00 AM

Expect mostly sunny skies with temperatures in the mid-80s today. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with temperatures in the low 70s. There is a 20 percent of showers late today into Friday morning.

07/30/2014 10:35 PM

RICHMOND The government’s star witness took the stand Wednesday in the federal corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, saying he agreed to bail the couple out of financial trouble in exchange for the first lady’s promise to help promote his diet supplement business.

07/30/2014 09:46 PM

The Virginia Board of Medicine has revoked the license of a Newport News doctor for failing to adequately diagnose patients and monitor his prescription of high-powered narcotics. The consent order revoking the license of Roger Phillips was filed in court this month. His license had been suspended since February.

07/30/2014 09:22 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH Second-grader Diamond Godfrey beamed as she slid into the chair her classmate had pulled out for her. She thanked him, sat up straight and scooted toward the table. Around her, words like "please" and "manners" dotted the walls. This wasn't your typical classroom. It wasn't your average school day, either.

07/30/2014 09:20 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH So much depends on a key. If you have one, you get in the door. The safe opens. The car starts. If you don't, you're locked out. Stuck. Grounded. Now, the doors are locked at the key shop on the parking lot outside Sears at Pembroke Mall, and the business is closed. It specialized in hard-to-find key duplication for nearly 50 years.

07/30/2014 08:34 PM

NORFOLK An in-depth examination into the deaths of two Navy divers during a training accident last year could not pinpoint a singular cause for the drownings of Petty Officer 1st Class James Reyher and Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Harris.

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