At 10 a.m., the Virginia Department of Transportation was reporting the following traffic issues: Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel The backup to King Street had cleared.
PORTSMOUTH Police said a missing baby and his birth mother were located safe today in Norfolk. According to detectives, Eria Barnes, 35, was visiting her 4-month-old son Princeton, in the 20 block of W. Pollux Circle on Friday when she walked out with him, saying that no one could take her son away from her.
Five Things is happy to bring you a shiny, new PilotOnline.com later today. Meanwhile, check out items on a possible arena in Virginia Beach and a possible takeover of Norfolk Southern. Chance for showers continues: We could see some more rain today with highs in the 70s. In case you missed it: Looks like Virginia Beach is close to getting an arena of its own.
Some public schools in North Carolina will open late today because of fog. Hertford County schools will have a one-hour delay, according to the division's website.
NEWPORT NEWS A driver died when his car hit a tree this morning at Warwick Boulevard and Main Street. The crash was reported about 2 a.m. after the driver’s Ford Taurus left the northbound lanes and hit the tree, police wrote in a news release. The driver died at the scene. Investigators believe the car was speeding when it ran off the road. No one else was inside the vehicle.
Today will be moderately rainy with chances for showers until 3 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. There's a high of 71 and nighttime low of 52. A calm wind of up to 9 mph rolls in for the morning. The showers are 60 percent likely. Sun returns Wednesday, with highs in the mid-60s. Thursday should stay mostly sunny, followed by a slight chance of showers.
CHESAPEAKE If you’re hoping for an appointment to the Chesapeake Planning Commission, get in line. The City Council will choose from 54 applicants tonight for one open spot on the nine-member board, which gives recommendations to the City Council on growth issues such as zoning and permits. The seat became available after William Small resigned Sept. 5 for personal reasons.
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