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Suit: Before fatal crash, complaints were filed against school bus driver

VIRGINIA BEACH A school bus driver involved in an early morning crash two years ago that killed a young father had several complaints against him in the months leading up to the wreck, according to a wrongful death lawsuit. Despite those complaints, the driver, Peter Anthony Saia, went from working part time to full time a month before the crash, records show.

Family of slain HU student starts Gofundme page to fundraise for reward money

The family of a 20-year-old Hampton University student who was shot and killed in Norfolk has set up a Gofundme page to raise reward money. Joseph Bose, an HU student studying journalism, was shot at a gathering near West 35th Street and Killam Avenue early on Oct. 31. He died at the scene.

Coming soon: A new PilotOnline.com

The new website of The Virginian-Pilot debuts today. When you stop by this afternoon, you're in for a surprise. The site will be more visual, easier to use and allow us to keep you in the know even better than now. We hope you'll let us know your thoughts; we'll set up a live-blog to answer questions and gather feedback.

Man robs Wells Fargo bank in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH Detectives are investigating a robbery at a bank this afternoon. Around 12:11 p.m., police received word of the incident at Wells Fargo in the 2400 block of Airline Blvd. A man walked into the bank, implied he had a weapon and demanded money from a teller, police said. The teller complied and the man left on foot. No injuries were reported.

Families, officials gather for Adoption Day celebration at Nauticus

NORFOLK Kids turned the third floor of Nauticus into a jungle gym Monday afternoon, running circles around their parents and other family members, who chatted with city officials and social workers. Families, judges, attorneys and others gathered at the Nauticus Theater for the 10th annual Adoption Day celebration, put on by the Norfolk Department of Human Services.

Ben Carson speaks Wednesday at Liberty University

Republican presidential contender Ben Carson is scheduled to speak Wednesday morning at Liberty University in Lynchburg. The retired neurosurgeon will address students at 10:30 a.m. during a campus convocation that can be viewed live online. Carson also is participating in a couple of campaign fundraisers in Lynchburg after his speech and later in Midlothian near Richmond.

Man pleads guilty to murdering girlfriend as Hurricane Isabel headed toward Norfolk

NORFOLK A North Carolina man admitted Monday that he shot his girlfriend to death and set her body on fire 12 years ago as Hurricane Isabel bore down on Hampton Roads.

Norfolk police investigate armed robbery at Citgo

NORFOLK Police are investigating an armed robbery at a Citgo station Sunday night. Shortly after 11 p.m. on Sunday, a man entered the Citgo at 2335 Azalea Garden Rod, showed a gun and demanded money from the register, police said. He then fled on foot.

Suit against Dominion over closed Chesapeake power plant can proceed, judge says

A federal judge has rejected Dominion Virginia Power’s request to dismiss a lawsuit against it over water contamination at the Chesapeake Energy Center. U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson said in an order Friday that the Sierra Club’s lawsuit against Dominion may proceed.

U.Va. fraternity files $25M defamation suit against Rolling Stone

RICHMOND The fraternity that was the focus of a debunked Rolling Stone article about a gang rape filed a $25 million lawsuit against the magazine Monday, saying the piece made the frat and its members "the object of an avalanche of condemnation worldwide."

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