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Walgreens: Too soon to say if Rite Aid will continue to accept Tricare

Jim Pendergast switched to Rite Aid in 2012 when Walgreens stopped accepting Tricare, the health insurance program used by 9.5 million active-duty and retired members of the military and their families across the country.
Now Pendergast, a retired Marine who lives in Virginia Beach, wonders whether he's going to have to switch again when Walgreens acquires Rite Aid next year.

Woman known as "Office Creeper" indicted on 19 counts

NORFOLK A woman known as the "Office Creeper" was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday on 18 felony charges and one misdemeanor in connection with a string of thefts from downtown office buildings in early June.

Virginia Beach's former top attorney comes out of retirement to defend Sessoms

CORRECTION: This story has been changed from an earlier version. Harvey Bryant worked as Virginia Beach Commonwealth’s Attorney for 13 years and he said that although he hasn’t been paid yet for his services as part of the defense counsel for Mayor Will Sessoms, he does expect to be compensated eventually. ___ VIRGINIA BEACH Five misdemeanor charges. Four attorneys.

Virginia Beach officer accidentally shoots another in training

CAMDEN, N.C. A Virginia Beach police officer was accidentally shot in the arm Wednesday with a gun held by another officer at the Academi training center near Moyock. Academi was originally formed in the 1990s as Blackwater, a company that trained and sent hundreds of contractors to Iraq in the early 2000s to protect dignitaries, among other duties.

HRT: Buses are still safe despite shortage of drivers

Hampton Roads Transit officials said a bus driver shortage is forcing drivers to work longer hours and mandatory overtime, but it's not affecting safety. The shortage should be addressed after a new class of drivers graduates later this month and in January, officials said at a Thursday oversight board meeting.

Other South Hampton Roads mayors who faced criminal charges

While criminal charges against South Hampton Roads mayors are rare, Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms isn't the first to land in hot water. Here are a few of note: ____ In 2001, Chesapeake Mayor Bill Ward was charged with assault and battery after a June 16 altercation outside a Democratic rally in the Chesapeake Conference Center.

I-64 East closed in York County

YORK COUNTY All eastbound lanes of Interstate 64 are closed just before the Colonial Parkway exit due to a crash, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. Drivers can use a detour at the Camp Peary Exit 238 on VA 143, by exiting and following Route 199 back to I-64.

Was that a meteor? Keep your eyes open for fireballs from Taurid shower

Cosmic fireballs are likely to grace the night sky over the next week, as the Taurid meteor shower approaches its height.

Woman who held disabled Norfolk man, others captive gets life in prison

PHILADELPHIA A woman who kept mentally disabled adults, including a Norfolk man, captive in the basement of a Philadelphia home and in other states for their disability checks was sentenced Thursday to life in prison. Linda Weston, 55, apologized during the hearing, saying: “I believe in God and God knows what happened.”

Four baby loggerhead turtles to join Virginia Aquarium

VIRGINIA BEACH The Virginia Aquarium will welcome four baby turtles to its exhibit next week. The loggerhead turtle hatchlings will be selected from a nest at Back Bay and taken to the aquarium for study and public display, according to an aquarium news release.

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