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Man in surgery after Norfolk shooting

A Norfolk Police Department tweet confirmed a shooting in Norfolk late Saturday afternoon.
Officers were dispatched to the 900 block of West 31st Street around 3:45 p.m. to investigate.
A 45-year-old man at the scene was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and taken into surgery in critical condition, police said.

Crockin’s Furniture closing after 126 years of business in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH Peter Crockin got his first business lesson in the summer of his seventh year. His father, A. Sylvester Crockin, had been paying Peter a dollar a day to work in the family’s furniture store on High Street in Olde Towne.

Ex-employee gets 2 1/2 years for $469K embezzlement scheme

NORFOLK It wasn't enough for Katherine Albert-McNaughton to steal almost $470,000 from her former employer. According to court documents, she also stole $520.50 her co-workers tried to donate to children's charities. "That takes it even down to a deeper level," U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen said Friday before sentencing the Virginia Beach woman to 2-1/2 years in prison.

Wesley Hadsell pleads guilty to federal ammunition charge

NORFOLK The stepfather of an 18-year-old woman who died of a heroin overdose earlier this year pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to one count of being a felon in possession of ammunition. U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen accepted Wesley Hadsell's plea after asking the 37-year-old if he was guilty of the crime. "I am, your honor," Hadsell replied.

John Kerry to speak on sea level rise Tuesday at ODU

NORFOLK Secretary of State John Kerry will speak on climate change and national security Tuesday at Old Dominion University. The university and Kerry's office said he will tour the Center for Sea Level Rise, talk with faculty and staff, and learn about the Hampton Roads Sea Level Rise Preparedness and Resilience Intergovernmental Planning Pilot Project. It is the first of its kind.

GOP presidential contender Kasich coming to Regent

VIRGINIA BEACH Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, will be at Regent University on Nov. 18 for a speech and question-and-answer session, the school announced Friday. Kasich is the second 2016 White House contender to take up an invitation extended by the university to sit before an audience for an interview with Regent Chancellor Pat Robertson.

In Virginia Beach, friends remember 19-year-old found shot in parking lot

VIRGINIA BEACH Justin Dean looked out for those close to him, the kind of person who would come to the rescue when a buddy's car ran out of gas. That's how friends and relatives remembered the 19-year-old Beach resident, who was found fatally shot in a parking lot Thursday morning.

Correction from The Virginian-Pilot


The story behind a viral video: Portsmouth widow fights to prevent PTSD-related suicide

The idea popped into her head during her business law class.
I just need to tell my story, she thought.
It was early September. World Suicide Prevention Day.
Stephanie Lembo, a 28-year-old widow, started scribbling in a notebook.
She wrote about the day she met her husband at a Wal-Mart in Mississippi 10 years ago.

Suffolk Council forges city's 2035 outlook at retreat

SUFFOLK This week, the City Council looked down the road a couple of decades to envision Suffolk 2035. They saw more cultural arts and a vibrant downtown, but also farms and access to natural resources.

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