Author: Jay Atkins

Inmate given furlough 1 day before she died of cancer

(Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — An inmate died of cancer a day before being temporarily released from a Virginia jail under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice over its treatment of inmates. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports 59-year-old Annie Owens, an inmate at Hampton Roads Regional Jail, died of breast cancer March 14. Owens was transferred to Maryview Hospital on March 11 and granted temporary release a day before she died. Linda Bryant, assistant superintendent and compliance attorney for the jail, says Owens would have been in custody had a furlough not been granted. Because...

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Small plane crashes in Fauquier County

CATLETT, Va. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a small plane crash in Fauquier County. Virginia State Police tell local media that the crash happened shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday at the Maples Field Airport in Catlett. A 1940 Fairchild R40-404, fixed-wing, single-engine, two seater aircraft was trying to land at the airport when it ran off the left side of the runway and overturned. Two people were inside the plane at the time of the crash. The pilot, 45-year-old William A. Hargreaves, was unharmed. The passenger, 85-year-old Donald J. Rhynalds, was taken to INOVA Fairfax Hospital. State police and...

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‘Shame’ spray-painted on Confederate monument in Virginia

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The word “shame” has been spray-painted on a Confederate monument in Virginia. Media outlets report Norfolk police spokesman Daniel Hudson says officers were called to the vandalism site Monday morning. The Norfolk City Council decided in 2015 to keep the monument, despite pressure from a local civil rights group. At the top of the monument is a statue of a Confederate soldier also known as a Johnny...

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Building 3 aircraft carriers at once saves money

(Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The Virginia shipyard that builds the Navy’s aircraft carriers says it could save $1.5 billion by constructing three carriers at once. Newport News Shipbuilding also says that would reduce construction time for each by up to two years. The Virginian-Pilot reports the Navy’s top admiral, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, has called in a recently released paper for greatly expanding the fleet. The service has about 275 ships today. He says he wants to bring the fleet size to about 350 ships in the coming decade. The...

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Remains found not linked to any missing person cases

YORKTOWN, Va. (AP) — Authorities say remains found in a wooded area in Yorktown aren’t believed to be linked to any known missing person cases. Officials tell local news media outlets that the remains found Friday off Goosely Road appear to be those of a young man between 18 to 25 years old. Officials say they are treating the incident as a “suspicious death.” Cpt. Troy Lyons of the York Poquoson Sheriff’s Office says authorities at the scene found an identification card belonging to a white man. Investigators believe the remains may have been there several...

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