Author: Jay Atkins

Workplace shooting suspect described as ‘perfect neighbor’

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Neighbors say the man suspected of killing a former co-worker and wounding three others at a rail car factory in Virginia was a good friend and hard worker who showed no signs of violence. Police say Getachew Fekede opened fire at the FreightCar America facility in Roanoke early Tuesday before killing himself. They say the 53-year-old from Kenya entered the U.S. through a refugee immigration program and was fired by the company in March when he stopped showing up for work. Clarence Jones, a neighbor of Fekede, says he quit his job because he was...

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Coast Guard transports fishing captain to hospital

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Coast Guard has medevacked a fishing captain to a hospital. The Coast Guard says its Wilmington command center received a call about 8:45 p.m. Saturday from a 73-foot commercial fishing boat named Capt. Alex, reporting its captain was experiencing severe chest pains. The boat was about 6 miles east of Hatteras Inlet. A Jayhawk helicopter got to the boat about 10:15 p.m. and lowered a rescue swimmer. The captain was hoisted up to the helicopter in a rescue basket and flown to a hospital in Norfolk, Virginia. Chief Warrant Officer Keith Moore says that...

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More than 27,000 Virginians register to vote after extension

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Elections says more than 27,000 people registered to vote during a brief extension of the state’s voter-registration deadline. A federal judge granted the deadline’s extension Thursday after heavy demand prevented some voters from registering online. U.S. Senior Judge Claude Hilton had ordered officials to reopen voter registration in the commonwealth and keep it open until 11:59 p.m. Friday. Election officials said in a statement Saturday that as of the 11:59 p.m. deadline for online registration, 27,952 voter registration applications had been submitted since the court order. Officials said the final number...

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Driver shot before crashing into Richmond yard

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police say a driver who crashed his car into the yard of a Richmond home over the weekend had been shot. Local news outlets report the incident happened Saturday night. Richmond police spokesman Capt. Emmett Williams says officers discovered the victim had suffered a gunshot wound prior to the crash. The unidentified driver, who struck mailboxes and a tree, was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Officials said on Sunday that he is expected to recover. Williams says there are no suspects or a known...

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Pedestrian shot with blow dart from drive-by vehicle

RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a man was shot with a blow dart near Radford University by someone who was driving by. Radford City police tell news outlets that the incident occurred Saturday night. The victim told police he was walking in the area when he was shot with a blow dart from a passing vehicle. Officials say the victim suffered a minor injury and was treated and released by EMS. Police say the vehicle is described as a passenger car that is silver or light in color. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is asked...

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