Author: Jay Atkins

Budget airline to offer new service out of Norfolk airport

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A budget airline will begin offering new service to Florida out of Norfolk International Airport this fall. The Virginian-Pilot reports Allegiant Air, a low-cost airline focused on vacation travelers, will offer nonstop flights to St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, Orlando Sanford International Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Introductory fares start at $39 for one-way tickets. Regular price information isn’t yet available. According to the newspaper, the airport has courted low-cost airlines for years with little success. Norfolk’s average flight price – $430 for a roundtrip in 2016 – is nearly 25 percent higher than the...

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21 sites added to Virginia Landmarks Register

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A city park established for African Americans during the Jim Crow era of racial segregation is one of 21 new additions to the Virginia Landmarks Register. The Virginia Department of Historic Resources says Montgomery Hall Park in Staunton was founded in 1946 as a regional facility for African Americans during the era of segregation. It included a swimming pool and a park that attracted thousands of people from nearby communities. Montgomery Hall Park was integrated in 1969. Other additions to the landmarks register include Lynchburg College’s Hopwood Hall and four rural properties in Halifax County....

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Teen’s slaying leaves doubt about motive in Muslim community

Virginia detectives say the beating death of a teenage Muslim girl appears to have been a case of road rage, but the case has left doubt among Islamic leaders who say it looks too much like a hate crime. Police say 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen was bludgeoned with a baseball bat early Sunday by a motorist who drove up to about 15 Muslim teenagers as they walked or bicycled along a road. A funeral service is planned for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday for Hassanen at her northern Virginia mosque, the All Dulles Area Muslim Society. A vigil also is planned for...

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FBI to detail findings on Congressional baseball shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI and other law enforcement officials are planning to detail what happened when a gunman shot a top House Republican and four other people on a northern Virginia baseball field. Leaders of the FBI’s Washington field office will discuss their investigative findings at a news conference Wednesday. Rep. Steve Scalise, the House majority whip, was gravely wounded in the shooting last week. He has undergone several surgeries and remains hospitalized. His condition has been upgraded to serious. Scalise and other congressional Republicans were practicing for their annual charity baseball game against Democrats when a gunman...

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Woman arrested after girl’s assault shared on social media

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police say a 32-year-old woman has been arrested after a video shared on social media showed her allegedly assaulting a child. The Richmond Police Department said Monday that Larita Cosby of Richmond has been charged with domestic simple assault. Police say she has also been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor for an unrelated incident. The video shows the woman holding a girl by her hair and hitting the girl repeatedly. Police did not release the relationship between Cosby and the girl. It was not immediately Monday whether Cosby has an...

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all-day Discovery Days @ Chesapeake Academy
Discovery Days @ Chesapeake Academy
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Looking for a fun and creative hands-on experience for your child on a Saturday morning this winter? Chesapeake Academy is hosting “Discovery Days” as a means to bring together early childhood and elementary school families[...]

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