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Republicans to pick delegates at state convention

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republicans will pick 16 delegates this weekend Apr 29 -30,to send to the national convention, delegates that could help decide the GOP presidential nominee. While Republican front-runner Donald Trump has declared himself the “presumptive nominee,” U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is hoping to push the race to a contested convention decided … Continue reading

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Fired Portsmouth auditor likely to get severance package

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — An official says Portsmouth Auditor Jesse Andre Thomas will likely get a three-month severance package after being fired. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/1YVsIP7) Vice Mayor Elizabeth Psimas, who led the effort to terminate Thomas, says the council hasn’t formally discussed the severance, but she intends for Thomas to receive one. The Portsmouth … Continue reading

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Navy IDs sailor reported missing off North Carolina coast

NORFOLK, Va (AP) — The Navy has identified a sailor who was reported missing over the weekend from the Virginia-based USS Carter Hall. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/1WtmaIN) Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor KayJean Machado disappeared Saturday from the dock landing ship, which was conducting training operations for a future deployment. Machado, of California, enlisted in … Continue reading

Campus Life / Local / Virginia

Police investigating after pro-Nazi fliers found at ODU

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Police at Old Dominion University are investigating after fliers that appear to promote Nazism were found on campus. Media outlets report that the school’s newspaper, Mace & Crown, says the fliers were discovered over the weekend on monorail poles between the engineering and education buildings. That newspaper reported that one of … Continue reading