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Report: Child deaths from unsafe sleep practices increased

Hampton Roads, Va. (AP) — Officials say that nearly half of the 50 child deaths investigated in the Hampton Roads area in the last fiscal year came as a result of unsafe sleeping conditions. News outlets report that the Eastern Region Department of Social Service agencies released a report Monday in which officials concluded that 21 … Continue reading

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Lawmakers OK $350M million bond plan for Port of Virginia

Norfolk, Va  (AP) — State lawmakers have signed off on a $350 million bond package to boost capacity at the port of Virginia. Transportation Secretary Aubrey Lane tells The Virginian-Pilot (bit.ly/250ZNOr) that the move is “huge for the commonwealth of Virginia and the port.” The state-backed bond deal is aimed at allowing Norfolk International Terminals … Continue reading

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Judge moves forward on murder charges in 2008 homicide, rape

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Authorities say DNA and fingerprints have linked a 27-year-old North Carolina man to slaying of a Virginia woman who was raped and strangled eight years ago. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1Ksxamq ) reports that a Norfolk judge on Wednesday, Feb 17, certified a second-degree murder charge against Michael Ryan Brown, sending the case … Continue reading