The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses — like President Donald Trump and his family — do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House. Want to toast the...
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Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as "Highway to Hell," ''Hells Bells" and "Back in Black," has died. He was 64. AC/DC announced the death Saturday on...
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We should have fairly pleasant weather on the Virginia Peninsula Saturday ahead of showers overnight. The National Weather Services forecast calls for partly sunny skies and a high temperature about 65 degrees with southwest winds 10 to 18 mph. Gusts...
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The following closures are scheduled on Peninsula-area major roadways Nov. 19 - 25, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation: I-64 Widening Project, Newport News/York County: Segment I Alternating single-lane closures on I-64 east and west...
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Virginia scored 17 fast-break points in its final 11 games last basketball season, eight in its first two contests this year. Friday afternoon at VCU, the Cavaliers discovered their inner Showtime. Attacking the Rams’ full-court press consistently and...
Yesterday
The Peninsula Airport Commission is calling a special meeting next week at which it could launch legal action to recover the public funds it used to pay off People Express Airlines’ $4.5 million loan from TowneBank. The aim is to sit down with Secretary...
Yesterday
Reports of sexual assault logged at Hampton Roads military bases have shown a steady increase over the last four years, according to Defense Department data released Friday. As the report was made public, defense officials cautioned that incidents...
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Federal funding to restore the Chesapeake Bay has declined in recent years and is under threat in Washington today, but could get a big boost under bipartisan bills just introduced in Congress. The Chesapeake Bay Farm Bill Enhancements Act of 2017 would...
11/17/2017
Sometimes, when political passions flare, it’s easy to forget political candidates are people, too. But they are and sometimes, as 2nd Congressional District hopeful Dave Belote noted this week, life throws real people a real curve ball. In his case, his...
11/17/2017
Longtime Chick-fil-A franchise owner Kevin Harrison, 51, turned his high school job into a fulfilling career where he can now help aspiring young leaders do the same. “The thing that gets me up every morning is developing leaders, particularly young...
11/17/2017
A 21-year-old Newport News man told police he was robbed at a Hampton Wawa store late Tuesday afternoon, an official said. Hampton police responded to the store, at 5280 W. Mercury Blvd., shortly after 4 p.m., according to police spokeswoman Cpl. Ashley...
11/16/2017
A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a former Denbigh High School security guard to life behind bars in a 2009 gang killing and other violent crimes. U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen sentenced Michael Hopson, now 40, of Newport News, for...
11/16/2017
Times were a lot different 40 years ago when Christy Letsom’s brother Casey Turpin died by suicide. Letsom, then 8, thought her 14-year-old brother was the coolest guy in the world, but after his death it was as if he hadn’t existed. “One of the things I...
11/16/2017
Saying goodbye isn’t easy, so Hampton University isn’t. The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference will no longer be the Pirates’ home, but that doesn’t mean they won’t visit from time to time. In a joint announcement Thursday morning, Hampton accepted an...
11/16/2017