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Newport News, Virginia is located in Newport News County. Zip codes in Newport News, VA include 23628, 23603, and 23605. The median home price in Newport News is $174,000 which is roughly $108/per square foot. More Newport News information.

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2 hrs ago | Hampton Roads Daily Press

Virginia Port Authority board eyes raise for CEO | With Video

Despite operating at a loss, the Port of Virginia's top boss may be in line for a significant pay bump next year. Virginia Port Authority Board of Commissioners developed a list of incentive metrics that will be used to gauge Port of Virginia CEO and Executive Director John Reinhart's performance for the remainder of the year.

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6 hrs ago | Hampton Roads Daily Press

Newport News School Board discusses improving student performance | With Video

Newport News school leaders said they saw progress in student performance even as the school division saw less schools fully accredited this year as state standards were raised. At Tuesday evening's School Board meeting, Brian Nichols, chief academic officer for Newport News Public Schools, said hitting new benchmarks would be a "multi-year" process.

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10 hrs ago | Hampton Roads Daily Press

Newport News man suffers life-threatening injuries in shooting | With Video

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11 hrs ago | Hampton Roads Daily Press

Tucanos hosts Brazilian festival on Saturday Sept. 20 at City Center

Brazilian food is one component of the Virginia Brazilian Festival coming up from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at City Center at Oyster Point in Newport News.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

WVEC-TV Norfolk

Shooting at apartments in Newport News critically injures man

Police spent several hours at The Reserve at Deer Run Apartments Tuesday night after someone was shot at the complex, located off Jefferson Avenue. Someone called emergency dispatchers at about 6:20 p.m. to tell them about the shooting on Chester Road.

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Hampton Roads Daily Press

Lawmakers narrow judicial field for seats in Newport News, Gloucester and Isle of Wight

Two lower court judges and one county's top prosecutor appear to be poised to ascend to vacant Circuit Court seats in Newport News, Gloucester and Isle of Wight. Several lawyers are still in the running for the two judicial openings that would then be created in lower courts.

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Hampton Roads Daily Press

Burgers and bottomless fries are Red Robin favorites

Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Interiors in chain restaurants often look similarly bland, full of what I call birds-boats-and-barns Americana.

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WVEC-TV Norfolk

Fake call triggers SWAT response in Newport News

A call about a fake shooting that was related to a scam triggered the SWAT team to respond to a Newport News home Monday night, police said. Newport News police have recently received several reports of people who have gotten a phone call telling them they owed the IRS money and if they didn't pay up they were going to prison.

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Hampton Roads Daily Press

Man accused of making lewd videos at York Dollar Tree is given summons

A 25-year-old Newport News man was issued a summons by the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office last week after he was accused of recording video underneath a 56-year-old woman's dress, a spokesman said. When deputies arrived, another man had detained Newport News resident Bruce Cunningham in the store, York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office spokesman Dennis Ivey said.

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Hampton Roads Daily Press

New marker celebrates rediscovery of Newport News' lost past | Our Story

Like many other places in eastern Virginia at the end of the Civil War, most of the records documenting Warwick County's long, long past had been reduced to ashes. What hadn't been looted by curious Union soldiers during the month-long 1862 Siege of Yorktown -- when Federal tents covered the courthouse green -- had been partly burned in a Dec. 15, 1864 fire that destroyed a wide swath of county court minute books and loose records dating from 1787 to 1819.

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Hampton Roads Daily Press

Virginia Department of Education: Percentage of schools accredited statewide drops

The Virginia Department of Education said the number of schools meeting statewide accreditation standards dropped for 2014-2015 after higher benchmarks were introduced in 2011. According to the VDOE, just 68 percent of Virginia public schools were fully accredited, compared with 77 percent in 2013-2014.

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Hampton Roads Daily Press

Richmond home builder plans expansion to Peninsula

Powhatan-based Mitchell Homes is expanding to the Peninsula with a sales and design center slated to open in October. "We're looking to expand our footprint," Mitchell Homes President Scott Sleeme said.

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Hampton Roads Daily Press

D.C. panel to feature Kaine, shipyard officials

Officials from Newport News Shipbuilding will join Sen. Tim Kaine in Washington Tuesday morning to discuss the challenge of filling jobs in technical fields and the skilled trades. The panel discussion, which includes other leaders in government, education and business, will be live-streamed starting at 11 a.m. In a recent visit to the shipyard's Apprentice School, Kaine criticized government policies that favor the pursuit of college degrees at the expense of people seeking jobs that require a technical certificate or other training.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

WVEC-TV Norfolk

Multi-million dollar project to attract people, improve life in Newport News

"It's a total, different improvement. If nobody sees it, they haven't been down here long enough," said Stephanie Wyche, as she stood with her daughter along Jefferson Avenue near 25th Street.

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WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Shooting reported in Newport News

NNPD spokesman Lou Thurston said a shooting took place around 6 p.m. in the 900 block of Churchill Lane. No further details have been released.

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NBC29

Herring Announces Inmate Re-entry Effort

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced he is creating a Statewide Re-entry Coordinator position and online Re-Entry Portal within the Office of Attorney General to, for the first time from the state level, help local sheriffs prepare inmates for release and connect them with support services on the outside. In recent years, Virginia has developed a comprehensive plan to address re-entry and recidivism reduction for state inmates.

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Hampton Roads Daily Press

Man arrested on charge of discharging firearm in public in Newport News

A 32-year-old man was arrested Sept. 13 in connection with a shooting in the Denbigh section of Newport News, a police spokesman said.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Teen charged in Newport News shooting

Police have charged a 17-year-old in a shooting Wednesday in the area of 23rd Street and Wickham Avenue. Police who were sent to the scene about 9:50 p.m. that night found a 17-year-old male suffering gunshot wounds, according to a police news release.

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Hampton Roads Daily Press

Newport News teenager arrested on charge of malicious wounding of another teen

A 17-year-old boy was arrested Sept. 12 on charges in connection with the shooting of another teenager last week, a police spokesman said.

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Hampton Roads Daily Press

Port of Virginia board to hear report on financial health

A report highlighting financial activity at the Virginia Port Authority and the Virginia International Terminals LLC for the first month of its new fiscal year show revenue is running 6.6 percent ahead of what it planned and 21. 6 percent above what it collected in July 31, 2013. Operating revenue for the two was just under $38 million.

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