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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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46 min ago | 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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4 hrs ago | 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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9 hrs ago | 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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Hampton Roads Daily Press

Newport News to spend $18M on lower Jefferson streetscaping | With Video

The city is spending more than $18 million to install street improvements on lower Jefferson Avenue as part of a city initiative to reinvest in and attract businesses back to the area. The first phase of project, which is wrapping up now, added decorative lighting, brick sidewalks, landscaping and underground utilities, from 35th to 25th streets for roughly $12.4 million, Development Director Florence Kingston said.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

WAVY-TV Portsmouth

The Newport News Sheriff's Office sponsored a car and motorcycle show on Sunday to help raise money for Project Lifesaver. Project Lifesaver helps provide rapid response to save lives and reduce serious injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer's, Autism, Down syndrome, traumatic brain injury, and other related disorders.

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Hampton Roads Daily Press

Sentence disparities can often be stark | Crime & Legal Issues notebook

The circumstances of crimes are never identical. And what sentence a defendant is ultimately given is determined by a number of factors, including prior criminal record, the number and weight of the charges, and the defendant's age and background.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Hampton Roads Daily Press

A once glorious theater row

There's one generation left that remembers theater row four chunky blocks of old Washington Avenue that witnessed the rise, and pornographic fall, of seven movie theaters in the 20th century: the Academy of Music, the Paramount, the Olympic, the James, the Palace, the Rialto and the Warwick. Once a rising middle class' destination for an opulent night out, the area along Washington Avenue is currently mapped with parking lots, ship yard housing and a Subway restaurant.

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Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) Mark St. John Erickson column

Still, it took a mugger's bullet and a coma to bring on the visions that transformed the sometime hairdresser into one of the country's best-known self-taught artists. Two devastating fires pushed him still more, forcing him to overcome the loss of two homes, his own work and a beloved folk art collection through a passion to recreate and resurrect that was almost messianic.

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WTKR-TV Norfolk

Contractor finds old ordnance from Korean War era in storage shed

Today while cleaning out a storage shed, a contractor discovered an old ordnance inside. Officials believe the ordnance dates back to the Korean War era.

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WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Deanna LeBlanc on oyster thefts in Hampton Roads

They were arrested at the Menchville Marina in Newport News. According to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, they were stealing oysters without licenses from public grounds near the Pagan River and public grounds near the Newport News Shipyard.

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WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Darrelle M. Cowels

Around 12:40 a.m., officers were dispatched to the Oyster Point area for a report of an intoxicated woman. At the scene, they found the woman lying on the ground, unresponsive, according to Lou Thurston with the Newport News Police Department.

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Hampton Roads Daily Press

Reader feedback for Sept. 13: Lottery winner, Bond villain dies, bank robbery arrested

Angela Kilgo won the game's top prize after buying an Amethyst Purple Jewel 7 ticket at Citgo Mart on Jefferson Avenue in Newport News, according to a Virginia Lottery news release. She was awarded the prize on Aug. 28. Officials said she screamed when she realized she had won, but nothing came out.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Photo courtesy of Doug Carper with the Newport News Fire Department

At about 1:30 p.m., the fire and bomb crews were called to the property of a vacant home on Barclay Road in the Deep Creek section of the city, according to Doug Carper with the Newport News Fire Department. There, a contractor cleaning out an old shed had found two old military ordnance.

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