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Portsmouth, Virginia is located in Portsmouth County. Zip codes in Portsmouth, VA include 23704, 23701, and 23705. The median home price in Portsmouth is $140,000 which is roughly $102/per square foot. More Portsmouth information.

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3 hrs ago | WAVY-TV Portsmouth

PD: Woman stabbed in Portsmouth

A 911 call about the stabbing came in to emergency communications at 5:50 p.m., according to Portsmouth Police Detective Misty Holley. It happened in the 3400 block of George Washington Highway.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

WPMT-TV York

Caterpillar sends 2-year old to the hospital

An encounter with a tiny caterpillar sends a 2-year old girl in Portsmouth, Virginia to the emergency room in excruciating pain. It happened when she was playing in her backyard.

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WKYC-TV Cleveland

Cute and fuzzy caterpillar stings girl, sends her to ERCute and fuzzy ...

A two-year-old Portsmouth girl, Chloe, was playing in her backyard Thursday when she ever-so-slightly touched what looked like a cuddly caterpillar. She immediately started screaming.

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WBOC-TV Salisbury

Coast Guard, Partner Agencies Search for Missing Boater Near Norfolk

Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for a boaster who went missing in the Chesapeake Bay in the area of the Ocean View fishing pier near Norfolk. Norfolk 911 dispatch operators alerted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center around 6:30 p.m. when they received a call about an adrift 8-foot dinghy with the engine down.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Portsmouth Humane Society celebrates 125 years of compassion

Shelter dogs and cats were available for adoption during the Portsmouth Humane Society's 125 birthday celebration Aug. 23. Courtesy Photo This story is a sample from the Portsmouth Currents, which is included in The Virginian-Pilot every Sunday in Portsmouth. The Portsmouth Humane Society turned 125 years old last month - a milestone birthday for an organization that initially was formed to protect children as well as animals.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

WTKR-TV Norfolk

Rescue teams search for missing boater in Chesapeake Bay

Portsmouth, Va.- The Coast Guard and rescue teams are searching for a missing boater in the Chesapeake Bay around the Ocean View fishing pier. At around 6:30 p.m., Norfolk 911 dispatchers contacted the Coast Guard to report an adrift dinghy that was found with the engine down.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Man taken into custody after fleeing Portsmouth police

About 3:40 p.m. an officer saw a suspicious vehicle near High Street and Penninsula Avenue and went to talk to the driver, said Detective Misty Holley, a public information officer for the Portsmouth Police Department. While the officer was speaking to the driver, he put his vehicle into drive and sped away.

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UPI

Virgina girl goes to hospital after touching puss caterpillar

One two-year-old girl from Portsmouth, Va. learned that lesson the hard way when she went to the hospital after touching one of them.

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The Virginian-Pilot

So your car got flooded. What do you do now?

Johnny Gower, owner of Johnny's Auto Care on High Street in Portsmouth, had nine vehicles brought into his shop with water damage from Monday's rainstorm. Water and smoke gush from the tailpipe of a Ford Focus that got water in its engine.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

WVEC-TV Norfolk

Portsmouth businesses say better days ahead after tunnel closings

The manager of Roger Brown's Restaurant and Sports Bar said this about business , "It's mediocre, it picks back up but it's off and on but we've been doing pretty good, we're sold out Sunday for the football game, and we'll probably do pretty good tonight we have bands every Friday." Manley said when the tunnel was closed business slowed down, "Like I said they don't want to drive around to the Jordan.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Portsmouth Marine Terminal to reopen on Monday

Portsmouth Marine Terminal, which shut down container operations more than three years ago, is scheduled to open them back up on Monday, the Virginia Port Authority announced this morning. "Sustained growth in our container business necessitates PMT's return to service and is a sign of health for the Port of Virginia," said John Reinhart, CEO and executive director of the Port Authority, in a statement.

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Business Wire

InTown Suites Continues Investment in Hampton Roads

The properties, formerly Savannah Suites, are located in Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News and Norfolk, and give InTown Suites eight locations in the area. "We are very excited about our recent expansion in Hampton Roads," said Jonathan Pertchik, Chief Executive Officer of InTown Suites.

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Hampton Roads Daily Press

Shoppers take over new Goodwill store

Apparently, Newport News shoppers love a deal. Forty people waited in line for the new Goodwill store on Warwick Boulevard to open its doors at 9 a.m. Thursday.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Hampton Roads Wounded Warriors find support while cycling in

Old Dominion University student Robert Lawson still finds it hard to relate to civilians, even after being one for the past five years. "When you come back everything didn't change," said Lawson, of Chesapeake.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Veterans voice VA frustration during town hall in Hampton | With Video

An Air Force veteran blasted Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center Director Michael Dunfee during a town hall meeting Wednesday night for not directly addressing questions and concerns from a group of about 50 veterans. "I've heard circular logic," said Glenda Wagner.

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WVEC-TV Norfolk

Puppies rescued from home in Portsmouth up for adoption

Suffolk police officers arrested 37-year-old Nicholas D. Pelloni Friday night. Officers in Portsmouth say Pelloni starved a puppy to death.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Dillard: Recalling McDonnell as candidate and friend

It was 2008, in Washington, D.C., in front of the Cannon House Office Building, across Independence Avenue from the Capitol. I was at an event for an organization supporting the global War on Terrorism.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Village and Cedar Creek apartments in Portsmouth (WAVY/Liz Palka).

Battalion Chief Jim Hoffler said everyone who was displaced was from the Village at Western Branch apartments or the Cedar Creek Apartments. WAVY.com knows of at least one pet, a dog, that died at the Village apartments on Monday.

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WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Rising water takes toll on Portsmouth residents

A student wading through knee-deep water and a car left dead in the road - these are the scenes of Portsmouth as the flooding from yesterday and today continue. Ricky Brown paid people to push him out of the middle of the street.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Traffic: Flooding continues on main, secondary roads

Dispatchers around Hampton Roads were reporting flooding on roads around the region, especially in low-lying areas that usually flood in heavy rain. Drivers were being urged to watch out for standing water and avoid trying to drive through it.

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