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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 $139,900 which is roughly $104/per square foot. More Portsmouth information.

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1 hr ago | WRIC-TV Richmond

New Portsmouth tunnel detour set after traffic jam

New detours are being set for the eastbound Downtown Tunnel in Portsmouth after initial plans caused a miles-long traffic jam.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Rebuilt James River Fishing Pier in Newport News to maintain most of its length

The reconstructed James River Fishing Pier will likely maintain a length close to its origial 3,000 feet, instead of being shortened to 1,250 feet, as previously planned.

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WAVY-TV Portsmouth

ERT updates Downtown Tunnel closure schedule

As crews continue rehabilitation work at the Downtown Tunnel, ERT will close the westbound tube on Monday, July 28 and Tuesday, July 29 from 8 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the following morning.

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WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Teen bicyclist hit by vehicle

A teen in Portsmouth was injured when a vehicle crashed into her while she was riding a bike, police say.

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Stars and Stripes

Sailor, alleged attacker were assigned to Portsmouth psychiatric unit

Nearly seven weeks ago, a stabbing at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center left one sailor critically injured and sent police scouring surrounding cities for the alleged stabber, a fellow sailor.

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WVEC-TV Norfolk

Man shot in Chesapeake

A Portsmouth police officer pulled over a car around 2:15 a.m. and realized the driver had been wounded.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Weekend closure of Downtown Tunnel causes delays

The closure started on Friday at 8 p.m. and will continue until Monday at 5 a.m., according to a news release from Elizabeth River Tunnels.

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WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Downtown Tunnel causing traffic backups

Eastbound traffic at the Midtown Tunnel is backed up three miles and the High Rise Bridge is experiencing a six mile delay, according to VDOT.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Aerial mosquito spray scheduled for Craney Island

The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Portsmouth will conduct the spray between 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. at federal and city properties on Craney Island.

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Stars and Stripes

Portsmouth hospital stabbing suspect charged by Navy

The suspect accused of stabbing a fellow sailor at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center in June was formally charged by the Navy on Wednesday.

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TVSPY

Attorney Wants $5 Million from WAVY in Defamation Case

The attorney, Sterling Weaver , is representing himself in the defamation case against the Portsmouth, VA, NBC affiliate.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Tribune

Virginia police: 2 dead after storm at campground

Storm clouds approach Portsmouth, Va., Thursday morning, July 24, 2014, as severe storms passed through the area.

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WTKR-TV Norfolk

Live Blog: Tornado touches down in Cherrystone Family Camping Resort in Cape Charles

A tornado touched down in Cherrystone Family Camping Resort in Cape Charles, Virginia, according to the Northampton County Sheriff's Office.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Don't let the election come quietly

This Saturday, two of Virginia's U.S. Senate candidates will face off in the first debate of the election season, one that few will attend and even fewer will hear about.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Va. employment agency will close Suffolk office

The Virginia Employment Commission will close a small office in Suffolk in November, but a city official said job-seekers will still find a range of services at the site.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Anita Blanton on Portsmouth Black History Museum

The city of Portsmouth has just teamed up with the African American Historical Society to give new life to a local museum.

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WCAV

Website Shows True Cost of Speeding Tickets in Va.

Anyone who has ever received a speeding ticket knows that the cost of speeding does not end with the fine, it also includes an increase in insurance.

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West Australian

Maersk's APM Terminals to sell container terminal in Virginia

The companies, in a joint statement on Tuesday, did not disclose the price that Alinda and Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited will pay for APM Terminals Virginia, the deep-water terminal in Portsmouth, Virginia.

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WTKR-TV Norfolk

Les Smith's quest for the bestBBQ

Hours of prep go into every rack of ribs. Bobby Loulies from Bobby's Barbecue has many tricks of the trade and he sure has cooked a lot of barbecue! "It's no exaggeration, I've done at least a million pounds on this cooker alone by itself," he says.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Police promote website to help burglary victims

Imagine coming home to find your home broken into, your possessions stolen. Would you have a list of valuables for police? Home burglaries have been a problem in Portsmouth for the past couple years.

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