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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 $139,000 which is roughly $97/per square foot. More Portsmouth information.

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1 hr ago | WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Hampton Police: Violent crime went down in 2013

"Last year at this time we had seven homicides," said Sgt.Jason Price. "This year we've had one, so working with the community is paying off."

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5 hrs ago | Hampton Roads Daily Press

Man who refused to attend trial testifies Thursday, Hampton jury deliberating case

A man who for two days had refused to attend what he contended was an illegal trial against him finally took to the courtroom Thursday to testify in his own defense.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

35th annual Chesapeake Senior Games

Paul Caviness, a member of the Western Branch Community Center and the Western Branch Senior Citizens Club, slings the discus in this photo from the 2011 competition.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Reforming Port Authority -- again

Gov. Terry McAuliffe's decision last week to reshape the Virginia Port Authority's board marks the latest effort to correct the bustling port's financial condition and stabilize an economic juggernaut rocked by turmoil in recent years.

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WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Anita Blanton reports on racial profiling accusation

Beauty supply stores are big business, but the last time Candice Colley and Tonya Williams decided to get some hair for a new style in Portsmouth things went downhill fast.

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WVEC-TV Norfolk

Portsmouth considers 30-cents-a-pack hike in cigarette tax

City Council on Tuesday night will hold a public hearing on a proposal to increase the tax from 60 cents to 90 cents a pack.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

WVEC-TV Norfolk

Clerk threatened with box cutter in Portsmouth armed robbery

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department are investigating an early morning robbery that occurred at a local convenience store over the weekend.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

Hampton Roads Daily Press

It's in Hampton's budget: $34,857 for Virginia First Cities dues

Editor's note: This is part of a daily series looking at specific line items in state and local budgets.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Green Acres Home Tour has plenty, just don't look for Arnold the pig

Antiques in this home at 2900 Replica Lane date back to the 1500s. Original artwork from local artists and as far away as Imperial Russia will be on display.

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Examiner.com

Richmond in the top five most dangerous cities in Virginia list

According to an NBC12 News story on Saturday, Richmond is the fourth most dangerous city in Virginia .

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Men found shot to death in Norfolk, Portsmouth

Dorian Booker, 40, was found dead of a gunshot wound in the 800 block of Goff St. about 1:25 a.m. He was pronounced dead by paramedics, a news release said.

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WVEC-TV Norfolk

Vases stolen from Portsmouth gravesites

Portsmouth Police are investigating the theft of more than a dozen bronze vases from grave markers at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery on High Street.

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WVEC-TV Norfolk

E-ZPass transactions resume processing for Midtown, Downtown tunnel users

UPDATE 4/18: E-ZPass transactions will resume processing Friday, ERT officials said.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Bets | Children's Festival, hip-hop opera, Tech N9ne

Take in the beauty from ferns to blossoms on this Guided Nature Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Weyanoke Bird and Wildflower Sanctuary, 1501 Armistead Bridge Road, Norfolk, in the West Ghent neighborhood.

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Hampton Roads Daily Press

McAuliffe to dismantle port authority board

Gov. Terry McAuliffe will replace five of the 11 political appointees on the Virginia Port Authority 's Board of Commissioners - and he's tapped for removal a handful of businessmen aligned with former Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Modeling and simulation: An industry at a crossroads?

That assessment, from the CEO of an area "mod-sim" firm, was echoed in various ways this week at the MODSIM World Conference in Hampton, which brought together 380 representatives from the industry, government and academia.

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Hampton Roads Daily Press

TRAFFIC: HRBT west backed up to Granby Street

The Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel is backed up more than six miles to Granby Street.

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WVEC-TV Norfolk

Fire damages garage of Portsmouth home

Crews were called to the 5000 block of Deep Creek Blvd. around 9:25 a.m. and the road was blocked in the area for the firefight.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Rain, storms continue to move through Va., N.C.

The National Weather Service in Wakefield reported about 1 to 2 inches of rain had fallen throughout the region, with some areas seeing as much as 2.5 inches.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Portsmouth-based Legare seizes 127 bales of cocaine

A crewmember from the Portsmouth-based Coast Guard Cutter Legare offloads a bale of cocaine at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Fla., April 15, 2014.

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