Portsmouth Newswire (Page 6)

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  1. Portsmouth schools' contract policy is conflictedRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2015 | The Virginian-Pilot

    A special School Board policy has helped address historical discrimination in its purchasing practices for nearly three years, but members still grapple with how to get the best bang for its buck. The Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise program - or M/WBE - helps ensure equitable access to companies that want to compete for the school system's business.

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  2. One dead in Port Norfolk shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2015 | The Virginian-Pilot

    Neighbors sit outside of the crime scene tape across the street from an alleged homicide in a home on the 400 block of Florida Avenue in Portsmouth, VA, on August 20, 2015. Vicki Cronis-Nohe The shooting happened just before 3 p.m. in the 400 block of Florida Ave., Portsmouth police said on Twitter.

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  3. 911 upgrade in Chesapeake will fix address headachesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2015 | The Virginian-Pilot

    Homeowners in the city will no longer be forced to change their addresses when new houses are built, thanks to a 911 system upgrade. The issue came to light after a resident found out her longtime address was going to be placed on a new home next door.

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  4. Terminal owner sues over tax bill from PortsmouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2012 | The Virginian-Pilot

    The owner of the Virginia International Gateway terminal says it is paying too much in real estate taxes and is willing to go to court to prove it. No hearing has been scheduled, but the legal challenge, if successful, could have significant repercussions for the city.

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  5. Whatever happened to... T.J. Jordan and Khadijah WhittingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2015 | The Virginian-Pilot

    T.J. Jordan of the Old Dominion Lady Monarchs reacts as time runs out on the clock during the CAA Women's Basketball Championship game with ODU winning 58 to 54 over James Madison at the Patriot Center in Fairfax on March 11, 2006. This was ODU's 15th CAA Championship.

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  6. Virginia Beach police to charge fees more often for information requestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2015 | The Virginian-Pilot

    Police have charged for information in the past, but on Tuesday they announced they're planning to bill for it much more often. John Bell Jr., deputy chief in the department's Professional Standards Division, said residents increasingly want more information from police, "and we definitely want to be able to provide it to them."

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  7. Portsmouth police: Grandson fatally beat 60-year-old grandfather with baseball batRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2015 | The Virginian-Pilot

    A Portsmouth man told a homicide detective he repeatedly beat his 60-year-old grandfather with a baseball bat earlier this year during an argument, according to court testimony. Marc A. Harding Jr., 19, explained the two had been arguing July 2 and that Thomas Wayne Parson actually head-butted him multiple times in the course of their dispute.

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  8. Three years after opening, Portsmouth's $78 million courthouse showing wear and tearRead the original story

    Aug 16, 2015 | The Virginian-Pilot

    The Portsmouth courthouse opened its doors in September 2012, bringing together the city's Circuit, General District, and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District courts under one roof. In 2015, it's already starting to crack under pressure.

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  9. Pay raises in Hampton Roads better than most regionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2015 | The Virginian-Pilot

    For the 12-month period that ended in June, the region posted the third-highest percentage change in average hourly earnings 5.9 percent among the nation's 51 largest metropolitan areas, according to data recently released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics . "This actually is a big story for us," said Scott Hall, business development coordinator for the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development.

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  10. Owner of South Norfolk Jordan Bridge fights Portsmouth's taxation effortsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2015 | The Virginian-Pilot

    In documents filed last month in Circuit Court, the owner - South Norfolk Jordan Bridge LLC - denied it owes more than $1 million in back taxes on the tolled span across the Elizabeth River's Southern Branch. The filing went on to note the bridge - which opened to traffic in October 2012 - was built without "a single penny of public money" and that Portsmouth's former mayor publicly supported its construction.

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  11. In Chesapeake, this is how your home address can suddenly belong to someone elseRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2015 | The Virginian-Pilot

    Amber Harrell was driving past a new house in her South Norfolk neighborhood recently when the address caught her eye. It was the same as hers the home she has lived in for 20 years.

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  12. 5 Things: Bridge tax; firearms charges; fabulous weekend weatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 5, 2015 | The Virginian-Pilot

    The Downtown Tunnel eastbound will be open this weekend, great weather is expected and here are a few other things to know today in Hampton Roads: Nothing but blue skies. The forecast couldn't be much better for the weekend with plenty of sun expected and high temperatures in the mid-80s.

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  13. Portsmouth felon, father arrested amid federal investigation into numerous firearmsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2015 | The Virginian-Pilot

    Less than a week before he was scheduled to appear in court to ask a judge to restore his gun rights, a convicted felon living in Portsmouth was arrested amid a federal investigation into the illegal possession of machine guns, silencers and other firearms. Kenneth R. Meeks, 26, was charged in U.S. District Court with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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  14. Feds arrest Portsmouth felon amid investigation into numerous firearmsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2015 | The Virginian-Pilot

    A convicted felon was arrested Thursday morning as federal and state investigators searched two homes in Portsmouth for evidence of illegal firearms. Kenneth Meeks was charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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  15. Retakes boost South Hampton Roads school divisions' SOL scoresRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2015 | The Virginian-Pilot

    Changes that allowed more students to retake Standards of Learning exams helped boost scores across core subjects this past school year, based on pass rates released Tuesday by the Virginia Department of Education. Local school divisions mirrored state trends, and some beat statewide averages for most core subjects.

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  16. South Hampton Roads schools report SOL irregularitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2015 | The Virginian-Pilot

    "Irregularities" are wide-ranging and fall into two camps: issues with test security and improperly assisting students, and variables including things such as illness or other classroom disruptions. In the latter category, state officials this year tallied 279 irregularities in Virginia Beach, 177 in Norfolk, 118 in Chesapeake, 32 in Suffolk, and 16 in Portsmouth, according to the Virginia Department of Education.

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  17. With interest lagging, it's time to end attempt to recall Portsmouth mayorRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2015 | The Virginian-Pilot

    BOB MARCUS, lead organizer of the fledgling attempt to recall Portsmouth Mayor Kenny Wright, said Monday he has no plans to stop the effort - despite the lukewarm results in collecting signatures. "We have so many people that continue to say the same thing: They're so thoroughly disgusted with Portsmouth city government," Marcus, who owns a Norfolk gun shop, told me.

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  18. Facebook project highlights residents' love for cityRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2015 | The Virginian-Pilot

    A picture is worth a thousand words. Two Portsmouth photographers are proving that with a project that highlights the best thing about the city: its people.

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  19. Recall effort moves slowly in PortsmouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2015 | The Virginian-Pilot

    The effort to recall Mayor Kenny Wright is moving slower than lead organizer Bob Marcus expected, but proponents say they remain optimistic. "If we could have picked a perfect time to start, I don't think it would have been summer," Marcus said last month.

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  20. Boy, 17, taken to hospital after collision with trash truck in PortsmouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2015 | The Virginian-Pilot

    A 17-year-old was taken to hospital Thursday evening after a crash involving a city trash truck at Frederick and Deep Creek boulevards. The teen rode the bike into oncoming traffic, which caused the city garbage truck to swerve to try to avoid hitting him, according to Holley.

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