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  1. Progress Report: Duck Donuts on Elden StreetRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | WTOP-FM Washington

    The popular Outer Banks doughnut shop is expanding in Virginia. It hopes to have the store at 300 Elden St. open by the end of April, according to its Facebook page .


  2. Former Va. Beach Mayor Meyera Oberndorf dies at 74Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Oberndorf served as mayor from 1988 to 2008, making her the longest serving mayor in the city's history. The city announced her death Friday.


  3. Va. photographer captures controversial photo of baby wrapped in American flagRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | WTOP-FM Washington

    A photo a Virginia photographer captured of a woman with a baby swaddled in an American flag is drawing controversy around the country. Vanessa Hicks, a professional photographer in Virginia Beach, Virginia, took the photo of her friend, a Navy veteran, holding her newborn child cradled in an American flag.


  4. Va. Beach K-9 dog bites boy during arrest of robbery suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Virginia Beach police say a K-9 dog bit a 11-year-old boy during the arrest of a bank robbery suspect. Police say in a news release that the boy emerged from a corridor and ran into the dog as the K-9 team was moving into position to help with the arrest.


  5. Man sentenced for traveling to DC to have sex with minorRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2015 | WTOP-FM Washington

    A Virginia man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for traveling to the District to have sex with someone he thought was an under-age girl. Thirty-five-year-old Ryan Chord of Virginia Beach was also ordered to register as a sex offender at his sentencing Tuesday in federal court in Washington.


  6. Sentara warns of 2 in Hampton Roads posing as care workersRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Sentara Home Care Services is warning Hampton Roads residents that two women are falsely claiming to be Sentara workers in an attempt to gain entry to homes. Sentara says in one instance, a Norfolk resident reported that the women took $400 cash from her home.


  7. Everyone agrees: Ita s cold, but could get colder across USRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Much of the U.S. continued to shiver and suffer in bitter cold Thursday. Temperatures and wind chills dipped near zero or below in the Midwest, Northeast and even the South - where people were most unaccustomed to the weather-related road hazards, school cancellations, public transportation and airport delays, and runs on supplies at stores.


  8. Hazing allegations close fraternity at Va. collegeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | WTOP-FM Washington

    A spokeswoman for the private college in Virginia Beach told The Virginian-Pilot three members of Kappa Alpha Order has have been sanctioned, but remain students at the college. The spokeswoman, Leona Baker, declined to discuss details of the alleged hazing or how many students were subjected to it.


  9. Va. lawmakers crack jokes debating balloon billRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2015 | WTOP-FM Washington

    A bill to boost fines for releasing too many balloons into the air in Virginia may have deflated on Friday, but the debate certainly didn't. Sen. Jeff McWaters, R-Virginia Beach, said his opponents were filled of hot air to debate the bill.


  10. New ethics rules to be taken up WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | WTOP-FM Washington

    New ethics rules tied to former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell's corruption conviction will be taken up Wednesday in Richmond, as some critics of a bill to change Dominion Power rate rules separately raise questions about the General Assembly's own conflict-of-interest rules.


  11. Virginia lawmaker says hea s sold Dominion sharesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | WTOP-FM Washington

    A Virginia state senator who is the chief sponsor of legislation that would loosen state oversight of Dominion Virginia Power's rate setting has sold his shares in the company. Virginia Beach Republican Sen. Frank Wagner told The Associated Press that he sold his shares Tuesday because he didn't want there to be any suggestion that he was trying to personally profit with his legislation.


  12. White defendants more likely to get plea deals in Va.Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | WTOP-FM Washington

    White defendants accused of a number of crimes in Virginia are much more likely than black defendants to get a plea deal that includes lesser charges or a reduced sentence, according to an analysis of statewide court records. The Daily Press analysis looked at more than 110,000 case records from all parts of the state except Arlington and Fairfax counties and Virginia Beach, which have their own, separate, online court record systems.


  13. Virginia may ban releasing balloons into the atmosphereRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | WTOP-FM Washington

    The measure's sponsor, Republican Sen. Jeff McWaters of Virginia Beach, says balloons are fouling the state's beaches and can be deadly to wildlife. His bill would ban the intentional release of balloons that are inflated with helium or another lighter-than-air gas and require more than five minutes' contact with air or water to degrade.


  14. The most boring places in Virginia are aRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Virginia has some pretty appealing attractions - Virginia Beach, Monticello, Arlington National Cemetery and more - but no matter how exciting the Old Dominion State may seem, there are bound to be some boring places within the commonwealth's borders. Real estate company, Movoto compiled a list of the 10 most boring places in Virginia , which includes some D.C.-area locations as well.


  15. Weekend brings chance for snow or rainRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | WTOP-FM Washington

    A conveyor belt of systems are moving this way from different directions. Let's first concentrate on the system that will move into the region Friday night into Saturday.


  16. Arlington Sheriff's Office to Ignore ICE DetainersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | WTOP-FM Washington

    The Arlington County Sheriff's Office will ignore requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to detain individuals unless such a request comes with a warrant, the county announced Friday afternoon. The new policy, which takes effect immediately, comes four days after Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring issued an opinion that ICE detainers are "merely a request."


  17. New Virginia limit on striped bass go into effect ThursdayRead the original story

    Dec 31, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Anglers working from the coast to 3 miles out can keep only one striped bass measuring at least 28 inches. The previous limit was two.


  18. Dead whale in Virginia Beach had broken ribsRead the original story

    Dec 27, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Virginia Aquarium officials say a dead whale that washed up in Virginia Beach likely died from a collision with a boat. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the dead minke whale washed up near the Dam Neck Annex to Oceana Naval Air Station on Wednesday morning.


  19. Letters ask for community service over jail for former Virginia governorRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    As prosecutors ask a judge to sentence former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell to more than 10 years in prison, McDonnell's friends, family and supporters have sent hundreds of heartfelt letters to the judge asking for leniency. McDonnell's defense team is asking for a sentence of 6,000 hours of community service, far below the federal sentencing guidelines calculated in the case of 121 to 151 months.


  20. Defense: Ex-gov should volunteer, not go to prisonRead the original story

    Dec 23, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Former Gov. Bob McDonnell's lawyers asked a judge Tuesday to order three years of community service for his federal corruption convictions while prosecutors recommended a prison term of at least 10 years. McDonnell, a Republican who was once on the short list to be Mitt Romney's vice presidential running mate, will be sentenced Jan. 6 for promoting a dietary supplement in exchange for more than $165,000 in gifts and loans.


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