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  • Student Suspended for Taking Razor From Classmate (Who Was Self-Harming)

    03/20/2014 11:55:06 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    WAVY ^ | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Andy Fox
    We teach kids that honesty is the best policy, but at one Virginia Beach middle school it might be better to keep the truth to yourself. Last Thursday at Bayside Middle School, sixth grader Adrionna Harris came to the aide of a classmate who was cutting his arm. She faces expulsion for taking a razor from the student, throwing it away and convincing him what he was doing wasn’t right. She thought she was doing the right thing, so on Friday she told the school administration what happened. The way school officials responded led to this question: was the school’s...
  • Boys punished for firing airsoft guns (Update - Suspended for the rest of the school year)

    09/25/2013 7:12:25 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 64 replies
    WAVY.com ^ | 9-25-2013 | Andy Fox
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - Three Virginia Beach seventh graders learned their fates Tuesday morning when they were suspended for shooting airsoft guns on private property. During a hearing with a disciplinary committee Tuesday morning, Aidan Clark, Khalid Caraballo and a third friend were given long-term suspensions in a unanimous vote. The suspensions will last until June, but a hearing will be held January 27 to determine if they will be allowed back in school sooner. The students' parents initially told WAVY News' Andy Fox their children were expelled, but when Fox looked at the official letter from the school,...
  • Literally, The Police State Is Coming

    08/30/2013 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 36 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 8/30/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    In between bowls of chicken poodle soup and deciding to provide air cover for al-Qaeda in Syria, our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, found time to meet with mayors from our crumbling major cities. From Justin Sink of The Hill: *** "President Obama told a collection of big-city mayors Tuesday at the White House that he would continue to use executive actions to combat gun violence plaguing major cities. In the meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and the mayors of 18 cities from across the nation, Obama discussed commonly applicable strategies to reduce youth violence. 'He also vowed to...
  • VA:Robber attacked by sub shop employees during failed robbery

    06/30/2013 3:46:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    wtkr.com ^ | 28 June, 2013 | Becca Mitchell and Mike Mather
    Virginia Beach, Va. – Virginia Beach Police are searching for a man who was allegedly attacked by several employees of a Jersey Mikes when they discovered he was attempting to rob the business. Officers arrived at the Jersey Mikes located at 5701 Burton Station Road and found that the masked man had entered the store, approached one of the employees and assaulted him. The employees felt that they were going to be robbed so they “attacked” the man. “I hit him with the mop stick, broom stick, whatever. And we started wrestling around. And I am telling the other employee...
  • "Shotgun Joe" ... Shooter Takes VP Joe Biden’s Advice — and Lands in Trouble with Cops

    03/02/2013 1:09:40 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Shooter takes VP Joe Biden’s advice — and lands in trouble with cops Vice President Joseph R. Biden told a Field & Stream reporter in a published report on Monday that if “you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door.” That same day, a 22-year-old man in Virginia Beach, Va., did just that — and was charged with reckless handling of a firearm. WAVY 10 reported that the man was in his bedroom when two armed masked men leaned through the window and warned him to close the bedroom door. The 22-year-old...
  • Virginia Beach pizza shop offering discount to gun owners

    02/17/2013 1:47:24 AM PST · by Daffynition · 19 replies
    WKTR.com ^ | Marissa Jasek, | Marissa Jasek,
    Virginia Beach, Va. – Slice by slice, one Virginia Beach pizza shop is showing its support for the Second Amendment by offering fifteen percent off pies to gun owners. “All they have to do is show me that they’re carrying a weapon or they can show me their concealed weapons permit and they can get the discount,” says All Around Pizza owner, Jay Laze. Laze started the offer after a Utah frozen yogurt shop made headlines earlier this month for also giving gun toters discounts.
  • Mitt Romney in Virginia Beach,VA Sunday Oct. 28, 8:15pm

    10/23/2012 12:56:58 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 6 replies
    From an email
    You’re Invited to a Victory Rally with Mitt Romney and the Republican Team! Sunday, October 28, 2012 Doors Open 6:15 PM | Event Begins 8:15 PM Farm Bureau Live Amphitheater 3550 Cellar Door Way Virginia Beach, VA 23456 To RSVP for a ticket, visit www.mittromney.com/VA All attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids, or signs will be allowed in the venue. Cameras are permitted. PAID FOR BY ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT, INC. WWW.MITTROMNEY.COM
  • Romney: 'I will not take God out of our platform'

    09/08/2012 2:23:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 8, 2012 | Jeremy Herb
    Mitt Romney weighed in for the first time on the Democratic platform initially removing the word “God," saying that was something he would never do. Romney began a campaign appearance in Virginia Beach, Va. on Saturday by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance before turning to the platform controversy. “That pledge says “under God,” and I will not take God out of our platform,” Romney said to cheers. “I will not take God off our coins, and I will not take God out of my heart.” During their convention in Charlotte, the Democrats' platform was changed from 2008 to remove references...
  • U.Va. Institute Assists Citizens with Sea-Level Rise Issues on Virginia's Coast [Gag Me!]

    08/21/2012 12:23:14 PM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 21 replies
    University of Virginia, UVA Today, UVA Facebook ^ | 20 Aug 2012 | University of Virginia
    U.Va. Institute Assists Citizens with Sea-Level Rise Issues on Virginia's Coast August 20, 2012 — Virginia's largest city may get up to 45,000 acres smaller over the next century, due to an anticipated 2.3 to 5.2 feet of relative sea-level rise expected in Virginia Beach – a rise that would also impact the entire Hampton Roads region and the Eastern Shore. Recognizing the challenges this will pose, the University of Virginia's Institute for Environmental Negotiation is assisting citizens and decision-makers in long-range planning. Under director Frank Dukes, associate director Tanya Denckla Cobb and graduate associate Melissa Keywood – all from...
  • Jet crash in Virginia Beach fiery, not deadly

    04/07/2012 9:37:33 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 19 replies
    AP via Fox ^ | 07 Apr 2012
    Zooming along at 170 mph in a fighter jet carrying thousands of pounds of volatile fuel, two Navy pilots faced nothing but bad choices when their aircraft malfunctioned over Virginia's most populated city. "Catastrophic engine system failure right after takeoff, which is always the most critical phase of flying, leaves very, very few options," said aviation safety expert and decorated pilot J.F. Joseph. "You literally run out of altitude, air speed and ideas all at the same time," he said. Somehow, however, the student pilot and his instructor and everyone on the ground survived Friday when the men ejected from...
  • Navy jet crashes into apartments in Virginia

    04/06/2012 10:28:44 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies
    cnn.com ^ | April 6, 2012 | Mike Ahlers and Barbara Starr
    (CNN) -- A Navy jet crashed Friday into some apartments near Virginia Beach, Virginia, sending flames and thick black smoke into the air, a military spokesman and a witness said. Two apartment buildings were on fire, CNN affiliate WTKR reporting, citing witnesses. The jet was from Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The crew of the two-seater F/A-18 safely ejected, but their condition wasn't known, a Navy spokesman said. The plane is from a training squadron, the Navy said. George Pilkington, an eye witness to the crash, said he was the plane flying low,...
  • Student reports being hit, Va. Beach teacher charged

    01/21/2012 10:23:11 PM PST · by caldera599 · 17 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 1/20/12 | Cindy Clayton
    Police have charged a Landstown High School math teacher with abduction and sexual abuse after a student reported being hit several times with a belt after school. Police in a news release said the female student stayed after school Wednesday for a tutoring session and had failed to complete an assignment. She accused the teacher of hitting her across the buttocks as punishment. The girl reported that to a school nurse, and the nurse called police and Child Protective Services. Police charged Michael David Shanklin Jr., 37, of the 2500 block of Hunters Run Trail. He was jailed without bond....
  • Police say Vick not ruled out as suspect (bar shooting)

    07/01/2010 5:33:50 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 07/01/2010 | Mark Maske
    <p>According to the Associated Press, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has not been ruled out as a suspect or a person of interest by police in a shooting incident early Friday morning at a birthday party for him in Virginia Beach.</p>
  • GOP race in nation's biggest military district roiled by Tea Party

    05/27/2010 1:19:17 PM PDT · by ToughLove · 7 replies · 294+ views
    PubliusForum ^ | May 27,2010 | ToughLove
    Virginia's 2nd Congressional District - with the nation's highest concentration of military personnel - faces a political tempest from the Tea Party. The Republican primary, in which establishment fave Scott Rigell has collected a ton of upper-level GOP support, has been stirred by an unexpected endorsement. The Hampton Roads Tea Party Board has declared its unanimous support for one of Rigell's opponents - Ben Loyola, a Navy combat vet. Warner Todd Huston's PubliusForum provides details: Following lengthy and vigorous investigation and deliberation, the Hampton Roads Tea Party (HRTP) Board of Directors endorses Ben Loyola in the GOP primary in Virginia’s...
  • Man attacked with a samurai sword

    05/18/2010 5:33:25 AM PDT · by tenger · 26 replies · 661+ views
    Wavy.com ^ | May 17, 2010 | unknown
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - The weekend was winding down at the Oceanfront. It was Sunday night, and the crowds were thinning out. Until just after 8 o'clock. Dean Kirby first heard the commotion from across the street. A group of people were already standing near the corner of Pacific Avenue and 24th Street. "There was a guy saying, 'Someone got stabbed, someone got stabbed,'" said Kirby. Police said a man was crossing the street when he was attacked from behind. The weapon: a samurai sword. Police said the victim had cuts on his back, his head, and severe gashes...
  • FREEPER BUYCOTT all Sanctuary Cities Cancel vacations, buying products, & BUY ARIZONA

    05/01/2010 2:17:09 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 111 replies · 2,114+ views
    vanity | May 1, 2010 | steelers6
    Cities and counties that have sanctuary policies include: Anchorage, AK Fairbanks, AK Fresno, CA Los Angeles, CA National City, CA4 San Diego, CA San Francisco, CA Sonoma County, CA Evanston, IL Chicago, IL3 Cicero, IL Cambridge, MA Orleans, MA Portland, ME Baltimore, MD Takoma Park, MD Ann Arbor, MI Detroit, MI Minneapolis, MN Newark, NJ1 Trenton, NJ1 Durham, NC Albuquerque, NM Aztec, NM Rio Arriba, County, NM Sante Fe, NM New York, NY Ashland, OR Gaston, OR Marion County, OR Austin, TX Houston, TX Katy, TX Virginia Beach, VA Seattle, WA Madison, WI Currently there are two statewide policies regarding...
  • Church displays disturbing messages (Westboro Baptist "Church" pickets military installations)

    03/04/2010 12:00:33 PM PST · by caldera599 · 14 replies · 1,083+ views
    WAVY.com ^ | 03/04/2010
    PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Wednesday, members of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church came to Hampton Roads. They stood outside several local military installations carrying signs and chanting anti-American songs. Including the Portsmouth Naval Hospital, where they were met by a small group of protesters with a message of their own. Less than a mile from the facility that treats wounded Sailors and Marines, the group from Westboro Baptist Church stood on a street corner carrying controversial signs. A passing motorist told WAVY.com that the display disturbed him. "We're out here saying that a doomed America is relying upon the strength of...
  • 2 ex-Blackwater guards charged with murder

    01/07/2010 11:59:37 AM PST · by granite · 43 replies · 2,803+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 1/7/10 | LAT
    Both Cannon, of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Drotleff, of Virginia Beach, Va., have said in recent interviews with the AP that they were justified when they opened fire on a threatening vehicle last year. Blackwater, now known as Xe, fired both men after the shooting for failing to comply with the terms of their contract.
  • Two illegal aliens charged with murder in Virginia Beach (sanctuary city)

    12/31/2009 1:36:26 PM PST · by AuntB · 28 replies · 2,071+ views
    Examiner ^ | Dec. 30, 2009 | Dave Gibson
    On Saturday night, Virginia Beach police arrested Jorge Alberto Fuertes Loredo, 31, and Isidor Loredo Amaya, 31, after Florentino Martinez-Melendez, 40, was shot to death in a trailer park. A second victim survived the shooting but remains in critical condition in a local hospital. Apparently, the fatal shooting was the result of a heated argument. Both Loredo and Amaya have been charged with murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Both Mexican nationals are in the country illegally, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement have placed a hold on them. Virginia Beach Commonwealth Attorney, Harvey Bryant,...
  • Pat Robertson, 79, Recovering From 10-Hour Heart Surgery

    08/31/2009 2:45:32 PM PDT · by kingattax · 6 replies · 506+ views
    AP/FoxNews ^ | August 31, 2009
    Story at link
  • Pat Robertson, 79, on mend after heart surgery

    08/31/2009 8:53:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 387+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/31/09 | AP
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson underwent 10 hours of surgery to repair a heart disorder and is back in Virginia recovering, a spokesman said Monday. "He's really doing well, recovering very quickly," spokesman Chris Roslan said of the 79-year-old founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network. "He's doing great." Robertson, ... was treated Aug. 19 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital for atrial fibrillation. He was released last Thursday, Roslan said. Robertson underwent convergent procedure, which involves cauterizing the continually beating heart muscle with heat generated by a radio frequency. The procedure is less invasive than traditional heart surgery...
  • America's 10 Best Places to Grow Up

    08/20/2009 5:32:05 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 50 replies · 1,388+ views
    YahooNews ^ | Thu Aug 20 2009 | Luke Mullins
    [snip]Here's our list of America's 10 Best Places to Grow Up: --Virginia Beach, Va. --Madison, Ala. --San Jose, Calif. --Overland Park, Kan. --Boston --Denver --Rochester, Minn. --Cedar Rapids, Iowa --Plano, Texas --Edison, N.J.
  • Need Help With Virgina Real Estate Market

    08/03/2009 12:12:58 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 23 replies · 791+ views
    08/03/2009 | Oshkalaboomboom
    My sister, who has lived outside of the US for almost 15 years, is moving back to the Norfolk, VA area in 2 weeks. She tells me that the real estate agents she has contacted have told her that she can't get a decent house for less than $350,000 (one she looked at online was $378k) and the houses in her price range are tiny, basically starter homes. Is this true for that area? Personally I find that hard to believe in this market. She is looking to live in Norfolk (her husband will be working there), Chesapeake, VA Beach,...
  • Virginia Is For Pro Gun Activists(VA)

    08/02/2009 9:15:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies · 490+ views
    Ammoland.com ^ | 31 July, 2009 | Glen Caro
    National Rifle Association Virginia - -(AmmoLand.com)- As I noted in last month’s column, the 2009 Virginia elections will be ground zero for our grassroots activities this year. Not only will these elections determine the future our of our gun rights in Virginia, but they will also be used as a barometer for the 2010 elections. If two recent events I attended in Virginia Beach are any indication, we are well positioned this year in Virginia to remind politicians running in 2010 that those who oppose the Second Amendment do so at their own political peril! On July 16, my Virginia...
  • Va. Beach [VA] councilman seeks permit to sell guns from home

    07/31/2009 5:03:18 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 3 replies · 355+ views
    HamptonRoads.com ^ | July 31 2009 | Aaron Applegate
    VIRGINIA BEACH Councilman Bill DeSteph has applied to the city for a permit to sell guns out of a Great Neck home he will be moving into later this summer. DeSteph, a gun collector, said he wants to expand his hobby into a business. If the City Council approves the permit, DeSteph said he will apply to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for a permit to be a licensed dealer. “Once you’re clear with city zoning, the federal requirements for dealers are the same out of your house or a storefront,” ATF inspector Michael Adkins said....
  • Tea Party in Virginia Beach

    04/16/2009 4:48:27 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 5 replies · 450+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 4/16/2009 | Moneyrunner
    Pictures from the Tea Party held in Virginia Beach on tax revolt day.
  • Virginia Beach TEA Party

    04/16/2009 4:18:35 AM PDT · by tgusa · 16 replies · 631+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | April 16, 2009 | Deirdre Fernandes
    This wasn’t your great, great, great, great-grandfather’s Boston Tea Party. There were some protesters dressed in Colonial garb and a handful of men in wigs, but the Hampton Roads Tax Day Tea Party also drew small business owners, realtors, retirees, stay-at-home moms and children on spring break. Police officials estimate that up to 700 people gathered at Town Center Wednesday to protest government spending. They also vented against bank bailouts, socialism, restrictions on gun rights and the influence of international law.
  • Streaking lights, explosions reported all along coast...

    03/30/2009 8:17:40 AM PDT · by TaraP · 118 replies · 3,608+ views
    Were they meteors? A comet? UFOs? People from Maryland to Hampton Roads heard loud explosions and saw brilliant, streaking lights in the sky Sunday night. There was no immediate explanation, the National Weather Service office in Wakefield said. The Virginia Beach 911 center had numerous calls waiting just before 10 p.m., a supervisor said. The Weather Service said reports were made from Dorchester County, Md., to the Virginia/North Carolina border. People said they saw a streak in the sky and heard an explosion. “It was orange, like a fireball,” said Steve Wagner, who lives in the Great Bridge area of...
  • Mysterious East Coast Boom Was Falling Russian Rocket

    03/30/2009 11:57:45 AM PDT · by TaraP · 33 replies · 1,622+ views
    Space.com ^ | March 30th, 2009
    The mysterious boom and flash of light seen over parts of Virginia Sunday night was not a meteor, but actually exploding space junk from the second stage of a Russian Soyuz rocket falling back to Earth, according to an official with the U.S. Naval Observatory. "I'm pretty convinced that what these folks saw was the second stage of the Soyuz rocket that launched the crew up to the space station," said Jeff Chester of the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C. Residents of the areas around Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Va., began calling 911 last night with reports of hearing a...
  • Mystery Flash and Big Boom Rattles Virginia (Did ya see or hear anything last night?)

    03/30/2009 9:30:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 2,077+ views
    A mysterious boom and light occurred over the skies of Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Va., on Sunday night, but just what caused the phenomenon is still unknown. Calls from local residents to 911 began coming in at around 9:45 p.m. EDT, with some people reporting their doors and windows rattled when the boom went off, according to reports from WVEC-TV. Similar reports in the past often have turned out to involve meteors, which can explode in the atmosphere to create a loud noise and bright flash of light that streaks across the sky. However, often times the source of events...
  • Callers report flashing lights, loud 'boom'

    03/30/2009 4:33:57 AM PDT · by DYngbld · 64 replies · 3,131+ views
    Daily Press ^ | March 30 2009 | Mike Holtzclaw
    Meteorolgists are investigating and trying to explain widespread reports on the Eastern Seaboard of flashing lights and a noise that sounded like a loud explosion in the sky last night. A spokesman for Virginia Beach police said the city's emergency call center received dozens of calls shortly after 9:30 p.m. Sunday reporting "a loud explosion, like a 'boom,' that rattled their windows." He said several of the callers also described a bright flash of light accompanying the sound. The National Weather Service received similar reports along the East Coast along the Eastern Shore and into Maryland around the same time....
  • Freako Fred Phelps to protest at military bases in Virgina Dec 1st, 3rd (Needs FReeping)

    11/16/2008 9:07:39 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 68 replies · 1,987+ views
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    Here is the Schedule, as released by the Freaks at the Westboro "Baptist Church"... http://www.godhatesfags.com/schedule.html 12/01/2008 5:15 PM - 5:45 PM Virginia Beach, VA Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base 12/03/2008 07:30 AM - 08:00 AM Virginia Beach, VA Fort Story Army Base 12/03/2008 08:45 AM - 09:15 AM Norfolk, VA Norfolk Naval Station 12/03/2008 09:15 AM - 09:45 AM Virginia Beach, VA Oceana Naval Air Station 12/03/2008 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Portsmouth, VA Portsmouth Naval Medical Center (If you go to counter any of these, this is the one to do so at) 12/03/2008 12:45 PM - 1:15 PM...
  • Remarks By John McCain in Virginia Beach, VA

    10/13/2008 9:06:18 AM PDT · by weston · 7 replies · 453+ views
    johnmccain.com ^ | 10/13/2008 | unknown
    ARLINGTON, VA -- U.S. Senator John McCain delivered the following remarks at the McCain-Palin 2008 rally in Virginia Beach, VA: Three weeks from now, you will choose a new President. Choose well. There is much at stake....... The next President won't have time to get used to the office. He won't have the luxury of studying up on the issues before he acts. He will have to act immediately. And to do that, he will need experience, courage, judgment and a bold plan of action to take this country in a new direction. We cannot spend the next four years...
  • Struggling McCain debuts comeback speech

    10/13/2008 12:19:37 PM PDT · by Signalman · 16 replies · 866+ views
    Politico ^ | 10/13/2008 | Mike Allen
    Three weeks before Election Day, John McCain on Monday unveiled a feisty new stump speech in which he portrayed himself as a scrappy fighter on the comeback trail against an opponent who’s already “measuring the drapes” in the Oval Office. Appearing in Virginia Beach with his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, McCain said to applause that "what America needs in this hour is a fighter, someone who puts all his cards on the table and trusts the judgment of the American people." "Now, my friends, let me give you the state of the race today and some straight talk,"...
  • JIM GILMORE for Senate “VICTORY 2008” BUS TOUR IN VIRGINIA BEACH THIS SUNDAY (Freepers Welcome)

    09/13/2008 10:39:44 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 3 replies · 206+ views
    http://www.jimgilmoreforsenate.com ^ | September 14, 2008 | www.jimgilmoreforsenate.com
    Alexandria – Former Gov. Jim Gilmore, Virginia candidate for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. John Warner, will take part in the “Victory 2008” bus tour coming through Virginia Beach this Sunday, September 14th. Hosted by the Republican National Committee (RNC), the “Victory 2008” bus tour will swing through Virginia this weekend making various stops along the way, including a Redskins Tailgate Party and Rally on Sunday at 12:00 noon, during which Gov. Gilmore among others will speak. All credentialed media are invited to attend. WHO: Former Governor Jim Gilmore, U.S. Senate candidate WHAT: “Victory 2008” Redskins Tail...
  • Many workers on Verizon project are in U.S. illegally

    08/02/2008 9:55:36 PM PDT · by GATOR NAVY · 36 replies · 218+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 3 Aug 08 | Tim McGlone
    Brenda Smith and her husband became curious last winter about the workers who showed up in their neighborhood around Old Providence Road in Virginia Beach. Without any notice to her, the largely Hispanic crew began digging trenches in her front yard and shoving orange tubing into the ground. She tried to ask them questions, but they didn't speak English. Concerned about the growing number of illegal immigrants in Virginia, Smith decided to find out whether the men in her yard were here legally. She learned they were part of a $23 billion Verizon fiber-optic project intended to bring state-of-the-art television...
  • Teaching to students' minds, not just to the test (VA)

    07/28/2008 12:39:37 PM PDT · by Gabz · 203 replies · 145+ views
    Virginian Pilot ^ | July 28, 2008 | Lauren Roth
    Teaching to students' minds, not just to the test VIRGINIA BEACH After two years of quiet planning, the superintendent of schools has unveiled his vision. Jim Merrill wants to overhaul teaching and focus on critical thinking instead of test preparation. For the past decade, the state's public schools have adjusted teaching to fit Standards of Learning tests, the yardstick used to measure school performance. "You could pass SOLs and still fail a kid," Merrill said. His new direction is the key idea behind a six-year plan. The School Board will consider a draft at its annual retreat this weekend. To...
  • Beach pizza shop employee fatally shoots robber, police say

    06/29/2008 9:12:54 AM PDT · by fightinJAG · 36 replies · 155+ views
    Virginian-Pilot ^ | June 29, 2008 | Patrick Wilson
    An employee of a Virginia Beach pizza restaurant shot and killed a masked robber who had come in the back of the shop to rob it Saturday night, police said.
  • Beach pizza shop employee fatally shoots robber, police say

    06/29/2008 2:33:18 AM PDT · by csvset · 61 replies · 257+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | June 29, 2008 | Patrick Wilson
    VIRGINIA BEACHAn employee of a Virginia Beach pizza restaurant shot and killed a masked robber who had come in the back of the shop to rob it Saturday night, police said.The shooting happened about 10:08 p.m. at Dominick's Pizza & Pasta, in the Timberlake Shopping Center in the 4200 block of Holland Road.Employees had opened the back door to let a breeze come in, and the robber came in the door to the kitchen and pointed a gun at them, said Sgt. Rene Ball of Virginia Beach police.An employee then shot and killed the robber, she said. No one else...
  • Kellam High School teacher tied to escort services

    04/11/2008 12:48:24 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 55 replies · 693+ views
    The Virginia-Pilot ^ | 4-9-08 | Joanne Kimberlin
    At least eight ads in the Yellow Pages that hawk exotic entertainment by female companions lead callers to numbers belonging to a teacher at Kellam High School in Virginia Beach. The numbers used to reach Penthouse V.I.P. , Exotic Playmates, Exotic Sinsations, Fantasies, Sweet Pleasures, Party Girls, Oasis Escorts and Delilah’s are all registered in the name of Michelle Droelle, a 33-year-old social studies teacher in her first year in the classroom at Kellam. The ads appear in the 2007 edition of the Verizon Yellow Pages. Standing outside her Ocean Lakes home after school Tuesday afternoon, Droelle insisted she left...
  • Beach Man Makes Bomb Threat To Get Beer

    02/08/2008 1:56:46 PM PST · by Cagey · 12 replies · 179+ views
    WKTR NEWS ^ | 2-7-2008
    A Virginia Beach man says he called in a bomb threat to a Target store to get the police away from a grocery store across the street just to rob it of beer! The saga all started Wednesday afternoon when Virginia Beach Emergency Communications got a 911 call from a pay phone in the Birdneck Shopping Center. The caller, 24-year-old Keith Hamrah, told the dispatcher that a bomb had been placed inside the Target store on First Colonial Road. Hamrah said the bomb was set to blow up as soon and there were armed men outside of the store. Police...
  • Virginia Beach OKs pledge to keep out illegal immigrants

    01/20/2008 3:51:47 PM PST · by mdittmar · 17 replies · 135+ views
    Wavy TV 10 ^ | January 20, 2008 | ap
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - A new clause in Virginia Beach city contracts says area businesses must pledge they're not hiring illegal immigrants.Under the new measure, city officials would be allowed to audit companies they believe are breaking the law. The guidelines are set to take effect once City Manager Jim Spore issues clearance to city departments.Some say the move may stop some illegal immigration locally, but won't end it completely.Nevertheless, the city has faced mounting pressure to step up its anti-illegal immigration efforts since last spring. That's when two teenager girls were killed when their car was struck by...
  • America's Most Obese Cities

    11/26/2007 12:46:45 PM PST · by MotleyGirl70 · 191 replies · 270+ views
    Forbes ^ | 11/25/07 | Rebecca Ruiz
    Forbes' America's Most Obese Cities. Did your city make the Fatty List: 1. Memphis, Tenn.: 34%Researchers have found that residents are aware of the area's obesity problem, currently affecting 34% of its population. Among the causes they blame: high rates of poverty and a culture of Southern hospitality and food that values certain types of dishes--many of them fried--over healthier choices. Memphis actually sits on the western edge of a web of Southern cities along with Birmingham, Ala., and Atlanta, that also landed on our list. 2. Birmingham, Ala.: 31.3%As the second most obese city, 31.3% of Birmingham's residents have...
  • Even AP Knows It's Not Newsworthy

    11/18/2007 6:45:52 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 3 replies · 64+ views
    Townhallvideo ^ | November 17,2007
    Even AP knows it's not newsworthy The guy says very emphatically, "The warhouse owner says NO substantial damage was caused, and the jet landed SAFELY. I'm not really sure why I'm reporting on this, other than some leftist somewhere thinks it's exciting. I knew I should have stayed at Burger King and gotten a store manager position." (This recounting is considerably more factual than most modern reporting, even though certain words may be more implied than actually spoken. Luckily, we're dealing with media, so ACTUAL happenings aren't NEARLY as excited as potential or alleged.)
  • Suit: Beach deputies battered mentally ill woman

    09/20/2007 2:48:58 PM PDT · by brwnsuga · 21 replies · 73+ views
    Virginian-Pilot/ www.pilotonline.com ^ | September 20, 2007 | By SUSAN E. WHITE AND DUANE BOURNE
    A 60-year-old woman who is mentally ill has filed a $2 million lawsuit against the city of Virginia Beach, the state and Sheriff Paul Lanteigne. The lawsuit, filed in Virginia Beach Circuit Court on Tuesday, says Janace Johnson, who has schizoaffective disorder, was wrongfully arrested and prosecuted. It also says Johnson did not receive necessary medical care and that law enforcement officers used excessive force against her while she was in the Virginia Beach jail. The retired nurses' aide supervisor was released from jail May 18 with a broken nose, a busted lip, a black eye, broken dentures and other...
  • Daughter's death began dad's quest for immigration reform

    09/17/2007 11:43:22 AM PDT · by GATOR NAVY · 48 replies · 57+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 17 Sep 07 | JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE
    Days after his daughter's death, Ray Tranchant sat next to Mayor Meyera Oberndorf and defended his city against what he called mudslinging. He didn't disagree with points commentators such as Fox News' Bill O'Reilly made - immigration policy is broken and someone needs to be accountable, Tranchant said. However, the tactics of some bothered him. "I just wanted everyone to calm down," he said recently. Now he's ready to join the fray, serving notice that he plans to sue the federal government, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach and, possibly, the state for their failure to deal with illegal immigrants. He said he...
  • List of US Sanctuary Cities*

    08/17/2007 3:02:35 PM PDT · by Sen Jack S. Fogbound · 33 replies · 2,325+ views
    OJJPAC: "Sanctuary Cities, USA ^ | 8-12-2007 (Revised Date) | Various
    List of US Sanctuary Cities* *Note: Not all listings have been independently confirmed by OJJPAC. If you believe a city should not be listed, please send an email, and OJJPAC will make note of the dispute and attempt to verify. Dates represent when a city was added to the list, not when it became or allegedly became a sanctuary city. Other notations may indicate the source of information. Cities without a date were added prior to May, 2007. Some sanctuary cities may not have yet been identified and therefore not listed here. You are encouraged to perform additional research regarding...
  • Virginia Beach ripped as 'sanctuary' for illegals

    04/22/2007 6:16:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies · 1,320+ views
    Virginia Beach ripped as 'sanctuary' for illegalsApril 16, 2007 VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) -- The deaths of two teenagers whose car was hit by an illegal alien from Mexico has prompted some to portray Virginia Beach as a "sanctuary city" in which officials are lax in enforcing immigration laws. Alfredo Ramos has been charged with aggravated involuntary manslaughter in the March 30 deaths of Alison Kunhardt, 17, and Tessa Tranchant, 16. A car driven by Mr. Ramos slammed into the back of the teenagers' vehicle at a stoplight in Virginia Beach. Mr. Ramos had been convicted of three alcohol-related misdemeanor offenses...
  • Beach police chief weighs policy on immigration checks

    04/22/2007 7:50:26 AM PDT · by SWO · 8 replies · 477+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | © April 22, 2007 | By JON FRANK
    VIRGINIA BEACH - Police Chief Jake Jacocks Jr. has been meeting with citizen groups this month to decide whether to change the policy that forbids Beach police officers from asking the immigration status of suspects arrested on misdemeanor charges. The reassessment is in response to media attention and public outrage following the deaths March 30 of two teenage girls in a wreck. A man who admitted he is an illegal immigrant is accused of causing the wreck. Next week, Jacocks will meet with representatives of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to discuss the ability of federal authorities to respond to...
  • How long will Bill O’Reilly keep after Virginia Beach and its Mayor?

    04/14/2007 9:49:22 AM PDT · by coffee260 · 42 replies · 1,234+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | April 14, 2007 | TONY GERMANOTTA
    WELCOME TO THE MAW of the "no spin zone," Mayor. You may be in for an extended ride. Meyera Oberndorf, Virginia Beach's longest-tenured mayor, has become a repeated target of Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly. He has labeled her "limited in her intellectual capacity" and suggested that Oberndorf stay home in the kitchen rather than try to run the state's largest city. O'Reilly has blamed Oberndorf and the city for the deaths of two young women, killed March 30 when their car was rammed by an alleged drunken driver who police say is in the country illegally. It's a topic...