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  • Norfolk home catches fire after occupant tries to thaw pipes with heater

    Norfolk home catches fire after occupant tries to thaw pipes with heater
    A fire at a Norfolk home started after a man tried to thaw frozen pipes with a kerosene heater, a spokesman said. Just after 4:05 p.m. Tuesday, firefighters were called to the 1500 block of Vine Street, where they saw flames coming from the exterior...
  • American Red Cross blood donations slowed by snow storms on the Peninsula

     American Red Cross blood donations slowed by snow storms on the Peninsula
    Severe weather and multiple snowfalls in the past two weeks disrupted the daily schedule of Mid-Atlantic blood drives conducted by the American Red Cross. "The impact is over 2,000 uncollected blood and platelet donations," said communications manager...
  • Sudden cardiac arrest is nation's leading killer; Newport News widow advocates for AEDS in all work places

    Sudden cardiac arrest is nation's leading killer; Newport News widow advocates for AEDS in all work places
    She will never know if her husband would have survived if he'd received appropriate help within the critical four-minute window. Larry Wiese, 51, an engineer at Newport News Shipbuilding, collapsed at his desk on April 28, 2014. Colleagues heard him...
  • Burst water pipe, morning fire displaces 2 families on the Southside

    Burst water pipe, morning fire displaces 2 families on the Southside
    Two families were displaced from their homes and assisted by the Red Cross Tuesday morning, according to a news release. A morning fire forced three adults and two children out of their home in the 4000 block of Hamilton Street in Chesapeake.  A burst...
  • Red Cross announces blood drive cancellations for Tuesday; urges donors to reschedule

    Red Cross announces blood drive cancellations for Tuesday; urges donors to reschedule
    - Due to recent severe winter weather, the following American Red Cross blood drive is canceled: - Feb. 17, 2015 from 12pm to 4pm at The Powhatan Grille, 3601 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg; - Feb. 17, 2015 from 1:15pm to 4:15pm at Riverside...
  • When pets, not just their owners, volunteer

    When pets, not just their owners, volunteer
    Volunteering consistently ranks among the top New Year’s goals, and those resolutions can be much easier to keep if you’ve got a buddy. Someone to share the experience. Someone to hold you accountable. Someone to wag his or her tail at the...
  • A brief timeline shows how we're gluttons for diet fads

     A brief timeline shows how we're gluttons for diet fads
    We've barely dug ourselves out from beneath the pile of new diet books that arrived to kick off the year, and already the "get in shape for summer" diet books are filling our mailboxes. That raises the question: If any of these diets actually worked,...
  • Woman treated for burns after Newport News kitchen fire

    Woman treated for burns after Newport News kitchen fire
    A woman was flown to a hospital in Norfolk after suffering burns from a kitchen fire in Newport News Tuesday morning. Just before 10:15 a.m., crews were called to an apartment in the 300 block of Civil Court, according to a news release from the Newport...
  • USS Cole defense lawyers want entire Senate 'Torture Report'

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba Defense lawyers for a former CIA captive awaiting a death-penalty trial as the alleged mastermind of the USS Cole bombing asked the judge Tuesday to secure a U.S. government copy of the full so-called "Torture Report" before...
  • Navy judge lifts Guantanamo female guard no-touch order

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba A military judge has lifted his restraining order and is once again allowing female prison guards to touch an alleged war criminal while moving him between Guantanamo's most clandestine prison and legal appointments....
  • Palm Beach County Calendar

      Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. POSH Palm Beach 2015 Gala Dinner Lighthouse Guild International This dinner dance will honor Darlene Jordan and Cathy Luccio and kick off the “POSH Palm Beach Sale” to take place Feb. 17-19 at The Pavilion in West...