| Aug 4, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Lawyers for two couples pressing to overturn Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage asked an appeals court on Monday to allow the "immediate enforcement" of a federal judge's ruling that the state cannot prohibit gay and lesbian couples from getting married....
| Sep 5, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Memo to all you Alcee Hastings haters: The venerable incumbent faced two challengers in this month's primary and won -- convincingly. Hastings defeated his opposition by snagging 81 percent of the vote. That's not simply respectable. That's...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Two good things to know during Shark Week:
First, sharks aren't on the prowl for us — they much prefer traditional meals, such as seal.
And second, if they mistake us for a seal and try to chow down, there's a good chance they won't like us....
| Aug 20, 2014
NEWPORT NEWS — Police allege in court documents that a 17-year-old boy used a 12-gauge shotgun to gun down two Warwick High School students in an elementary school parking lot last week.
The two students, John A. "Lito" Nieves Jr., 17, and...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 5:57 PM
A federal appeals court on Wednesday denied a request to delay a court ruling striking down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage — opening the door for gay and lesbian couples to get married statewide beginning Aug. 20.
The ruling, however, could...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 4:30 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — Newport News Public Schools has outsourced its substitute teachers to a private firm, Source4Teachers.
NNPS is the second school division on the Peninsula to partner with the firm.
Hampton outsourced its substitutes to the firm...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 8:51 AM
If you need an extra dollar, be careful how you ask for it in Sanford.
City leaders are moving forward with tough new restrictions aimed at cracking down on aggressive panhandlers, saying they pose a threat to public safety.
| Aug 18, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Two local law firms are trying to figure out who sent dozens of accusatory letters to bar associations across the country about one, using the other's return address.
Someone sent anonymous letters about Brownstone Law, a Winter Park-based appellate...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 12:56 PM
An Orlando woman who advertises massages online was arrested for failing to pay a taxi driver who drove her from Tampa to Leesburg to meet a 13-year-old boy, a police report says.
According to the report, police were dispatched to the boy's home on...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 7:38 AM
Hats off to Lynn Rosenthal, the Broward circuit court judge who had a reputation around the courthouse for being a tough new jurist. The former federal prosecutor appointed to the bench by Gov. Rick Scott beat back a challenge last night from a two-...
| May 6, 2014
| 8:48 AM
In what was a world-record breaking event, twins Ann Hunt and Elizabeth Hamel met face-to-face for the first time since they were separated at birth 78 years ago, according to the BBC.
Both were born to a single mother who couldn't afford to raise the...