| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Holidays are a lucky time for a treasure-hunting family from Sanford.
Last year on Labor Day, the Schmitts made national news when they pulled several pieces of a solid gold chain — more than 60 feet in all — from the water off the coast...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:04 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — A former Newport News investment broker convicted in a federal financial fraud case last year has had a string of lawyers representing him on appeal.
But now, he wants to represent himself.
Following a monthlong trial in the...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Janay Palmer Rice, 26, wife of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, said on Instagram that she woke up Tuesday morning feeling like she had a "horrible nightmare." For it, she blames the media.
Her nightmare is the backlash she's felt since...
| Aug 17, 2014
NEWPORT NEWS — A local Circuit Court judge is stepping aside early next year after reaching the mandatory retirement age in Virginia for state judges.
Newport News Circuit Court Judge H. Vincent Conway Jr., who recently turned 70, announced last...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 6:03 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — Friends, family, teachers and classmates are remembering the two Warwick High School students slain at an elementary school parking lot 12 days ago.
John A. "Lito" Nieves Jr., 17, and Bryant M. Wilder Jr., 16, were gunned down...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring on Friday urged the nation's highest court to review Virginia's same-sex marriage case — saying the issue is one of fundamental fairness and that Virginia's case is an ideal one to lay down the law of the land....
| 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....
| Aug 17, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Before Brandi Anderson begins her senior year at Warner Christian Academy in South Daytona this morning, she'll stuff pencils, paper, and other supplies into a blue and pink-flowered rucksack.
Not that her backpack is the only baggage she carries.
| 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...