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  • Lusitania sinking brings World War I's sting to Hampton Roads

     Lusitania sinking brings World War I's sting to Hampton Roads
    Hampton Roads had good reason to feel bound to the far-off war in Europe when daylight broke over the harbor on May 7, 1915. At least half-a-dozen British freighters anchored in the James River, and they were just the latest in a seemingly unending...
  • Lusitania sinking brings sting of WWI to Hampton Roads

    Lusitania sinking brings sting of WWI to Hampton Roads
    Hampton Roads had good reason to feel bound to the war in far-off Europe when daylight broke over the harbor on the morning of May 7, 1915. At least half-a-dozen British freighters anchored in the James River, and they were just the latest in a...
  • Broward County puts law and public safety ahead of Uber's economic interests

    Broward County puts law and public safety ahead of Uber's economic interests
    Last week, Broward County's commissioners put the interests of the people they serve, the public, ahead of the economic interests of Uber, Lyft and similar transportation providers known as "transportation network companies," or TNCs. Requirements...
  • Wednesday's 5/6 local schedule (updated Tuesday PM with TCIS)

    HIGH SCHOOLS Baseball Menchville at Booker T. Washington, 4 Tabb at Phoebus, 4:30 Grafton at York, 7 Mathews at Middlesex, 5 Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools semifinals (at higher seeds): Nansemond-Suffolk Ac. – Cape Henry...
  • Tuesday's 5/5 local schedule (updated Tuesday AM with many TCIS quarterfinals)

    COLLEGES Baseball VCU at Norfolk State, 5   HIGH SCHOOLS Baseball Western Branch at Woodside, 5 Gloucester at Menchville, 4:30 Great Bridge at Hampton, 5 Warwick at Indian River, 5 Warhill at Tabb, 4 Bruton at Jamestown, 4:30...
  • Peninsula's grid is straining, Dominion Virginia Power says

     Peninsula's grid is straining, Dominion Virginia Power says
    Kevin Curtis remembers that steamy July evening in 2009: a line of strong thunderstorms generated a microburst that knocked down two of the high voltage wires running next to the James River Bridge. With three miles of wire down on one of the Peninsula'...
  • Virginia should beef up rail safety measures, task force says

    Virginia should beef up rail safety measures, task force says
    Virginia should hire more railroad track inspectors and amend state law to require greater visibility at railroad crossings, a state task force on rail safety says. The task force, convened after a CSX oil train derailed in Lynchburg a year ago,...
  • VDOT announces weekly lane closures

    VDOT announces weekly lane closures
    Drivers may encounter a number of lane closures along a number of Peninsula area tunnels and bridges starting on Sunday, according to a Virginia Department of Transportation news release. Many of the closures are scheduled after peak travel times, the...
  • Bikers rally for sexual assault awareness at Langley Air Force Base

    More than 50 motorcyclist left Langley Air Force Base Wednesday morning for a 70-mile ride around Hampton Roads to raise awareness for sexual assault victims. It was the third annual “Standing Together Against Rape” rally and the culmination...
  • The urgent need to bolster tank car safety standards

    In 2013, 47 people were killed in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, when a runaway oil train derailed and exploded. In 2014, a train carrying crude oil derailed in Lynchburg, Va., sending three flaming tank cars into the James River and forcing evacuations of...
  • Tunnel, bridge closures could cause traffic headaches starting Sunday

    Tunnel, bridge closures could cause traffic headaches starting Sunday
    Starting this weekend, a number of highly traveled bridges and tunnels that feed into the Peninsula will experience periodic lane closures, according to officials with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).  Many of the closures are scheduled...