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  • Virginia State Police await software before using license plate readers

    For those worried about being caught on camera while driving through Hampton Roads, the Virginia State Police is still waiting to install software before firing up the license plate readers placed on the area's bridges and tunnels last year. The State...
  • Wednesday Traffic: Opening scheduled for James River Bridge

    Wednesday Traffic: Opening scheduled for James River Bridge
    Congestion continues to back up traffic around much of Hampton Roads this morning, particularly on the southside, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. At the James River Bridge on U.S. Route 17, an opening is scheduled for 11 a.m....
  • Pictures & Text: Lincoln's black legion shows its mettle in milestone Civil War battle

    Pictures & Text: Lincoln's black legion shows its mettle in milestone Civil War battle
    When the troops of Brig. Gen. Charles Paine’s Third Division crossed the James River at Deep Bottom early on the morning of Sept. 29, 1864, they were not the first Union men to face the formidable Confederate defenses at New Market Heights near...
  • Food and wine festivals and fundraisers coming this fall

    Food and wine festivals and fundraisers coming this fall
    Food and wine events are a welcome addition to the fall season. The cool weather offers the perfect occasion to gather up friends and head outdoors. The lineup ranges from large outdoor festivals to more intimate fundraisers that often feature our...
  • Wet, windy weather in Wednesday's forecast

    Wet, windy weather in Wednesday's forecast
    It'll likely be wet and windy in Hampton Roads Wednesday. The National Weather Service is calling for about a 70 percent chance for showers starting early Wednesday morning and lasting through part of the day Thursday, a meteorologist at the office in...
  • Less windy, light rain in Thursday's forecast

    Less windy, light rain in Thursday's forecast
    It looks like most of the rain has moved out of Hampton Roads, although the National Weather Service is calling for some drizzle throughout the day Thursday. The forecast shows mostly cloudy skies and a high temperature of about 73 degrees. Expect a low...
  • Oil tanker train derails in Lynchburg, Va., triggering fire and spill

    Oil tanker train derails in Lynchburg, Va., triggering fire and spill
    About 15 train tanker cars carrying crude oil derailed Wednesday afternoon in Lynchburg, Va., plunging several of them into the James River, sparking a massive fire and spilling oil. The derailment prompted evacuations in the downtown district near...
  • CSX train carrying about 8,000 tons of coal derails in Bowie

    CSX train carrying about 8,000 tons of coal derails in Bowie
    A CSX freight train carrying about 8,000 tons of coal partially derailed in Bowie early Thursday morning, according to CSX officials and the Prince George's County Fire & EMS Department. The incident marked the third major Mid-Atlantic incident for the...
  • Residents displaced by landslide blame city, CSX for inaction despite warnings

    Residents displaced by landslide blame city, CSX for inaction despite warnings
    Forced to evacuate his rowhouse on East 26th Street after the street collapsed in a pile of dirt, asphalt and parked automobiles on the adjacent train tracks, Jack Temple said he's living in "limbo." Temple and about 20 other Charles Village residents...
  • The Union fleet fills Hampton Roads

    No one watching the Union fleet in Hampton Roads in late April 1864 could have failed to notice when it began to swell to historic proportions. Stretching out nearly 10 miles, the giant collection of warships, transports, auxiliary vessels and barges...
  • Searching for a lost Civil War landmark

    HAMPTON — Archaeologists began peeling back the earth a few hundred yards from the center of this old Virginia port town Wednesday, probing for signs of the pioneering freedmen's village where thousands of refugee slaves lived during the Civil War....