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  • Hampton Roads' legislators tackle mortgage scams

    As the housing crisis ripples through the economy and panicked homeowners face foreclosure, one advocacy group in Virginia is seeing an ominous rise in scam artists. Now state lawmakers in Hampton Roads are taking aim. Lawmakers in Newport News and...
  • Jared Patton: Shaken baby boy 'went with peace'

    Jared Patton: Shaken baby boy 'went with peace'
    They called him a gladiator — locked in the fight of his life. For his life. A battle to breathe in. To breathe out. To take in enough sustenance and medicine to carry his little broken body over one hour to the next. To love and be loved in...
  • Love covers this child's world

    Jared Patton turns 3 years old Tuesday, but he will forever be a baby. He can't sit or stand. Can't talk or roll over. He can move his legs, but can't walk. He can move his arms, but will never grasp a toy. Yet in the cocoon of stuffed animals, soft...
  • Reserve Fleet's vanishing act continues

    Reserve Fleet's vanishing act continues
    The vanishing act of the James River ghost fleet could continue to the point that it numbers only about 15 ships by the end of next year, the head of the U.S. Maritime Administration said Wednesday. On Wednesday morning, Maritime Administrator Sean T....
  • NEWS STORY: The idea of a high-rise bridge

    The Peninsula obsession with the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel is spreading south. Lawmakers from across Hampton Roads gathered Thursday to talk about the region's ailing transportation network in the hopes of getting a clearer picture of where they all...
  • FOLLOW-UP NEWS: Road woes draw Peninsula, South Hampton Roads closer

    FOLLOW-UP NEWS: Road woes draw Peninsula, South Hampton Roads closer
    The amazing four-lane high-rise bridge? Transportation meetings last week produced some compelling new road possibilities and triggered some shifting subplots in the General Assembly's quest to smooth Hampton Roads traffic. Ratcheting up road discussion...
  • Could a toll pay for HRBT's expansion?

    Del. Phil Hamilton, R- Newport News, wants to know if the private sector can accomplish something that government has failed to do: expand the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel. Under that scenario, a contractor would enter into a 50-year agreement to expand...
  • The governor says he'll offer his transportation proposal .

    Gov. Timothy M. Kaine is going to roll out his own roads fix in the next few weeks and nail down a date of a special transportation session in Richmond. Kaine told Hampton Roads civic leaders Thursday that he is still ironing out the proposal, but he...
  • Local GOP activists still standing by their man

    Local GOP activists still standing by their man
    Top members of his own party would rather he resign. The House speaker has issued a public rebuke and launched an ethics investigation. But instead of going away, Del. Phil Hamilton is going door-to-door in the 93rd District. And local GOP officials...
  • Fighting payday lending: Advocacy group joins forces with churches

    When Virginians Against Payday Lending was recently given a chance to have Gov. Timothy M. Kaine mediate a compromise with payday lenders, the advocacy group declined. The group has decided it won't compromise on what it believes is a moral issue,...
  • Victims of defective drywall demand meeting with governor

    Victims of defective drywall demand meeting with governor
    NEWPORT NEWS — Victims of defective Chinese drywall demanded an audience with Gov. Bob McDonnell at Monday's meeting of the Defective Drywall Task Force. "All I keep hearing is request this, request that," said Amanda Fowle of Newport News,...