| Dec 31, 2014
| 7:50 AM
The Navy deployed its first high-speed catamaran earlier this week to the western coast of Africa.
The send-off took place Sunday at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek for the USNS Spearhead, a troop and cargo transporter.
This isn't the ship's...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 6:31 PM
The U.S. Navy is investigating a locally-based squadron's helicopter crash at Camp Buehring, Kuwait.
All six crewmembers aboard the helicopter survived the crash and have been transported to nearby medical facilities for evaluation, according to a press...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 6:01 PM
WILLIAMSBURG — A couple of thoughts about Hampton Roads keep Sen. Tim Kaine up at night – a memory of a briefing about hurricane evacuation after his election as governor, and a forecast that in another 25 years, Hampton Boulevard, the main...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 12:04 PM
Sen. Tim Kaine asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to do more to reward states like Virginia that have already tried to reduce carbon emissions as it completes its proposed Clean Power Plan.
That plan aims to cut carbon emissions from...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 4:11 PM
When the first guns of World War I opened fire in August 1914, few people in Hampton Roads foresaw how the battles in faraway Europe would lead to a hometown revolution.
No place in the United States was so deeply and permanently reshaped by the...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 3:44 PM
Ships and aircraft from Hampton Roads make up a significant chunk of the Navy's strength in the North Arabian Gulf as President Obama considers further military action in Iraq.
F/A-18 Super Hornets from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush have...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 9:18 AM
Identical bills making their way through both chambers of Congress would amend the federal charter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars to include women.
While thousands of women currently meet the eligibility requirement for joining the organization, the...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 7:01 PM
NORFOLK — With hurricane season underway, the Fleet Weather Center at Naval Station Norfolk is busy monitoring the skies and seas from the Midwest to Europe, making sure the country's fleet steers clear of storms.
Meanwhile, Navy and Marine...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 12:34 PM
A sailor aboard the Norfolk-based destroyer USS James E. Williams has died, the Navy announced Monday.
Seaman Yeshabel Villotcarrasco, 23, of Parma, Ohio, died as a result of a "non-hostile incident" that occurred June 19 while the ship was under way in...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 5:01 AM
The proposed third highway crossing over Hampton Roads is either going to be a boon or bottleneck nightmare, and the amount of money being associated with the administrative make-up of the region's newest transportation commission needs to be reexamined....
| Nov 10, 2014
| 3:00 PM
An Navy sailor who was stationed on a ship at Naval Station Norfolk pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to receiving child pornography.
Douglas Lawrence True, 23, of Clarksville, Ind., faces 20 years in prison when he is scheduled to be sentenced in...