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  • What it Takes to get out of Public Housing

    What it Takes to get out of Public Housing
    Reluctantly, Tonya Hocker and her four children once called a Gilpin Court Townhouse their home. "I lived in this house right here," Hocker said, pointing to her former residence. "When I found myself stuck in a situation where I thought I was going to...
  • Possible Abduction Victim Still Missing; Estranged Husband Located

    Possible Abduction Victim Still Missing; Estranged Husband Located
    A 32-year-old woman is missing, believed to have been abducted early Monday morning. Police say Venus Rose Stewart was taken from her parents' home in Colon Township between 7:10 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and may be in the company of her estranged husband,...
  • The road to religion

    The road to religion
    The first thing to know about Maryland's Religious Freedom Byway is that religion in Colonial Maryland was rarely free. "It came at a cost to everybody, Catholics in particular," Sheila Smith told us at the courthouse in Port Tobacco, an 18th-century...
  • Lucky $266 Million Mega Millions Winners Revealed

    Lucky $266 Million Mega Millions Winners Revealed
    PICO RIVERA, Calif. -- The lucky couple that won Tuesday's $266 million Mega Millions multi-state lottery drawing has come forward. Jacki and Gilbert Cisneros appeared on the Today Show Thursday morning, announcing their new mega-millionaire status....
  • Klansman Sentenced to Life in Prison Following Guilty Plea

    Klansman Sentenced to Life in Prison Following Guilty Plea
    A Bogalusa, La., man pleaded guilty Wednesday to killing an Oklahoma woman a day after a Ku Klux Klan initiation. Raymond Foster was immediately sentenced to life in prison for second-degree murder by state District Judge Peter Garcia. Cynthia Lynch,...
  • Garden in Hampton Roads with coneflowers and other butterfly-attracting perennials

    Garden in Hampton Roads with coneflowers and other butterfly-attracting perennials
    Yum, yum. Mac 'n' Cheese and Tomato Soup, the names for coneflowers, make you think of good things to eat. In reality they are because the butterflies in your garden will like sipping their nectar. The coneflowers — a stunning golden and tomato-...
  • Stowaways Found Coming to Port of N.O.

    Stowaways Found Coming to Port of N.O.
    Three people from the Dominican Republic are in custody after they were found hiding in life rafts on board a ship scheduled to stop at the Port of New Orleans. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday that its officers arrested the stowaways...
  • Court Martial of Navy SEAL ends with a "Not Guilty" verdict

    Court Martial of Navy SEAL ends with a "Not Guilty" verdict
    A military jury in Virginia found a Navy SEAL not guilty Thursday on charges of punching a suspected Iraqi terrorist. Jurors deliberated about an hour and 40 minutes before returning their verdict in the court-martial of Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew...
  • Oil Spill Disaster Sparks "Deadly Energy" Protest

    Oil Spill Disaster Sparks "Deadly Energy" Protest
    Tens of thousands of drivers saw a protest by Sierra Club and Concerned Citizens of Seattle Friday morning. The groups say, between the BP oil spill in the Gulf Coast, the Massey mine tragedy in West Virginia and the deadly Tesoro refinery explosion in...
  • Mastectomy Bill Stalled in Congress

    Mastectomy Bill Stalled in Congress
    Are you familiar with the phrase "drive through deliveries"? It was the troubling practice of sending new moms and babies home from the hospital too soon. In the mid-90's, state and federal laws changed and allowed moms to stay in the hospital at least...
  • City Guide: Isle of Wight

    As one of the original eight shires of Virginia established in 1634, of which five have survived continuously in their original form, Isle of Wight County is one of the oldest county governments in the United States. It's still largely rural, with an...