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SUV flips in Newport News crash

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Police are investigating a crash that happened around noon in Newport News that left one white SUV flipped and two people in the hospital.

According to officials, that crash was in the Prince Drew Road and Warwick Boulevard area of the city, and that one man in the SUV was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The other injured was a juvenile that was traveling in the black sedan involved in the crash. He also was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Newport News Police Department is still investigating the crash.

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Parker returning to Hampton Roads to head Newport News Schools

The school district announced Friday that Dr. George Parker III has been selected to take over after the retirement of Dr. Ashby Kilgore this February.

Parker, a former longtime teacher and administrator in Virginia Beach City Public Schools, has been serving as the superintendent of Caroline County Public Schools in Virginia since July 2015.

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“Dr. Parker brings a wealth of experience to Newport News Public Schools having served diverse student populations in Virginia Beach and Caroline County," said School Board Chairman Gary Hunter. in a press release...

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Buckroe Pointe Apartment Townhomes Recognized for Housing Preservation and Revitalization Efforts

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Buckroe Pointe Apartment Townhomes, formerly known as Fox Hill Townhomes received the Best Housing Preservation and Revitalization Effort Virginia Housing Award for its completion of a $1.5 million renovation of the 252 apartments located in Hampton, VA.

The property is owned by Chariots Crossings, LLC and managed by Drucker + Falk, a full-service real estate and investment firm, with headquarters in Newport News, managing more than 30,000 apartments in 9 states.

Located a mile from the historic Buckroe Beach waterfront and part of the historic Fox Hill neighborhood, Buckroe Pointe Apartment Townhomes has been completely transformed...

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Newport News woman accused of driving drunk with child in car

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A Newport News woman was arrested and charged after police say she drove her car drunk with her child in the backseat.

On April 24 at 3:25 a.m., police responded to a crash with injuries in the area of 16th Street and Ivy Avenue. Officers located a black SUV with medics tending to the driver, 26-year-old Jasmine Vaughn.

There was also a male passenger and 2-year-old child in the backseat behind the passenger in a car seat.

Police say Vaughn smelled like alcohol and didn’t know where she was. Police gave her a sobriety test and charged her with driving while intoxicated and child abuse/neglect.

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Man dies after being ejected from vehicle during a crash in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., (WVEC) — A man died after his car crashed and hit a power box in Newport News early Friday morning, Assistant PIO Brandon Maynard said.

The crash occurred around 1:30 a.m. in the 12600 block of Jefferson Avenue.

Police found that the driver of a white 2006 Nissan Altima was ejected from the car after it crashed and hit a power box, Maynard said.

According to the Dominion Energy outage map, 47 customers are without power due to the vehicle crash.

The driver has not been identified, Maynard said. He said that speed was a factor in the accident.

The Newport News Police Department Crash Team Unit is investigating.

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PHOTO RELEASE–Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces New Vice President And Chief Counsel of Newport News Shipbuilding Division

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., April 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that Jon Arena has been named vice president and chief counsel of HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. He will succeed Jim Gildea, who retired on April 1.

Arena will be a key member of the law department’s leadership team, reporting directly to Kellye Walker, executive vice president and chief legal officer, and indirectly to Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin. In this role, he will be responsible for providing legal advice and counsel to senior management and overseeing and coordinating the provision of legal advice to Newport News.

Arena comes to HII from Boeing, where he served as senior counsel, Boeing Global Services, since 2015...

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10th Annual Youth Career Expo being held Thursday in Hampton

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A youth career expo will be held Thursday at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.

The 10th Annual Youth Career Expo is being put on by the Peninsula Council for Workforce Development and the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the six school divisions of the Greater Virginia Peninsula.

The event is designed to help the future workforce make informed choices about life after high school.

Over 250 business professionals and members of the United States Armed Forces will be at the expo conducting mock interviews and serving as guides. Over 2,000 high school students are expected to attend.

There will be over 60 exhibitors in many industries such as Shipbuilding, Construction, Healthcare, Advanced Manufacturing, Local Government Agencies, Information...

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Carol Sonne Wilkes Obituary

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Carol Sonne Wilkes, of Alexandria VA and Orrs Island ME, died March 26, 2018, predeceased by her parents, Grace Joline Sonne and Niels Henry Sonne, of Chelsea NY and Harpswell ME, and by her husband of 36 years, Lawrence Alan Wilkes of Alexandria VA. She is survived by her son, Lawrence Gordon Wilkes of Newport Beach CA, her daughter, Anne Joline Wilkes, of Richmond VA, her sister, Jane Hadden, of Durham, NC, her sister- and brother-in-law Barbara and Gerry Wilkes of Warrenton VA and Boothbay Harbor ME and six nieces and nephews. In addition to her successful career in commercial real estate, from which she recently retired as Director of the GSA Account for CBRE, Carol was an expert needlepointer, who generously shared her talent among many friends...

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For the Record – April 2018

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Chesapeake Square Mall has a new lease on life. Virginia Beach-based Kotarides Holdings purchased the 29-year-old mall for $12.9 million and wants to revive its reputation as a destination regional mall. The 613,809-square-foot enclosed mall is anchored by J.C. Penney, Burlington Coat Factory and Target stores and Cinemark Chesapeake Square cinemas. Target and Cinemark own their spaces. With a current occupancy rate of 58 percent, the mall has about 100 stores and kiosks. (

CBRE|Charlottesville said the Crossways Shopping Center at 1589-1593 Crossways Boulevard in Chesapeake was bought by Ultimate Retail Realty LLC. An affiliate of Harbor Group International LLC was the seller. Financial details of the deal were not released...

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Species battle pits protected sea lions against fragile fish

In this March 14, 2018, photo, a California sea lion, designated #U253, heads towards the Pacific Ocean after being released in Newport, Ore. After a decade killing the hungriest sea lions in one area, wildlife officials now want to do so at Willamette Falls, a waterfall in the Willamette River about 25 miles (40 kilometers) southeast of Portland. Five days after his 2 1/2-hour drive to the Oregon coast, #U253 was back at Willamette Falls, hungry for more fish. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

NEWPORT, Ore. — The 700-pound sea lion blinked in the sun, sniffed the sea air and then lazily shifted to the edge of the truck bed and plopped onto the beach below.

Freed from the cage that carried him to the ocean, the massive marine mammal shuffled into the surf, looked left, looked right and then started swim...

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