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hamptonroads.com — CHESAPEAKE A Portsmouth man was sentenced Tuesday to 15 days in jail for helping a friend behead a baby pig in 2011 and then break into a church. Cody Hamm, 26, pleaded guilty in February to two counts of maiming an animal and one count of burglary. His
hamptonroads.com — Saturday night's Powerball jackpot has increased again to $600 million. On Thursday, the top jackpot increased from $475 to $550 million after no ticket matched all six numbers to win Wednesday night's top prize of $360 million, according to Virginia Lottery officials. The cash value on the $600 million jackpot is $376.9 million, according to the Powerball site.
hamptonroads.com — VIRGINIA BEACH More than 40 sticks of discarded dynamite have been found in an outbuilding of a residential are in the 2700 block of Shorehaven Drive. Firefighters, police and bomb experts are on scene and have evacuated residents in the area of the building, according to a fire department spokeswoman.
hamptonroads.com — Common Ground is a visual commentary on life in Hampton Roads. Every 12 weeks a new Virginian-Pilot photographer starts a photo series around a topic of his or her choosing. - From skipjack to kayak, every boat has a story. And more often than not it tells is the story of its owner.
hamptonroads.com — COROLLA, N.C. A blind and aging stallion is recovering after a rip current swept him seaward and lifeguards carried out the coastal community's first wild-horse rescue. On May 2, two stallions battled for supremacy over a harem of mares, a common occurrence among the wild horses on the Currituck Outer Banks.
facebook.com — The birth of naval aviation, and an evolutionary step in naval aviation with the Virginian-Pilot there to record and report history. On November 14, 1910 Eugene Ely pilots his biplane from the deck of the cruiser Birmingham just off the Norfolk coast and the Virginian-Pilot publishes this history making event on the front of the paper the next morning.
hamptonroads.com — VIRGINIA BEACH A man found sleeping Sunday morning in a bed inside a home that wasn't his jumped out of a second-story window after the homeowner returned. The incident happened about 8:40 a.m. in the 2500 block of Eagles Lake Road, police wrote in a news release.
hamptonroads.com — Photos, video | WWII plane buzzes again in Va. Beach It's one of a kind. The only flying Mosquito in the world. The restored WWII plane is owned by Jerry Yagen of Virginia Beach and is now part of his collection of World War I and World War II era military aircraft at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach.
hamptonroads.com — VIRGINIA BEACH Cue "The Hamsterdance Song." Ready. Five, six, seven, eight. Hugh Mongous, Ocean Breeze Waterpark's toothy-grinned gorilla, grooved to the bouncy music wearing a Hawaiian shirt and red sunglasses. In his best "this is how it's done" rendition, he demonstrated dance moves to wannabe gorillas trying out for summer jobs at the park last week.
hamptonroads.com — BLACKSBURG Virginia Tech President Charles Steger announced plans this morning to retire from the university. He plans to remain in the job until his replacement is found by the university's board of visitors. Steger has been president of the university since Jan.
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