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19, May 2013 - Portsmouth Divers in Rappahannock recover bodies of 2 missing
PORTSMOUTH Divers with the Virginia Marine Police on Saturday afternoon recovered the bodies of two men who capsized earlier in the day in the Rappahannock River near Tappahannock. The 15-foot boat had three people aboard, and a good Samaritan who noticed the boat from his home rescued one of them, according to a news release.
18, May 2013 - Portsmouth Latest From The Richmond GOP Convention
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia's activist conservative attorney general beloved by the tea party for his aggressive challenges to federal mandates has won the Republican Party's gubernatorial nomination
08, May 2013 - Portsmouth Former Navy man gets 5 years in attempted robbery
VIRGINIA BEACH Everything seemed to be going right for Nahshon Marshee Brown. The operations specialist had been in the Navy nearly five years, advancing to petty officer second class, according to the Navy's Personnel Command. He had never been in serious trouble with the law. Now the 24-year-old is headed to prison after receiving a five-year sentence for conspiracy and attempted robbery.
03, May 2013 - Portsmouth Last of 4 charged with hazing surrenders
Chesterfield County police say the last of four men charged with hazing after two Virginia State University students drowned has surrendered.
28, Apr 2013 - Portsmouth Suspects arrested for robbing women at Beach hotels
VIRGINIA BEACH-- Four men have been arrested for allegedly robbing women at hotels in Virginia Beach over a 10-day period. Police say between April 14 and 24, the suspects solicited women for an "intimate encounter" at different hotels in the 5000 block of Northampton Boulevard and then robbed them. Police charged Shannon Maurice Lindsey, 27, Antonio Laron Williams, 26, and Timothy Andre ...
28, Apr 2013 - Portsmouth Four charged with robberies at Va. Beach hotels
VIRGINIA BEACH Four men have been arrested and charged with robbery and use of a firearm for allegedly robbing women at hotels over the course of 10 days this month.
27, Apr 2013 - Portsmouth Police continue to search for 4th person in connection to VSU hazing incident
Police in Chesterfield are still searching for Charles Zollicoffer, the 4th person charged in connection to a hazing incident at Virginia State University.
27, Apr 2013 - Portsmouth Body of 48-year-old man found in Portsmouth marina
PORTSMOUTH-- The body of a 48-year-old man was discovered in a sailboat at Virginia Boat and Yacht in Portsmouth Friday. Marina manager Bill Hughes says the man was from out of state and had been docked for several months doing repair work on his sailboat. Police don't believe any foul play was involved. The man's identity hasn't been released pending family notification.
27, Apr 2013 - Portsmouth Police ID body of second VSU student who drowned
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY A body recovered on Wednesday has been identified as that of Jauwan M. Holmes, 19, one of two Virginia State University students swept away after falling into the Appomattox River, according to Chesterfield County police.
27, Apr 2013 - Portsmouth 3 Va. men charged with hazing after 2 students die in initiation
Police seeking 4th man involved in drowning deaths of two Virginia State Univ. freshmen
25, Apr 2013 - Portsmouth 17-year-old guilty in Va. Beach murder trial
VIRGINIA BEACH Kody Scruton was scared. "I'm either going to end up dead, or I'm going to end up in jail," he whispered into his cellphone, Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Scott Lang said in court this week. "Come home," his girlfriend, Austina Lapage, replied. It was shortly before 1 a.m. on June 4, 2011, she testified in court. He told her he would be home in 10 minutes.
25, Apr 2013 - Portsmouth Verdict favors sheriff in Va jail strip search
- Jurors have sided with a Virginia sheriff who ordered strip searches of nine female jail contract workers as part of a drug-smuggling investigation.
25, Apr 2013 - Portsmouth Deliberations Begin In Virginia Jail Strip Search Suit
Jury deliberations are underway in a lawsuit alleging Portsmouth City Jail employees violated the rights of nine female contract workers forced to undergo strip searches during a drug-smuggling investigation.
25, Apr 2013 - Portsmouth Dinwiddie Approves Naming Highway For Slain Trooper
Dinwiddie County's Board of Supervisors has approved a resolution naming a section of Interstate 85 in honor of a slain Virginia State Police trooper.
24, Apr 2013 - Portsmouth Men charged in Portsmouth VSU student's drowning
Three men were arrested Tuesday and a fourth was being sought in an apparent hazing that resulted in the drowning of a 19-year-old Virginia State University student from Portsmouth. Marvell Edmondson's body was recovered from the Appomattox River on Monday, and Chesterfield County police confirmed his identity Tuesday. The search for Jauwan Holmes, 19, of Newport News continued Tuesday.
24, Apr 2013 - Portsmouth Police arrest two in Chesapeake stun gun robbery
CHESAPEAKE Police have arrested two men charged earlier this month with using a stun gun to rob a 73-year-old retiree. Jeremiah Wallman - who was free on bond for previous charges at the time of the April 8 incident - was arrested April 14 after a police chase in Portsmouth. Robert Bishop, 34, of Virginia Beach, was arrested Monday during a traffic stop in Chesapeake.
18, Apr 2013 - Portsmouth Man arrested for impersonating a Beach officer has police background
Thomas Vankempen, 54, was arrested in Virginia Beach last week for impersonating a police officer, flashing a badge at a woman in traffic near Town Center.
18, Apr 2013 - Portsmouth Ex-loan officer gets six months for wire fraud
NORFOLK A former Virginia Beach mortgage loan officer who received a $140,000 kickback for buying a house from a co-worker will serve six months in prison and another six months in home confinement, a federal judge ruled Friday. Rhonda L. Wyland, 44, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in December.
17, Apr 2013 - Portsmouth 2 Pit Bulls Shot by Police, Owner Charged with Animal Cruelty
A Portsmouth police officer was forced to shoot and kill two Pit Bulls on Saturday because the dogs were fighting in a cage and would not stop injuring each other after authorities arrived and tried to safely release them from the enclosure, the Virginia Pilot reported on April 15. Police spokeswoman Jan Clark said that, about 9:00 a.m., officers were called to a home in the 2300 block of ...
17, Apr 2013 - Portsmouth Chesapeake man arrested for impersonating an officer
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Police have arrested the suspect they believe pulled a woman over in Virginia Beach last week and displayed a fake police badge. Police have charged 54-year-old Thomas Kent VanKempen of the 1000 block of S. Oaklette Ave. in Chesapeake with impersonating a law enforcement officer. The Sheriff's office says that VanKempen is a former Portsmouth Auxiliary Deputy. Police say on ...
16, Apr 2013 - Portsmouth Six felons indicted on voter fraud allegations
PORTSMOUTH A grand jury indicted six people Thursday on allegations that they gave false statements when registering to vote. The cases involve convicted felons who tried to register to vote, said Bill Prince, a spokesman for the prosecutor's office. The Virginia State Board of Elections launched the investigation, which was handled by Virginia State Police, he said.
14, Apr 2013 - Portsmouth Norfolk man, Portsmouth woman charged in York death
A Norfolk man and a Portsmouth woman are facing murder charges in the death of a Virginia Beach man who was found inside a burning vehicle off I-64 West in York County.
12, Apr 2013 - Portsmouth York homicide charges dropped in Virginia Beach man's death
The York-Poquoson commonwealth's attorney's office is withdrawing homicide charges against a Norfolk man and a Portsmouth woman because evidence has led investigators to determine the death of a man whose body was found in York County on Friday actually occurred in Norfolk.
12, Apr 2013 - Portsmouth Pair arrested in York case of man found in burning car
Victim was killed by strike to his head YORK — A man and a woman have been charged with first degree murder in the death of a Virginia Beach man whose body was found in a burning truck on interstate exit ramp near Busch Gardens.
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