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Virginia Sailors Who Were Reported Missing Found Safe After Getting Struck by Lightning

A Virginia couple has confirmed they are safe after they were reported missing while sailing to Portugal. The U.S. Coast Guard said in a press release on Friday that Yanni Nikopoulos and Dale Jones reached out to its command center in Virginia to let them know they're safe and on their way back to Hampton. At the time they were 80 miles east of Chincoteague, Virginia.
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Virginia couple missing at sea for 11 days is safe and needed no help getting home

A Virginia couple was located unscathed Friday, 11 days after their sailboat hit rough weather in the Atlantic Ocean and they could not be reached, officials said. Yanni Nikopoulos and Dale Jones, both 65 and from Virginia Beach, Virginia, said the vessel they planned to sail to the Azores and on to Greece was struck by lightning, thwarting the journey but leaving them unharmed, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
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Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney one of 83 elected prosecutors who say they refuse to prosecute those who seek, assist in or provide abortions

NORFOLK, Va. — After the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, rolling back federal abortion protection, Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney Ramin Fatehi said he is one of 85 elected prosecutors who will not prosecute abortion cases. "As the Commonwealth's Attorney for the City of Norfolk, our chief minister of...
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Escaped Portsmouth inmate back in custody

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Dovon Khyri Jones, the 36-year-old man who was on the run after escaping the Portsmouth City Jail Thursday, is back behind bars after a traffic stop, the Portsmouth Sheriff's Office said. Just after noon Saturday, Under-Sheriff Marvin Waters and the department’s K9 Master Deputy took Jones...
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Police: 2 men injured after shootout at Suffolk 7-Eleven

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Police say two men sustained injuries following a shootout between two groups of people at a Suffolk 7-Eleven Friday evening. According to Suffolk police, they got multiple calls around 10:40 p.m. Friday for shots fired at a 7-Eleven in the 6400 block of Hampton Roads Parkway. Police say the store and […]
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Coast Guard: Overdue sailors are safe, on course to Virginia

Two people reported overdue after deciding to return to Virginia in their weather-damaged sailboat instead of continuing their trip to Portugal's Azores are safely headed home, the U.S. Coast Guard announced Friday. Virginia Beach natives Yanni Nikopoulos and Dale Jones, both 65, contacted the Coast Guard on Friday saying they...
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Suffolk shooting leaves two hurt

SUFFOLK, Va. — Two men were found with gunshot wounds in the 6100 Block of Brookwood Drive in Suffolk Friday night. Suffolk Fire and Rescue treated their wounds and took them to the hospital, the Suffolk Police Department said. Police said 26-year-old Herschel Watkins and 31-year-old Ladonta Myrick ran...
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Missing sailors tell U.S. Coast Guard they're safe, heading back to Virginia

Two people reported overdue after deciding to return to Virginia in their weather-damaged sailboat instead of continuing their trip to Portugal's Azores are safely headed home, the U.S. Coast Guard announced Friday. Virginia Beach natives Yanni Nikopoulos and Dale Jones, both 65, contacted the Coast Guard on Friday saying they were safe and on course for Hampton, Virginia.
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