Ocean City boat wins White Marlin Open to haul in world record $4.4 million fish

A hometown boat won the largest prize in the 49th annual White Marlin Open for the second consecutive year when Billfisher — based in Ocean City, Maryland — pocketed more than $4.4 million Friday night. Billfisher landed a 77.5-pound white marlin Friday to top the $3.2 million won last year by Sushi, also an Ocean City boat. The C- Student, of Southside Place, Texas, on Thursday landed the ...

Virginia Beach reveals proposals for coveted Rudee Loop development

What does the future hold for Rudee Loop? The City Council on Tuesday will consider several new proposals from three local prominent development groups to transform one of the last pieces of undeveloped land at the Oceanfront. The proposals include: NFL Hall of Famer Bruce Smith, along with Virginia Beach-based real estate investment company Armada Hoffler and real estate management company ...
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Old Dominion offensive coordinator Dave Patenaude resigns 3 weeks before season opener against Virginia Tech

Dave Patenaude’s tenure at Old Dominion was as short as they get. The Monarchs’ offensive coordinator since just days after last season, Patenaude resigned Friday without coaching a game, according to an announcement from the school. No reason was given for the move. “We appreciate Coach Patenaude’s contributions to our football program during his time at ODU,” athletic director Wood Selig ...

Gov. Youngkin benefited from tax-free business deal at expense of cops and firefighters, lawsuit alleges

A recent lawsuit alleges Gov. Glenn Youngkin received $8.5 million in cash and exchanged his nearly $200 million stake in a company for an equal amount of tax-free shares during a business deal in 2020, according to court documents obtained by NBC News. Several other company executives allegedly received over $200 million combined and exchanged their company holdings into tax-free shares ...

Man connected to Norfolk gang sentenced for possessing machine gun used in shootout

A Virginia Beach man, who federal prosecutors say is a member of a criminal street gang, was sentenced in U.S. District Court Friday for illegally possessing a machine gun linked to a Norfolk shootout. Shy’Quan Dodson, 25, was handed seven years in prison — just three years shy of the 10-year maximum penalty he was facing — for the weapons offense, which he pleaded guilty to in April 2022. ...

Former Portsmouth daycare operator indicted on 19 charges after children injured in fire

A former home daycare operator has been indicted on multiple charges months after several children in her care were injured when a fire broke out at the Portsmouth townhouse where she ran her business. A Portsmouth grand jury issued the indictments last week against Dewanna M. Seward. Eight of the 19 charges are for child abuse or neglect, another eight for child endangerment, and three for ...

2 men arrested in connection to Virginia Beach shooting that killed 19-year-old, injured 18-year-old

Two men were arrested in connection with a July shooting in Virginia Beach that killed a 19-year-old and injured an 18-year-old. The Virginia Beach Police Department responded to a shooting at the 5600 block of Lone Holly Lane just before 12:30 a.m. on July 20. Baker Woods Apartments, off Newtown Road, are at that address. Officers found two men with gunshot wounds. The 19-year-old, Jakhari ...

The legalization of marijuana dispensaries is on the horizon in Virginia. So Norfolk is creating some ground rules.

City officials are moving ahead with plans to create zoning rules for cannabis dispensaries, cultivation or manufacturing ahead of its anticipated legalization in Virginia. While possession and recreational use of cannabis is legal in Virginia, purchasing it in stores is not. Cannabis is expected to be legal to buy in stores by 2024, although the timeline remains uncertain. But Norfolk city ...

Maryland angler lands fish that could be worth $4.4 million if it holds lead as White Marlin Open finishes tonight

The White Marlin Open’s leaderboard finally was filled on Thursday, but in a rarity in recent years, no boats from Hampton Roads are leading a category heading into the lucrative tournament’s final day. And early Friday, a Maryland boat leaped onto the leaderboard as the clock ticked down on the final day of fishing. The Billfisher, based in Ocean City, brought in a 77.5-pound white marlin ...

ODU has a new puppy mascot: Meet Hudson

When it comes right down to it, Old Dominion’s players didn’t pick their newest mascot. The mascot picked them. Early this month, when staffers from the nonprofit Mutts With a Mission brought seven or eight nearly identical puppies to the Monarchs’ weight room, many players posed for pictures holding the dogs. When the photo session ended, the puppies scurried back to the safety of their ...