This undated handout photo provided by the Arlington County, Va. Police Department shows Jorge Torrez. Prosecutors have urged a federal jury to impose the death penalty on an ex-Marine who murdered a Navy sailor, saying it's the only adequate punishment for a man who has committed a series of sexually motivated attacks. The jury heard closing arguments Thursday in federal court in Alexandria in the trial of 25-year-old Jorge Torrez. (AP Photo/Arlington County, Va. Police Department)

Ex-Marine sentenced to die in sailor’s slaying

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal jury sentenced an ex-Marine to death on Thursday for murdering a fellow service member in 2009, one among a series of violent, sexually

Anita Blanton on cargo ship cleared to leave

Grounded ship released into open water

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The cargo ship that ran aground last week has finally been cleared by the Coast Guard to continue on its way.

The Ornak rolled in to shallow wa…

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Sailor killed on USS Mahan to receive medal

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The Sailor who was gunned down by a civilian on USS Mahan last month will be awarded one of the rarest military decorations.

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First lady Michelle Obama smiles as she is applauded by Jill Biden, center, former North Carolina Sen. Elizabeth Dole, right, and others, before speaking at an event for caregivers of veterans, Friday, April 11, 2014,  in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The first lady and the wife of Vice President Joe Biden announced new steps by private and public sector organizations to help ease the heavy burden on what many say is a vital but largely invisible workforce.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

First lady announces one-stop job site for vets

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama has announced a new online effort to link soldiers leaving the military with jobs that match their skill sets.

She sa

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Lockheed Martin demonstrates F-35

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Rep. Randy Forbes was among those in attendance Tuesday as Lockheed Martin demonstrated an F-35 Lightning II.

The fighter aircraft’s interact…

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PD: Man drowned while retrieving toy

CHOWAN COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — Police say a man accidentally drowned in the Edenton Bay Monday morning.

Edenton Police Chief Jay Fortenbery said Chowan Central C…