On the base of Little Creek-Fort Story, soldiers and their families received free trees for Christmas. Dec. 2, 2014 (WAVY/Larry Carney)

Photos: Trees for troops

On the base of Little Creek-Fort Story, soldiers and their families received free trees for Christmas.

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Photos: Officers shot at in Norfolk

When two Norfolk officers started to chase after a suspect, the man turned and fired a single gunshot, according to authorities.

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Photos: Coats for Families 2014

Coats for Families is an annual effort to provide new or gently used coats to those in need from the Southside to the Peninsula.

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Photos: PETA protest in Accomack

A few dozen people marched through Accomack to protest the killing of a family dog by the animal-rights activist group PETA.

James Cartmill holds an American flag while protesting in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, after the announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. Several thousand protesters marched through Oakland with some shutting down freeways, looting, burning garbage and smashing windows. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Photos: Thousands rally across US

Thousands of people rallied in U.S. cities to protest a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer who killed a black 18-yea…