Marine Corps veteran Phillip Jones wins race for Newport News mayor

(13NewsNow) NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Phillip Jones is now the newly elected mayor of Newport News.  With 98% of precincts counted, the Marine Corps veteran and businessman had the edge with 40% of the votes Tuesday night. “I think, on a personal note, I’m looking forward to bringing the city together in a unified manner. I look forward to talking to current council members, as … Continue reading Marine Corps veteran Phillip Jones wins race for Newport News mayor

Virginia Walmart mass shooting survivor files $50 million lawsuit

(CNBC.com) A Walmart employee who survived last week’s mass shooting at a store in Virginia has filed a $50 million lawsuit against the company for allegedly continuing to employ the shooter — a store supervisor — “who had known propensities for violence, threats and strange behavior.” The lawsuit, which appears to be the first to stem from the shooting, was filed Tuesday in Chesapeake Circuit … Continue reading Virginia Walmart mass shooting survivor files $50 million lawsuit

Virginia man accused of ‘catfishing’ teen before killing her family, police say

CNN —  A former Virginia police officer, believed to have murdered a teenager’s family in Riverside, California, after “catfishing” her online, was killed in a shootout while trying to flee authorities, the city’s police department said in a news release. The ex-cop was identified as Austin Lee Edwards, 28, of North Chesterfield Virginia. Detectives said they believe Edwards had met the teen through “catfishing,” a form of online … Continue reading Virginia man accused of ‘catfishing’ teen before killing her family, police say

Odell Beckham kicked off plane after he was ‘in and out of consciousness’

Free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was kicked off of a plane in Miami Sunday morning, the Miami-Dade Police Department said. According to a police statement to NFL Network, the flight crew was worried about Beckham because “as they tried to wake him to fasten his seat belt, he appeared to be coming in and out of consciousness,” and officers were sent to respond to … Continue reading Odell Beckham kicked off plane after he was ‘in and out of consciousness’