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The perception Hampton Roads residents have about their quality of life varies widely depending on the city they call home. Which cities were ranked highest and lowest?

Right whales were once abundant off the East Coast, but were decimated during the commercial whaling era. The whales are now vulnerable to ship strikes and entanglement in fishing gear, and are the subject of new fishing restrictions to try to save them.

Gov. Glenn Youngkin is urging parents to report “divisive practices” in schools to his administration using a newly established email tip line.

It’s been an eventful few months for malls in South Hampton Roads. As other malls like Military Circle and Pembroke redevelop, Lynnhaven is opening stores.

The storefronts in Virginia Beach’s Town Center have several new occupants and more on the way. They are: ➡️ Legal Sea Foods ➡️ Nando's ➡️ Madewell ➡️ Cinnaholic Bakery ➡️ Bath & Body Works Read more:

The U.S. Coast Guard battled time and currents Wednesday as aircraft and ships searched for 38 people missing in the Atlantic off Florida, four days after the capsizing of a suspected smuggling boat killed at least one and left one known survivor.

Stacker took a look at the current economies in U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

JUST IN: A Newport News man who wore a "Camp Auschwitz" sweatshirt at the U.S. Capitol riot pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of parading, demonstrating or picketing. The crime carries a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a $5,000 fine.


Not a speed trap. A race trap: Black Virginians say they've been racially profiled in and around Windsor for decades. Many who drive U.S. Route 460 to travel from Hampton Roads to Virginia State University said they expect to get pulled over in the area.

The beach at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront was closed today. But it was packed. This photo was taken at 3:42 p.m. this afternoon by Virginian-Pilot photographer Kaitlin McKeown.

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BREAKING: Gov. Ralph Northam yearbook page shows blackface and Klan photo

BREAKING: The media petition for the body camera video footage in the Andrew Brown Jr. case has been denied by the court.

Far-right media personality Tim Gionet, who calls himself “Baked Alaska,” has been arrested by the FBI for his involvement in the riot at the U.S. Capitol.

A 12-year-old girl has been missing since Jan. 7 after being last seen in a neighborhood off Campostella Road, Norfolk police said.

A Virginia state trooper claimed in a text that he coughed on a driver he ticketed to spread COVID-19. The message surfaced during a homicide investigation in Arizona, where the trooper's brother is charged in the killing of a Sunday school teacher.