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Elderly Couple Called Fire Dept. 1.1K Times

Va. woman said she has no other way to get her husband out of bed

(Newser) - Residents of Virginia Beach, Va., are asking how much is too much after reports that an elderly couple called firefighters 1,100 times in the past three years, WTKR reports. Shirley Niemiec says she has no choice but to call firefighters daily to help her husband George get out of... More »

Flying Umbrella Kills Woman on Virginia Beach

Lottie Belk died after wind-flung umbrella stabbed her in chest

(Newser) - A celebratory day at the beach turned to tragedy after a woman was killed Wednesday when a beach umbrella blew out of the sand and stabbed her in the chest, WHNT reports. WTKR IDs the woman as Lottie Michelle Belk (the station says she was 55; WHNT says she was... More »

2 Dead in Navy Chopper Crash in Virginia

Another crew member remains missing at sea

(Newser) - A Navy helicopter went down this morning about 18 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach, reports the Virginian-Pilot . The Navy confirms that the chopper, a Sea Dragon, was one of two on a training mission and had to make an emergency landing in the water. Four of the five... More »

Navy Pilot: 'Sorry I Landed in Your Back Yard'

But everybody's OK after military crash in Virginia Beach

(Newser) - Incredibly, nobody got seriously hurt yesterday when a Navy jet malfunctioned and crashed into an apartment complex in Virginia Beach. Authorities said today that everybody is accounted for, reports the Daily Press of Newport News. The two pilots and five people on the ground were hospitalized, but only one pilot... More »

Rising Sea Could Sink Parts of 180 US Cities by 2100

Miami, New Orleans among most endangered

(Newser) - By the end of the century, 180 coastal US cities could be partially submerged thanks to rising seas, finds a new study that looked at cities in the Lower 48 with populations of at least 50,000. The climbing sea poses a risk to, on average, 9% of the land... More »

Virginia Beach's GOP Chairman Resigns Over Racist Joke

Defenders say email was forwarded in error

(Newser) - The head of the GOP in Virginia Beach has heeded calls from both sides to step down over a racist joke he emailed. The district GOP chairman says David Bartholomew forwarded the joke—involving a dog who is "black, unemployed, lazy, can't speak English and has no frigging clue... More »

McCain Paints Ugly Picture, Touts His Experience as Fix

GOP candidate compares Obama to Herbert Hoover on economy

(Newser) - John McCain painted a dismal picture of the economy today at a rally in Virginia, comparing Barack Obama’s solutions to Herbert Hoover’s while declaring himself the right candidate to fix the mess, the Virginian-Pilot reports. McCain also raised the specter of his flailing campaign in an effort to... More »

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