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Mom Sent Child to School With Recorder, Now Faces Felony

Sarah Sims says Virginia school hadn't addressed bullying concerns around her 9-year-old daughter

(Newser) - She says she only wanted to protect her daughter. Sarah Sims now faces the prospect of years behind bars after she sent her daughter to school with a digital audio recorder. Sims tells WAVY she first called and emailed administrators at Ocean View Elementary School in Norfolk, Va., to discuss... More »

3 Men Gunned Down on Facebook Live Stream

They were listening to music when shots rang out—and the phone kept recording

(Newser) - Three men in a car in Norfolk, Va., were ambushed and shot Tuesday evening, and the phone of one of the men streamed the entire incident on Facebook Live, USA Today reports. In the video, a man IDed as TJ Williams is seen hanging out with two other men, listening... More »

Car Thieves Find Boy in Backseat, Take Him to School

Mom had left child in running car while she worked at Va. post office

(Newser) - An 8-year-old boy got the ride of his life when the car he was sitting in was stolen right before the start of school—and the thieves actually dropped him off at school, the Virginian-Pilot reports. Norfolk Police Department rep Daniel Hudson says the boy's mom has to be... More »

Civilian, Sailor Shot Dead at Va. Naval Base

Suspect killed by security aboard USS Mahan

(Newser) - Aboard a guided-missile destroyer docked at the world's largest naval base, a sailor was fatally shot and security forces killed the lone suspect last night. The suspect was a civilian who had access to be at Naval Station Norfolk, spokeswoman Terri Davis said early today. She said she couldn'... More »

Historic Find in Europe: Human Footprints 800K Years Old

Tracks in Britain are the oldest found outside Africa

(Newser) - Walking along a beach in Norfolk, England, last May, scientists spotted indents at low tide that had been washed clear of sand by a recent storm. They thought the marks might be animal prints, but on closer inspection discovered something much cooler: nearly million-year-old human footprints—the oldest ones ever... More »

Another Teacher Blasted for Mock Slave Auction

And this time, all the black students told to play slaves

(Newser) - Note to teachers: Perhaps it would be a good idea to skip the mock slave auctions while covering the Civil War. Parents are in an uproar after yet another elementary school engaged in such a lesson, this time in Norfolk, Virginia, on April 1. Jessica Boyle told all the black... More »

7-Year-Old 'Mini Monet' Sells His Art for $240K

Hue and cry over new prodigy

(Newser) - He has the touch of an Impressionist master but he prefers Gameboys to waistcoats. And he's only been painting a couple of years because he recently turned 7. But Kieron Williamson, known in the British press as "Mini Monet," is enjoying the buzz of an established artist because... More »

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