Study shows pregnant blue crabs at risk

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Virginia officials are considering scrapping a law enacted in 1996 that protects pregnant blue crabs in Virginia waters, especially near Hampton Roads.

Teen's cancer treated after court fight

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A Chincoteague, Va., teenager who won the right to choose his own cancer treatment in court is responding positively to the therapy, his doctor has said.

Randolph-Macon votes to admit men

LYNCHBURG, Va., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Randolph-Macon Women's College, a 115-year-old institution in Virginia, voted Saturday to admit men.

Giamatti to play President John Adams

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- New York-based Home Box Office is looking to cast "Deadwood" star Paul Giamatti as the second U.S. President John Adams in a miniseries to begin in January.

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Shoofly pie big winner in Pennsylvania ... Thoughtful boyfriend's coffee-maker caper ... Lawsuit over arranged ugly bride marriage ... Mom gets year for mouse extortion ... The world as we know it from UPI.
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Mom gets year for mouse extortion

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., July 6 (UPI) -- A Virginia woman was sentenced to a year in jail for falsely claiming there was a dead mouse in her Mother's Day meal at a Cracker Barrel restaurant.

Plane belonging to Pat Robertson crashes

NEW LONDON, Conn., June 2 (UPI) -- A Learjet owned by evangelist Pat Robertson crashed in Long Island Sound while trying to land in Connecticut, killing both pilots.

Mother, son found guilty in soup case

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., May 1 (UPI) -- A mother and son in Virginia were found guilty of trying to extort money from a company with a claim they found a dead mouse in a bowl of soup.

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Today is Thursday, March 9, the 68th day of 2006 with 297 to follow.
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Report: U.S. dumped nerve gas in Atlantic

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army dumped 64 million pounds of nerve and mustard gas and weapons into the Atlantic Ocean, a Virginia newspaper reported Tuesday.

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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, March 9, the 68th day of 2005 with 297 to follow.
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Scandal-tainted GOPer gets job in Congress

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Ed Schrock, R-Va., whose 2004 re-election bid was aborted over gay-sex allegations, is going to work for a congressional subcommittee.

Iraq trucks to remain unprotected

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Some U.S. military vehicles in Iraq may not get armor needed to survive insurgent attacks until summer, the Hampton Roads, Va., Daily Press reported Sunday.

Woman decides not to fight Va. sex law

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., June 25 (UPI) -- A Virginia woman charged under the state's felony crimes against nature law has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of indecent exposure.
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Hampton Roads
A spectacular manuever by the US Air Force Thunderbirds during Air Power over Hampton Roads, Langley Air Force Base's annual air show, May 23, 2004. (UPI Photo/Austin Knox/Air Force)

Coordinates: 36°58′N 76°22′W / 36.967°N 76.367°W / 36.967; -76.367

Hampton Roads is the name for both a body of water and the Norfolk-Virginia Beach metropolitan area which surrounds it in southeastern Virginia, United States. Hampton Roads is notable for its year-round ice-free harbor, for United States Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, NASA, Marines, and Army facilities, shipyards, coal piers, and hundreds of miles of waterfront property and beaches, all of which contribute to the diversity and stability of the region's economy.

The water area known as Hampton Roads is one of the world's biggest natural harbors (more accurately a roadstead or "roads"), and incorporates the mouths of the Elizabeth River and James River with several smaller rivers and itself empties into the Chesapeake Bay near its mouth leading to the Atlantic Ocean.

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