Whale spotted in Virginia's Elizabeth River

Whale spotted in Virginia's Elizabeth River

NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 19 (UPI) --The U.S. Coast Guard is trying to alert boaters in Virginia's Elizabeth River to the possible presence of a 30 to 40 foot whale.
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Navy recovers remains of missing helicopter pilot off Virginia Beach

NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy said Tuesday it recovered the remains of the missing pilot of a military helicopter that crashed Jan. 8 off the coast of Virginia Beach, Va.

U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott breaks jaw

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott, of Virginia broke his jaw while playing tennis, officials said.

Bomb threat snarls traffic in Norfolk, Va.

NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A telephoned bomb threat caused massive traffic jams Wednesday in the Norfolk, Va., area as state police inspected trucks entering tunnels.

7 hurt in Navy small boat training mishap off Virginia

NORFOLK, Va., July 22 (UPI) -- A U.S. Navy training mishap off the coast of Virginia Monday left four sailors and three civilian instructors injured, a Navy spokeswoman said.

Virginia high school student charged with making bomb threat

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Driver rescued from dangling truck in Va.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., April 8 (UPI) -- A tractor-trailer rig driver was rescued from her truck cab Monday as it dangled from a bridge near the Hampton Roads, Va., harbor, state police said.

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66 arsons since Nov. in Accomack County

WHITE STONE, Va., March 14 (UPI) -- A fire this week at a rundown motel in eastern Virginia was the 66th case of arson in Accomack County since November, authorities said.

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Romney: Obama has not helped women

Romney: Obama has not helped women

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, campaigning Wednesday in Virginia, said President Obama has "failed America's women" and has no second-term agenda.

City to remove eagles' nests near airport

NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The mayor of Norfolk, Va., says eagles' nests near Norfolk International Airport are a threat to aviation and must be removed, despite pleas to preserve them.

Americans clean up their country

LOS ANGELES, April 28 (UPI) -- Thousands of Americans went outside Saturday and picked up some of the trash littering the countryside, Great American Cleanup organizers said.
U.S. Navy jet crashes in Virginia Beach

U.S. Navy jet crashes in Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., April 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Navy officials said mechanical failure caused an F-18 fighter jet to crash into a Virginia Beach, Va., apartment complex Friday shortly after takeoff.
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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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