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April 6, 2012 | By Dalina Castellanos
Six people were taken to a Virginia Beach hospital Friday after a Navy jet crashed into an apartment building; that number included the F/A-18's two airmen, both of whom ejected before the aircraft crashed. The airmen were being treated for possible injuries. The other victims' injuries weren't critical, according to Virginia's WTKR -TV; it wasn't immediately known where the injured were at the time of the crash. Some reportedly experienced smoke inhalation. The pilots were in good and stable condition, the television station reported.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2014 | Steve Chawkins
Jeremiah Denton, the downed Navy pilot who was paraded before television cameras by the Viet Cong and confirmed U.S. suspicions of prisoner maltreatment during the Vietnam War by blinking out the word "torture" in Morse code, has died. He was 89. Denton, a former U.S. senator from Alabama, died Friday in Virginia Beach, Va. He had been in failing health for several years, a grandson, Edward Denton, said in confirming his death to the Associated Press. From 1965 to 1973, Denton was held at the "Hanoi Hilton" and several other infamous Vietnamese prisons.
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NATIONAL
July 17, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The trial of sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad was moved to Virginia Beach, where the judge in the case hopes to find a jury untouched by the fear and anxiety that gripped the Washington suburbs last fall. The move from Manassas means neither sniper suspect will be tried in the region where prosecutors allege they killed 10 people and wounded three others in October. Lee Boyd Malvo's trial was moved to Chesapeake. Muhammad's trial is scheduled to begin Oct. 14.
NATIONAL
January 15, 2014 | By Matt Pearce and W.J. Hennigan
A pilot was rescued after his U.S. Navy fighter jet crashed off the coast of Virginia on Wednesday, Navy officials confirmed. The F/A-18E Super Hornet jet went down 45 miles from Oceana, Va., home to a base that hosts the Navy's East Coast attack-fighter fleet, Navy officials said. The pilot ejected and was rescued, officials said. Cmdr. Mike Kafka, a spokesman for Naval Air Forces Atlantic in Norfolk, Va., told the Associated Press that the crash happened at 2:35 p.m. and that the pilot was first rescued by a fisherman.
TRAVEL
September 1, 1991 | LUCY IZON
Virginia Beach offers 28 miles of clean, public, sandy beach and a budget accommodation, and it's is within a one-hour drive of some of this state's most popular attractions: Colonial Williamsburg, historic Jamestown and Busch Gardens, a popular theme park. Angie's Guest Cottage, a combination bed and breakfast and youth hostel at 302 24th St., a block from the beach, is a good base from which to see the sights.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 8, 2004 | Jube Shiver Jr., Times Staff Writer
As a grandmother of two, Meyera E. Oberndorf doesn't usually pay much attention to rap music. But the four-term mayor of this seaside city plans to soon issue a proclamation honoring four local residents who are up for 14 Grammys tonight: hip-hop stars Missy Elliott, Tim "Timbaland" Mosley, Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo. "It will be Recording Arts and Sciences Day in honor of these extremely gifted young people," Oberndorf said.
SPORTS
November 27, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A teen-ager in Virginia Beach, Va., has accused lightweight boxing champion Pernell Whitaker of hitting him during a neighborhood dispute.
SPORTS
August 7, 1986
Allan Bailey, a former coach and the play-making guard at Duquesne University in the early 1950s, died of cancer in a hospital at Virginia Beach, Va. He was 54.
NATIONAL
April 6, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
A Navy jet has crashed into a residential area in Virginia Beach, Va. Two pilots are believed to have safely ejected from the F/A-18 Hornet aircraft, but there was no immediately word about possible on-the-ground fatalities. Two apartment buildings were on fire, according to CNN affiliate WTKR, which quoted eyewitnesses. Emergency crews from the military, Virginia State Police and Virginia Beach police are responding to the scene of the crash, according to Fox news. Photos : Navy jet crashes into apartments in Virginia Beach Black smoke was visible over the Birdneck Road area of Virginia Beach at 12:30 p.m. local time.
SPORTS
August 30, 1993
Shane Stoneman of San Juan Capistrano won the East Coast Surfing Championships, his first Bud Pro Tour title, Sunday at Virginia Beach, Va. In waves reaching four feet--large by Virginia Beach standards--Stoneman defeated Wes Laine of Virginia Beach, Adam Replogle of Santa Cruz and Dean Randazzo of Ocean City, N.J. It was the first time Stoneman had reached a Bud Pro final. With the $4,000 first prize, Stoneman, 21, moved into fourth place on the Bud Pro season earnings list at $6,575.
NATIONAL
January 15, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia is preparing for a memorial service on Friday after the recovery of the body of a pilot missing in a helicopter crash. Navy officials said the body of Lt. Sean Christopher Snyder, 39, of Santee, Calif., was recovered on Tuesday after searchers located the cockpit of the downed helicopter. Snyder and two other members of the helicopter crew died in the training mission. A crew of five was on board the MH-53E Sea Dragon when it crashed Jan. 8 in the Atlantic Ocean about 18 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach, according to the Navy.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
Lifetime has officially greenlighted a biopic on legendary gymnast Gabby Douglas, and Douglas herself will make an appearance in the film. Douglas was the first black gymnast in Olympic history to become the individual all-around champion, and the first American gymnast to win gold in the individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympics in the summer of 2012. The film, which is being produced by Sony Pictures TV, is using the working title, "The Gabby Douglas Story.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Two-time Olympic diving champion Sammy Lee was slightly disoriented but was in good condition when he was found in Pico Rivera, authorities said Tuesday night. The 92-year-old Lee, who suffers from dementia, drove through at least three Southern California counties before he was found about 9 p.m. Tuesday by deputies who responded to a report of a traffic hazard, authorities said. He left his Huntington Beach home Monday afternoon. Lee was reportedly swerving through traffic in his Mercedes and was stopped near a curb when he was found in the 8400 block of Washington Boulevard in Pico Rivera, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.
NEWS
November 1, 2012 | By Seema Mehta
VIRGINIA BEACH,  Va. - As a military plane flew overhead, Mitt Romney paused during his standard stump speech Thursday evening and said, “I love the sound of those jets.” The crowd, dotted with people who carried signs that said “Navy Wives 4 Romney” and “Marines 4 Romney,” roared. And Romney launched into his defense policy, a popular issue with the many members of the armed services, their families and business people who rely on them who live in Hampton Roads. Noting that he was echoing the words of Gov. Bob McDonnell, Romney warned that if President Obama was reelected, the military would see $1 trillion in cuts.
SPORTS
August 29, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Gabby Douglas told Oprah Winfrey in an interview that aired Sunday night that she felt bullied at her former training facility in Virginia, and wondered "Is it because I'm black?" She also described an incident in which another athlete at the gym referred to her as a slave. Now the some people involved with Excaliber Gymnastics in Virginia Beach are stepping forward to defend the gym, its coaches and its athletes. "Gabby's remarks were hurtful and without merit," CEO and President Gustavo Moure wrote in a statement.
NATIONAL
April 6, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms urged the public Friday to stay away from the fiery crash scene where a U.S. Navy jet slammed into a residential area. The two crew members aboard the F/A-18 Hornet aircraft ejected safely. And so far, local media is reporting only that five people have been taken to a local hospital with injuries. But those facts are likely to change quickly as efforts to account for all resident gets underway. PHOTOS: Navy jet crashes into apartments in Virginia Beach "Stay away," Sessoms pleaded during an interview with a local TV station.
NATIONAL
April 6, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
A Navy jet has crashed into a residential area in Virginia Beach, Va. Two pilots are believed to have safely ejected from the F/A-18 Hornet aircraft, but there was no immediately word about possible on-the-ground fatalities. Two apartment buildings were on fire, according to CNN affiliate WTKR, which quoted eyewitnesses. Emergency crews from the military, Virginia State Police and Virginia Beach police are responding to the scene of the crash, according to Fox news. Photos : Navy jet crashes into apartments in Virginia Beach Black smoke was visible over the Birdneck Road area of Virginia Beach at 12:30 p.m. local time.
NATIONAL
April 6, 2012 | By Dalina Castellanos
The type of jet that crashed into a Virginia Beach neighborhood Friday, the F/A-18 Hornet, is familiar to many Americans. It's been a workhorse of the U.S. military for almost 30 years -- not to mention the jet of choice for the Blue Angels, the Navy's aerobatic team. The twin-engine aircraft was introduced in 1983 as the replacement for the military's F-14 Tomcat, which reached notoriety in the movie “Top Gun.” The F/A-18 played a prominent role in Operation Desert Storm in the 1990s.
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