January 15, 2014 |
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.
September 16, 2013 |
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.
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April 2, 2013 |
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.
November 1, 2012 |
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.
August 29, 2012 |
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.
April 6, 2012 |
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.