Oct 26

20 year old Jordan Herd of Yorktown has been sentenced to one year in prison, Herd pleaded guilty in August to felony evade and elude, felony hit and run, misdemeanor hit and run and misdemeanor DUI first-offense. Herd is responsible for four vehicle crashes on the morning of April 22. Three of the drivers were not seriously injured, the fourth driver suffered numerous injuries including four broken ribs, two bruised lungs, a broken sternum, a fractured wrist and a torn rotator cuff. Herd fled each crash and a six-mile chase ensued on the Parkway with the truck reaching speeds of nearly 100 mph. Several troopers arrested Herd after corralling the truck near Cheatham Annex.
 
 
A York-Poquoson sheriff’s deputy apprehended two females accused of shoplifting after she saw the suspects run out of the Food Lion in Shady Banks Shopping Center Thursday night. A deputy on routine patrol in the shopping center saw two females run out of the grocery store and leave in a vehicle heading south on Route 134. The deputy pursued the suspects’ vehicle on Route 134 and conducted a traffic stop near Hardy Cash Drive in Hampton after the suspects got stuck in traffic. Both females were taken into custody and charges are pending, he said.
 
 
The Midtown Tunnel in Norfolk is scheduled to close Saturday from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. to test tide gates before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. Motorists are advised to use the Interstate 264 Downtown Tunnel as an alternate route during that time. Elizabeth River Crossings, which maintains the tunnel, is staging equipment to prepare for possible flooding from heavy rains and rising tides.
 
 
All owners off improved residential and agricultural property in Gloucester should be receiving a letter and questionnaire about their properties by mail. Property owners are encouraged to supply the requested information and return to the county by Dec. 1. Gloucester County Assessor Derek Green said the questionnaires were mailed this week in an effort to verify the accuracy of all real property in the county. Tune in to our Focus on the Middle Peninsula this Sunday at 10am when I’ll be speaking with Mr. Green about the initiative in detail.
 
 
Newport News City Manager Neil Morgan says the city’s self-run pension system that still affects about 75 percent of its employees will likely become less generous to future retirees. Morgan said left unchecked, the city would have had to increase its contribution to the pension fund from the $36 million it currently pays to $58 million by 2016. With the reforms, the city’s contribution would instead increase to a projected $42 million in 2014, which he said would make the system financially solvent but less generous to employees. Among the changes are reducing the cost-of-living adjustments and delaying the start of the increases to one year after retirement.
 
 
THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS WANTS TO MAKE YOU AWARE OF A COUPLE OF ELECTION DEADLINES. THE LAST DAY YOU CAN VOTE ABSENTEE AT A POLLING PLACE IS SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3RD. NIKKI SHERIDAN WITH THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS URGES YOU TO CHECK WITH THE REGISTRAR IN YOUR LOCALITY TO KNOW HOW LONG THEY’RE GOING TO BE OPEN AND WHEN YOU CAN VOTE BEFORE THE DEADLINE. SHERIDAN ALSO SAYS THAT THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT BY MAIL IS CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON OCTOBER 30TH. IF YOU STILL HAVEN’T RECEIVED YOUR NEW VOTER I-D CARD, YOU NEED TO LET THEM KNOW RIGHT AWAY BY CALLING 1-800-552-9745.

October 26, 2012 |

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