Jan 02

At Wednesday night’s Gloucester County’s Board of Supervisors meeting, the supervisors will vote whether to approve its annual operating procedures that will include a new provision that they refrain from texting during meetings. The new provision in the board operating procedures asks the supervisors to “observe the spirit of the open meeting requirements of the Freedom of Information Act.” This would include a prohibition during the meetings from engaging in private communication regarding county business by any means, including via cell phones or smart phones.
A motive behind the apparent murder-suicide that occurred in King and Queen County Saturday night is still unclear. After responding to a possible shooting, authorities found two subjects who had suffered fatal gunshot wounds, Robin Stout and Thomas Stout were pronounced dead at the scene.
“Preliminary findings show that [Thomas] Stout shot his wife and then himself with a handgun. The couple’s 12-year-old daughter was not home at the time of the shooting. Deputies had responded to the Stout’s residence two times in the past two to three years for domestic disputes.
Five boats that were reportedly stolen from Norfolk Marine on Virginia Beach Boulevard early Friday were located on Springfield Avenue. The business reported that the boats were in a fenced-in compound and that a dog kept there was also missing. The dog was found suffering from a gunshot wound and was taken to an emergency veterinary hospital in Virginia Beach for treatment, it is expected to recover. No arrests have been made, two pickup trucks were used during the burglary and the suspects returned to the business three times during the night.
A woman bit the hand of an officer when police responded to a dispute call at a home on Prosperity Road in VA Beach Thursday night. The suspect was asked to leave the home but refused and got into a fight with other occupants, When officers attempted to apprehend the suspect, she bit an officer’s hand. The officer was wearing gloves and did not require medical attention. 36 year-old Amanda Britt was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer, She is being held in the Virginia Beach Correctional Center without bond.

January 2, 2013 |

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