Two Florida men found guilty for role in sale of ‘spice’ in Hampton Roads


Two Florida men are each facing up to 79 years in prison after being found guilty for their part in a $21 million spice manufacturing and distribution scheme in federal court Monday. Charles Burton Ritchie, 46 and Benjamin Galecki, 42, both of Pensacola, Fla., operated a company called “Zencense,” a Pensacola-based company that produced and sold smokable, synthetic […]

Virginia Beach man sentenced to 11 years in prison for attempting to hire a hitman to kill his wife

Chadwick Ghesquiere was sentenced to 11 years in prison Monday for attempting to hire a hitman to murder his estranged wife. (Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office)

A Virginia Beach man was sentenced Monday to 11 years in prison for attempting to hire a hitman to kill his estranged wife last year. According to court documents, a confidential informant told authorities that Chadwick Stanley Ghesquiere, 38,and his wife were going through a divorce and a custody battle and that Ghesquiere wanted to “get […]

Photos: Trump inauguration unfolding in nation’s capital


Thousands of people are flooding into the nation’s capital for the inauguration of President-Elect Trump.  The police presence throughout the city had many people buzzing as security helicopters soared close to the ground and police cruisers roared by with their lights blazing and sirens wailing. Sidewalks were crammed with supporters of the incoming president and many sported the […]

VSO tees up weekend concerts of Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons”


Snow and winter have been in the news  lately, but the Virginia Symphony Orchestra is also giving some love to spring, summer and fall. Specifically, VSO is paying tribute to the “Four Seasons,” a Baroque set of four violin concertos composed by Antonio Vivaldi, according to a release. There will be four performances at venues in Newport News, Norfolk […]

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