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Coast Guard rescues ailing captain off Virginia Beach

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., hoists an ailing captain from a motor vessel 12 miles off Virginia Beach, Va., Friday, Feb. 20, 2015.

The aircrew took him to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Va., where he was reported in stable condition. U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C.

Too Fast Driver Killed When He Struck Working Snowplow on Virginia I-284

Too Fast Driver Killed When He Struck Working Snowplow on Virginia I-284 – A Caterpillar Motorgrader (operated equipment not motor vehicle), was attempting to plow snow on the shoulder, when a 2000 Honda Accord struck it from behind.

Amtrak expands service directly to Norfolk for direct connection to all points north and south

Norfolk residents can experience the return of reliable train service to the city. For the first time in 35 years, Amtrak train service will originate in Norfolk, with new departures connecting passengers to destinations north of the city, giving our travelers more benefits while the existing Amtrak bus service between Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Newport News continues to run.

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 3 people 350 miles offshore by MV Bow Clipper

The Coast Guard coordinated the rescue of three people Thursday who were rescued by good Samaritans after their 41-foot sailboat, the Elusive, was beset by storms in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 350 miles east of Virginia Beach.
Rescued are Larry Monesson, 60, Sean Monesoon, 40, and James Moore, 40.
The father of James Moore contacted Coast Guard 5th District Command Center watchstanders at approximately 1 a.m. Thursday reporting he received a message via satellite phone from his son. The message stated the crew of the Elusive were experiencing high winds, 25-foot ocean swells and engine failure, but were attempting to repair the engine and not requesting assistance at the time.