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Jailed over $5 theft, inmate found dead in cell at regional jail

As thefts go, this was about as petty as it gets: a Snickers bar, a 2-liter Mountain Dew and a Zebra cake worth about $5 total. But a 24-year-old Portsmouth man died in jail while awaiting trial on the charges. Full story

Fatal shooting in March was not Portsmouth officer's first

The officer who killed a Portsmouth man in March after a police chase was involved in another fatal shooting six years ago that claimed the lives of two men. Full story

Previous Officer cleared in fatal shooting inside Portsmouth home

Beetle found in Norfolk cargo container first of its kind in the country

A pest never seen before in the United States - a kind of bark beetle - has been found in a cargo container from the port. Full story

Jason Dunham sailors get "Star Wars" themed welcome home

A standard white poster with her sailor’s name scribbled in marker wouldn’t do for the Jason Dunham's homecoming, Corryn Smit said. Her husband, PO 3rd Class James Smit, is fun and quirky, and “he deserves a sign that’s a little different.” Full story

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