Counterfeit money in Hampton Roads

Cameron Williams  | Staff Writer Although the holiday season is traditionally a time of joy and happiness, it is also a season of fake money. Store owners should keep an open eye out for counterfeit money this December, and customers should watch out, too.  Buying a gift for a loved one can turn into a nightmare if your dollars are phony. “If it doesn’t feel right and doesn’t look right, it’s probably not right,” Hampton Police Detective Brandt Hess said to on Nov. 19. “It is up to each one of us to know what is counterfeit or not.” … Continue reading Counterfeit money in Hampton Roads

Trump’s border order

Isaiah Spencer | Staff Writer Robert Contreras | Associated Press By the end of November, thousands of migrants from Central America had gathered along the border between Mexico and the United States. United States Border Control agents fired tear gas into the crowds to prevent them from reaching it. President Donald Trump has made the security on the United States’ borders a priority since his 2016 campaign; the status of the Mexican-United States border is one of his major talking points. According to a report published by the New York Times, the newly determined President-Elect of Mexico, Andrès Manuel López … Continue reading Trump’s border order

NASA’s InSight lands on Mars

Amirrah Watson | Staff Writer Image is pic of Mars taken by Insight on day 0 of its mission on the planet. Image (per NASA’s request) should be credited to NASA/JPL-CalTech After 205 days, 7 hours, and 47 minutes from its launch at the Vandenberg Air Force Base, NASA’s InSight spacecraft has finally landed on Mars. Formally named the NASA Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight), the spacecraft launched from Lompoc, California, in May. InSight’s Nov. 26 landing is the eighth successful Mars landing for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, according to an Associated Press report. … Continue reading NASA’s InSight lands on Mars

Script poll: 2020 presidential choices

Justin Norris | Staff Writer Beto O’Rourke – Eric Gay | Associated Press The 2018 midterm elections have come and gone. The Republicans maintained their control of the Senate, and the Democrats took control of the House of Representatives—which has now changed hands for the third time in 12 years. Although the results of the midterm elections have been decided, people and politicians have begun looking forward to the 2020 presidential election. Some people believe President Donald Trump was elected because people wanted someone different from President Barack Obama. There is a chance that a similar situation will occur in the … Continue reading Script poll: 2020 presidential choices

Norfolk Public Schools Restructuring

Cameron William | Staff Writer Change is coming to area schools whether parents and students like it or not. In what seems like a recent trend, several local schools have decided to merge student bodies or restructure some of their programs. On Monday, Oct. 29, Norfolk Public Schools (NPS) parents and students found out that Poplar Halls and Fairlawn Elementary schools will be shut down. NPS also plans on converting Lake Taylor Middle School to a K-8 building, which would add to the three K-8 campuses already established. According to an Oct. 10 WAVY News story, parents and community members … Continue reading Norfolk Public Schools Restructuring

Pharrell Williams threatens to sue Trump

Zoe Griffin | Local & World Editor Yann Charles | Flickr User Singer, songwriter, and producer Pharrell Williams has threatened to sue President Donald Trump for using his song “Happy” at a political rally in Indiana on Saturday, Oct. 27, just hours after the shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. Williams had his lawyer, Howard King, issue a letter to President Trump informing him that Trump did not have Williams’ permission to use this song at his rally. According to The Washington Post, the letter stated that: “Pharrell has not, and will not, grant you permission to publicly perform or … Continue reading Pharrell Williams threatens to sue Trump

Bomb threat suspect in custody

Justin Norris | Staff Writer Elizabeth Williams  |Associated Press The bomb threat suspect who is accused of sending at least 14 potentially explosive devices to notable Democrats, Democratic donors and CNN offices has been arrested. According to the Washington Post, 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc was arrested in Florida and charged with five federal crimes: interstate transportation of an explosive, illegal mailing of explosives, threats against former presidents and other persons, threatening interstate communications and assaulting current and former federal officers. He could serve up to 48 years in prison. This is not the first time Sayoc has been linked to an … Continue reading Bomb threat suspect in custody