Monthly Archives January 2018

Coast Guard helps clean up oil spill caused by tugboat in Newport News

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Coast Guard oversaw the response to an oil spill that was caused by a partially submerged tugboat in Newport News on January 24.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center were notified about the spill after another tugboat in the area noticed the disabled vessel and oil spill.

The Coast Guard pollution response team and the Newport News Hazardous Materials Team responded to survey the scene and deploy boom Saturday night, officials say.

The Coast Guard believes that of the 21,000 gallons of motor oil that the disabled tugboat could carry, only 5 to 10 gallons of motor oil actually spilled out of the boat...

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VA: Former Airport Executive Director Sues Peninsula Airport Commission

Jan. 20–The former executive director of Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport is suing the Peninsula Airport Commission and three current and former airport employees, accusing them of defaming him last year.

Ken Spirito — who led the airport from early 2009 until his termination in May — contends that two current employees, one former employee and a commissioner defamed his character when they exchanged text messages about Spirito shredding documents while the state was conducting an audit of the airport.

Those exchanges, Spirito contends, intentionally conveyed "the false implication" that he was shredding evidence related to the Virginia Department of Transportation examination of a $5 million line of credit to People Express Airlines almost three years earlier.

The lawsuit w...

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Great Tips To Help Anyone Searching For Newport News VA Housing

Newport News Virginia has seen steady growth over the years due to its prime location along the James River. Previously the area was known as a resort town where people would come and vacation, maybe have a summer home while enjoying the beach communities. Nowadays you will find plenty of job opportunities thanks to an economy on the rise.

Since Newport News VA is doing very well economically there is a greater need for housing. Prices can be a bit high depending on the season, but if you are patient enough and have a good broker, there is a good chance you might be able to score a very good deal.

The simplest way to find quality affordable Newport News VA housing is to look online...

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