A couple is pleading guilty to running a nationwide counterfeit coupon fraud scheme that cost retailers and manufacturers nearly $32 million. This is according to federal prosecutors. Couple Seems to Have a Strong Track Record of Additional Fraud Schemes The Virginia Beach native Lori Ann Talens, 41, recently pleaded guilty
New Dome site project near the Oceanfront is going to be more expensive to build than originally planned, said city leaders. Dome Site Project – Surf Park and Entertainment Complex In 2019, the city council members in Virginia Beach approved a surf park and entertainment complex. However, new city documents
While America’s First City Council plans to make more changes to the way its citizen-led police watchdog group operates. It gave the group investigative and disciplinary powers. They are no longer among the options being considered. America’s First City Decide Against Newly Granted Authority from the State On Tuesday at
America’s First Region Education Association, which represents nearly one-third of the division’s roughly 5,000 public school teachers, is beginning its push for collective bargaining rights. Moreover, it is setting up a possible fight with the administration and school board in the coming months. America’s First Region General Assembly Effort to
A bill could be passing through the General Assembly that will allow people to prosecute others who have sent them unwanted or obscene photos. A local delegate from Virginia Beach, Virginia is trying to pass it. Bill is Getting Bipartisan Support Representing the 21st District, Delegate Kelly Convirs-Fowler is the
Young students in Virginia Beach are failing to strike key literacy guidelines. This has nearly doubled since the most recent data before the pandemic began. Young Students are Suffering Due to Virtual Classes and More Virtual classes and reduced instructional time have resulted in declines in literacy assessment. They have
New Indoor Entertainment Venue has Everything Under the Sun A new indoor, massive 84,000 square-foot called Apex Entertainment amusement center. It will feature an indoor go-kart track, military-themed laser tag, blacklight mini-golf course, ax-throwing walls, a ropes course, a bowling alley, bumper cars, sports simulators, pool tables, and an arcade.
Endangered Dinosaur Fish is “Something more than Seaweed” Washing on Beach An endangered Atlantic sturgeon, a prehistoric fish, that can grow up to 14 feet long, caused a ruckus when it was found on the beach recently. The Endangered Dinosaur-Like Creature Shared on the Virginia Wildlife Facebook Page A photo
An initiative exists for good jobs but unfortunately, they don’t have the people to match with the positions. While Virginia’s unemployment rate remains high, there are many companies based in the state that have well-paying jobs that are going unfilled due to a lack of people with the right skills.