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Amid “Trump wave” washing over Virginia, GOP’s Knight wins in the 81st House District; Davis returns in 84th House District; victory for incumbents in Virginia Beach constitutional offices

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE VIRGINIA BEACH — Voters on Tuesday, Nov. 7, chose state Del. Barry Knight, R-Virginia Beach, to return in the 81st House District, but he said it was a bittersweet victory as other Virginia Republicans fell — including at… Continue Reading

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2017 Elections: Questions for the candidate for Virginia Beach commonwealth’s attorney

Ed. note — The Independent News asked the candidate for the commonwealth’s attorney in Virginia Beach to answer the following questions. Commonwealth’s Attorney Colin Stolle is running unopposed. This appeared in print on Friday, Nov. 3. Responses have not been edited. Election… Continue Reading

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Specialized prosecution team focuses upon DUI cases in Virginia Beach

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS COURTHOUSE – Commonwealth’s Attorney Colin Stolle says a new team of prosecutors is helping provide special attention to cases involving drunk or otherwise impaired drivers. The effort will help a problem that occurs disproportionately here, Stolle said… Continue Reading

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Stolle talks scams, identity theft, care when people seek money

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE COURTHOUSE – The top prosecutor in Virginia Beach this month delivered a clear warning about ongoing scams, many of which target senior citizens, and he offered advice for avoiding the tactics that aim to trick people out of their money.… Continue Reading