Updated: Child dies from injuries sustained when hit by vehicle on private property in Pungo

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS PUNGO (Updated at 6:50 p.m.] – A child who sustained serious injuries this afternoon when the child was struck by a vehicle on private property has died, according to city police. The incident happened in a private driveway… Continue Reading


Humble about his accomplishments, officer’s legacy is his service

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE VIRGINIA BEACH — City police, friends and loved ones on Saturday, April 15, celebrated the life of retired Master Police Officer Wesley “Wes” K. Stewart, who may have said little about his accomplishments serving his nation and his… Continue Reading


Virginia Beach woman charged following four month old’s death

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS COURTHOUSE — A city woman faces a criminal charge following the death of a four-month-old baby in the Pine Meadows area. Earlier this month, rescue officials and police responded to the 800 block of Levy Loop after receiving a report of… Continue Reading