by: Nathan Crawford
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Wesleyan University, in partnership with the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development, is set to offer free 24-hour online courses for all residents of Hampton Roads.
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Officials say the courses are part of the continuing education offerings through the VWU Global Campus. The courses are meant for job seekers, business owners, students, recent graduates and volunteers.
The following 24-hour online courses are available:
Those who complete their course(s) will earn a certificate of completion.
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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Police in Newport News are investigating a shooting that left two boys injured on Saturday afternoon.
According to police, officers were called to the 1300 block of Garden Drive around 4:10 p.m. for reports of gunshots. When they arrived on the scene, they located a young boy nearby who was injured.
(NewsNation Now) — Northern Virginia police departments are said to be on high alert at malls and other public gathering places this weekend after potential threats that could be linked to ISIS, according to multiple reports.
“We have increased our police presence throughout the county to include major thoroughfares, transit hubs, shopping plazas, and shopping malls,” Fairfax County police chief Kevin Davis said at a news conference Friday.
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An Amtrak train carrying nearly 500 passengers collided with an SUV at a South Carolina rail crossing before dawn Saturday, leaving three of the SUV’s four occupants dead, authorities said. None of the train’s passengers or crew were hurt, Amtrak said.
The North Charleston Fire Department said the SUV was heavily damaged when police arrived at the marked crossing early Saturday after the collision was first reported to emergency dispatchers shortly before 2:30 a.m.