VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - Despite their success on improved test scores and dropout rates, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) face a large shortfall.
If a deal to avoid across-the-board cuts is not reached by Friday, the government may not be able to helps schools like VBCPS close multi-million budget shortfalls. VBPCS is facing a $15.9 million shortfall for school year 2013-2014.
VBCPS Superintendent Dr. James G. Merrill held a State of Schools Address Wednesday.
"We're doing good. We had a good school year last year, same this year, and we're looking forward to the future," school board chairman Dan Edwards said.
Newport News police officers are in the middle of a massive operation to get wanted criminals out of the neighborhoods. They are rounding up everyone who has an outstanding warrant.
Hampton Roads Transit customers could see higher fares to ride the bus, light rail and ferry.
Running a red light could cost you a hefty fine, even if an officer doesn't pull you over. Cameras are going up at intersections across Hampton Roads, and the most recent went live Monday in downtown Norfolk.