NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - USS Cole has a new commanding officer.
Cmdr. Peter K. Nilsen relieved Cmdr. Andrew C. Ehelers in a ceremony at the ship's homeport in Norfolk Friday.
Nilsen is USS Cole's previous Executive Officer and former Executive Officer of USS Kauffman (FFG 59) through two American deployments.
USS Cole and it's crew of 271 officers and enlisted sailors is participating in intermediate-level carrier strike group training exercises.
One of two men accused of killing an off-duty Norfolk police officer in 2010 was denied bond Wednesday morning.
Newport News City Manager Jim Bourey has made a decision on the city's next police chief.
Tonya Bundick was denied bond as well as a change of venue after she was indicted on new charges related to the Eastern Shore arson case.