NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - WAVY.com has learned USS Mahan has left the Mediterranean and is heading back to Norfolk.
The information comes from a Navy spokesperson at the Pentagon. USS Mahan was one of five ships in the area within striking distance of Syria should Congress approve military action.
U.S. officials accused the Syrian regime of using chemical weapons to attack rebels on Aug. 21. More than 1,000 people were killed, including children.
Last week, WAVY News’ Art Kohn reported USS Stout was moving to the Mediterranean to eventually relieve one of the ships, but officials did not specify which one at the time.
It is unknown when USS Mahan will dock in Norfolk.
Newport News Police are still looking for a killer more than four years after a 17-year-old was shot dead.
An Amtrak train carrying more than 40 passengers was involved in an accident with a car Thursday morning in Waverly.
A boil water advisory has been issued in Corolla after a water line break.