Monday, May 20 2013 12:00 PM EDT2013-05-20 16:00:03 GMT
LUNENBURG, VA-The Southside SPCA is caring for dozens of dogs after the animals were seized from a Lunenburg County couple's property. Approximately 100 dogs were found to be living at the property, theMore >>
The Southside SPCA is caring for dozens of dogs after the animals were seized from a Lunenburg County couple's property.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:25 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:25:10 GMT
RICHMOND, VA— You could be paying more the next time you park in Richmond. The city announced plans to raise its parking meter rates by fifty percent. The proposal calls for hourly parking rates to increaseMore >>
You could be paying more the next time you park in Richmond. The city announced plans to raise its parking meter rates by fifty percent. More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:20 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:20:53 GMT
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- Two FBI special agents on the agency's elite Hostage Rescue Team have been killed in a training accident in Virginia, officials said Sunday. The accident happened off the coastMore >>
Two FBI special agents on the agency's elite Hostage Rescue Team have been killed in a training accident in Virginia, officials said Sunday.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:38 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:38:23 GMT
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – The Chesterfield County Police Department has arrested a woman who left three children under the age of eight in a vehicle while she went shopping. Police said Joy Gresham, 27,More >>
The mother Chesterfield County Police say left her three young children inside a vehicle while she went shopping is set to appear in court Monday.More >>
Those who spent the weekend waiting impatiently for the mystery of
the softball-sized eyeball in Florida to be solved can now start the new
week with a sigh of relief. It in all likelihood came from a swordfish.
"Experts on site and remotely have viewed and analyzed the eye, and
based on its color, size and structure, along with the presence of bone
around it, we believe the eye came from a swordfish," said Joan Herrera,
curator of collections at the FWC's Fish and Wildlife Research
Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., said in a statement Monday.
The giant blue eye was found washed up on Pompano Beach north of Ft.
Lauderdale by Gino Covacci while out for a stroll. However, the identity
of the creature that lost the eye has, until now, remained a mystery.
The eye was fully intact and, according to Covacci, "it was fresh,"
which begs the question: how did it wind up there? That mystery has also
been solved, says Herrera.
"Based on straight-line cuts visible around the eye, we believe it was removed by a fisherman and discarded."
Experts will conduct genetic testing to verify their findings. It
wasn't immediately clear how large a swordfish this eye might have come
from, but the species can grow as large as 1,400 pounds.