Residents say bear sightings on the rise in Suffolk

they are just hungry bears,………lol………..they are looking for a fish filet .

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SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — There are unwelcome guests showing up in Suffolk neighborhoods.

All week, WAVY.com has been receiving calls and emails from people spotting black bears. One woman even said her neighbor came home and couldn’t get out of her car because a bear had parked itself in her driveway. So we went out to Suffolk Thursday to talk to people about what’s been going on.

For those who haven’t seen the bears firsthand, they say the signs of their presence are pretty clear.IMG_9821-1-1

“The other day the trash cans were knocked over, and I was telling my wife ‘ain’t nothing did that, but a bear,’” said James Daughtery. “I know the people over there said a bear was over there, some people saw him.”

“When I was leaving, I noticed my neighbor’s trash cans were still up,” said Charles Diggs. “We were only gone like 10 minutes…

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Government fines GM maximum $35M in safety case

well its about time someone took some responsibility for a change, looks like GM might lose a few bucks on this one.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. safety regulators fined General Motors a record $35 million Friday for taking at least a decade to disclose defects with ignition switches in small cars that are now linked to at least 13 deaths.

It’s the maximum penalty that the government can impose. But the amount is less than a day’s revenue for GM, based on the $37.4 billion it took in during the first quarter, and safety advocates were quick to question its effectiveness.

As part of an agreement announced Friday by the Transportation Department and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, GM also has agreed to government oversight on safety issues, and to report safety problems much faster than in the past.

NHTSA has been investigating GM’s delayed recall of 2.6 million older small cars with defective ignition switches. GM has acknowledged knowing that the switches had problems as early as 2001, but it didn’t…

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Sandbridge Rd. project to begin next week

so what do you think Va. Beach is going to do to improve this road!

WAVY-TV

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — After a fatal crash and community outcry for change, Virginia Beach Public Works crews will begin an improvement project on Sandbridge Road next week.

Beginning Monday, crews will begin milling and paving work on the westbound lane from Seibert Realty to about 1,700 linear feet west, which will repair the settled area to the crown of the road. That part of the project will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and last until Thursday.

The following week, work will begin Tuesday on both lanes from Colchester Road to Las Brisas Drive. That work will last through June 13 and take place between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. each week night.

Crews are also planning to install raised pavement markings to increase visibility and safety for drivers.

“The milling and paving operation is likely to produce traffic delays, congestion, and some construction noise. Advanced warning…

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