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Man wanted for allegedly scamming elderly in Newport News

Newport News, Va.–Police need your help to find a man who has been accused of scamming the elderly. 

Police say a 79-year-old woman was in the parking lot of a local bank when she was approached by a man who spoke with an accent on May 31, 2012.

Police say the victim described him as a light-skinned black man, medium height, 160 to 170lbs, 55 to 60 years old, wearing a cap and casual clothes.

According to police, the man told her he recently came into town from Africa and was looking for an African Church on Madison Avenue because he had a large sum of money he wanted to give his nephew who worked at the church.

During the conversation, police say an accomplice approached who pretended he was not involved. 

The victim and the man agreed to help the African man find his nephew.

Pet food recalled over possible Salmonella

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – BluePearl Veterinary Partners recommends for pet owners to keep a close eye on their dogs after a major pet food manufacturer announced a recall of one of their brands due to potential salmonella contamination.

According to a press release issued by Breeder’s Choice Pet Foods, the company is recalling only its AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula with the “Best Before” dates of 28 Aug 2013, 29 Aug 2013, 30 Aug 2013.

The recalled product was distributed to retailers and distribution centers in California, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, Virginia and Washington.

People who have the potentially contaminated product should discard it immediately and stop handling it as it poses a risk to humans and other animals as well.

USS Laboon, USS McFaul and 50 Marines ordered to Libya

WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Pentagon dispatched a contingent of Marines to Libya, moved warships toward its coast, and planned to use drones in a stepped up search for those responsible for an attack on a U.S. consulate that killed the American ambassador and three others.

On Tuesday night, protesters were outside the consulate in Benghazi, demonstrating against the film “Innocence of Muslims,” which reportedly was made in California by a filmmaker whose identity is unclear.

Eventually, a group of heavily armed militants “infiltrated the march to start chaos,” according to Libyan Deputy Interior Minister Wanis al-Sharif.

Initial reports indicate the four-hour assault began around 10 p.m. as gunmen opened fire on the main compound of the U.S. Consulate complex. Within 15 minutes, the gunmen entered the building.

Report: Soldier dies at Fort Eustis

A soldier has died at Fort Eustis.

Military officials said yesterday, 24-year-old Specialist Jared Davison died at the base last week.

Officials are still trying to figure out why he died.

The West Point graduate was serving as a watercraft engineer with the 558th transportation company, special troops battalion, 7th sustainment brigade.

Coffee cups make political statement

Coffee drinkers can now show their support for President Obama or Mitt Romney – simply by getting a cup of coffee.

At 7-Elevens across the country, you have the option of getting an Obama blue or Romney red cup for your java.

This is the fourth presidential election for the 7-Eleven coffee poll.

Company officials say their poll results have virtually mirrored the real election results.

If you want to check out who’s winning the 7-Eleven poll, click here. 

They still have regular coffee cups available at 7-Eleven for those who do not wish to reveal their political choice.

Military’s pumped-up robotic beast of burden walks again

(CNN) — The military’s robotic beast of burden went out this week for another stroll, demonstrating advancements in the way it moves through real-world environments.

The LS3, first revealed in February, is designed to carry heavy loads for troops in the field — up to 400 pounds worth of equipment.

In the footage released by the Defense Department’s research and development arm, two of the mule-like robots can be seen navigating hilly terrain with relative ease, sidestepping rocks and getting up from a sitting position.

Man accused of indecent exposure in Newport News

A man is charged with exposing and touching himself in public.

Police were called out to 29th Street by a woman who says she saw the man.

41-year-old Linwood Smith has been accused of showing his private parts in public.

Police found him nearby and charged him with one count of indecent exposure.