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Cheat Sheet: January 29, 2013

Traffic stop turns into shooting in Norfolk

A traffic stop today in Norfolk escalated into a shooting that left a police officer and suspect injured. The shooting was reported around 11:30 a.m. on Hampton Blvd. near Beachwood Ave. Police were searching for the vehicle reported in the incident, which they located around 1:30 p.m. One suspect has been moved to a hospital for treatment, and the officer is reportedly doing well after receiving minor injuries. (Source)

Suspect at large in Virginia Beach murder

Robert Summerville, 52, was shot and killed Saturday night, and investigators are now looking for a man they say was having a dispute with Summerville on his porch prior to the incident. The shooting occurred at the victim’s home in Manor Glen Court in Virginia Beach. Summerville’s two roommates were reportedly in the house at the time of the shooting but so far have not offered any information as to what may have happened. The suspect is a 5’9” black male, approximately 35 years old and was last seen wearing a black skull cap and black coat. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. (Source)

Obama reveals plans for immigration reform

President Obama traveled to Las Vegas today to propose a plan of comprehensive immigration reform. Part of the president’s plan is to enforce the nation’s existing border security laws and to crack down on businesses that are knowingly employing undocumented workers. His proposal also includes creating a path for those undocumented immigrants already in the country to become lawful citizens, as well as making improvements in the legal process for those trying to become citizens legally. The president said he will insist on a vote in Congress regarding the issue as soon as possible. There are currently around 11 million illegal immigrants already in the United States. (Source)

Chinese company obtains US taxpayer-funded technology

The sale of the American lithium ion battery manufacturing company A123 Systems to a Chinese company, Wanxiang Group, has been approved by the US government. The decision comes amid much concern over national security regarding the transaction. A123 Systems has created technology, much of which has been funded by American taxpayers, which will now be in the hands of the Chinese company. Some U.S. lawmakers are concerned that if the sale is approved, China will have access to years of high-tech advancements started by the American company. However, A123 Systems assured those concerned that the transaction will not include the company’s government and military business and will not pose any threat to national security. (Source)

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