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Jan 30, 201304:48 PM

Cheat Sheet: January 30, 2013

Suspect ID'd in officer-involved shooting

After an alleged theft of an unmarked police vehicle, Norfolk man Marius Xavier Mitchell was identified Wednesday afternoon. According to Chris Amos of the Norfolk Police Department, Mitchell is now facing charges of malicious wounding, grand larceny and felony eluding the police. The incident happened at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at a 7-Eleven store on Hampton Boulevard and Beechwood Avenue when a suspicious car pulled into the parking lot. One occupant ran on foot and a chase began. Mitchell then ran around the store and got behind the wheel of the officer’s vehicle. The officer then attempted to stop the suspect by reaching into the car, and was then dragged on the road as the suspect continued to drive away. The officer was able to reach for his gun and then fired at Mitchell. The suspect is currently in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for a non-life threatening wound. (Source)

Bill would require concussion training for youth sports leagues

A new bill supported by doctors and lawyers could require coaches and employees of sports leagues to receive annual training on concussions, proving they are adequate in recognizing concussion symptoms.  Many hope House Bill 1719 will help the large number of students that participate in sports leagues—a number larger than those who play sports for Virginia public teams. (Source)

Storms leave two dead in Georgia and Tennessee

While the Hampton Roads area has had pleasant weather the past few days, two people outside the state have been killed due to an aggressive storm system. A twister hit Georgia and killed a driver when it overturned as many as 10 cars on Interstate 75. A man from Tenessee was killed when high winds toppled a tree into a shed the man had been taking shelter in. Other states affected were Kentucky, parts of Mississippi, Arkansas and Indiana. Reports have said many people are trapped in their homes and businesses, and more than 60,000 customers from the Gulf Coast to Ohio have lost power due to the weather. (Source)

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