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Cheat Sheet: June 27, 2013

Inmate jumps fence at Newport News City Farm

Kim Lee with the City of Newport News said Aaron M. Morrison scaled a fence with razor wire in the courtyard area of Newport News City Farm today around 10:15 a.m. Lee said Morrison was discovered missing shortly after his escape. According to Lee, another inmate reported Morrison’s escape. Morrison was serving a three-year sentence for possession of cocaine, credit card theft and assault and battery. Newport News Police are still in search of Morrison at this time. Anyone with information should call the Crime Line right away 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. (Source)

Man found dead in Chesapeake yard

Chesapeake Police found a dead man in a yard on Wednesday evening. Detective Dorienne Boykin with the Chesapeake Police Department said officers responded to a call for an unresponsive man in a yard in the 4700 block of Tanger Crossing around 6:07 p.m. Wednesday. That man was said to be about 60 years old. His cause of death has not been determined at this time. (Source)

PD: K-9 unit helps track down suspect after pursuit

Today around 12:20 a.m. a vehicle was spotted traveling at a high rate of speed on Laskin Road near the Oceanfront. According to Grazia Moyers with the Virginia Beach Police Department, the officer saw the vehicle driving recklessly, violating several traffic laws. The officer claims the driver refused to stop, which set off a pursuit. Officers lost sight of the vehicle on Muddy Creek Road, but residents on that road called 911 to report a white SUV speeding by without its lights on. The vehicle was found by police around 2:30 a.m. on Stewart Road, and a K-9 unit helped locate the suspect in the marshy area. William David Nagg, III was taken into custody and treated at the hospital for a police dog bite. Nagg has been charged with felony eluding police. Other charges are pending. (Source)

James Gandolfini’s funeral in NYC Thursday

Close family and friends gathered at an invitation-only wake for the Soprano star at a funeral home in Park Ridge, New Jersey on Wednesday. Gandolfini’s official funeral will take place at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City. (Source)

PayPal to launch in-space payment

That’s right; Paypal has created the Paypal Galactic project “to help make universal space payments a reality.” It sounds crazy right? But the first space hotel is in the works to begin orbiting the planet in the next few years, so it looks like PayPal has the right idea. “Space tourism is opening up to all of us in the next decade or so, and we want to make sure that PayPal is the preferred way to pay from space and in space,” announced PayPal president David Marcus. (Source)

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