NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - The City of Norfolk presented a proposed Fiscal Year 2014 budget Tuesday, which includes a 2-cent real estate tax increase.
According to Lori Crouch with the City of Norfolk, the increase would help pay for a new program, the School Construction, Technology and Information program for Norfolk Public Schools. The increase from $1.11 to $1.13 will cost the average homeowner approximately $13 more annually or $1 more monthly.
The budget also includes the creation of an internship program, which would help students search for future jobs in the city's police, fire and emergency operations departments.
The budget leaves room for a two percent salary increase for city employees starting Jan. 1, 2014.
The city will be holding a public hearing on the budget 6 p.m. on April 24 at Granby High School.
City council is slated to vote for the budget May 14.
State police is conducting a criminal investigation after a vehicle crashing into a residence on the Eastern Shore.
David Karl Becker, a Navy SEAL, was arrested on four charges related to stealing and selling government-owned firearms and ammunition.
Newport News Police said they are looking for the person who drove into the wall of a car wash and stole a control box.
Virginia lawmakers and officials commented on the passing of Nelson Mandela Friday, December 5, 2013. Mandela was 95 years old.
The Chesapeake Police Department is seeking any information about these 10 wanted suspects. If you know anything, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
Norfolk Fire & Rescue officials said a train went off its track Dec. 5, 2013 in the area of East Princess Anne and Ingleside roads.
HazMat crews have identified the material on a derailed train in Norfolk as cement. East Princess Anne and Ingleside roads have reopened to traffic.