NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Beach woman has been cited for bringing a loaded handgun to Norfolk International Airport.
The Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday that a TSA officer staffing the checkpoint's X-ray machine detected a .38-caliber handgun in the woman's purse on Tuesday. The gun was loaded with seven rounds, including one in the chamber.
The TSA says in a news release that the woman was escorting her mother to the gate. Airport police cited the woman on a state weapons charge and confiscated the gun.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia is amid its slowest growth rate in decades.
The state's population has increased by less than 1 percent annually since 2010. The trend was contained in the yearly population estimates from the University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.
Virginia had an estimated 8.3 million residents as of July 1, 2014. It ranks as the nation's 12th-largest state and 10th in numerical gain between 2013 and 2014.