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A man was medevaced from the Carnival Pride cruise ship near Virginia Beach.

Saturday evening the Coast Guard got a report that a 58-year old passenger had suffered a heart attack.

WBOC reports that a Jayhawk helicopter was dispatched from Air Station Elizabeth City in North Carolina and picked up the passenger near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.

He was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

The television station reports that the passenger is recovering.

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CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) - Virginia is preparing to expand the tunnel that connects Hampton Roads to the state's Eastern Shore.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday that the $756 million project to expand the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel will be funded primary through federal and state bonds.

Workers will build an additional two-lane tunnel under the Thimble Shoal Channel, west of the existing bridge-tunnel. Construction is expected to begin next fall.


CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) - A contract has been awarded for the construction of a new parallel tube to be added to the Thimble Shoal Channel Tunnel.

Media outlets report that the Dragados Team was awarded the project, which will begin in the fall of 2017. Construction of the new parallel tunnel at the Thimble Shoal Channel, one of two tunnels that make up the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel crossing, is expected to take about five years.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) - The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a 50-year-old captain of a fishing vessel who apparently fell overboard east of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.

Crew from the 31-foot boat called the Coast Guard on Sunday to report Richard Nee missing. The boat was anchored south of Fisherman's Island near the entrance of the Chesapeake Bay.

Crew members said they believed Nee fell overboard while they were sleeping late Saturday or early Sunday.


Navy divers have recovered the body of the driver of a tractor trailer that plunged into the water off the

Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel yesterday.

The body was recovered from 26 feet of water.

Meanwhile, the tractor-trailer appears to have floated westward into the Chesapeake Bay.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Jeff Holland, executive director of the bridge-tunnel, says it appears that the tractor is still attached to the trailer.

The price of going across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel is going up by an average of 10 percent January 1st 2014.

For passenger cars the toll will go from $12 to $13 during off-peak periods and $15 during peak times – that is Fridays through Sunday between mid-May through mid-September.

There’s also a commuter told of $5 each way for 30 or more one-way trips within 30 days.

The new schedule was approved by the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Commission was approved by a vote of 7-to-2 with both commissioners from Northampton County voting no.