: News

Historic Battleship Now Property Of Norfolk

Play associated audio

By Bill Redlin

An historic battleship is now the property of Norfolk, Virginia. The Navy has granted ownership of the Wisconsin to the city following years of negotiation and environmental reviews.

The Wisconsin is one of the largest and last battleships built by the Navy. It was commissioned in 1944 and was used in World War II, the Korean War and the Persian Gulf War. It was de-activated, and recommissioned several times before being decomissioned for the last time in 1991.

The Virginian-Pilot newspaper says portions of the battleship's deck are open for public tours now, and that officials in Norfolk plan to open most of the interior within three years after the interior is renovated.


In Trove Of Kids' Book Treasures, A Glimpse Of The Work Behind The Magic

Once a doctor's hobby, the Kerlan Collection is now one of the world's great collections of children's literature. Over 100,000 books offer visitors a chance to see the writer's process — for free.
WAMU 88.5

Invasive Insect Could Wreak Havoc On U.S. Tomato Crop

A virginia tech plant pathologist says it's time to implement quarantine measures on tomatoes being imported from other countries where the South American Tomato Leafminer has already taken hold.

Chaffetz Says He Wants To Replace Boehner As House Speaker

The Utah Republican says he's a better choice for the job than Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

#MemeOfTheWeek: That Article From The Onion About Mass Shootings

The article reveals what the writers really feel about mass shootings in America, something mainstream media couldn't do.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.