2 Newport News officers indicted in fatal shooting of man after struggle at condo in 2019

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Two officers involved in a shooting that left a man dead after a struggle involving a taser last year at a condominium have been indicted.

One officer, Sgt. Albin T. Pearson, a 12-year veteran of the Newport News Police Department, is charged with second-degree murder, among other felonies and a misdemeanor.

The second officer, Dwight A. Pitterson, is charged with malicious wounding and three other related charges.

WAVY News confirmed Wednesday with Suffolk Commonwealth’s Attorney C. Phillip Ferguson — who was appointed as a special prosecutor in the case — that the officers had been indicted in connection with the death of 43-year-old Henry Kistler Berry III inside his condominium on Dec. 27 last year.

The Pearson and Pitterson turned themselves in Wednesday after a Newport News grand jury indicted them Tuesday. They are being held without bond in jail and have a court

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The site of a popular former Italian restaurant in Newport has gone up for sale

The building which housed a popular Italian restaurant in Newport for nearly half a century has gone up for sale.

A pair of period three-storey properties on Clarence Place which formerly housed the Chez Giovanni restaurant are now on the market as a mixed-use commercial and housing development.

Chez Giovanni was once a regular haunt for fans of Italian food in Newport, but closed its doors in 2016 after more than 40 years in the city.

The restaurant, as well as its adjacent former Topolino’s wine bar and bistro next door, are both offered as part of the development.

According to the listing on property site Rightmove, the businesses are closed due to the owners’ ill health but are still fully fitted out and licensed to trade.

The building which formerly housed the popular Chez Giovanni restaurant in Newport has gone up for sale

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Newport Beach developer seeking to buy Sonoma County’s Chanate Road property quiet about development plans

The Southern California company at the center of Sonoma County’s latest effort to sell its former hospital site along Chanate Road specializes in multipurpose development, and brings a group of real estate heavy hitters with a track record of major builds.

Sonoma County supervisors on Oct. 13 selected Newport Beach-based Village Partners’ $7.8 million bid to buy the county’s 72-acre Chanate Road property, setting in motion a 60-day period to review the details. Barring unforeseen circumstances, both sides have circled Dec. 31 as the date to close the deal for the property to finally change ownership.

However, for a county that has faltered amid negotiations to offload the property to three previous potential buyers, the deal seems far from done, especially, some local leaders said, given Village Partners’ unfamiliarity with the problematic property.

This costly site to maintain in northeast Santa Rosa largely has been abandoned and one that county

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