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Two rival gangs involved in MacArthur Center shooting, prosecutor says

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) -- The shootout at MacArthur Center on Valentine's Day was a dispute between rival gangs, according to a prosecutor in the case. Two people were wounded, but will recover, and four were charged in connection with the gunfire in a shopping mall busy with holiday shoppers.


FRIDAY FLAVOR: Pirate's Cove in Chesapeake serves up culinary treasure

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Finding good seafood isn't hard in Hampton Roads. But one family-run restaurant in Chesapeake has been a real culinary treasure for almost two decades. Pirate's Cove is not only a family-run business, but there are multiple generations of other families working there, too.


Deadline Friday to apply for scholarship in honor of former Chesapeake city manager

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY)- Friday is the last day to apply for a scholarship in honor of late Chesapeake City Manager Dr. Clarence Cuffee. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. City of Chesapeake employees seeking a degree at Norfolk State University in any major involving public service may apply.


The Funny Bone: Mark Curry

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) -- We're Hanging with Mr. Curry on The Hampton Roads Show. You can see Mark Curry perform this weekend at the Virginia Beach Funny Bone. For tickets & information, call (757) 213-5555 or visit VaBeachFunnyBone.com.


Norfolk man to serve no jail time after juvenile shot in head

NORFOLK, Va. – Tyler Ricks will serve no jail time after shooting a 15-year-old in the head in January 2016. Ricks was found guilty of reckless handing of a firearm, which is a misdemeanor. He was sentenced to one year with one year suspended, as well as one year of unsupervised probation.


Virginia School Apologizes After Having Students Play Slavery 'Game' for Black History Month

The principal at a Virginia elementary school has apologized after officials had students act as slaves in the Underground Railroad as part of a Black History Month lesson. Madison’s Trust Elementary School Principal David Stewart sent an apology letter to parents earlier this month after drawing cr


Charges dismissed against suspect in deadly Portsmouth shooting

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) -- Charges against a suspect in a deadly Portsmouth shooting were dismissed in cour this week. Someone shot and killed Reginald Smith on Dunkirk Street in November of 2018.


20-megawatt Chesapeake solar energy project approved on 234 acres of farmland

City leaders opened the door to Chesapeake’s first solar farm roughly a year ago and a second endeavor has stepped across the threshold. Council members on Tuesday approved a 20-megawatt solar project on West Road across from the Chesapeake Regional Airport. Project representatives have said the 234


11 MS-13 Members Indicted in Killings of 2 Virginia Teens, Prosecutors Say

Eleven alleged MS-13 gang members, including a leader, were indicted Thursday on charges that could carry the death penalty in the kidnapping and murder of two Virginia teens whose bodies were found in a Fairfax County park, prosecutors say.


Murder or self-defense? Jury hears 2 visions of Chesapeake “Pokemon Go” shooting

Prosecutors say a security guard murdered a 60-year-old man one night in January 2017, shooting first through the driver’s side window of his van and then numerous times through the windshield.


Chesapeake family angry after meeting with district attorney over daughter’s death case

CURRITUCK Co., N.C. - A family says they are fighting for justice after a Chesapeake woman was killed on the side of the road in Currituck County nearly two years ago. News 3 sat down with Lindsey Parsons' mother, father, sister and stepdad on Wednesday night.


Judge sends Virginia dog fighter to jail, bans him from having pets

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. — A Diniwiddie man was sentenced to 10 years in jail and received a lifetime ban on having pets after he was convicted of 37 counts of animal cruelty and dogfighting. Eldridge Freeman, Jr., 44, fought dogs on Wilson Road in Dinwiddie.


Norfolk continues plan to relocate thousands despite transition program, assistance delay

NORFOLK, Va. — The City of Norfolk could start to relocate thousands of residents this summer, even though the city has still not fulfilled a promise to contract with a third party to provide comprehensive care and planning for families on the move.


Large police presence in Virginia Beach neighborhood

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Virginia Beach Police were called out to Shell Road, off of Independence Boulevard on Friday afternoon. Police tell us they are dealing with a "person in crisis," but could not give any additional information.


Norfolk promised to help people forced out of public housing. Then came delays and changes.

When it approved a major redevelopment of the St. Paul’s area in early 2018, the city promised “transformative human services” for residents who would be displaced from the three public housing communities there.


Construction crew hits power pole on E. Princess Anne Rd in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) -- Cleanup is underway after a construction crew hit a power pole in Norfolk Friday afternoon, police say. Norfolk police said in a tweet the crash happened along E. Princess Anne Road near Darden Street. The tweet said drivers should expect delays for the next hour.


Norfolk Police: Gunfire shatters window at Southern Shopping Center store

NORFOLK, Va. – Police are investigating after a person was reportedly shot at while inside a vehicle in the parking lot of Southern Shopping Center. According to officials, the shooting incident was around 6 p.m. in the 7500 block of Tidewater Drive. The individual being shot at and the person shoot


Staten Island man, 72, out of coma after horrific Virginia Beach vacation crash

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The 72-year-old Staten Island man horrifically injured in a car crash hours into his Virginia Beach vacation came out of his coma and is communicating with his family by giving a high-five or a thumbs up.


Local man training to swim the Chesapeake Bay for love

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Robert Cass is planning to swim anywhere from 11 to 16 hours across the Chesapeake Bay all because he fell in love with Ainsley's Angels Organization. From running marathons to swimming in open water, the father of two Robert Cass’s lifelong fitness journey has always been just


A senior living development is coming to Chesapeake

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — A senior living facility is coming to the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake and some people aren't happy about it. On Tuesday, city council approved the Knell's Ridge Group Housing Development. It will fill roughly 12 acres of vacant land between Oak Grove Rd. and Knells Ridge Blvd. Th