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Chesapeake Police investigating after suspicious car attempts to lure children with candy

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Chesapeake Police were called to a Great Bridge neighborhood on Easter Sunday after a disturbing call from a parent. According to a family member, two children were in a home’s front lawn on Briarfield Drive when a burgundy car stopped. The family member tells News 3 the two people


DriveERT handing out loaded E-ZPasses in Chesapeake

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — DriveERT will be handing out pre-loaded E-ZPasses on Thursday, April 25 in Chesapeake. The transponders will have $35 already loaded into them. Residents who do not have an E-ZPass are welcome to pick one up form 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dr. Clarence Cuffee Community Center located


Learn about Polish culture, mouthwatering pierogies at upcoming Chesapeake fest

Every spring, Bruce McDaniel and his wife, Mary, embark on a 6½-hour road trip to Hazleton, Pa., with a 6-by-12-foot U-Haul in tow. They load up the trailer with about 500 pounds of seasoned kielbasa sausage, a staple of Polish cuisine, and 8,000-some pierogies, small dumplings stuffed with sweet or


Body of missing Norfolk boater has been found

NORFOLK, Va. – The body of Paul Youngk, the boater who was last seen on his sailboat Sunday morning, has been found. The Coast Guard started looking for 63-year-old Youngk of Suffolk after he disappeared while boating on the Elizabeth River near Front Street in Norfolk. Norfolk Police say his vessel


'It was 100 percent racism': Norfolk hotel employee fired after guest records interaction

NORFOLK, Va (WAVY) -- An employee of a Days Inn in Norfolk is out of a job Monday after an incident caught on camera. In the video a customer begins recording his encounter with the employee, after he says the employee used several racial slurs.


Person shot at Turnpike Road and Dixie Ave. in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) -- Police are investigating after a person was shot Monday night in the area of Turnpike Road and Dixie Ave. in Portsmouth. Dispatchers got the call at 8:56 p.m., but didn't have details on the person's injuries.


Kids at Chesapeake preschool celebrate Earth Day by turning trash into treasure

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – They’re turning trash into treasure this Earth Day!. Through the school’s character development program, the kids at Primrose School at Cahoon Commons celebrated the holiday Monday while learning about conservation and ways to protect the planet.


Man shot in lower body in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Portsmouth Police Department is investigating a shooting in the area of Turnpike Road and Dixie Avenue Monday night. The call came in shortly before 9 p.m.


Virginia DMV wants drivers to get 'REAL ID'

(WRIC)-- The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles wants drivers to switch over to the REAL ID. By October 2020, you must have a REAL ID in order to board a domestic flight or access federal facilities such as military bases. It will also meet federal requirements.


Person dies after vehicle hits pole near Lake Taylor

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) -- A person has died after a vehicle struck a pole Monday night on Water Works Road near Lake Taylor, off Northampton Boulevard. The crash happened at 6040 Waterworks just after 8 p.m., dispatchers say.


Portsmouth NAACP meets with FBI to talk about racism

Chesapeake, Va. – Leaders with the NAACP in Portsmouth traveled to the FBI headquarters in Chesapeake to voice their concerns and speak directly to law enforcement on Monday.


Police ID man killed in shooting on Colonial Avenue in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) -- Norfolk Police have released the identity of a man killed in a shooting last week on Colonial Avenue. Police said the shooting happened in the 2800 block of Colonial, between 28th and 29th streets, on April 16. Officers were called to the scene around 7:30 p.m., and found a ma


Future Norfolk destroyer damaged while under construction in Mississippi

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (WAVY) -- A destroyer set to call Norfolk its home port was damaged while undergoing construction in Mississippi. According to a spokesman with Huntington Ingalls, back on March 29, a heavy ship delivering a floating dry dock to Ingalls Shipbuilding as Pascagoula, Mississippi, made


No injuries in fire at Chesapeake retirement center

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Chesapeake Fire Department said a fire at Indian River Residential Care Community was quickly extinguished Sunday. Firefighters were dispatched around 12:03 p.m. to 1012 Justis Street where they found fire on the "exterior extending into the building."


Virginia taxpayers will get money back from the state in October

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) -- It's been a busy year for David Kembel Tax Services in Roanoke. Kembel just opened a second location in Salem and said it's been non-stop this tax season.


Chesapeake native Kyle Butler propels Radford to winning weekend

RADFORD, Va. – It was a weekend to remember for Radford second baseman Kyle Butler. The Chesapeake native hit .611 (11-for-18) in four games, helping lead the Highlanders to a 3-and-1 week.


Del. Matthew James pleads guilty in Portsmouth to driving while intoxicated

State Del. Matthew James pleaded guilty Monday morning to driving while intoxicated. Under the plea agreement, he will not serve any time behind bars if he stays out of trouble for the next year.


13News Now Team creates Something in the Water festival playlists

NORFOLK, Va. — Pharell Williams' Something in the Water festival is almost here! With so many acts to look forward to, we were curious about what songs the 13News Now team would like to hear.


Virginia State Police looking for missing elderly man

LOUDON COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Virginia State Police need your help locating a missing elderly man. Police say Albert Vandegriek, 87, of Sterling, Va. was last seen April 22 around 2 p.m. at Providence Village Drive in Sterling. He was driving a white 2004 Subaru station wagon with VA plates ZJ-2363.


15 tornadoes touched down in Virginia during outbreak on Good Friday

RICHMOND, Va. -- Four additional tornadoes were confirmed Monday by the National Weather Service (NWS), bring the total in Virginia to 15 on Good Friday, April 19. The 15 tornadoes rank as the 3rd most on any single day in Virginia recorded history and the second most for a non-tropical event.