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Tractor-trailer overturns at Smithfield Foods, firefighters rescue driver

Viewer Photo via Facebook/Donney Rainey SMITHFIELD, Va. (WAVY) - Members of the Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department helped rescue a truck driver who was trapped in the cab of a tractor-trailer on Saturday at Smithfield Foods, Inc.Photo Courtesy: Smithfield Vol. Fire Dept. Smithfield dispatchers s

WAVY NEWS 10 - 2018-03-17 20:40:23

Drunk driver hits Suffolk police car with officer inside

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - A Suffolk police officer was sitting in his police car when a drunk driver hit the car early Sunday morning. Suffolk police say around 1 a.m. the officer was in the parked car in the 3300 block of Bridge Road. The drunk driver struck the parked car and was arrested and charged

WAVY NEWS 10 - 2018-03-18 21:17:27

Wrong-way driver causes head-on collision on the Interstate

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WVEC) -- Two people are in the hospital and a third person is facing charges following a head-on collision at the Interstate 264/664 interchange on Sunday morning. Virginia State Police said that around 5:41 a.m., a Ford F-150 driven by 35-year-old Michael Bright of Portsmouth was t

13NEWSNOW.COM - 2018-03-18 16:49:00

VDOT contractor from Chesapeake hit on I-85

Patrice West PETERSBURG, Va. - A VDOT contractor was seriously injured after being hit by a car while on the job, according to Virginia State Police. On Friday at 4:30 p.m., troopers responded to a crash involving a pedestrian on southbound I-85. According to police, a 2010 Nissan Maxima driven by P

WTKR - 2018-03-17 18:03:51

Man injured in Suffolk shooting

SUFFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- A man is in the hospital following a shooting in Suffolk on Friday morning, police said. The shooting happened shortly after 8:30 a.m. in the 700 block of Nixon Drive, in the Lake Kennedy Estates neighborhood. Based on a preliminary investigation, police said an adult man suf


Suffolk man found not guilty of assault connected to Charlottesville rally

In this Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, photo, white nationalist demonstrators clash with counter demonstrators at the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va. President Donald Trump on Aug. 15, defended his response to Saturday's racially-charged protests in Charlottesville in a winding, combative ex


Third gun found at Norfolk International Airport in 12 days

Photo Courtesy of Lisa Farbstein, TSA Spokesperson NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - A third traveler in the last 12 days was caught by Transportation Security Administration officers in Norfolk International Airport early Sunday morning. The passenger was cited by airport police after TSA officers caught the

WAVY NEWS 10 - 2018-03-18 19:16:12

Man charged with DUI after head-on crash in Virginia

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police say a man driving the wrong way on a highway has caused a two-vehicle accident. Michael Guy Bright, of Portsmouth, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence after the accident early Sunday morning. Police said Bright was driving his Ford p

SEATTLE TIMES - 2018-03-18 17:14:45

Man found dead in a Newport News residence

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) -- Police were called to a possible burglary but found a man dead in Newport News Friday night. Emergency Communications received a call around 10:10 p.m. in the 5000 block of Chestnut Avenue. Officials located a male subject inside a residence suffering from a gunshot wound


Man shot in Suffolk's Lake Kennedy Estates neighborhood

SUFFOLK, Va. - Suffolk Police are investigating a shooting that occurred early Friday that left one man injured. Officers responded to the 700 block of Nixon Drive in the Lake Kennedy Estates neighborhood just after 8:30 a.m. A man suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound in the incident. He re


Police: Man shot, injured in Suffolk neighborhood

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Suffolk police are investigating a shooting that happened Friday morning in the Lake Kennedy Estates neighborhood. Police say officers were called to Nixon Drive just after 8:30 a.m., where a man was shot. Police say the man's injuries were not considered life-threatening. He w