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Man arrested after robbing Dollar Tree in Suffolk
Video surveillance photos helped positively identify the suspect as Timothy Shawn Colyer, age 35, of Suffolk.
Allen Iverson's Mom Asked John Thompson To Save Her Son's Life
Before Allen Iverson ever touched an NBA court, his career almost ended. In February 1993, Iverson was allegedly involved in an altercation at a bowling alley in his hometown of Hampton, Virginia. During the scuffle -- which featured Iverson and a black group tussling with a white group -- Iverson a
Officials: 11-year-old girl died from blunt force trauma
Watkins' mother, 33-year-old Latoya M. Smith, and her boyfriend, 43-year-old Demont J. Harris, are both charged with first-degree murder.
Cafe inside Franklin store destroyed in fire was never inspected, fire officials say
FRANKLIN, Va. (WAVY) -- An internet cafe that had recently opened inside a Franklin business was operating illegally before the store burned to the ground, according to the Franklin Fire Department.
Suffolk police searching for suspect who robbed gas station at knifepoint
The suspect, described as approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall and 180 to 200 pounds, wore all dark clothing.
Newport News police seize drugs, cash, handguns from residence
Officers seized $710, cocaine, Adderall, and marijuana. Authorities were also able to recover a stolen firearm.
Arrest made in robbery - The Suffolk News-Herald
Suffolk police arrested a suspect following a Wednesday night robbery.The robbery was reported at 9:18 p.m. from the Dollar Tree in the 900 block of North Main Street, according to a city press release.ColyerPreliminary investigation found that a white male approached the register, seemingly to pay
Former reality TV star in court for deadly crash
The driver of the Mazda, 29-year-old Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel Dill, of Suffolk, died at the hospital.
Portsmouth man put copyright symbol on homemade child porn, feds say
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Dashawn Webster added a copyright symbol to images of him molesting a two year old boy, court documents say.
Pernell "Sweat Pea" Whitaker's brother hit by car while riding moped
That man, Raymond Whitaker, is the brother of world champion boxer Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker.
Two shootings, one deadly Monday night in Newport News
An hour earlier, at approximately10:57p.m., another man was shot.
Man facing multiple charges after stabbing two people in Franklin
Police Captain Timothy Whitt said officers responded to the 200 block of Cobb Street for a report of a stabbing around 4:30 p.m. Friday. On scene, officers found an adult female suffering from multiple stab wounds including cuts to her arms, hands, chest, and abdomen.
Robbery suspect kicks officer during arrest in Newport News
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Police: 1 dead after small plane crashes, burns in Virginia
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) – A man has died after a small plane crashed in a field near a regional airport in southeastern Virginia. Virginia State Police say the single-engine plane crashed shortly after takeoff Tuesday morning from the Chesapeake Regional Airport. The plane caught fire and burned after
1 man suffers life-threatening injuries in Suffolk afternoon shooting
Police are investigating a shooting that left one man with life-threatening injuries.Police were called to the 600 block of Carolina Road just after 2 p.m. on Sunday. Responding officers found a man suffering from life-threatening injuries.Police said the man was airlifted to a local hospital for tr
Police: Man shot while getting out of car in Newport News
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Police are investigating a shooting that happened early Monday morning.It happened around 1 a.m. in the 1000 block of 23rd Street.When police arrived, they found a 26-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound on his leg. The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment.Accord
Couple loses their business and livelihood in Franklin fire
Fire officials say the blaze started around 2:30 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Franklin as a reported electrical fire. It quickly spread through the furniture store, Trinkettes & Treasures, shooting up through the roof of the building.
Monday’s First Warning Forecast: Heavy rain possible again
More rain to start the work week… A string of fronts continues to linger to our north, keeping a mix of clouds and rain in the forecast. Temperatures will start in the low 70s this morning with a mix of partly to mostly cloudy skies. An isolated shower is possible this morning but rain chances will
Police investigating shooting at Franklin apartment complex
According to police, the ex-boyfriend of a woman living in the “J” section of the apartments kicked in the door to her apartment, assaulted and strangled her, then started to assault her young children.
Police: Mother, boyfriend charged with murdering 11-year-old girl
Police said after investigating, they charged the child's mother, 22-year-old Latoya smith, and her boyfriend, 47-year-old Demonte Harris, with second degree murder.