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Caller impersonates Franklin Police in new scheme, department says
FRANKLIN, Va. – The Franklin Police Department is warning the public of the latest phone scheme. Police say they have been made aware of several incidents of a caller falsely identifying himself as one of the department’s officers. They say the caller has “spoofed” his caller ID to make it seem as i
Local 8-year-old tells Santa all she wants for Christmas is for her sister’s diabetes to go away
FRANKLIN, Va. - The selfless act of an 8-year-old girl highlights the true meaning of Christmas. 10-year-old Abby Eger is diabetic and her 8-year-old sister Jamee took action and wrote to Santa in an effort to get his help.
Vikings fall at home to Southampton Academy
The Brunswick Academy varsity boys’ basketball team ended its pre-Christmas schedule with a 58-42 loss at home to Southampton Academy on December 7. The visitors jumped out to a 27-17 halftime lead and increased its lead with a 12-8 run in the third quarter.
Suffolk Police looking for shooting suspect
SUFFOLK, Va. — Police are looking for Travis Cobrial Chalk, 40, in connection with an early morning shooting in Suffolk on December 9. According to Suffolk officials, the shooting they believe Chalk is involved in was within the 300 block of Spruce Street and the man shot was transported to a hospit
Suffolk couple shot at after returning home to find suspect in their other vehicle
SUFFOLK, Va. – A couple had a scary encounter in front of their home on December 8. Suffolk Police said they are looking for a suspect related to a shooting that happened on Bennetts Meadow Lane .
VDOT prepares for winter snow storm
HAMPTON ROADS, Va. — It was a busy Saturday for the Virginia Department of Transportation. Crews began pretreating roads early in the morning ahead of an early winter storm that has.
Missing 44-year-old located by police
A man who went missing from his home has been found by Suffolk Police. A recent press release revealed that Mark Butler 44, who went missing Pontins holiday park, Lowestoft has been found by police.
Redskins safety Montae Nicholson charged with assault and battery in Virginia
WASHINGTON (WJLA) — Redskins safety Montae Nicholson has been charged with assault and battery after a dispute in Ashburn, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. The incident happened in the predawn hours of Tuesday morning.
Police: Couple shot at while opening garage door to Suffolk home; Suspect wanted
SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) -- A Suffolk couple came back to their home early Saturday morning, opened their garage door, and found a man inside one of their vehicles, according to Suffolk police.
Police: Man injured in shooting during robbery in Suffolk
SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) -- A man was injured after police say he was shot during a robbery in Suffolk. In a Facebook post, Suffolk police said officers were called to the area of East Washington Street and North 8th Street -- near the West Jericho neighborhood -- just after 9 p.m. on Saturday., Dec. 15.
Isle of Wight County Sheriff's Office arrests 18-year-old for child porn
ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, Va. (WVEC) — An 18-year-old was arrested and charged with having over 5,000 images of child porn. Investigators with the Isle of Wight Sheriff’s Office Bedford County Virginia Sheriff’s Offices Southern Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigated a cyber tip from t
Five displaced after early morning fire in Suffolk
SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) -- Firefighters in Suffolk responded to an overnight house fire that displaced five people early Tuesday. Officials were notified at 1:30 a.m. for the fire in the 2500 block of Cedar Lake Drive. Crews arrived on scene ten minutes later and found heavy smoke coming from a one stor
Man arrested after Carrollton manhunt
A manhunt in the Carrollton area over the weekend came to an end Sunday afternoon with an arrest. The incident started at 11:15 p.m. Saturday when an Isle of Wight Sheriff’s deputy was conducting traffic enforcement. The deputy conducted a traffic stop near the Econo Lodge on Brewers Neck Boulevard
Police investigate after Suffolk man robbed and shot
SUFFOLK, Va. – The Suffolk Police Department needs the public’s help after a man was robbed and shot Sunday around 9 p.m. in the area of East Washington Street and North 8th Street.
Mom creates special letters from Santa to make holiday easier for working parents
(STORYFUL) - A mother from Suffolk, Virginia, has come up with a perfect solution for families of parents who work in the military or as first responders, and who may miss out on Christmas Day at home.
Man flees from deputy after attempted traffic stop in Southampton Co.
SOUTHAMPTON Co., Va. – A man was arrested after unsuccessfully trying to flee from a deputy who tried to stop him for a traffic violation last week. On December 8 around 9:15 p.m., a Southampton County Sheriff’s Office deputy saw a vehicle driving over the speed limit on Proctor’s Bridge near the To
Virginia court sets policy for cellphones in courthouses
RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia's Supreme Court says cellphones should be allowed in courthouses, but with some restrictions. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the court announced the model policy in a news release Friday. It's meant to be a guide for courthouses statewide.
‘Is he likely to settle in Suffolk? – Parole Board responds to key questions after triple child killer cleared for release
The independent body responsible for triple murderer David McGreavy’s release has insisted it will never free dangerous criminals until it is “convinced” it is safe to do so.
Police: Suffolk man with 65 license suspensions caught in stolen car
Police say 65 license suspensions didn't stop a North Lindenhurst man from getting behind the wheel. Oscar Ronquillo was pulled over Friday morning in West Babylon. Police say he was driving a stolen Honda when they spotted him on Fulton Street.
How family and their 25 reindeer spread Christmas joy to kids around the country
For most people, Christmas comes just once a year, but, in a corner of sleepy Suffolk, there’s one family who enjoy a daily dose of merriment: the Owens need only open their curtains to see a herd of beautiful reindeer.