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Police: Hampton elementary school staff member assaulted 10-year-old student

HAMPTON, Va. — An employee at a Hampton City School was charged after assaulting a 10-year-old student. Hampton police were called to Tyler Elementary School on February 7 after a staff member allegedly physically assaulted a 10-year-old girl the day before.


Virginia State Police search for missing woman

NORFOLK, Va. — The Virginia State Police issued a Critically Missing Adult Alert after a woman was reported missing to the Norfolk Police Department. On Wednesday, 24-year-old Olivia Oliver was reported missing to Norfolk police at 5:30 p.m.


MAKING A MARK: Hampton man uses second chance to help at-risk youth

HAMPTON, Va. — As a child, James Braxton often walked through a dark tunnel beneath an elevated roadway in his neighborhood to visit family and friends. "You can't literally see anything but pitch black, except for a little bit of light on the other side," Braxton said.


Newport News man gets 5 years for possessing marijuana, loaded gun

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) -- A Newport News man is facing more than five years in prison for possessing marijuana while carrying a loaded firearm. The U.S. Attorney's Office said 22-year-old Armani Branch fled from police as they tried to detain him and others at a Newport News condominium complex in


Court docs: Newport News man arrested in connection with shooting at party

A man was arrested after two people were found with gunshot wounds at a birthday party Saturday night at an apartment in Newport News, according to court documents. When officers responded to a report of the shooting, they spoke to a man whom they identified as 31-year-old Staccato Reaves of the 500


Police investigating robbery of LoveMart BP Gas Station in Hampton

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) -- Police need your help identifying a suspect wanted for a commercial robbery. On February 17 shortly after 3:00 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of East Mercury Blvd. after reports that the LoveMart BP Gas Station had been robbed.


Police: Suspect took off in vehicle with children inside in Hampton

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) -- Police in Hampton say a suspect briefly took off in a vehicle over the weekend that had two children inside. In a news release, Hampton police said a vehicle was reported stolen from a Wawa on East Mercury Boulevard around 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16.


Veteran: 'To call the Hampton V.A. is a nightmare'

HAMPTON, Va. — Some veterans said it takes "an act of God" to get through to the person they're trying to call at the Hampton V.A. Medical Center. They reached out to 13News Now for help because they believe they're getting the run-around on the center's phone system.


Prosecutors: No charges sought in death of Jamycheal Mitchell at Hampton Roads Regional Jail

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Portsmouth Commonwealth's Attorney Office said no charges will be filed in the inmate death of Jamycheal Mitchell at the Hampton Roads Regional Jail. The office released a report Wednesday of its investigation into the death of Mitchell in his cell at the jail.


What Virginia tax changes mean for your state income tax return

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — On a cold but sunny day at Twin Hickory Park, Shelece Nance plays with two of her boys ahead of a potentially snowy Wednesday, despite the fact she has some work to finish. Nance started her family’s 2018 tax return but hasn’t filed it yet. Local CPA’s said that may be a good t


Man arrested for abducting Norfolk woman from gas station

NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk Police arrested a man Wednesday night after they say he abducted a woman from a gas station. Virginia State Police issued a Critically Missing Adult Alert, also known as an Ashanti Alert, Wednesday night for 24-year-old Norfolk woman Olivia Oliver on behalf of the Norfolk Poli


Shaun Brown's attorney files motion for new trial

HAMPTON, Va. — After being found guilty of fraud in October 2018, Shaun Brown and her attorney filed a motion for a new trial. The former 2018 independent candidate and 2016 Democratic Nominee for the Second Congressional District of Virginia asked the court for a new trial in defense of her Sixth A


Food notes: Black Restaurant Week promotion comes to Hampton Roads

At least a dozen local restaurants owned by African-Americans are honoring Black History Month with special lunch and dinner offers this week. Black Restaurant Week in Hampton Roads began Sunday and will continue through Saturday. The promotion has been held in Richmond, Washington, D.C., and other


Woman who exposed self at Virginia protest held without bail

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A New York woman who mimicked Virginia's state seal by exposing her breast outside the Capitol during a protest in support of the Equal Rights Amendment is being held without bail.


Police: One left with serious injuries following Newport News double shooting

Two people were shot in southeast Newport News on Tuesday night, according to Newport News police. Spokesman Randal Bailey said in a news release that police and medics were called to the 700 block of 34th Street, in the area of Marshall Courts Apartments, around 8:20 p.m. There, they found a 28-yea


The Harvey’s Donate Additional $553,000 for Faculty and Staff; Hampton University Gifts Total $4.2 Million

HAMPTON, Va. (July 3, 2018) — Dr. and Mrs. William R. Harvey are donating an unexpected and unprecedented gift of $553,000 to their “Home by the Sea.” Hampton‘s first couple is no stranger to giving and giving back to the university they have led for 40 years.


Wintry mix expected for Hampton Roads, VDOT crews ready

HAMPTON, Va. — Virginia Department of Transportation crews are gearing up to tackle a wintry mix headed to the area. All day Tuesday, VDOT crews brined several roads, bridges, and overpasses. A mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow are expected ahead of Wednesday morning’s commute.


Behind the Bars: Inside Hampton Roads Regional Jail

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — People who work inside the Hampton Roads Regional Jail are challenging a Department of Justice report that says the facility and its staff violated the constitutional rights of inmates.


Hampton Roads filmmaker premieres 'The Curse of Eve' at Fort Monroe

Hampton Roads filmmaker Jasmine Andrews and her company Sullied Bride Productions will embrace the sliver screen on Fort Monroe with the premiere of “The Curse of EVE” next month.


Fuel tanker bursts into flames on Virginia highway

FINCASTLE, Va. — No one was seriously hurt when a tanker truck overturned and caught fire Wednesday morning on US 220 North in Botetourt County, Virginia. The crash was reported at 6:24 a.m.