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Newport News man left with life-threatening injuries after shooting

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Newport News Police Department responded to a shooting in the 500 block of Catina Way Thursday afternoon. Dispatch received the shooting call at 4:11 p.m. When officers arrived, they found a 23-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.


State police: Woman hit by object while driving on I-64 in Hampton

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) -- An elderly woman was taken to the hospital after she was hit by an object while driving on Interstate 64 in Hampton. Virginia State Police said the incident happened near Mercury Boulevard just before 11:30 a.m. when the ball of a trailer hitch bounced off the road and hit a v


Shaun Brown seeks new trial, wants fraud conviction tossed

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) -- A former Virginia congressional candidate wants a new trial, and her fraud conviction thrown out. Shaun Brown's lawyers filed the motion in Norfolk federal court on Wednesday.


Virginia Supreme Court orders hearing on innocence claim in 1997 assault

The Virginia Supreme Court on Thursday ordered an evidentiary hearing for a man who claims he is innocent of a vicious, 1997 assault in Norfolk. In a unanimous opinion written by Justice William C. Mims, the court held that the Virginia Court of Appeals erred by not ordering a circuit court hearing


Sailor dies in Virginia Beach motorcycle accident

A junior sailor died late last month in a Virginia Beach motorcycle accident, according to Navy and police officials. Fire Controlman Seaman Isaiah Rashon Johnson, 19, was riding a motorcycle southbound on Oceana Boulevard at about 5 p.m. on Jan. 30 when it crossed the median into oncoming traffic a


Two shot on Wickham Ave. in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) -- At least two people were confirmed shot after a shooting in the area of Wickham Avenue and 34th St. Tuesday night in Newport News. Both of the victims were taken to the hospital, but the extent of their injuries is unclear at this time. Dispatchers got the call at 8:20 p.


Hampton couple charged with defrauding Medicaid

HAMPTON, Va. – A federal grand jury returned an indictment Thursday, charging a Hampton man and woman with conspiracy, health care fraud, false statements, and aggravated identity theft.


Suspect takes cash, cigarettes from 7-Eleven in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) -- Newport News police are searching for a suspect who robbed a 7-Eleven store overnight Monday. Police said a clerk at the store on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard -- near Thimble Shoals Boulevard -- told officers a suspect in a black ski mask and black clothes entered the store


Virginia Gov. Signs Ban on People Under 21 Buying Tobacco

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed legislation banning people under 21 from buying tobacco and nicotine products, a measure enacted in a state known historically for its tobacco production.


Ammonia pipe bursts, injures two workers at Smithfield plant

SMITHFIELD, Va. — Two people were injured Thursday after an ammonia pipe burst at a pet food plant in Smithfield. The accident happened at Premium Pet Health, which was evacuated while hazardous material crews responded.


Father facing child abuse charges after 3-year-old is found wandering street

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) -- A father is facing jail time after his 3-year-old son was found wandering the 300 block of Jury Lane at 6:45 a.m. Miguel Nichols was nowhere to be found that Monday morning after several calls came in for a juvenile wandering the area.


Wythe neighbors dedicate new gazebo to slain Hampton police officer

Several dozen people gathered Thursday at Robinson Park to pay tribute to slain Hampton police officer Kenneth Wallace, as the neighborhood he patrolled dedicated a new gazebo in his honor.


Two cameras found hidden in public bathrooms at Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Two hidden cameras have been removed from two separate bathrooms on Virginia Tech's campus. Campus police recovered the two devices, which were found in public bathrooms.


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


Fight between rival gangs sparked MacArthur Center shooting, prosecutor says

Last week’s shooting at MacArthur Center was a “flashpoint” that exploded when two rival gangs ran into each other, prosecutors said Thursday. Members of the gangs — one from the Southside neighborhoods of Norfolk, the other from Portsmouth — happened across each other in front of Nordstrom the afte


Virginia man uses a dating app to meet a woman, but ends up shot in the buttocks

PETERSBURG, Va. - Police in Petersburg, Virginia, are investigating an attempted robbery and shooting linked to a dating app. Sources told WTVR that the victim thought he was meeting a woman. However, when he arrived to a dark, narrow Petersburg street Wednesday morning, someone was waiting to rob h


Virginia Students Told to Be Slaves for Black History Month Gym Activity: NAACP

Teachers at a Loudoun County, Virginia, elementary school instructed students to pretend to be slaves during a gym class activity for Black History Month, the president of a local NAACP chapter says.


Big Concerts Coming to Virginia in March 2019

There’s a lot of new music coming to Virginia in March 2018. From major country acts to the biggest names in rock and pop, celebrate the season with your favorite artists and discover new ones all over the Commonwealth.


Long shot no more: No. 9 seed Lake Taylor boys return to state tournament

NEWPORT NEWS — Just 11 days ago, Lake Taylor appeared to be a long shot to return the Class 4 boys basketball state tournament. The Titans closed the regular season with five losses in six games after having lost eight of nine during a stretch early in the season.


Recounting his family's experiences with racism, Virginia lawmaker says state must face the 'chasm between black Virginia and white Virginia'

One of the youngest members of the Virginia House of Delegates received a standing ovation Thursday after delivering a deeply personal floor speech detailing his family’s experiences with racism and urging colleagues to respond to the state’s blackface scandals by working to “address the chasm betwe