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Portsmouth man wins $4 million playing Virginia Lottery

Photo of Oliver Davis Jr. Provided by the Virginia Lottery. SUFFOLK, Va. - A Portsmouth man won $4 million when he bought and played the "Super Cash Frenzy" scratcher game at a store in Suffolk. Even though he won, Oliver Davis Jr. said that he might be in some trouble with his wife. "I told my wife

WTKR - 2018-03-23 23:26:24

Virginia State Police investigate possible shooting on I-64

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - A possible shooting shut down part of the interstate late Saturday night. According to Virginia State Police, a call was received around 11:30 p.m. for a shooting that occurred in the westbound exit lanes of Jefferson Avenue in the city of Newport News. Police shut down the outsi

WTKR - 2018-03-24 11:04:17

Prosecutors: Janitor sold heroin at elementary school in Newport News in 2016

Aaron Williams. (Credit: Western Tidewater Regional Jail). NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - A man who worked as a janitor at a local elementary school was one of two men sentenced this week for distributing heroin. The U.S. Attorney's Office said Thursday that 28-year-old Aaron Williams was employed as

WAVY NEWS 10 - 2018-03-23 13:57:05

Driver shot and killed on I-64 drive-by shooting in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - Virginia State Police are investigating after someone was shot and killed during an interstate drive-by shooting, Friday evening. Police say the initial investigation revealed that around 11:30 p.m. a tan Nissan Maxima was driving westbound on I-64 towards the Jefferson Av

WAVY NEWS 10 - 2018-03-24 17:46:05

Charge lowered for Newport News woman arrested after baby suffers multiple injuries

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The aggravated malicious wounding charge against a Newport News woman was lowed in court Friday morning. 26-year-old Kiara Hall was arrested last September after a 13-month-old baby suffered injuries that left her hospitalized. Detectives with the Special Victims Unit found that

WTKR - 2018-03-23 13:51:02

Man charged in Newport News shots fired incident

Gerald Bullock. (Credit: Newport News Police Department). NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - A 19-year-old man has been charged by police for a shooting incident that happened earlier this week. Police say officers on patrol along Chestnut Avenue, in the area of 26th Street, saw three men standing in fron

WAVY NEWS 10 - 2018-03-23 17:39:55

Anti-marijuana Virginia Beach man accused of threatening to kill Congressman, upset over pot policies

Norfolk, Va. - A Virginia Beach man was locked up in jail accused of threatening to kill Congressman Scott Taylor and members of his staff over marijuana policies, according to federal prosecutors. Wallace Godwin went in front of a judge briefly in the Norfolk Federal Courthouse on Friday afternoon.

WTKR - 2018-03-24 01:40:52

Virginia Beach's Green Flash Brewery up for auction

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- Less than two years after opening, a Virginia Beach microbrewery is going on the auction block. San Diego-based Green Flash Brewing Co. put its Virginia Beach brewery up for sale on Saturday. Auction service Heritage Global Partners has a listing for the facility on its

13NEWSNOW.COM - 2018-03-24 18:40:00

Three convicted in connection 33-day bloody crime spree that left 5 dead in Portsmouth

A Portsmouth gang leader and two of his subordinates were convicted Wednesday on all charges for their roles in a bloody crime spree that left five people dead and at least four injured in late 2015. Antonio Simmons, Nathaniel Mitchell and Malek Lassiter will be sentenced in July in U.S. District Co


Man wins $4 million in Suffolk

Portsmouth resident Oliver Davis Jr., 56, promised his wife that he would stop buying scratcher tickets. But he felt compelled to stop by Dollar Delites on Hampton Roads Parkway during a weekday grocery run to Food Lion in the same shopping center. "I just had this feeling that said, 'You're a winne

SUFFOLK NEWS-HERALD - 2018-03-23 23:59:59

Portsmouth Public Schools superintendent talks plans to make schools safer

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Portsmouth parents say they are relieved to hear that more security could be coming to Portsmouth schools. "I think that it's a wonderful idea," said parent Andrea Johnson. "There are so many things around the world going on at the schools, and that is the last place anyone should

WTKR - 2018-03-24 04:01:53

Dealing with tragedy: 5 Norfolk students, faculty died in 3 months

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Norfolk Public Schools have lost 3 students and 2 faculty members over the course of three months. Clinical psychologist Dr. Janelle Mason said grief is tough to tackle. "Grief is a complicated and unpredictable phenomenon. You don't want to wallow in it, but at the same time

13NEWSNOW.COM - 2018-03-23 01:17:00

Kaine talks with Norfolk students about gun violence

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Granby High School students are making their mark in the conversation on gun violence and school shootings. One government class sent letters to U.S. Senator Tim Kaine and on Friday, Kaine met with those students online. "Your activism means an awful lot. It makes a differenc

13NEWSNOW.COM - 2018-03-23 19:10:00

Dominion Energy's "Free Family Movie Series" in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Dominion Energy's "Free Family Movie Series" is at the Union Bank & Trust Pavilion in Portsmouth for three nights over the months of April and May. According to event officials, the FREE events will be held on April 28, May 5 and May 11, with gates opening at 7 p.m. and the movie

WTKR - 2018-03-23 17:31:55

One person, 2 pets escape Norfolk house fire

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- A person escaped a house fire overnight in Norfolk. The fire broke out at a home on Daniels Drive, near Hampton Boulevard shortly after 3 a.m. Firefighters tell us the fire started in the sunroom and didn't cause much damage. The homeowner got out safely with two pets. No wor

13NEWSNOW.COM - 2018-03-23 13:00:00

Two charged with child neglect after children found alone in Williamsburg hotel

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Two people have been charged with child neglect after two children were found alone in a Williamsburg hotel room in the 100 block of Bypass Road last week. Officials with the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office said 22-year-old Karima D. Ray and and 24-year-old Markel L. Spikes were c


Former Hampton officer arrested on drug, tampering charges

A Department of Justice logo is shown on a podium during a news conference about Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - A former Hampton police officer is facing charges after authorities he conspired with a grou


Man found shot to death outside Norfolk home

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Police are on the scene of a homicide in Norfolk, authorities confirm. The police dispatch supervisor said the shooting happened in the 700 block of C Avenue just after 9:30 Wednesday morning. Police confirm they are conducting a homicide investigation and that the victim is a


Two women injured in Newport News drive-by shooting

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Two women were injured in a drive-by shooting in the 600 block of Ridley Circle Tuesday evening, according to police. One victim, a 25-year-old Portsmouth woman, was found in the area of 16th Street and Jefferson Avenue suffering from a gunshot wound to the hand. A second victim,


Norfolk ranks fourth in national dog park list

NORFOLK, Va. - Norfolk sure does love its pups! The city was ranked fourth in the nation in a recent dog park survey that ranked cities across the nation. According to a list by The Trust of Public Land, Norfolk is fourth behind Boise, Idaho, Portland, Oregon, and Henderson, Nevada. The survey list