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Pharrell Williams spotted in Norfolk ahead of 'Something in the Water' festival

NORFOLK, Va. — Pharrell Williams was spotted in Norfolk ahead of his highly-anticipated 'Something in the Water' festival this weekend. The sold-out event takes place from April 26 to 28 at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.


Man seriously injured in Norfolk crash

NORFOLK, Va. – A man has been seriously injured in a crash in the area of Granby Street and W. Gilpin Avenue Tuesday afternoon. The call came in around 3:20 p.m. Police say the man was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for treatment.


Arrest made, traffic impacted after bomb threat at Norfolk’s Hilton Hotel

NORFOLK, Va. — Police are asking people to avoid the area after a bomb threat made toward the Hilton Hotel on Norfolk’s Main Street in the 100 block. Officials say that the bomb squad for the Norfolk Police Department is sweeping the building, but that no evacuations have been made.


Car riddled with bullets after Norfolk shooting

NORFOLK, Va. - Khalil Riddick's car is riddled with bullet holes. The damage came after an early Friday morning shooting near the intersection of Monticello Avenue and Princess Anne Road. Riddick says he was at a friend's house when shots rang out.


Two arrested after police chase ends in crash at Midtown Tunnel

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Two people are in custody after a crash on the Portsmouth side of the Midtown Tunnel heading into Norfolk Tuesday. Around 4:58 p.m., Chesapeake Police attempted to stop a vehicle for traffic infractions. The vehicle failed to stop, and a pursuit began into the cities of Norfolk and


Mexican-style street tacos and tortas in a surprising place: a downtown Norfolk food court

La Hacienda Fresh Mexican Grill, 300 Monticello Ave., MacArthur Center, third floor, Norfolk; and 1401 Greenbrier Pkwy., Greenbrier Mall, Chesapeake. “Shocked to find great Southern California authentic Mexican food in a mall food court. La Hacienda in MacArthur is my new favorite.” – Karen, Norfolk


Portsmouth man sentenced to 35 years in prison for gang conspiracy

A Portsmouth man was sentenced Tuesday to 35 years in prison for his role in a violent crime spree that left five people dead and four others injured. Prosecutors wanted Malek Lassiter, 23, to serve 40 years in prison. His defense wanted 20.


Gather brings new way for businesses to work together in Norfolk, Newport News

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) -- There's a new way to do business coming to Norfolk and Newport News. Gather allows startups, freelancers and even Fortune 500 companies to rent space and network.


Getting ready for summer with IKEA outdoor ideas on Coast Live

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - IKEA is the largest home furnishings retailer in the world and just recently had their grand opening of their Hampton Roads location in Norfolk. Michelle Stephenson from IKEA joins us to talk about some outdoor living ideas with an IKEA twist.


Police ID man killed in shooting on Colonial Avenue in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) -- Norfolk Police have released the identity of a man killed in a shooting last week on Colonial Avenue. Police said the shooting happened in the 2800 block of Colonial, between 28th and 29th streets, on April 16. Officers were called to the scene around 7:30 p.m., and found a ma


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Norfolk hotel employee fired after musician says he was discriminated against

NORFOLK, Va. – A Days Inn employee is out of a job. A guest captured the worker on video calling him "prison boy" and "street punk." Entertainer Joshua October recorded their exchange last Thursday as he was heading to soundcheck at a local club.


“Courage & Commitment – A Salute to Women in the Military” An Insider’s Guide to the 2019 Virginia International Tattoo

The Virginia International Tattoo is an event that should be on your bucket list. The Tattoo tradition dates back to Europe in the 17th century. It is a ceremonial performance of military music by massed bands.


Body of missing Norfolk boater has been found

NORFOLK, Va. – The body of Paul Youngk, the boater who was last seen on his sailboat Sunday morning, has been found. The Coast Guard started looking for 63-year-old Youngk of Suffolk after he disappeared while boating on the Elizabeth River near Front Street in Norfolk. Norfolk Police say his vessel


Chesapeake Police need help identifying 7-Eleven robbery suspect

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Police in Chesapeake need help from the community to identify a suspect wanted in connection to two 7-Eleven robberies in their city. The first robbery happened on April 12th at the 7-Eleven on Western Branch Blvd. near College Dr.


Long-standing Norfolk event supports people with disABILITIES

NORFOLK, Va. – Recreation, Parks and Open Space (RPOS) announced the 17th Annual Day for People with disABILITIES (D4PWD). The event takes place on May 4, from 10 a.m. -1 p.m., at the Virginia Zoo, located at 3500 Granby Street.


Disturbing video shows verbal attack by Norfolk hotel clerk

NORFOLK, Va. — A disturbing video showing a Norfolk hotel clerk verbally attacking a guest is going viral on social media. It happened at the Day's Inn hotel at Military Circle on Thursday.


Man who failed to register as sex offender wanted by U.S. Marshals, police

NORFOLK, Va. — U.S. Marshals and local police are working to track down a man who never registered as a sex offender after being convicted of a sex crime. Police say Calvin Eugene Davis, 49, is wanted by U.S. Marshals and Virginia State Police for failing to register as a sex offender.


Two people attacked by family dog in Virginia

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Bedford County deputies say the dog responsible for the attack of a mother and daughter has been put down. Deputies say at 2:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from the 8800 block of Falling Creek Road from a female reporting that she an


Virginia funeral home owner pleads guilty to forging death records

DUMFRIES, VA (AP) - A man who owned a Virginia funeral home has pleaded guilty to forging death certificates. News outlets report 33-year-old Shaun Reid pleaded guilty this month to the charges in Maryland, where he’s been banned from performing funeral service work since 2014. He was sentenced to t