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Virginia State Police looking for man accused of shooting a police officer

NORFOLK, Va. — Virginia State Police are looking for a 25-year-old man wanted in connection with the shooting of a Bluefield, Virginia, police officer. Donquale Maurice Gray, 25, is believed to be armed and dangerous, police said.


Boys Club of Norfolk celebrates Valentine’s Day | Feb. 13, 1953

Members of the Boys Club of Norfolk celebrate Valentine’s Day on Feb. 13, 1953, with a party at their Colonial Avenue facility. Nearly 500 boys and girls attended. They sipped soft drinks and danced until the early evening. Carnival booth games were a popular attraction, and winners were rewarded wi


After MacArthur Center shooting, questions raised of security at mall, downtown Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) -- 10 On Your Side is getting some first-hand accounts from people who saw the MacArthur Center shooting as it happened, right in front of them. “I thought it was a terrorist attack,” one eyewitness said.


8th annual Lego shipbuilding packs Norfolk cruise terminal

Capt. Corey Keniston is the commanding officer of the Navy's USS Gettysburg, a Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser. But on Feb. 2, he was just another big kid in a giant toy shop.


Contractor selected for Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel expansion

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) -- A contractor has been picked to help the Virginia Department of Transportation expand the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel. Gov. Ralph Northam's office announced Friday in a press release that Hampton Roads Connector Partners was selected, with the start date for the project in Apr


Iconic Norfolk mermaid makes special birthday appearance in clouds

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) -- Mother Nature must have known it was someone's 20th birthday!. A worker commuting from her job at the Government Commissioner of the Revenue's Office in Norfolk spotted the familiar shape on Friday.


Hampton police identify the man suspected of robbing liquor store on Valentine's Day

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) -- Police are looking a man suspected of robbing an ABC store and they need your help. On Valentine's Day, police responded to the 2000 block of Nickerson Boulevard after a man entered a business, displayed a firearm and demanded money.


Virginia woman busted for concealing dead mother's body with blankets and 60 air fresheners

A Virginia woman has been arrested after her mom’s decomposing body was found covered under piles of blankets and surrounded by over 60 air fresheners. Relatives, concerned that they had not heard from 78-year-old Rosemary Outland in weeks and looking to perform a wellness check, went to the home sh


Pardoned by governor, Travion Blount is still locked up. He doesn't understand why.

Before leaving office in January 2018, former Governor Terry McAuliffe signed a pardon for Travion Blount. What the pardon actually includes appears to be in dispute, though. Once sentenced to more than six life terms in prison for a robbery he committed as a teenager, Blount thought it cut all of h


Quietly locking up immigrants in Norfolk; Amazon’s changing its New York plans; the oldest penguin in the U.S. and other headlines

Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • For more than a year, the Norfolk sheriff has been working with federal authorities to quietly lock up hundreds of suspected illegal immigrants in the city jail. — The Virginian-Pilot.


State-wide burn law goes into effect in Virginia

VIRGINIA - The Virginia state-wide burning law is now in effect until April 30th. The law says no burning is allowed until after 4 PM if the fire is within 300 feet of dry grass. Fires should not be left unattended if within 150 feet of dry grass and no new fires can be set after midnight. This law


Longtime area artist Ken Wright goes solo at Slover exhibit

Ken Wright is a storyteller – a man who pulls in his listeners with a vibrant voice and an abstract eye. The Western Branch resident has it all on display this month as part of a special black history exhibit at Norfolk's Slover Library.


ODU clinches top seed in "bonus" play with a rout of Charlotte

It was not an occasion for snipping nets or donning commemorative t-shirts or hats. But Old Dominion achieved an important milestone Saturday afternoon, clinching the top seed in Conference USA’s new “bonus” play with a 73-60 win over Charlotte in front of 7,283 at the Constant Center.


4 arrested after 'isolated' shooting injures 2 inside MacArthur Center

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) -- Two people were taken to the hospital and four people were arrested after a fight between two groups led to shots being fired Thursday afternoon inside the MacArthur Center, Norfolk police say.


Norfolk Police Department investigating robbery in Ocean View

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY)- Norfolk Police officers are investigating a hold up that happened at 7-Eleven in Ocean View. Dispatchers said someone robbed the store on 1881 Ocean View Avenue about 10:21 p.m. Wednesday.


Allen Iverson's Mom Asked John Thompson To Save Her Son's Life

Before Allen Iverson ever touched an NBA court, his career almost ended. In February 1993, Iverson was allegedly involved in an altercation at a bowling alley in his hometown of Hampton, Virginia. During the scuffle -- which featured Iverson and a black group tussling with a white group -- Iverson a


Norfolk business offering reward after thrift store robbery; suspects still on the loose

NORFOLK, Va. - As customers sift through possible purchases, Thrift Store USA management and employees sift through surveillance images captured from their security cameras. “Turn yourself in. It’s not worth it. Why rob a thrift store? We’re just trying to help give back. We’re a big staple in the c


Former Naval Station Norfolk Commander sees harm in taking funding from military for border wall

NORFOLK, Va. — On Friday, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency to get more federal funding for his long-promised southern border wall. "We're talking about an invasion of our country with drugs, with human traffickers, with all types of criminals and gangs," the President said during


Another Chesapeake crossing could change Delmarva

DOVER — A few days ago, some maps with options for a new Chesapeake Bay crossing hit the Internet. Over the next few months, we will learn more about a Maryland study of preferred routes across the bay.


Virginia fails U.S. citizenship test

Purchase a subscription to AFP | Subscribe to AFP podcasts on iTunes. News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com. Only 46 percent of Virginia residents earned a passing grade on history questions from the U.S. citizenship test, but good news, this actually landed the st