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Norfolk woman fatally hit by tractor-trailer on West Virginia turnpike
RALEIGH COUNTY, WV. – West Virginia State Police are investigating an accident where a woman was fatally hit by a tractor-trailer early Saturday morning. Police say around 3:30 a.m., D’nessa Mercado, of Norfolk, and her husband Bryan Mercado were traveling north bound on the West Virginia Turnpike.
13-year-old Norfolk cancer patient gets new bedroom
NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) — Volunteers from the Roc Solid Foundation and Gwaltney came together to makeover a 13-year-old girl's bedroom Saturday. Destanie Lawson is fighting renal cell carcinoma, a form of kidney cancer.
Norfolk police are on scene of a shooting off Church Street
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) -- Police are investigating a shooting that occurred just after 2 p.m. in the 800 block of Wide Street. The extent of the victim's injuries are unknown. This is a breaking news story. Stay with WAVY.com for updates.
Norfolk Dad on Family Shopping Trip Upset Only Bench Outside of Victoria’s Secret Already Taken
NORFOLK, Va. — Unwilling to face his daughter’s sexuality, Ghent resident Larry Ramsey was forced to stand awkwardly outside the Victoria’s Secret in MacArthur Center yesterday after discovering the nearby bench was already occupied by another dad with a bored-looking toddler.
Norfolk native, NFL player Don Carey gives back to local kids in need for the holidays
NORFOLK, Va. - NFL player and Hampton Roads native Don Carey was in town Saturday helping children in need. Carey graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk and played college football at Norfolk State University.
Over 1,500 children gifted toys, clothes at Project Toy Drop in Norfolk
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) -- Over 1,500 children and their families were gifted toys, clothes, games and luggage at the Kid Wish Network's Project Toy Drop at the Scope Arena on Saturday.
Woman gets 26 years in man's murder in Norfolk
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) -- A Richmond woman is facing 26 years in prison for the murder of man who was found dead in a Norfolk home in January. Norfolk police said 58-year-old Larry Nicholson was found unresponsive in the the 800 block of West 42nd Street. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene.
Norfolk elementary receives 2018 Purple Star Designation
NORFOLK, Va. – Tarrallton Elementary School celebrated their 2018 Purple Star Designation. They received the honor from the Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact on the Educational Opportunity of Military Children.
Police respond to bomb threat at Christian Fellowship Church in Norfolk
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) -- Shortly after noon on Saturday, police responded to the 3400 block of Azalea Garden Road after a church received a threatening text message. Members of Christian Fellowship Church immediately contacted police who came to the location. After sweeping the property and assessing
Garden of Lights, more holiday events on tap this week
Garden of Lights. 5:30 p.m. nightly through Dec. 31 at Norfolk Botanical Garden, 6700 Azalea Garden Road, Norfolk. Drive through the 24th annual light show extravaganza for a magical holiday experience. During the event, the garden is transformed into a winter wonderland bringing the four seasons to
Woman killed after being struck by car on I-77
(WVVA) A woman is dead after getting out of her car on Interstate-77. According to West Virginia State Police, it happened on Saturday, December 15, around 3 a.m., when D’nessa Mercado of Norfolk, Va and her husband Bryan Mercado were traveling north bound on the West Virginia Turnpike. Troopers sai
Police say woman arrested on outstanding warrant has died
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) -- Police in Virginia say a woman who was arrested on an outstanding warrant has died in custody. The Virginian-Pilot reports that Virginia State Police identified the woman as 28-year-old Carmeita Jane Vangilder of Yorktown on Friday.
Man who brought drugs to Hampton Roads on bus sentenced to six years for fentanyl conspiracy
NORFOLK, Va. – The New York City man who brought drugs to Hampton Roads on a bus in February was sentenced Monday to more than six years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute fentanyl.
Woman Fatally Struck By Tractor Trailer After Getting Into A Domestic Situation With Her Husband
BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – A woman is dead after getting into an altercation with her husband, exiting the vehicle, and getting struck by a tractor-trailer. On Saturday, December 15, 2018, at approximately 0330 hours, D’nessa Mercado of Norfolk, Va and her husband Bryan Mercado were traveling northbound o
Republicans are gathering in Norfolk to figure out how to win in Virginia again
The Republican Party of Virginia is looking to rebound. Some of the party's leaders think the answer lies in focusing on issues that affect the everyday voter — those like transportation and education.
Rabid raccoon found in Norfolk neighborhood
NORFOLK, Va. – A raccoon found in a Norfolk neighborhood has tested positive for rabies, the Norfolk Department of Public Health announced Friday. The raccoon was collected along the 6200 block of Taylor Drive in the Maple Hall/Hollywood Homes neighborhood on December 12. After it was euthanized, it
Yorktown woman dies in police custody
A Yorktown woman died while in the custody of Portsmouth Police Department. Virginia State Police is investigating the incident. A woman was arrested by Portsmouth Police Department on an outstanding warrant at around 8:18 p.m. Thursday in Portsmouth. The woman was taken to the department’s headquar
Norfolk's The Dirty Buffalo wants to franchise and expand
Want to get into the wing-selling business? The Dirty Buffalo may sell you the right to expand its brand. The owners of the popular wing spot announced earlier this month that they're looking for franchisees to help grow the restaurant’s reach beyond its current locations at 4012 Colley Ave. and 421
Feds knew man had child porn, but couldn't make a case. 4 years later, he molested a toddler.
Four years before a Portsmouth man molested a toddler on camera to gain special access to child pornography websites, the FBI was hot on his trail, according to court documents.
Yorktown woman dies in Portsmouth police custody after "medical emergency," officials say
A woman who was arrested Thursday night died in custody, according to a news release from Portsmouth police. The woman was arrested on an outstanding warrant on the 1000 block of Frederick Boulevard just after 8 p.m., according to police.