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Cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth opening garages ahead of Tropical Storm Michael

Portsmouth will open the County, Harbor, Middle and Water Street Garages at 5 p.m. Thursday. Vehicles may remain in the garages until 7 a.m. Friday morning, prior to when the city resumes its normal operations at 8 a.m.


Over 1,000 customers without power in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. – More than 1,000 customers in Norfolk are without power, according to Dominion Energy.


After arrest and pepper spraying of Norfolk teen, family lawyer wants independent investigation

“I’m not confident based on what I saw in that video,” Scott said, referring to the fairness of an internal investigation. “No one should be confident.”


Jail inmate asked judge to send her to drug rehab a month before she died

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) -- About a month before she died, a local inmate wrote a letter to a Norfolk judge asking him to send her to a drug rehabilitation program instead of jail.


Schools, others in Hampton Roads, N.C. close, cancel activities ahead of Michael

Albemarle Regional Health Services: Closing one hour early Thursday.Albemarle School: Closing at 4 p.m. Thursday and opening one-hour late on Friday.Bertie County Schools: Schools will dismiss at 1:00 p.m. and all after-school activities will be canceled Thursday. Schools will operate on a 2-hour de


Man dressed in women's clothing robs Chesapeake bank

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) - A Wells Fargo bank in Chesapeake was robbed Wednesday afternoon.According to police, a black man wearing women's clothing entered the bank in the 3900 block of Portsmouth Blvd. a little after 1 p.m. and demanded money from the teller.As soon as the teller handed him the cash


Man shot in leg, dies in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WVEC) — Police say a man is dead after he was shot in the leg Wednesday morning.Investigators said the shooting happened shortly before noon in the 2000 block of Frederick Boulevard. The victim was taken to the hospital with a serious injury according to police and later succumbed t


Video showing teen in Virginia being pepper-sprayed leads to police internal investigation

A screenshot of a video that was posted on social media, showing a black teenager as he was questioned by two white officers about possibly skipping school in Norfolk, Va. The police department there has said they will investigate the incident. (Courtesy of Shiba Tynes)


Former reality TV star sentenced to 16 years for drunken driving crash that killed Portsmouth man

VIRGINIA BEACHA former reality television show star was sentenced this morning to 16 years in prison for a drunken, wrong-way crash on Interstate 264 that killed a Portsmouth man last year.Melissa Hancock, 25, who was a frequent guest on the Lifetime TV series “Little Women: Atlanta,” pleaded guilty


Before he was shot dead at 25, Chesapeake man was ready to start a new career

Just before 10:30 p.m. Friday, Augustine was shot and killed in the 800 block of Great Bridge Blvd., not far from his grandmother’s home, where he lived.


Virginia city threatens trick-or-treaters over the age of 12 with jail time to thwart mischief

The city of Chesapeake, Virginia, is attempting to keep the "trick" part of trick-or-treating to a minimum by threatening jail time for Halloween troublemakers over 12 years old. However, the city says it won't be "actively seeking out violations."


Man badly injured in Norfolk shooting

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY)- Norfolk Police said they were trying to find out who shot a man Tuesday night.Officers found a man shot on West 37th Street about 11:30 p.m.Police say his injuries are life-threatening.Investigators have not named any suspects or said what led up to the shooting.


Police investigating Portsmouth shooting as homicide

In a , Portsmouth police said officers weredispatched to Frederick Boulevard, near the Interstate 264 interchange, just before 12 p.m. The victim, a male, was taken to a local hospital with a serious injury.


This Town Will Fine Kids Over The Age Of 12 For Trick-Or-Treating

If you were over 12-years-old you could have been given a fine in this town. Chesapeake, Virginia has a city ordinance that could lead to a $100 fine or up to 6 months in jail. Yes, you could go to jail for trick or treating.


Norfolk Police begin internal investigation after video of juvenile being arrested surfaces

In response to the video, the Norfolk Police Department Office of Professional Standards has begun an internal investigation regarding the circumstances of this incident, police said.


Newport News man charged with Virginia Beach homicide

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Early Tuesday morning, the Newport News Fugitive Apprehension Unit and the U.S. Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force picked up a suspect tied toa homicide that happened in July.


Norfolk Police investigate after man, woman shot

NORFOLK, Va. – Police in Norfolk are investigating an incident where two people were shot around 6:30 p.m. Monday.According to the Norfolk Police Department, a 23-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman were shot in the 900 block of Lincoln Street when they were walking in the area and a vehicle drove-