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Man killed in Norfolk Friday afternoon identified by police
Buy NowKenneth Braxton, 60, said he lives in the house that was shot at least three times on Bolton Street. He said his wife, two of their kids, and their daughter’s therapist were inside during the shooting.By Jonathan EdwardsThe Virginian-Pilot
Man arrested in connection with Newport News 7-Eleven shooting
41-year-old Rondale Claud of the 1100 block of Garden Drive in Newport News was arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, petit larceny, shooting a firearm in a public place, reckless handling of a firearm, pointing a firearm and misdemeanor assault.
Historian brings WWII-era Portsmouth shipyard photographs to life
About seven months before the United States officially entered World War II, the combat battered British warship HMS Illustrious slipped into the Chesapeake Bay on her way to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard for repairs.The Lend-Lease policy, which provided U.S. military aid to foreign nations during Worl
Man says he was shot while driving in Foundation Park area of Chesapeake
A Chesapeake police cruiserCHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) -- A man claims he was shot while driving Saturday night in the Foundation Park area of Chesapeake.Chesapeake police say they were called to the area of Border Road and Windy Road for the shooting around 8 p.m.The victim told police he was driving hi
Probe of Portsmouth councilman will always face denunciations, even with guilty verdicts
THOUGHTS FROM Mister Roger’s neighborhood ...A stenchwill forever linger around the criminal case against Portsmouth Councilman Mark Whitaker. Jurors in state court this week found him guilty on three felony forgery charges for his role in trying to redevelop an apartment complex next to his church,
Man tells police shots were fired at his car Saturday night in Chesapeake
Police responded to the intersection of Boarder and Windy Roads around 8 p.m., according to a news release. A man told police that while he was driving, men in an unknown vehicle began shooting at his car.
House fire in Newport News displaces two
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A Sunday morning house fire in Newport News has left two adults displaced due to heat and smoke damage.Dispatchers received a call at 9:17 a.m. for a house fire in the 700 block of Tamara Path. Upon arrival, fire crews reported light smoke showing from the home.According to fire
Birds take a pit stop at Paradise Creek in Portsmouth
The bird is a male warbling vireo, he said. It’s rare in Hampton Roads, but surprises are part of the Paradise Creek experience for bird watchers.
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
Arrest made in Hampton shooting investigation
Dontrel Whitaker. (Hampton Police Division)HAMPTON, Va. – The Hampton Police Division has arrested 25-year-old Dontrel Whitaker inconnection with a shootingthat occurred July 20 in the 500 block of Shelton Road.The call came in around 12:20 p.m. Police arrived at the scene in the 500 block of Shelto
Snake caught sneaking from Virginia Beach man's toilet
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., (WVEC) — A Virginia Beach man captured a boa constrictor slithering from his toilet Thursday night.
Norfolk police search for suspect who robbed, assaulted 74-year-old
NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) — The Norfolk Police Department is asking for the public's help tracking down a man who robbed and assaulted a 74-year-old.On Tuesday around 5:45 p.m., police were called to the 1600 block of Amelia Street for a robbery that just occurred. Officers found a 74-year-old man who sai
Newport News Police announce weekend DUI patrols
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Stay safe on the roads. Don’t drink and drive.That’s the message Newport News Police hope to get across this weekend.The department will add additional DUI patrols in the city this weekend, starting Friday night and running through Monday.According to the DMV, first offense penal
Work van stolen from customer’s home found in Portsmouth
Earlier this week, News 3 shared the story of Rob Shortt, the owner of Stokley’s Services, an air conditioning and heating company based in Chesapeake. On July 12, Shortt says his tech was finishing a job at a West Ghent home in Norfolk when his work van was stolen from the customer’s driveway. Shor
Police: Girl shot in Hampton
HAMPTON, Va., (WVEC) — Hampton Police are on scene of a shooting in the 500 block of Shelton Road, according to a tweet.
Monarch butterfly expert, advocate dies
In this Dec. 2, 2016, photo provided by the Center for Biological Diversity, Lincoln Brower poses for a photo at Sweet Briar College in Lynchburg, Va., when the Center for Biological Diversity presented Dr.... more
Chesapeake police investigating a shooting
CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Chesapeake Police are investigating after a man was shot Saturday night.Police officials responded to the area of Boarder and Windy Roads for a shooting around 8 p.m.An adult male victim stated he and other occupants were riding in his vehicle when a vehicle with unknown male passe
Police: Person shot on Bolton Street in Norfolk
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) -- A person was shot in Norfolk Friday afternoon on Bolton Street, police say.
Truman Carrier Strike Group returns to Norfolk
After being deployed for three months, the Truman Carrier Strike Group returns to Naval Station Norfolk on Saturday, July 21, 2018.
Man shot in Norfolk has life-threatening injuries
NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) — Police are on the scene of a shooting in Norfolk on Friday afternoon.The Norfolk Police Department tweeted that it happened in the 1300 block of Bolton Street around 2 p.m. They advise people to expect a police presence in the area as the investigation is underway.Police said a