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Newport News woman shot in head after man enters home
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Newport News Police Department is investigating a shooting in the 3600 block of Marshall Avenue that left a woman injured Tuesday evening. The call came in at 5:39 p.m. Medics were in the area for a call not related to the incident. The victim, a 32-year-old woman, approached
Pack to Tynes: Don't tell town's secrets
Smithfield Town Council member Randy Pack spent more than four minutes at the Dec. 4 meeting excoriating a fellow council member for discussing publicly what had occurred in a closed Town Council session.
Police make arrests, find drugs at Newport News Inn
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Police arrested three men as part of an investigation at the Newport News Inn. According to the Newport News Police Department, officials confiscated $3,000 in U.S. currency and acquired a large quantity of cocaine, heroin and Flaka. A 2008 Mercedes was also reportedly seized dur
Newport News Police Officers, K-9s host Cops and Kids event
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) — Santa got a special visit by a few kids and Newport News Police K-9s. On Saturday, K-9 officers Taz and Tank stopped by the Newport News FOP Lodge #25 Cops and Kids event at the Walmart on Jefferson Avenue.
Northam, Norfolk Southern employees confirm company moving from Hampton Roads to Atlanta
NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) — Two Norfolk Southern employees told 13News Now that the company will move its headquarters from Hampton Roads to Georgia, confirming a report by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
West Virginia authorities search for three people trapped in abandoned mine
Authorities are racing to rescue three people trapped in a West Virginia mine. Four individuals were reported missing Saturday after an abandoned ATV they were believed to be riding was found near the entrance of a mine in Clear Creek, according to a statement from the office of West Virginia Gov. J
Norfolk firefighters respond to house fire
NORFOLK, Va. – Firefighters in Norfolk responded to a fire in the 700 block of Waukesha Avenue on Tuesday. According to Norfolk Fire-Rescue, the fire call was received by the department around 10 p.m.
Suffolk Police investigate fatal crash
SUFFOLK, Va. – Police are investigating after a fatal crash that happened Monday evening. Police and Fire & Rescue crews were at the scene of the two-vehicle crash in the 2000 block of Whaleyville Boulevard around 9 p.m.
New communication system in Isle of Wight County ensures safety of officers, citizens
ISLE OF WIGHT Co., Va. - You cannot put a price tag on safety!. That's the message going out to taxpayers in Isle of Wight County as public safety personnel get ready to launch a new communications system.
Speed limit increasing on I-64 in Hampton, Newport News
HAMPTON/NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) -- A near 10-mile section of Interstate 64 on the Peninsula will see a speed limit increase this week. The Virginia Department of Transportation said in a news release the limit is being raised from 60 mph to 65 mph from Jefferson Avenue in Newport News to just east
Kroger to open first store in Smithfield on December 5
SMITHFIELD, Va. – Smithfield is finally getting a Kroger!. The grand opening of the more than 45,000-square-foot store, located at 1282 Smithfield Plaza, will take place on Wednesday, December 5 at 8 a.m. It is the seventh store to open of the stores acquired from Farm Fresh in Hampton Roads.
Facebook feedback Nov. 29: Medicaid expansion, Dominion and Smithfield, Medicaid error
Virginia says insurers can handle Medicaid expansion, but doctor shortages remain.
Fleet Forces Band to perform here
The Navy’s widely acclaimed Fleet Forces Band will bring its annual Holiday Concert to Smithfield on Saturday, Dec. 8.
Man accused of threatening to shoot two people in Newport News
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) -- A man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly pulling out a gun and threatening to shoot two people, police say. Newport News police say officers were dispatched to a home in the 100 block of Jenness Lane in the Denbigh area on Dec. 7, where there was a report of a
Chesapeake heroin and crack dealer sentenced to prison
NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) — A Chesapeake man was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Monday for conspiring to manufacture and deal heroin and crack cocaine throughout Hampton Roads.
Processor of the Year 2018: Plant Operations at Smithfield Foods
When Bill Otis was president of the Patrick Cudahy unit of Smithfield Foods, other company units like Farmland and John Morrell might as well have been separate companies. They made the same types of products in completely different facilities, distributed through completely different supply chains
Former Farm Fresh in Smithfield to open as a Kroger on December 5
SMITHFIELD, Va. (WVEC) — The seventh former Farm Fresh to open as a Kroger will take place on December 5 in Smithfield, Virginia. The grand opening will be at 8 a.m. at 1282 Smithfield Plaza. The over 45,000 square-foot Smithfield store employs 95 full-time and part-time workers.
Over 300 grams of fentanyl concealed in graham cracker box lands man in prison for six years
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) -- A New York City man will now spend six years in federal prison for his role in the transportation of 313 grams of fentanyl -- inside a graham cracker box.
Smithfield resident helps needy go from hopeless to homeownership
SMITHFIELD, Va. - Smithfield is a beautiful little town. Rural and charming.
Three county school districts operate on delays following winter storm
NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) — Newport News, York County, and Isle of Wight have made the decision to operate their schools on a two-hour delay Monday, December 10 following the winter storm.