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Fight between rival gangs sparked MacArthur Center shooting, prosecutor says
Last week’s shooting at MacArthur Center was a “flashpoint” that exploded when two rival gangs ran into each other, prosecutors said Thursday. Members of the gangs — one from the Southside neighborhoods of Norfolk, the other from Portsmouth — happened across each other in front of Nordstrom the afte
Ammonia pipe bursts, injures two workers at Smithfield plant
SMITHFIELD, Va. — Two people were injured Thursday after an ammonia pipe burst at a pet food plant in Smithfield. The accident happened at Premium Pet Health, which was evacuated while hazardous material crews responded.
Suffolk facility briefly evacuated after restroom fire
SUFFOLK, Va. – A fire in the restroom of the Western Tidewater Community Services Board Tuesday morning caused the facility to be briefly evacuated. Crews with Suffolk Fire & Rescue responded to the facility in the 5200 block of Godwin Boulevard at 11:14 a.m.
What Virginia tax changes mean for your state income tax return
HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — On a cold but sunny day at Twin Hickory Park, Shelece Nance plays with two of her boys ahead of a potentially snowy Wednesday, despite the fact she has some work to finish. Nance started her family’s 2018 tax return but hasn’t filed it yet. Local CPA’s said that may be a good t
Detectives searching for man who robbed Portsmouth Wells Fargo
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit say a man robbed a bank Wednesday afternoon, and they need your help finding him. Police were notified of a bank robbery in progress at the Wells Fargo in the 5700 block of Portsmouth Boulevard around 2:25 p.m.
Tractor-trailer catches fire in Suffolk
SUFFOLK, Va. – An 18-wheeler caught fire in the 4100 block of Pruden Boulevard/Route 460 in Suffolk Tuesday afternoon. The call came in at 2:50 p.m. Authorities say the tractor-trailer suffered an engine compartment fire.
State police: Woman hit by object while driving on I-64 in Hampton
HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) -- An elderly woman was taken to the hospital after she was hit by an object while driving on Interstate 64 in Hampton. Virginia State Police said the incident happened near Mercury Boulevard just before 11:30 a.m. when the ball of a trailer hitch bounced off the road and hit a v
Harris Teeter closes one Suffolk store to open another a few miles away
Harris Teeter closed its store at Harbour View Marketplace in Suffolk on Monday but is re-opening less than three miles away at the former Farm Fresh space it bought at 3675 Bridge Rd.
Man arrested for abducting Norfolk woman from gas station
NORFOLK, Va. - Norfolk Police arrested a man Wednesday night after they say he abducted a woman from a gas station. Virginia State Police issued a Critically Missing Adult Alert, also known as an Ashanti Alert, Wednesday night for 24-year-old Norfolk woman Olivia Oliver on behalf of the Norfolk Poli
Recounting his family's experiences with racism, Virginia lawmaker says state must face the 'chasm between black Virginia and white Virginia'
One of the youngest members of the Virginia House of Delegates received a standing ovation Thursday after delivering a deeply personal floor speech detailing his family’s experiences with racism and urging colleagues to respond to the state’s blackface scandals by working to “address the chasm betwe
1619: First African slaves arrive in America
Fort Monroe National Monument has a rich and often overlooked history, but the site is in the spotlight this year to share its story and start a deeper conversation about race in America.
Youth activists oppose planned Isle of Wight juvenile detention facility
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) -- A new group is joinng the fight against a proposed juvenile detention center in Isle of Wight County, saying they are concerned the project isn't "closer" to their backyard.
Two cameras found hidden in public bathrooms at Virginia Tech
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Two hidden cameras have been removed from two separate bathrooms on Virginia Tech's campus. Campus police recovered the two devices, which were found in public bathrooms.
Gardeners needed to adopt a flower bed in Suffolk
SUFFOLK, Va. — Do you love to garden, but don't have space?. Healthy Suffolk’s Community Garden Program has an opportunity to Adopt-a-Bed and “grow some veg” in 2019. Anyone is welcome to adopt the free raised garden beds at the East Suffolk Community Garden at the East Suffolk Recreation Center.
Virginia man uses a dating app to meet a woman, but ends up shot in the buttocks
PETERSBURG, Va. - Police in Petersburg, Virginia, are investigating an attempted robbery and shooting linked to a dating app. Sources told WTVR that the victim thought he was meeting a woman. However, when he arrived to a dark, narrow Petersburg street Wednesday morning, someone was waiting to rob h
Police locate 24-year-old woman missing out of Norfolk
NORFOLK, Va. — Virginia State Police have located a previously missing 24-year-old woman last seen in Norfolk. Olivia Oliver was last seen in Norfolk at a shell gas station on the 500 block of N. Military Hwy.
Norfolk Police: Gunfire shatters window at Southern Shopping Center store
NORFOLK, Va. – Police are investigating after a person was reportedly shot at while inside a vehicle in the parking lot of Southern Shopping Center. According to officials, the shooting incident was around 6 p.m. in the 7500 block of Tidewater Drive. The individual being shot at and the person shoot
Newport News man left with life-threatening injuries after shooting
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Newport News Police Department responded to a shooting in the 500 block of Catina Way Thursday afternoon. Dispatch received the shooting call at 4:11 p.m. When officers arrived, they found a 23-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
Virginia ranked as 21st most sinful state in America
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Virginia is the 21st most sinful state in America, according to a study done by WalletHub. WalletHub took a look at each state’s rank on anger and hatred, jealousy, excesses and vices, greed, lust, vanity and laziness.
Hampton couple charged with defrauding Medicaid
HAMPTON, Va. – A federal grand jury returned an indictment Thursday, charging a Hampton man and woman with conspiracy, health care fraud, false statements, and aggravated identity theft.