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Judge says Virginia Beach teen who stabbed officer wasn't too high to waive his rights
A judge on Tuesday ruled that statements an intoxicated teen made after being charged with stabbing an officer can be admitted during his trial this summer. An attorney representing Riley Garrett Miller had asked the judge to throw the statements out because the then 17-year-old was too high to know
Virginia Beach Emergency Emergency Operation Center prepares for 'Something in the Water'
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — This weekend, the Virginia Beach Emergency Operation Center will turn into the eyes and ears for first responders during the Something in the Water festival.
Virginia Beach City Council picks retired lawyer to fill Beach seat
A retired lawyer who lives at the North End of the Oceanfront was chosen to serve as the next Beach District council member on Tuesday. Guy Tower, 77, will remain on the council until November, when voters will elect a new member.
Chicago fugitive wanted for murder arrested in Virginia Beach
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Virginia task force officials arrested a fugitive out of Chicago on Tuesday who’s wanted for a 2017 murder and a robbery. The Norfolk fugitive task force, Virginia Beach fugitive task force, Virginia Beach SWAT and United States Marshal’s service assisted in arresting Queon Smi
Police searching for missing teen possibly headed to Virginia Beach
BRISTOW, Va. – Police are looking for a teen who was last seen Sunday, April 21. The National Center for Missing and Endangered, Inc. said 15-year-old Mina Watkowski left a treatment center without permission. She may be headed to Virginia Beach where she has family and friends.
Pharrell Williams spotted in Norfolk ahead of 'Something in the Water' festival
NORFOLK, Va. — Pharrell Williams was spotted in Norfolk ahead of his highly-anticipated 'Something in the Water' festival this weekend. The sold-out event takes place from April 26 to 28 at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.
Virginia Beach residents ask police to attend community meeting to address questions and concerns
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — "Something in the Water" is one of the biggest events Virginia Beach has seen and it's just days away. With 35,000 tickets sold for the event, residents are prepared for a packed oceanfront.
Deer injured after jumping through glass window and into Virginia Beach store
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Not something you expect to see first thing in the morning on your way into work, but was the reality for a group of employees setting up a new retail store in the Lynnhaven Mall; a deer jumping through their storefront window.
Oceanfront residents, businesses excited about Something in the Water weekend
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) -- The Something in the Water Festival is just days away and residents living near the Oceanfront say they’re thrilled for this weekend’s events.
Separating fact from fiction on crime at Virginia Beach's College Beach Weekend
As the debut of the Something in the Water festival draws near, one of residents' most expressed concerns is crime during past College Beach Weekends. "Any guesses on how many shootings? Over-under," one person quipped on a recent Facebook post from Pharrell Williams, the festival organizer, about t
Virginia Beach actor to screen award-winning sex trafficking film at festival
Four years ago, Virginia Beach-based film and television actor Angelo Reyes was stuck in a job slump. He decided to boost his career by developing his own projects. He kept an eye out for stories he could turn into scripts, then productions. One night he turned on local TV news and watched a report
Arrest made, traffic impacted after bomb threat at Norfolk’s Hilton Hotel
NORFOLK, Va. — Police are asking people to avoid the area after a bomb threat made toward the Hilton Hotel on Norfolk’s Main Street in the 100 block. Officials say that the bomb squad for the Norfolk Police Department is sweeping the building, but that no evacuations have been made.
Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers
Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer
Portsmouth man sentenced to 35 years in prison for gang conspiracy
A Portsmouth man was sentenced Tuesday to 35 years in prison for his role in a violent crime spree that left five people dead and four others injured. Prosecutors wanted Malek Lassiter, 23, to serve 40 years in prison. His defense wanted 20.
Chesapeake police chase ends with crash in Midtown Tunnel
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Chesapeake police officers were chasing a suspect, who was trying to evade police, when the suspect rear-ended a motorcyclist on the Portsmouth side of the Midtown Tunnel.
Stolen car, crashed into light pole in Virginia Beach
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Around 3:30 Monday morning, Raymond Baez woke up to a call from his mom telling him that her car was gone. Baez said she left the new car unlocked overnight and the model is a "push to start car."
Portsmouth City Manager released statement about former police chief’s resignation
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Dr. L. Pettis Patton, the City Manager for Portsmouth, shared a statement on Tuesday, on behalf of the city. The statement addresses the circumstances surrounding the resignation of the Former Police Chief Tonya Chapman.
Two people attacked by family dog in Virginia
BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Bedford County deputies say the dog responsible for the attack of a mother and daughter has been put down. Deputies say at 2:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from the 8800 block of Falling Creek Road from a female reporting that she an
Child faces life threatening injuries after being hit by vehicle in Va. Beach
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A child is in a hospital with life-threatening injuries after being hit by a vehicle in Virginia Beach on Saturday, April 20. Officials with the Virginia Beach Police Department say the child was struck in the 700 block of Little Neck Road. They added that the driver of the veh
Affordable housing community for families with disabilities in Virginia Beach
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A first-of-its-kind affordable housing community for families with disabilities has made its way to Virginia Beach. Congresswoman Elaine Luria joined Mayor Bobby Dyer, Virginia legislators, business leaders and nonprofit partners to celebrate Seaside Harbor, the newest affordab