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3 men, 1 juvenile charged in attempted armed burglary in Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) -- Police say three men and a juvenile are facing charges in connection to an attempted armed burglary in Williamsburg. In a news release, Williamsburg Police said officers responded to the 100 block of Adams Street the night of April 15 for a report that a group of suspicio


Man to serve 20 years in Williamsburg shooting, barricade situation

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) -- A man who peladed guilty to charges in a 2017 shooting and barricade situation is facing two decades in prison. Michael Taylor was sentecned on April 16 to 73 years, but had 53 years suspended.


'It's not a prison': Children physically restrained and isolated In Virginia schools

8News Investigates takes an in-depth look at children who are being physically restrained and isolated in Virginia schools. While it's legal, some parents say their children have been hurt in the process.


Bust of President Barack Obama is missing from Williamsburg farm

President Barack Obama is missing. Well, not the real president. A 50-pound concrete bust of him. The bust was last seen in a trailer on a farm owned by Howard Hankins, who also owns 43 larger concrete president's busts, each weighing 15,000 to 20,000 pounds. They range in height from 15 to 20 feet


Virginia couple left dog abandoned in garage after move, animal control says

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) -- A couple is facing animal abandonment charges after officials in Virginia believe they moved and left their dog behind. Chesapeake animal control officers found the dog in the garage after they got a call from a concerned neighbor.


Ex-teacher at Virginia Catholic school charged with sexually abusing student

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former teacher at a Catholic high school in Virginia has been charged with sexually abusing a student in the 1970s. The Richmond Catholic Diocese said church officials received a complaint from an adult alleging abuse as a minor by Daniel Wolfe when he was a teacher at Norfol


Food Truck Tracker: Find your favorite kitchen-on-wheels this weekend

You’ve seen them almost every time you’ve visited a brewery. You’ve probably tried their food at community events. Maybe they’ve even stopped by your office to cater lunch.


Virginia bride-to-be cancels engagement shoot, opts for ‘first dance’ photos with dying father

CULPEPER, Virginia — When Becky Carey learned her father was losing his battle with prostate cancer, the bride-to-be reached out to her photographer before the engagement photo shoot and requested a change of plans.


Virginia school resource officer fired after investigation into ties to white national group

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. - A Virginia school resource officer is out of a job after claims that he's associated with a white nationalist group, according to NBC 12. Police identified him as Daniel Morley, who was a school resource officer at L.C. Bird High School in Chesterfield.


Man accused of forcing person to drive to ATM gets over 4 years

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) -- A man who was arrested in an armed an abduction and carjacking in Newport News last year is facing more than four years in prison. Michael Byrd pleaded guilty to carjacking and use of a firearm in a felony on Thursday, and was sentenced to 18 years in prison. Thirteen yea


Man accused of raping child in Currituck arrested in Virginia

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) - A man charged with statutory rape of a child in Currituck County has been arrested in Chesapeake. The Currituck County Sheriff's Office said earlier this month Howard S. Bendigo was wanted on that charge as well as sexual battery. The circumstances surrounding the charges ar


Man charged in cold case double murder in Virginia Beach to appear in court

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A man who's accused of murdering two women who were visiting the Virginia Beach Oceanfront more than four decades ago is scheduled to be arraigned in court Thursday afternoon.


Newport News to receive redevelopment funds for Marshall Courts

The Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority will receive more than $4 million from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to support ongoing work of housing in the Southeast Community.


Virginia State Police investigating fatal Greene County crash

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Man convicted of malicious wounding in shooting of off-duty jail officer

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) -- A man was convicted of a malicious wounding charge in connection to the shooting of an off-duty jail officer in Newport News in 2017. Ronzel Dixie was found guilty of the charge during a hearing on April 11. He was found not guilty of use of a firearm in the commission of


Police: Father severely injured 3-month-old child in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) -- A Newport News father has been arrested after his 3-month-old child was severely injured, police say. Police were notified about the alleged abuse at 11:30 p.m. on April 11, after the child was admitted to the hospital with multiple injuries. Police say the child's mother


Bust from Presidents Park stolen

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — From George Washington to George W, the giant busts of 43 U.S. Presidents sit at Moss Side Farm outside Williamsburg. They are all that’s left of the old Presidents Park.


Colonial Williamsburg Fifes & Drums at the Virginia International Tattoo

Colonial Williamsburg Fifes & Drums at the Virginia International Tattoo. The Tattoos across the world today produce a ceremonial performance of military music by massed bands. Each one is influenced by the culture of the country they represent.


Child Predator Victims Sought By Virginia State Police

MANASSAS, VA—Authorities are looking for additional victims of a child predator from Manassas arrested April 12 on child pornography and solicitation charges, according to Virginia State Police. Schuyler Stuart Corado Corado, 33, was charged with one felony count of possession of child pornography (


Newport News man arrested for contributing to delinquency of minors

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A Newport News man was arrested after police found tobacco products and a firearm in his car along with two juvenile passengers. Tuesday night at approximately 1:49 a.m., Newport News Police approached a vehicle in the 100 block of Secluded Place that was occupied by three people