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|Suffolk emergency reponders searching for 2 missing huntersWAVY / 1 h. 4 min. ago more|
SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Two hunters are reported missing in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, according to Suffolk Police. The Game Warden contacted emergency communications about the missing men just before 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Officials say the individual who has signed into the log book for the Jericho Ditch at 3:06 p.m. had not signed out for the evening. Further down the trail, the vehicle belonging to the second hunter was found. The men are identified as 29-year-old Michael Leon Durrence, of Hampton, and 29-year-old Jonathon Joseph Foreman, of Norfolk. Durrence is further described as a white male, 5’11”, 170 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. Michael Durrence / Photo: Suffolk Police Foreman is a white male, 6’0″, 175 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. Jonathon Foreman / Photo: Suffolk Police The men did not take their cell phones with them. Family members have been notified. Emergency personnel have established a command center as part of their search. Stay with WAVY.com for updates to this developing story.Filed under: Local News, News, Suffolk
|Beat the burglars and keep your home safe this holiday seasonWTKR / 5 h. 45 min. ago more|
NORFOLK, Va. – `Tis the season for break-ins and burglaries. Unfortunately crooks are not in the holiday spirit when they target your home and take your belongings. Many break ins happen in the middle of the day when homeowners are gone and burglaries spike around the holiday season. The crooks are after anything they can grab and later pawn. Jewelry, guns, TVs, electronics and medications are target items. Experts suggest keeping these items out of the line of vision from a window or keep your blinds drawn, especially when you are not home. Of course security cameras and alarms are helpful to protect your property but security officers say lights can be a cheaper alternative to deterring crime away from your house. Last but not least, have a good relationship with your neighbors. Police say these are the eyes and ears for your home when you are away. The police encourage anyone to call them and report suspicious activity in their neighborhood. Watch News 3 Monday night at 11 p.m. to get the full report as we take action to keep your house away from the burglars.
|Citizens can learn to save someone from opioid overdoseWAVY / 5 h. 52 min. ago more|
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk Community Services Board (CSB) and Norfolk Prevention Coalition are providing free training to help residents in Hampton Roads save a family member or friend from opioid overdose. Citizens can learn to identify causes and risk factors for opioid overdose, common myths about overdose reversal and why Naloxone is now available in Virginia during through the REVIVE! program. REVIVE! is Virginia’s Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education (ONE) program and it’s encouraged for people who are currently using or have used opioids, have a loved one who uses opioids, work in a setting where opioid overdoses occur and/or interested in learning how to save lives. All participants will receive a free kit with supplies and additional information. Eligible participants will receive a prescription for Naloxone (one per household) at selected sessions, courtesy of the Norfolk Department of Health. Training sessions will be held several times a month at various locations and times. To register go to www.norfolk.gov/NPC.Filed under: Community, Local News, News, Norfolk, Opioid Addiction
|Chesapeake hosts rabies clinic for South NorfolkWAVY / 5 h. 56 min. ago more|
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — The Chesapeake Health Department and Chesapeake Animal Services brought a mobile rabies clinic to South Norfolk on Saturday. From 9 a.m. to noon, citizens with proof of South Norfolk residency and $5 were able to get their pets vaccinated at Chesapeake Avenue United Methodist Church. Nearly 100 pets were vaccinated during the debut of their mobile rabies clinic, according to the Chesapeake Health Department on their Facebook. They had previously warned residents that several raccoons and a fox, which attacked several domestic dogs from June through October, tested positive for rabies in South Norfolk. Filed under: Chesapeake, Local News, News, Norfolk
|Community gathers at “Feeding 5000” in Newport NewsWAVY / 5 h. 58 min. ago more|
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Volunteers gathered to help feed the Newport News community at the annual Feeding 5000 Harvest and Community Celebration on Saturday. The event was held at the United House of Prayer on Ivy Avenue. Newport News police shared these photos from the event, serving up some food and fun for their community. Feeding 5000 Event, 1811 Ivy Avenue, United House of Prayer For All People pic.twitter.com/HSROa6vX8T — NNPD South Precinct (@NNPDSouth) November 18, 2017 Feeding 5000, Captain Tietjens and Assistant Chief Randall pic.twitter.com/ugIQYVmMcO — NNPD South Precinct (@NNPDSouth) November 18, 2017 Feeding 5000, United House of Prayer For All People pic.twitter.com/G62TpZEjWP — NNPD South Precinct (@NNPDSouth) November 18, 2017 United House of Prayer For All People Band, Feeding 5000 pic.twitter.com/DWgqhbM1cN — NNPD South Precinct (@NNPDSouth) November 18, 2017 Feeding 5000, United House of Prayer For All People, Marching Band pic.twitter.com/OF2ym3m86G — NNPD South Precinct (@NNPDSouth) November 18, 2017Filed under: Community, Local News, Newport News, News
|Chesapeake group helped provide Thanksgiving to thousandsWAVY / 6 h. 6 min. ago more|
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Thousands of baskets filled with Thanksgiving food were passed out in Chesapeake Saturday during the 9th Annual Turkey Trailer. The Solid Rock Worldwide Outreach Ministry organized the event to help families in need of a Thanksgiving meal. The baskets were filled with turkey and classic Thanksgiving side dishes. The group also passed out clothing and toys to the families. Filed under: Chesapeake, Community, Local News, News
|Hundreds lined the streets of Norfolk for 33rd Grand Illumination ParadeWAVY / 6 h. 26 min. ago more|
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Hundreds of people lined the streets of Downtown Norfolk on Saturday night, to enjoy the 33rd annual Grand Illumination Parade. People started claiming their spots on Granby Street as early as noon. “You gotta get here early to get a good seat!” said one parade-goer. 10 On Your Side spoke to a family as they camped out on the sidewalk by Saint Germain, having made the trip from North Carolina. “I get excited every time it starts and I hear the drums and the sirens,” said Shari Miller. “I become a little kid again.” Miller said she and her family have attended the parade for the last 29 years. Starting at 7 p.m., dozens of floats traveled down Main Street, rounding Granby to cheers and applause. Thousands of lights lit up the city. Local bands, churches, first-responders, members of the military and city officials were among those marching. “Couldn’t ask for a better night,” one woman said, noting the temperature. “It was perfect.” After the parade, many attendees headed to nearby bars and restaurants. “It’s a very busy evening,” said Tiffany Kidwell-Gaylord, Co-Owner at Saint Germain. Her restaurant and many others increase staff for the night. The parade is just one of many festivities planned throughout the weekend.Filed under: Local News, News, Norfolk, Top Video
|Mayoral race election results come inWTKR / 8 h. ago more|
This Tuesday is an off-year election, where the energy is focused in a grab bag of state and local races. Much of that attention centers on the marquee gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey, as well as New York City’s mayoral race, where incumbent Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to receive a second term. But Tuesday also marks major decisions for voters in cities around the country, with fiercely fought mayoral races nearing their ends. Here are a few to watch (this story will update as results come in): Atlanta Democratic Mayor Kasim Reed is approaching the term-limited end of his time as Atlanta mayor, and that exit brings one of the most contested mayoral races in the country. Reed has endorsed Democrat Keisha Lance Bottoms. Bottoms leads the pack in the latest round of polling alongside Mary Norwood, who does not identify with a party. The Atlanta mayoral race, like many mayoral races, is technically a nonpartisan position. The two face a crowded field, which includes State Sen. Vincent Fort. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders campaigned for Fort and extended fundraising support to the candidate, and the race could be an opportunity for Sanders — whose presidential candidacy failed to win over the south — to expand his movement. Tuesday night is all but guaranteed, however, not to be the end of the mayoral race. Georgia utilizes a majority rule with a runoff system, so if no candidate emerges with more than 50% of the vote — as is expected — then the top two candidates will face off in December. Boston Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh, the incumbent, won his re-election bid, and Tito Jackson, a nonpartisan member of the Boston city council, conceded Tuesday. Charlotte Democrat Vi Lyles declared victory Tuesday evening in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Republican Kenny Smith conceded, meaning Lyles will become the first African-American woman elected Charlotte’s mayor. The Democratic incumbent, Mayor Jennifer Roberts, lost in the primary, which meant voters in Charlotte, North Carolina, faced a new slate of candidates. Lyles will be the seventh new mayor Charlotte has had since 2009. Cincinnati The putatively nonpartisan race pits Democrat against Democrat. Mayor John Cranley seeks a second term and faces off against Cincinnati City Council member Yvette Simpson. One of the more notable points on the race: the eye-popping funding totals. By Cincinnati.com’s total, the candidates for mayor and city council raised more than $5 million, with about half of that coming from the sitting mayor’s war chest. Cleveland Tuesday will see Mayor Frank Jackson face City Councilman Zack Reed to determine if Jackson nets a fourth term in the northeastern Ohio city. Detroit Like Cleveland, Detroit’s election on Tuesday has a Midwestern mayor seeking re-election. Mayor Mike Duggan faces State Senator Coleman Young after the two emerged from the August primary. In the August election, Duggan got almost 68% of the vote to Young’s nearly 27% in a field of eight candidates. Duggan enjoys support from former Vice President Joe Biden, and the sitting mayor said in an interview with Politico that he’d chair a Biden 2020 presidential bid if the former vice president were game. Miami The city of Miami on Tuesday night declared Francis Suarez the winner of its election. Mayor Tomás Regalado is term-limited from seeking re-election. Suarez faced William Armbrister, Christian Canache and Cynthia Mason Jaquith. The Miami Herald identified Suarez as the favorite and pointed to Suarez’s opposition as limited to unfunded candidates. Miami’s politics are unique, with a sizable Cuban population and key role in statewide races giving it outsize influence. St. Petersburg On the other side of Florida sits St. Petersburg, where Mayor Rick Kriseman declared victory for his re-election bid on Tuesday against Republican Rick Baker, who conceded as votes rolled in. The Democratic mayor received national backing in this close race. Politico reported in August that given the closeness of the race, former President Barack Obama was endorsing Kriseman. Former Vice President Joe Biden added on, backing Kriseman and recording a robocall, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Seattle A scandal rocked the Seattle mayor’s office and left the field wide open. Mayor Ed Murray announced in May he would not seek re-election as he denied sexual abuse allegations against him. Murray resigned in the wake of another allegation in September, when his own cousin went forward saying Murray had abused him while the cousin was a teenager. The disturbing revelations mean Tuesday will be a face-off between Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon. In the crowded August primary, Durkan took 27.9% of the vote to Moon’s 17.6%. Minneapolis This city does things a bit differently than most. It utilizes a system known as ranked-choice voting, where instead of choosing one candidate and having a potential runoff election, voters rank the candidates from most preferred to least. The system can encourage support for third-party candidates and make a crowded election more practical. Mayor Betsy Hodges is seeking re-election and faces more than a dozen people. One of the candidates is listed on the ballot as Captain Jack Sparrow. St. Paul The twin city to Minneapolis — St. Paul — will also hold its mayoral election on Tuesday. Mayor Chris Coleman is running for governor of Minnesota, leaving the race open. In late October, a mailer from a political group linked to the police and local business drew a questionable line from the theft of candidate Melvin Carter’s guns, implying without evidence that Carter was responsible for gun violence in the city due to the theft.
|Virginia Beach included in report that ranks major cities by homicide rate - wtkr.comGoogle News / 8 h. 16 min. ago more|
wtkr.comVirginia Beach included in report that ranks major cities by homicide ratewtkr.comVIRGINIA BEACH, VA. - Virginia Beach is included in a new report that ranks major cities based on homicide rates. A CBS news report put Virginia Beach 47th out of 61 cities that responded with information. The report is based off information from the ...
|Allegiant launches two new nonstop routes to Florida with fares as low as $49WTKR / 8 h. 19 min. ago more|
NORFOLK, Va. – Allegiant Air announced that it will be offering new nonstop routes from Norfolk to Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. The flights will be rated as low as $49 to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), and started being offered on Friday, Nov. 17, said Allegiant. “We’re very excited to launch these new routes from Norfolk today,” said Lukas Johnson, Allegiant senior vice president of commercial. “We’re sure local travelers will enjoy having a friendly, low-cost, convenient option for travel to two beautiful Florida destinations.” The new nonstop routes will operate twice weekly from Norfolk International Airport (ORF). Flight days, times and the lowest fares can be found only at Allegiant.com. “We’re thrilled for Allegiant to launch new low-cost, nonstop service to some of the top leisure destinations in Florida via Norfolk International Airport,” said City of Norfolk Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander. “We look forward to a great relationship with Allegiant as we continue to make Norfolk a major hub of the American journey.”
|Virginia Beach included in report that ranks major cities by homicide rateWTKR / 8 h. 24 min. ago more|
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. - Virginia Beach is included in a new report that ranks major cities based on homicide rates. A CBS news report put Virginia Beach 47th out of 61 cities that responded with information. The report is based off information from the Major Cities Chiefs Association, which represents the largest cities in the United States and Canada. Virginia Beach is on the safer end of the scale. There were 64 homicides in Hampton Roads between January 1 and June 30 in 2017. 11 were in Virginia Beach. The numbers were disturbing for some neighbors to hear. "We walk around the communities feeling safe not feeling like we're in harm's way," said Michael Austin from Virginia Beach. "We take our kids--our little brothers to the park. We're just out here having fun." There were 17 murders in Norfolk, but the city isn't counted in the crime report, nor are any of the other six Hampton Roads cities because their population sizes don't fall under the major city category. There are 452,745 people who live in Virginia Beach, according to a 2015 census compared to 246,393 people who live in Norfolk. "We just have to work one day at a time to make our environment safe," Judy Razon, a neighbor in Virginia Beach. "We just have to work one day at a time to make our environment safe. Let's start from our home, with our friends, with strangers. It will be safe."
|ODU wins third-straight after rallying past Rice 24-21WAVY / 8 h. 35 min. ago more|
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY/AP) — 18-year-old Steven Williams threw for 188 yards and ran for two touchdowns, including the game-winner with 37 seconds left, to lead Old Dominion in a 24-21 win over Rice on Saturday. Ray Lawry added another touchdown and rushed for 110 yards on 18 carries and Nick Rice kicked a 32-yard field goal as Old Dominion (5-6, 3-4 Conference USA) notched its third-straight game without a turnover. An interception by ODU’s Sean Carter’s with 21 seconds left in the game sealed the win. Rice (1-10, 1-6) had retaken the lead late in the fourth quarter with a 3-yard touchdown run by Miklo Smalls, who finished 8-for-12 passing with 90 yards and 84 yards on the ground, to make it 21-17 with just over two minutes to play. Old Dominion then drove 75 yards in under 90 seconds to edge back into the lead for good with Williams’ winning TD. Marques Little had a 24-yard reception and Lawry caught a 15-yarder during the drive. Williams also had a rushing touchdown late in the first quarter. “The development of a quarterback, sure it happens with wins but it really happens when you have a two-minute drive as a quarterback to win the game,” said ODU coach Bobby Wilder. “We’ve been practicing it every Friday and a little bit during the week so we were ready for the situation,” Williams said. “We were just waiting on it, they were like ‘two minutes’, we already knew, let’s go win it.” ODU closes out the season on the road against Middle Tennessee. Both teams are 5-6, so the winner will become bowl eligible.Filed under: Football NCAA, Local News, ODU Football, Sports
|William and Mary increases tuition for incoming freshmanWTKR / 8 h. 35 min. ago more|
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – William and Mary revealed that it will increase tuition for incoming in-state undergraduate students arriving in fall of 2018. William & Mary’s Board of Visitors voted unanimously on Friday to extend the university’s four-year tuition guarantee, but stated in its press release that returning in-state undergraduates will see zero increase in tuition. The new tuition rate for in-state students entering in the fall 2018 will be $17,434 and will extend through 2022. This increasing is a 6.5 percent bump from 2017 for in-state freshman. The tuition increase is part of The William & Mary Promise program. The program, which was adopted in 2013, extends the tuition rate that in-state students pay in their freshman years across their four years of undergraduate study. “The William & Mary Promise provides transparency and predictability for Virginia’s students and their families,” said Rector Todd Stottlemyer. “It also allows the university to devote significant financial aid resources to low- and middle-income families whose students exhibit great promise and ability.” The university released the information in November, because it allows families to know what tuition will be for the university before the application deadline . William and Mary also said that this increase will allow it to continue to invest more resources toward financial aid, and toward increasing socio-economic diversity on campus. This fall, William & Mary saw a 21 percent increase in new Pell-eligible undergraduate students, both freshmen and transfers. Since 2013, the university has also seen a 21-percent increase in first-generation freshmen students. “William & Mary provides tremendous educational value, and the Promise helps ensure that we can keep providing it,” said President Taylor Reveley. “A strong, stable financial foundation, one which all parts of the William & Mary family help build, is essential to progress. The Promise is an important element in building this foundation and securing a William & Mary future worthy of its past.” The university said that tuition for out-of-state students and graduate students, in addition to fees and room and board, will be set in April, when the Board of Visitors approves the annual budget.
|First Warning Forecast: Windy, showers move in early SundayWTKR / 8 h. 44 min. ago more|
The First Warning Storm team is tracking a strong cold front that will make it’s way across the region overnight. We’ll see some rain push in mainly after midnight. Winds will pick up and temperatures will drop on Sunday. It will actually be pretty mild tonight ahead of the cold front. Temperatures will drop into the 50s on Sunday once the front passes. High pressure will then build in. Expect the rain to clear out early, followed by gradual clearing and sunshine by the afternoon. It will be a blustery day with winds out of the northwest. We could see gusts up to 35 mph. The wind will start to ease late Sunday into Monday. It will be a chilly one to start the work week. Highs in the upper 40s and low 50s. Temperatures will drop into the 30s overnight. Tuesday is looking dry and a bit milder with highs in the upper 50s and low 60s. Another cold front will approach on Tuesday with a slight chance for showers late Tuesday night and Wednesday. Thanksgiving is still looking dry with highs near 50. Temperatures will start to trend upward for Black Friday and Saturday. Conditions look to remain dry on both those days. Tonight: Showers move in late (50%). Not as chilly. Windy. Lows in the mid and upper 50s. Winds: SW 15-25, gusts up to 35 mph. Tomorrow: Showers move out early (30%). Gradual clearing. Cooler. Blustery. Highs in the upper 50s to near 60. Winds: NW 15-25, gusts up to 35 mph. Tomorrow night: Mostly clear and cold. Lows in the mid and upper 30s. Winds: NW 10-15 mph, gusts up to 25 mph. Weather & Health Pollen: Low (Mixed) UV Index: 2 (Low) Air Quality: Good (Code Green) Mosquitoes: Low Tropical Update Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours. For weather updates on Facebook: HERE Follow me on Twitter: HERE Follow me on Instagram: HERE Check out the Interactive Radar on WTKR.com: Interactive Radar Click here to sign up for email alerts from the First Warning Storm Team.
|Robert Mugabe refuses to quit as Zimbabweans march for his ousterWTKR / 12 h. 6 min. ago more|
Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Thousands of Zimbabweans took to the streets of Harare on Saturday to demand the resignation of President Robert Mugabe, in what could spell the political end for the 93-year-old leader who has ruled the country for nearly four decades. Waving placards with slogans like “Mugabe Must Rest Now” and “No to Mugabe Dynasty,” the atmosphere on the streets of the south African nation’s capital was electric, just days after the army put Mugabe under house arrest and detained some of his key political allies. People waved Zimbabwean flags while others ran alongside army tanks and hugged soldiers to show their gratitude. CNN did not see any police at the protest, which was originally called by the country’s influential association of army veterans. “The whole nation is celebrating today. We are finally getting rid of the old man,” said Tanashe, a Harare resident who declined to provide a second name. Mugabe’s power appears to have finally been brought to check not by the opposition, but by the military and members of his own party, concerned about his apparent plans to have his wife Grace, 52, succeed him. An army spokesman, speaking with demonstrators near the end of Saturday’s rally, even cast Robert Mugabe as a foe to his own country. “Yes, we are in uniform, but understand that all we are doing is simply dealing with the enemy of Zimbabwe,” Gen. S.B. Noyo told remnants of the crowd in Harare, as he stood near a tank. But Mugabe was still refusing to step down, an official with direct knowledge of the ongoing negotiations between the President and the military told CNN. Mugabe was meeting with army chief Gen. Constantino Chiwenga to discuss what happens next, the source told CNN. Chiwenga is pushing for Mugabe to step down and an interim president to take over, the source said. The central committee of Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF Party will meet Sunday morning to consider a vote of confidence in Mugabe as a party leader, a senior Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association member who asked not to be identified told CNN. In December, a conference of the party will take place. It’s assumed that former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa will then become leader of the party and President of the country until elections next year, the source said. ZANU-PF called for Mugabe to resign on Friday, the main state newspaper The Herald reported. It said party branches in all 10 provinces were also calling for the resignation of Grace Mugabe as the women’s league leader. Zimbabwe’s Indigenization Minister Patrick Zhuwao, who is also Mugabe’s nephew, criticized what he described as the “military siege” underway in the country. “At the moment Zimbabwe is under military siege and it means nobody is able to express what they want freely. They are acting under coercion. Zimbabwe is currently undergoing a coup and people are trying to sugar coat it,” he told CNN over the phone from South Africa. He added: “Mugabe is willing to die for his principles. He is willing to die to protect the constitution.” VP’s firing sparked chain reaction The trigger for what is to all intents and purposes a coup came 10 days ago when Mugabe fired Mnangagwa, a former ally with strong connections and the support of the military who was widely tipped to become the country’s next leader. The timing, ahead of next year’s presidential vote, fueled speculation that Mugabe was clearing the path for his wife to take over in the event of his retirement or death. On Wednesday, a military spokesman announced on state television that the army had launched an operation to target “criminals” close to the President who were causing “social and economic suffering.” Mugabe was confined to his multimillion dollar “Blue Roof” mansion. Mugabe was photographed Thursday in talks with Gen. Chiwenga and other officials at the official State House. Grace Mugabe has not been seen in public since the military intervention. On Friday, Mugabe emerged from house arrest to attend a university graduation ceremony in Harare, in a staged public appearance that belied the reality that he is no longer in control. His appearance was apparently designed to convey a business-as-usual atmosphere — the generals pulling the strings in Harare are desperate not to give the impression they are orchestrating an unconstitutional coup. CNN has learned that Mnangagwa was instrumental in plans to seize control from Mugabe, one of Africa’s longest serving heads of state. “This takeover was planned a long time ago by Emmerson Mnangagwa and secret discussions did take place with opposition about a succession plan including forcing out Mugabe,” a senior opposition leader with direct knowledge of the talks told CNN. Opposition leaders have welcomed the developments. Foreign powers urge restraint An opposition lawmaker called Saturday’s marches a “real turning point.” “The atmosphere was one of unity and joy. All peaceful an orderly,” said Eddie Cross, a parliament member with the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T). “It is a real turning point for all of us.” In an earlier statement calling on his supporters to join the demonstration, prominent MDC-T politician Douglas Mwonzora said: “While we may have fought and quarreled yesterday, today we are united by what is good for our country.” “We demand that President Mugabe resigns. But we have to think of tomorrow. The MDC-T demands a mechanism to ensure that the current economic meltdown is redressed. We must bring an end to all the poverty and misery that our people have been consigned to.” Hundreds of people staged a peaceful protest Saturday outside the State House, the official residence of Mugabe, and there was talk in Zimbabwe of a march to Blue Roof. Speaking to CNN, Mugabe’s nephew Zhuwao said he feared for the safety of members of the Generation 40 faction of the ZANU-PF party that have remained loyal to the Mugabes. “I don’t even know if they are still alive,” he said. “This is a coup. The president and first lady are not safe. They are captives.” Foreign powers have called on the military to show restraint in the upheaval, but have largely supported its actions so far. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson described the situation in Zimbabwe as an opportunity for the country. “Zimbabwe has an opportunity to set itself on a new path, one that must include democratic elections and respect for human rights,” he said Friday at an event in Washington, calling for a quick return to civilian rule.
|US threatens to close Palestinian office in WashingtonWTKR / 12 h. 12 min. ago more|
The Trump administration put the Palestinian Liberation Organization on notice Friday that it will close the group’s office in Washington if the Palestinians don’t get serious about peace talks with Israel, State Department officials said. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has determined the Palestinians have violated a rarely invoked provision in US law that calls for the closure of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s mission if they act against Israel in the International Criminal Court, the officials said. The department asserts that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ran afoul of the law in September when he called on the ICC to investigate and prosecute Israel for war crimes against the Palestinians. “The secretary concluded that the factual record, certain statements made by Palestinian leaders about the ICC, did not permit (Tillerson) to make the factual certification required by the statute” to keep the PLO mission open, a State Department official said. In a speech to the UN General Assembly, Abbas said the Palestinians have asked the the ICC “to open an investigation and to prosecute Israeli officials for their involvement in settlement activities and aggressions against our people.” Saeb Erekat, a top PLO official and lead Palestinian negotiator, said the Palestinians have responded to Tillerson’s determination by warning they will end all contact with the Trump administration if it closes the US office. “This is the pressure being exerted on this administration from the Netanyahu government; at a time when we are trying to cooperate to achieve the ultimate deal, they take such steps which will undermine the whole peace process,” Erekat said in a statement to CNN. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office issued a short statement calling the US decision “a matter of US law.” “We respect the decision and look forward to continuing to work with the US to advance peace and security in the region,” it said. The Associated Press first reported the news of Tillerson’s decision and the notification to the Palestinians. The threat to the Palestinians of losing their office in Washington could be a point of leverage for President Donald Trump as he seeks to coax the Palestinians to the table. The Israelis and Palestinians are not engaged direct negotiations, but Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a top White House adviser, and Jason Greenblatt, a senior aide charged with negotiations on Middle East peace, have been working to broker a peace deal to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This month, the White House said officials are preparing a peace proposal which they intend to put forward at a unspecified time. They have provided no details about the proposal, but Kushner and Greenblatt have been shuttling to the Middle East region to meet with Palestinians, Israelis and Arab nations in hopes of securing a deal. Although the United States does not recognize statehood for the Palestinians, President Bill Clinton waived a 1980s-era law that barred them from having an office and allowed the PLO, which formally represents all Palestinians, to open a mission in Washington in 1994. President Obama allowed the Palestinians to fly the flag over their office, upgrading the status of their mission, in 2011. Congress added a provision to the law in 2015 requiring the shuttering of the mission if the Palestinians seek to “influence a determination by the ICC to initiate a judicially authorized investigation, or to actively support such an investigation, that subjects Israeli nationals to an investigation for alleged crimes against Palestinians.” Before the change to the law, the president could keep the PLO mission open merely by certifying that waiving the ban on Palestinian representation in the United States was in the US national interest. The most recent certification period ended in November. Trump, meanwhile, could also waive Tillerson’s determination; the President now has 90 days to consider whether the Palestinians are engaged in “direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel” before making such a decision. However, the law does not specifically define what constitutes direct or meaningful negations. Even if Trump decides to close the office, a State Department official said the United States would not completely cut off relations with the Palestinians and is focused on bringing about a comprehensive peace deal. “We remain focused on a comprehensive peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians that will resolve core issues between the parties,” the official said in an email. “This measure should in no way be a signal that the US is backing off those efforts. Nor should it be exploited by those who seek to act as spoilers to distract from the imperative of reaching a peace agreement.”
|Partridge Family’s David Cassidy is in critical condition at a Florida hospitalWTKR / 13 h. 17 min. ago more|
David Cassidy, the wildly popular ’70s heartthrob who shot to fame when he starred and sang in TV’s “The Partridge Family,” is in critical condition with organ failure. Cassidy is being treated at a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, area hospital, longtime publicist Jo-Ann Geffen told CNN on Saturday. “He is conscious and surrounded by family and friends, nothing is imminent and we are taking it day by day,” Geffen said. She did not say what caused the organ failure. Cassidy, 67, told People magazine earlier this year he was battling dementia. A ’70s superstar “The Partridge Family,” a sitcom about a mother and five children who formed a rock ‘n’ roll band, gave Cassidy a national audience for his music. Cassidy, who played Keith Partridge on the show, captured the spirit of 1970s youth. His wispy voice and wholesome persona broke out from the small screen. At the time, his fan club reportedly was bigger than those of Elvis Presley and The Beatles. The singer toured the world singing his hit songs, such as “I Think I Love You,” filling concert halls with screaming teenage girls. Cassidy has spoken publicly in recent years about his struggles with alcohol. He was arrested for driving under the influence on three separate occasions during a four-year span between 2010 and 2014. Cassidy, in an interview with CNN in 2014, said his trouble with alcohol was “very humbling and it’s also humiliating.”
|Tuition goes up 7 percent for new William and Mary freshmenWAVY / 13 h. 22 min. ago more|
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Incoming in-state freshmen at the College of William and Mary will face a nearly 7 percent tuition hike in the fall of 2018. The Williamsburg school announced Friday that the new tuition rate for in-state students entering next fall will be $17,434. That’s a 6.5 percent increase from this year. The increase does not affect undergrads already enrolled at the college. Since 2013, the school has frozen tuition for returning students at the rates they paid as incoming freshmen. The college’s governing board voted to extend that policy at a meeting Friday. As a result, incoming freshman who pay the new rate beginning in 2018 will not see any tuition hikes during their four years of undergraduate study. Out-of-state rates and room-and-board fees will be set in April.Filed under: Local News, News, Williamsburg
|Funeral to be held for man killed by police carWAVY / 14 h. 19 min. ago more|
WAVERLY, VA (WWBT) – Loved ones will gather to say goodbye to a man who was struck and killed by a police car as he crossed Route 460 in Waverly. Antonio Green, 47, died Tuesday morning. His mother says she has few answers and has not yet received a police report or autopsy. Related: Waverly police car hits and kills man Meanwhile, Green’s funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Empowerment Temple Church at 219 North County Drive in Waverly.Filed under: Local News, News
|Broad Street Realty finalizes purchase of Monticello Shopping CenterWAVY / 16 h. 56 min. ago more|
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) – The Monticello Shopping Center has officially be sold to Broad Street Realty. Broad Street Realty CEO Michael Jacoby confirmed to 10 On Your Side that the company officially closed on the Monticello Shopping Center on Friday for $4.2 million. Broad Street also owns the Williamsburg Shopping Center across the street, and plans to redevelop the two shopping centers into Midtown Row. Related: Plan to revamp Williamsburg Shopping Center includes new storefronts, hotel The Williamsburg City Council unanimously approved a request from Broad Street to redevelop Monticello and Williamsburg Shopping Centers into Midtown Row in October.Filed under: Local News, News, Williamsburg
|Police seek suspect accused of breaking into car, stealing purseWAVY / 17 h. 36 min. ago more|
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) – Police in Williamsburg are looking for a male suspected of breaking into a vehicle and stealing a person’s belongings. On November 13, the suspect broke a car window and stole a purse and the contents. The suspect used the victim’s credit card at a Kroger location in York County and Norfolk. If you have any information, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.Filed under: Crime, Local News, News, Norfolk, Williamsburg, York County
|War at Home Memorial coming to NorfolkWAVY / 18 h. 8 min. ago more|
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A new memorial is coming to Norfolk in early December. Norfolk is the first ever stop for the mobile monument, War at Home Memorial, a project of Mission 22 out of Nashville, Indiana. The nonprofit organization has developed programs and brings awareness for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The monuments are constructed from a steel plate, with the veteran’s outline hollowed out from the plate. At the base of each is an enlarged dog tag with the details about their life and service. The memorial will be located along the Elizabeth River Trail near the Larchmont Library. The project is set to begin this week and will be completed in early December. An opening event is currently being planned. The memorial will be free and open to the public, and will be available for viewing until November 2018.Filed under: Local News, News, Norfolk
|Va. Beach EMS dedicates new headquarters and training center ... - WAVY-TVGoogle News / 18 h. 42 min. ago more|
WAVY-TVVa. Beach EMS dedicates new headquarters and training center ...WAVY-TVVirginia Beach EMS dedicated their new headquarters and training center during a ceremony on Saturday.and more »
|Va. Beach EMS dedicates new headquarters and training centerWAVY / 18 h. 45 min. ago more|
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Virginia Beach Emergency Medical Services dedicated their new headquarters and training center during a ceremony on Saturday. Marielena Balouris/WAVY For the first time in the department’s history, the headquarters and training center will be located together in one facility. The Virginia Beach City Council approved the conversion of the former Adult Learning Center to the new headquarters and training center for EMS earlier this year. The new facility includes more than 4,560 square feet of dedicated classroom space capable of accommodating more than 115 students, six skills training labs, an ambulance simulator, and a service center for volunteer applicant processing, intake and orientation. Officials say the new location creates more learning opportunities for the largest volunteer-based emengency medical system in the country. “The building will be able to train our EMTs, we have classes every night of the weekend and on weekends,” said Division Chief Bruce Nedelka. “Our ability to train not only them, but our current staff for continuing education and being in a central location right here by Town Center is really great.” The department responds to more than 47,000 calls every year. The new building will also serve as a 911 dispatch training center, as well as a back-up dipatch center.Filed under: Local News, News, Virginia Beach
|Shoplifting suspects sought in Virginia Beach - WAVY-TVGoogle News / 1 d. 7 h. 25 min. ago more|
WAVY-TVShoplifting suspects sought in Virginia BeachWAVY-TVVIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Beach Police request the public's assistance in identifying two women suspected of shoplifting. The pair are accused of stealing several Nike sweat suits on Oct. 20 from the Kohl's department store located at 4554 ...Suspects break into cars, commit fraud in Virginia Beach ...13newsnow.comall 4 news articles »
|Update: Teen found unresponsive in Norfolk holding cell dies, official saysDaily Press / 1 d. 14 h. 30 min. ago more|
A 17-year-old found unresponsive in a holding cell in Norfolk Thursday morning died later at the hospital, police said Friday. The teen, a detainee with the Norfolk Juvenile Detention Center at the Circuit Court, was alone in the cell when he was found, Norfolk Police Department spokesman Daniel...
|Owner of Virginia Beach animal rescue center facing 10 animal import chargesVirginia Beach News / 1 d. 15 h. 27 min. ago more|
According to the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office, 33-year-old Jamie Cochran, the owner of Forever Home Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, has been charged with 10 misdemeanor charges for importing animals without certification. The shelter has been shut down for several months after coming under fire when an elderly woman was killed by a pit bull that had been adopted from the shelter just days before.
|Owner of animal shelter accused of importing dogs illegally Read Story StaffVirginia Beach News / 1 d. 15 h. 27 min. ago more|
Virginia Beach Police Department asked the Virginia Beach Commonwealth's Attorney's Office to assign a prosecutor to the case. Cochran's shelter fell under scrutiny earlier this year after it adopted out a dog, Blue, which attacked 90-year-old Margaret Colvin.
|Starbucks pulls plug on plans for first Virginia Beach Oceanfront store with a drive-through - Virginian-PilotGoogle News / 1 d. 22 h. 46 min. ago more|
Virginian-PilotStarbucks pulls plug on plans for first Virginia Beach Oceanfront store with a drive-throughVirginian-Pilot“At this time, we remain focused on serving customers in the Virginia Beach community at our existing stores and have no store-opening plans to announce.” The coffee chain had wanted to build a store at the intersection of Laskin Road and Baltic Avenue ...
|Police searching for man connected to two home burglariesVirginia Beach News / 2 d. 1 h. 34 min. ago more|
Police in Virginia Beach need help finding a man they say is connected to two home burglaries in one day. Thursday, police released surveillance video and photos from a home on Wildflower Court showing a man with a tattoo on his left hand attempting to break in on October 30. Police say the same man is also connected to another break-in the same day less than a mile away on Gladiola Crescent.
|Regional leaders meet to discuss flooding solutions Read Story Jaclyn LeeVirginia Beach News / 2 d. 6 h. 10 min. ago more|
Regional leaders across Hampton Roads met Thursday to discuss how cities can prepare if a flood event like Hurricane Harvey were to hit. Whitney Katchmark, Principal Water Resources Engineer for the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, said the region can take Hurricane Harvey's devastation as a lesson.
|Hercules Living's Newest Community, Delaney, Provides Hassle-Free City ConvenienceVirginia Beach News / 2 d. 10 h. 53 min. ago more|
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va: Hercules Living, a 20-year plus family-owned and operated regional multifamily developer headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, has just launched its newest apartment community, Delaney Apartment Homes, formerly Legacy Grand. Delany, the newest addition to the Hercules Living portfolio, is just 10 short minutes from one of the top malls in Greater Charlotte; spectacular Concord Mills.
|N.J. funeral service planned for man killed in Virginia crashVirginia Beach News / 2 d. 15 h. 38 min. ago more|
The family of a former Gloucester County man killed in a head-on collision with an alleged drunken driver in Virginia will hold a funeral service in New Jersey. A funeral Mass with full military honors was held last weekend in Portsmouth, Virginia, for Daniel Dill, 29, a member of the U.S. Coast Guard who died following the Nov. 4 crash in Virginia Beach .
|A shuffle at Chesapeake City Hall and one new, but familiar, face joins the City CouncilPilotOnline.com / 2 d. 16 h. 15 min. ago more|
Rick West was sworn in as Chesapeake's mayor on Tuesday night, and council members voted to appoint John de Triquet as vice mayor and Dwight Parker to fill a vacant ninth council seat. He previously served as a councilman.
|Sodexo And The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center Sign Extension Through 2027Virginia Beach News / 2 d. 18 h. 8 min. ago more|
GAITHERSBURG, Md: Sodexo, the leader in Quality of Life services, has signed a 10-year extension to continue as the exclusive food service provider and caterer at the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center in Virginia Beach, VA. As part of the contract renewal, Sodexo is adding new dining options featuring sustainable seafood and local, seasonal ingredients as well as renovating the popular Osprey Cafe.
|WÜD Life's New Limited-Edition Burl-Wood Phone Cases Arrive Just in Time for Gift-Giving SeasonVirginia Beach News / 2 d. 22 h. 58 min. ago more|
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va: WUD Life, purveyor of the industry's rarest natural materials, unlocks their exclusive Private Collection for the first time, with a new line of artistic wood phone cases. As a creator of American-made technology accessories inspired by nature, WUD Life provides functional protection with its exclusive cases made from real wood and its recently introduced unique rock phone cases.
|Man serving life plus 220 years sentenced to additional 50 years for Va. Beach cold case rapeVirginia Beach News / 3 d. 3 h. 36 min. ago more|
Robert Lee Lane, was sentenced Wednesday to an additional 50 years in prison after pleading guilty to rape and abduction with the intent to defile. The incident happened on November 4, 1992.
|Virginia parents of 4-year-old with cancer can't buy ACA plan to cover her hospital careDaily Press / 3 d. 5 h. 35 min. ago more|
Four-year-old Colette Briggs bound into the dining room where her parents sat in the midst of another distressing conversation. Oblivious to their anxiety, she cheerily asked her mom to retie one of the loose pigtails atop her head. Ever since her brown locks regrew long enough for a ponytail,...
|Virginia Beach Police looking for man believed to be responsible for 2 bank robberiesVirginia Beach News / 3 d. 8 h. 9 min. ago more|
On October 16 around 3 p.m., a man armed with a handgun went into the Wells Fargo on 675 Lynnhaven Parkway and demanded money. When he got the money, he ran out of the building towards the Walmart of Phoenix Drive.
|Virginia Beach woman pleads guilty to animal cruelty after her dog found dead, emaciated in kennelVirginia Beach News / 3 d. 12 h. 52 min. ago more|
Hannah Leeanne Paige Davis, 21, pleaded guilty to animal cruelty after an emaciated and deceased dog was found dead inside her apartment in June. Police say they were called on June 4 around 11:30 a.m. about the deceased dog being found in the apartment in the 1800 block of Colonial Arms Circle.
|Va. Beach woman pleads guilty in death of dogVirginia Beach News / 3 d. 12 h. 52 min. ago more|
TITANS at STEELERS Thursday, 8:25 p.m. ET, NBC/NFLN/Amazon OPENING LINE - Steelers by 6 1-2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Titans 3-5-1, St VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.
|Correction: Nov. 16, 2017PilotOnline.com / 3 d. 14 h. 50 min. ago more|
A story on the front page of Tuesday’s Virginian-Pilot (“Clue in the sub shop”) incorrectly described DeVona Alleyne’s job. She is a minister as well as a therapist at a private practice and an organization called Rape Victim Advocates.
|figuratively speaking 11-19-17PilotOnline.com / 3 d. 14 h. 53 min. ago more|
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|This is how a dog becomes a Norfolk police officerPilotOnline.com / 3 d. 15 h. 15 min. ago more|
The Belgian Malinois dog dashed in and grabbed the man inside with his jaws, growling, biting and clawing at the petrified "bad guy" who had been in hiding.
|Va. Beach woman pleads guilty in death of dog - WAVY-TVGoogle News / 3 d. 15 h. 30 min. ago more|
WAVY-TVVa. Beach woman pleads guilty in death of dogWAVY-TVVIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A Virginia Beach woman has pleaded guilty to killing a dog that was found dead earlier this year. Police charged Hannah Davis after someone called 911 about dead dog in an apartment. The dog appeared to be abnormally ...Virginia Beach Police looking for man believed to be responsible for 2 bank robberieswtkr.comall 10 news articles »
|Parent company of Virginia Beach's SOLitude acquired by RentokilPilotOnline.com / 3 d. 17 h. 19 min. ago more|
The acquisition will add more than 250 full time employees and 350 seasonal employees to just over 7,000 employees at Rentokil.
|U.S. Marshals are warning Virginians of holiday phone scams, officials sayDaily Press / 3 d. 17 h. 32 min. ago more|
Beware of several nationwide scams involving people claiming to be court officers, law enforcement officials and U.S. Marshals, according to a press release from the U.S. Marshals' office. The release warns Virginians who fall victim to the impostor scams to report the calls to their local U.S....
|Reck on the Road: Civil Air PatrolVirginia Beach News / 3 d. 17 h. 43 min. ago more|
Baylor coach Kim Mulkey is preparing to become a grandmother for the first time, exciting news for her that is tempered b PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Back in 1943, John Parron joined the Civil Air Patrol when he was just 16 years old.
|Probe of detective's Facebook post follows racial bias claimDaily Press / 3 d. 19 h. 15 min. ago more|
Authorities in Virginia Beach are investigating a potentially racist comment that a detective posted on his Facebook page. The Virginian-Pilot reported Tuesday that the statements could affect cases he's involved in. Virginia Beach police spokeswoman Linda Kuehn said the internal affairs department...
|Mystery sewage seepage forces Va. Beach family from homeVirginia Beach News / 3 d. 22 h. 44 min. ago more|
For two years a Virginia Beach family has lived with sewage backing up into their home. More than a dozen plumbers have come out, with no solution, and pointed toward the city.
|Marathon swimmer Diana Nyad discusses sexual assault, swimming career at Norfolk ForumPilotOnline.com / 4 d. 7 h. 32 min. ago more|
Speaking before an audience Tuesday night at the Norfolk Forum, the marathon swimmer discussed her life, how she never gave up and how, no matter what, she always put 100 percent effort into anything she did.
|Norfolk council delays vote on gas pipeline that would run under drinking-water reservoirsPilotOnline.com / 4 d. 7 h. 45 min. ago more|
Environmental concerns, pollution and jobs dominate a long council hearing.
|Virginia Zoo investigating possible sighting of missing red panda SunnyDaily Press / 4 d. 13 h. 15 min. ago more|
The Virginia Zoo is investigating a possible sighting of its missing red panda months after it vanished. Zoo director Greg Bockheim said in an email, "This is very likely a hoax." A photo of a red panda strolling through the woods was sent Monday to the zoo.The Virginian-Pilot reports that Sunny...
|Motley Fool: HyperinflationPilotOnline.com / 4 d. 14 h. ago more|
Q. What’s hyperinflation? – G.R., Norfolk
|Don't get paralyzed by open enrollment -- just do itPilotOnline.com / 4 d. 15 h. 30 min. ago more|
I hate open enrollment season.
|"It sounds sappy, but it warms my heart": Signing Christmas carols for children who can't hearPilotOnline.com / 4 d. 17 h. 45 min. ago more|
The Suffolk high school's sign language class entertained several dozen deaf and hard-of-hearing children Tuesday at MacArthur Center and 5-year-old Camron was focused on every movement the seven entertainers made.
|Dorfman colm: Four stocks selling for book value or lessPilotOnline.com / 4 d. 18 h. 5 min. ago more|
It’s a pricey market. Yet, amazingly, about 7 percent of U.S.-traded stocks are selling for book value or less.
|Rocky Holcomb can't get a recount for Virginia Beach's 85th District race - Virginian-PilotGoogle News / 4 d. 18 h. 23 min. ago more|
Virginian-PilotRocky Holcomb can't get a recount for Virginia Beach's 85th District raceVirginian-Pilot“We're on life support, but we ain't dead yet,” said 85th District Republican candidate Rocky Holcomb to a room of supporters as they awaited election results at Holiday Inn in Virginia Beach, Va., on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. "Racist" Holcomb flyer. Buy Now.
|Big change for a little fish? Menhaden board says: Not so fastPilotOnline.com / 5 d. 9 h. 30 min. ago more|
An Atlantic states fisheries panel wants more time before implementing a plan that accounts for all the other creatures that gobble menhaden.
|A natural gas pipeline could run under Norfolk’s drinking water reservoirs. City Council will decide.PilotOnline.com / 5 d. 15 h. 40 min. ago more|
The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline would cross under the Lake Prince and Western Branch reservoirs in Suffolk.
|Virginia Beach-based charity, Clinton Foundation team up to bring solar power to CaribbeanDaily Press / 6 d. 1 h. 15 min. ago more|
A charity founded by Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson is teaming up with the Clinton Foundation and others to bring solar power to the storm-ravaged Caribbean. The Virginia Beach-based Operation Blessing International said in a statement last week that the effort will focus on Puerto Rico and...
|Virginia Symphony volunteer, Fran Pedersen, wins top Cultural Alliance awardPilotOnline.com / 6 d. 10 h. 15 min. ago more|
For her tireless work as a volunteer for the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Fran Pedersen received the Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads’ top award for support of the arts.
|The Destruction Room in Virginia Beach lets you relieve stress by smashing things - wtkr.comGoogle News / 6 d. 21 h. 59 min. ago more|
wtkr.comThe Destruction Room in Virginia Beach lets you relieve stress by smashing thingswtkr.comVIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Have you ever been so stressed or mad that you've just wanted to break something? Well now there's a business for just that! The Destruction Room, located at 4425 Shore Drive, allows you to break things in a safe environment.
|Chesapeake fire displaces 6Daily Press / 6 d. 23 h. 30 min. ago more|
Chesapeake firefighters put out an early-morning blaze in the Western Branch part of the city Sunday. Crews were called to the 1000 block of Pine Grove Lane around 1:16 a.m. and found a two-story house with smoke and fire coming from the attic, according to fire department spokesman Lawrence Matthews....
|11-year-old shows Virginia Beach classmates how he uses a wheelchair to play soccer - Virginian-PilotGoogle News / 7 d. 19 h. 16 min. ago more|
Virginian-Pilot11-year-old shows Virginia Beach classmates how he uses a wheelchair to play soccerVirginian-PilotThe 11-year-old is on the Tidewater Piranhas competitive power soccer team, part of the U.S. Power Soccer Association. The nonprofit organization fosters wheelchair athletes. The Piranhas are one of 60 U.S. teams, and the only one in Virginia. Devin ...
|Officials: Portsmouth man wins top prize in Virginia Lottery's Cash 5 gameDaily Press / 8 d. 16 h. 5 min. ago more|
A Portsmouth man recently won the top prize in Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 game. Lamonte Banks told lottery officials he had the $100,000 winning ticket for more than a week, but he didn’t realize it. “It was just sitting in my drawer until two days ago,” Banks told lottery officials when he claimed...
|Official: Norfolk man charged with second-degree murder in crash that killed Chesapeake Waste Management workerDaily Press / 8 d. 16 h. 25 min. ago more|
A 27-year-old Norfolk man was released from the hospital Friday and charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a Chesapeake Waste Management truck driver last month, police said. The incident happened Oct. 3 after the driver of a Nissan Sentra refused to stop for a traffic...
|Norfolk’s 33rd Annual Grand Illumination Parade kicks off the holiday seasonWTKR / 8 d. 18 h. 2 min. ago more|
NORFOLK, Va. – The 33rd Annual Grand Illumination Parade was held in Downtown Norfolk on Saturday, with many in attendance to view the lights and festivities. The parade, which was sponsored by Nordstrom, helped bring Norfolk into the holiday spirit The parade started on St. Paul’s Blvd and Main St. and traveled for two miles along the Downtown Norfolk streets. The parade immediately followed the annual Grand Illumination that lights up the Downtown skyline. The lights will continue to adorn Downtown Norfolk throughout the holidays. The theme for the evening, “From Sea to Shining Sea,” was interpreted by marching bands, animal brigades, motorized units, walking units and floats. The parade was free and open to the public, and a variety of businesses and vendors took advantage of the crowded streets, by serving a food and items outside of their resturants and stores. Along with Santa, bands and a variety of parade displays, the event did have a special military feel, because the theme of the parade helped to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Norfolk Naval Station. “We are proud to honor the Norfolk Naval Station Centennial with a special salute during the Grand Illumination Parade,” said Mary Miller, president and CEO of Downtown Norfolk Council. Captain Rich McDaniel, commanding officer of Norfolk Naval Station, was the distinguished Grand Marshall and lead the two mile parade. Santa made an appearance at the parade, bring up the rear of a long line of great parade spectacles. “This regional tradition brings thousands of people to Downtown to enjoy all of the vibrant offerings, entertainment and the best parade in the history of our region,” said Miller.
|Virginia Zoo keepers hope male white rhino's arrival leads to babiesDaily Press / 9 d. 1 h. 15 min. ago more|
A male white rhino has arrived at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk, with zoo keepers hoping it will breed with two females there.WAVY-TV reported Thursday that 11-year-old Sibindi arrived over the weekend. He came from the White Oak Conservation Center in Florida, which is north of Jacksonville. Virginia...
|Family of Coast Guardsman killed in deadly crash: 'It's been devastating' - WAVY-TVGoogle News / 9 d. 11 h. 40 min. ago more|
13newsnow.comFamily of Coast Guardsman killed in deadly crash: 'It's been devastating'WAVY-TVVIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A U.S. Coast Guardsman was killed on Saturday in a crash Virginia State Police say was caused by a wrong-way driver. State police say a car driven by 25-year-old Melissa Hancock was going west in the eastbound lanes, ...Man killed in wrong-way crash on I-264 in Va. Beach13newsnow.comWoman arrested for wrong-way fatal DUI crash on I-264wtkr.comall 11 news articles »
|Virginia Beach City Council votes to end arena development agreement if terms not met by midnight - wtkr.comGoogle News / 11 d. 10 h. 34 min. ago more|
wtkr.comVirginia Beach City Council votes to end arena development agreement if terms not met by midnightwtkr.comVIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - City Council voted Tuesday night to end the arena development agreement if terms were not met by midnight Wednesday. The vote was 9-1 in favor of ending it if the terms aren't met by the developer, Mid Atlantic Arena, LLC. In ...Va. Beach says deal to build arena has been terminatedWAVY-TVVirginia Beach council ends deal to build Oceanfront arenaWTOPIt's time for Virginia Beach arena developers to concede the project just wasn't viableVirginian-Pilot13newsnow.comall 17 news articles »
|Man gets prison time for illegally harvesting Virginia eelsDaily Press / 12 d. 21 h. 45 min. ago more|
A New York seafood dealer has been sentenced to 1 ½ years behind bars for illegally trafficking more than $150,000 worth of baby eels from Virginia.The Virginian-Pilot reports that 42-year-old Tommy Zhou of Brooklyn was sentenced Friday in a federal Virginia court after he pleaded guilty in April....
|Police hone tactics to quell violence at hate-fueled ralliesDaily Press / 13 d. 2 h. 15 min. ago more|
Snipers perched on rooftops. Police helicopters and drones hovered overhead. Officers in riot gear lined the streets. White nationalists and counterprotesters screamed at each other from fenced-off pens, but the tactics employed by law enforcement at the "White Lives Matter" rally last month in...
|Man shot by stray bullet in Suffolk, official saysDaily Press / 13 d. 12 h. 35 min. ago more|
A man was shot by a stray bullet in Suffolk Sunday afternoon, an official said. It happened shortly before 4 p.m. in a rural area in the 4100 block of Pruden Boulevard/Route 460, city spokeswoman Diana L. Klink said in a news release. The man said he was hit while standing near the Big City Church,...
|Whole Foods hiring 6,000 new employees, offering 'on-the-spot' jobs todayDaily Press / 16 d. 16 h. 39 min. ago more|
Whole Foods Market says it's hiring thousands of new employees in a National Hiring Day event today. The grocery store chain says it'll be offering "on-the-spot" job interviews at all of their locations Thursday, Nov. 2, and will even offer some candidates jobs on the spot. The company says up...