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Brendan Ponton is a reporter at News 3. He joined the team in August 2014 after spending more than two years as a reporter and anchor at WHSV-TV in Harrisonburg, Va. During that time, he worked on the station’s morning show.

Originally from Columbia, Md., Brendan is a proud graduate of the University of Maryland. He’s excited to be a part of the News 3 team. Feel free to contact him at brendan.ponton@wtkr.com.

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    A US Navy Sailor pleaded guilty on Wednesday morning to maliciously conveying false information in a case involving bomb threats made at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in August.

  • Can Hampton Roads and Richmond become a megaregion?

    NORFOLK, Va. – A new report examines how Richmond and Hampton Roads could work together to become a megaregion. The idea is discussed in Old Dominion University’s 2017 State of the Commonwealth report. “We need to find a way to spur regional cooperation instead of each city, each locality competing against each other for jobs and businesses,” said Robert McNab, one of the authors of the report and an economics professor at ODU. The two localities are linked in several […]

  • Norfolk man arrested for murder after shooting victim dies

    NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk Police have arrested a man for murder after a shooting victim died in the hospital. Police arrested 35-year-old Willie Floyd, Jr. and charged him with second degree murder after the victim in an October 23 shooting died at the hospital. Officers got a call about walk-in gunshot victim at DePaul Medical Center on October 23 at 8:45 pm. The victim, 37-year-old Thomas Ellis, died from his injuries on November 3 and the case was reclassified from […]

  • Education group says tax plan could lead to loss of more than 9,000 education jobs in Virginia

    The National Education Association is warning a tax plan in the House of Representatives could lead to the loss of more than 9,000 education jobs in Virginia.

  • Four people accused of plotting to kill witness to crime on Eastern Shore

    Accomack County Sheriff's deputies have arrested four people and accused them of planning to kill the witness to a Halloween night shooting.

  • Control of Virginia House of Delegates could come down to Newport News district

    Control of the House of Delegates could come down to the 94th district, where just 13 votes separate Shelly Simonds and David Yancey.

  • Unsolved: Newport News man found dead in trunk, but how did he get there?

    Whoever killed Smalls wiped the car clean. "We're running into brick walls," Capt. Troy Lyons said.

  • Bill would try to help veterans avoid getting scammed

    Members of Congress are taking action to try and prevent veterans from getting scammed.

  • Police officers testify about moments bullets flew through a Hampton parking lot

    HAMPTON, Va. – During a preliminary hearing on Thursday, two police officers involved in a shootout with a man testified about the dramatic moments. A judge ruled there is enough evidence for the cases against James Gregory, Allen Ralph, and Leonard Morrison to move forward. The incident all began last June when witnesses testified Gregory and Morrison robbed a GameStop at Hampton Towne Center. An employee said Gregory came into the store with a gun and said, “You know what […]

  • Republican delegate clings to 12-vote lead on Peninsula

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A recount could be coming in the race for delegate in the 94th district as Republican Del. David Yancey has just a 12-vote lead over Democratic challenger Shelly Simonds. Reached by phone on Wednesday, Simonds said election officials are working to certify the results, as well as count provisional ballots. She says that could lead to changes in the results in the next five days. “I think 12-votes is not insurmountable for a Democrat,” Simonds said. […]

  • Virginia Beach officially ends agreement to build arena

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The city has officially terminated its agreement with a developer to build an arena at the Oceanfront. A letter was delivered to the developer on Wednesday morning. On Tuesday night, city council members voted 9-1 to terminate the agreement if the developer, Mid-Atlantic Arena, LLC, failed to meet a midnight deadline to close the loan to begin building the arena. A city spokesperson says the deadline was not met. “I am extremely disappointed the terms of […]

  • Attorney General race pits incumbent Democrat against rookie Republican

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