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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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    Unsolved: Virginia Beach grandmother’s killer on the loose 30 years later

    Exactly 30 years ago, someone killed 57-year-old Velma Peregory in her home.

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    Groups plan march at Virginia Beach Oceanfront calling for end to discrimination

    Bruce Smith told News 3 “I think you’ll see a lot of small businesses, a lot of women, a lot of oceanfront people down on Atlantic Ave., that support this march. They say it’s long overdue. Cronyism is real.”

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    Virginia Beach moves forward with disparity study

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The city is moving forward with doing a disparity study about minority contracts. The city now has a draft of a Request for Proposal for groups to submit bids to do the study. It will become public on February 28th, the document says. Businessman and NFL Hall of Famer Bruce Smith raised the issue of whether minorities were getting enough contracts in the city. He called for the city to do a disparity study to see […]

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    Newport News woman says she was robbed outside of apartment

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A woman told police she was robbed outside of an apartment place on Sunday night. It all happened just after 7 pm along Tarrytown Court, just off of Jefferson Avenue, according to a report of the incident. The woman says she saw three people in the parking lot as she was arriving home with her daughter. As she went to close her driver’s side window, one of the people approached her and pointed a gun at […]

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    Oceanfront developers want to build third hotel at Cavalier site

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Cavalier project could soon be getting bigger. The developer is asking to build a third hotel at the Oceanfront site. The Virginia Beach Development Authority approved the proposal on Tuesday morning, a city spokesperson said. City council members will be briefed on the proposal on Tuesday afternoon. In a letter, the developer, Cavalier Associates, LLC, says they want to build an Embassy Suites at the site. The hotel would include a conference center, something the developer […]

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    Rep. Scott Taylor to host town halls this week

    Rep. Scott Taylor will be hosting three town halls in the area this week.

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    Portsmouth spends more than $70K to defend itself in lawsuit with city council member

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    Former Virginia Beach Police Officer found liable in excessive force lawsuit

    A former police officer was found liable in a lawsuit against three officers for excessive force, according to court documents.

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    Company, executives donated to Bob McCabe’s mayoral campaign, records show

    NORFOLK, Va. – Executives of Correct Care Solutions LLC have donated thousands of dollars to Bob McCabe’s campaigns, online records show. Correct Care Solutions is the subject of a federal subpoena into the investigation of the former sheriff. The Nashville-based medical services company provides medical care to places, like jails. The Department of Justice has requested all contracts between the company and McCabe, as well as payments from the company, including gifts and campaign contributions, according to a copy of […]

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    Former Delegate Phil Hamilton transferred to Pennsylvania prison

    NORFOLK, Va. – Former State Delegate Phil Hamilton was transferred to a prison in Pennsylvania, his daughter wrote in on Facebook. Hamilton was serving his sentence at a prison in New Jersey, but was attacked in December, according to his daughter. He was put in a special housing unit and requested a transfer. “I wish he was closer, but [Hamilton] wrote that it’s much nicer than Ft. Dix, so I am grateful,” Meredith Archer, his daughter wrote. “For all of […]

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    Newport News Police Chief says officers recovered more than 60 guns in January

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Officers recovered more than 60 guns in January, Police Chief Richard Myers said on Wednesday. “There’s no denying the fact that we have an abundance of guns available to people on the street,” he told reporters. Myers discussed several cases were officers seized guns, including one where he says officers found guns, crack, and marijuana all around young children. “To me, putting children at risk in an environment like this is unconscionable and we’re very grateful […]

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    Hampton settles lawsuit with man injured during vehicle search

    HAMPTON, Va. – The city settled a lawsuit with a man injured during a the search of a vehicle in 2015. Andre Wiggins will receive $130,000 in the settlement, according to a city spokesperson. The family of Wiggins says he shattered his jaw and nearly severed his tongue during the May 2015 incident. Police say officers saw a gold minivan being driven by someone who had a suspended driver’s license, and pulled the car over. Wiggins was a passenger. During […]