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    Chesterfield school bus driver accused of lying about her child having cancer for Christmas money

    Chesterfield, Va. – A Chesterfield school bus driver is accused of lying about her child having terminal cancer. Her goal was to get money from her co-workers. Police say they think 26-year-old Katie Patterson was able to collect more than two-thousand dollars in donations over the course of four months. Police say when they confronted her about the money after her arrest, she said it was used to pay bills and buy christmas presents.

  • 94-year-old Arlington Army veteran awarded Purple Heart

    Arlington, Va. – A retired US Army Major who served in three wars and survived the Bataan Death March received the Purple Heart earlier this week. Jesse Baltazar’s World War Two records were lost, so he and his family worked during the last two years to ensure he received the honor. The 94-year-old said he was touched by the recognition. Watch as NewsChannel 3 brings you more on this story.

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    Asteroid to pass by Earth on Monday, January 26, 2015

    (CNN) — A big asteroid will fly by Earth on Monday, but NASA says don’t worry — we’ll be safe. The asteroid is called 2004 BL86. It’ll come about 745,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) from Earth, or about three times as far away as the moon at 11:19 a.m. ET, according to NASA. You’re wondering, doesn’t this happen all the time? Yes and no. There are lots of asteroids that pose a threat to Earth — about 550 as of […]

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    Driver survives after being pinned between two semi trucks

    (CNN) – On the foggy, icy Oregon interstate, Kaleb Whitby plowed into the back of a jackknifed semi truck, flipping his pickup over. Then the real horror came: the sight of another tractor-trailer zooming straight toward him. “When I saw those lights coming, I knew he was going to hit me,” Whitby said. “And then I closed my eyes and prayed that everything turned out OK. That was all I could do.” He gripped the steering wheel tightly as the […]

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    Portsmouth Police investigating shooting in Olde Towne

    Portsmouth, Va. – Portsmouth Police are investigating a shooting that took place on Effingham and South Street in the Olde Towne section of Portsmouth. The call came in at 7:33 p.m. Investigators say that around ten minutes later, a man walked into the hospital with a gunshot wound. No word yet on if the two incidents are connected.

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    American Red Cross assists Suffolk family displaced by an electrical fire

    Suffolk, Va. – American Red Cross is assisting a family today that is displaced due to an electrical fire in their home. Suffolk Fire and Rescue crews responded to a call of a home fire earlier this morning on the 600 block of First Avenue. Emergency dispatchers received the call at 12:05 a.m. Rescue personnel noted an electrical problem with a panel box in the kitchen of the home. Crews were able to contain the fire to the panel box […]

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    Portsmouth police investigating church fire on Chestnut Street

    Portsmouth, Va. – Portsmouth Police responded to a call after 1p.m. today from a church that smelled smoke. The church is “Fullness of God’s Ministry”  is located on the 2200 block of Chestnut Street. Portsmouth Fire Department arrived to the scene and were able to get the fire under control within 15-20 minutes. The building has smoke damage but fortunately, no injuries. Watch as NewsChannel 3’s Stefania Okolie brings you more from the church.

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    Virginia teen is in custody after he shot and killed his mother’s boyfriend

    Prince George County, Va. – A Virginia teen is in custody after police say he shot and killed his mother’s boyfriend. Investigators say it happened in Prince George county yesterday afternoon. When police got there they found 38-year-old Dustin Wilfong in the driveway suffering from a gunshot wound. Medics took Wilfong to the hospital where he later died. Investigators say Wilfong was arguing with his girlfriend prior to the shooting. The argument turned physical and that is when officers say […]

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    Norfolk crews investigating possible gas rupture at Granby Street

    Norfolk, Va. – Crews are on the scene of a possible gas rupture at Granby Street and East Westmont Avenue in Norfolk. No evacuations have been reported at this time. Stay with NewsChannel 3 as we bring you more on this developing story.

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    Portsmouth police investigate attempted robbery at pharmacy

    Portsmouth, Va. – Portsmouth Police Department is investigating an attempted robbery that took place at the Rite-Aid Pharmacy located in the 900 block of Hodges Ferry Road. Dispatchers received the call around 6:00 p.m. this evening. Investigators report that a male suspect entered the business and approached the register. Once an employee approached, the suspect implied that he had a firearm and demanded money. The employee told the suspect that they could not give him any money. The suspect left […]

  • Hundreds march in Virginia Beach to support law enforcement

    Virginia Beach, Va. – Hundreds gathered Saturday afternoon at Town Center to show support for law enforcement  all over the country. “I’ve got to imagine they’re feeling pretty bad about their job right now and I’d like for them to see this and say ‘you know, people do care,'” said Glenn Rosso, an event organizer. The crowd walked from Pembroke Mall across the street to Town Center.  Some carried signs reading – “Blue Lives Matter Too” or simply “Thank You.” […]

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    Four large pieces of debris believed to be parts of AirAsia flight QZ8501

    (CNN) –Search teams have now found four large pieces of debris believed to be parts of AirAsia flight QZ8501, the head of Indonesia’s search and rescue agency announced Saturday. Chief Bambang Sulistyo said the latest objects — including one that is 18 meters (59 feet) long — were located by sonar in the priority search area. Searchers came upon the metal parts after spotting an oil slick late Friday. An Indonesian ship checking it out detected the metal underwater with […]

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