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  • USS Cole deploys to the Mediterranean

    Norfolk, Va. – The USS Cole and her sailors have departed Naval Station Norfolk and are now headed to the Mediterranean. For the next six months, the Cole’s crew will be carrying out maritime operations in the Mediterranean Sea while providing security and helping ally nations. Fair winds and following seas USS Cole! #deployment #USNavy http://t.co/tLENlRa9rl— COMNAVSURFLANT PAO (@COMNAVSURFLANT) August 22, 2014 Despite a deadly attack on the USS Cole more than a decade ago, this guided missile destroyer shows no […]

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    UPDATE: Man arrested in murder of 17-year-old in Hampton

    Hampton Police are currently investigating after a 17-year-old was shot to death in the front yard of a home in the 1800 block of Copperfield Rd .

  • Man found dead in Newport News vehicle identified

    Newport News, Va. – Newport News police are investigating after a man was found dead in a vehicle in the parking lot of an apartment complex early Sunday morning. Police responded to a call of shots fired around 3:30 a.m. to the 300 block of Boulder Drive in Newport News. The victim was found shot dead in the driver’s seat of a vehicle parked in the parking lot. He has been identified as 31-year-old David Duke Sims. Sims was previously convicted of […]

  • UPDATE: All swimming advisories for the Virginia Beach Oceanfront have been lifted

    UPDATE: All swimming advisories for the Virginia Beach Oceanfront have been lifted

  • UPDATE: Bond denied for woman after daughter called police about alleged meth lab

    A Norfolk woman accused of making meth in her home was denied bond.

  • UPDATE: Bodies of two swimmers reported missing near Menchville Marina found

    The bodies of two 20-year-old swimmers reported missing Tuesday afternoon near the Menchville Marina in Newport News have been found.

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    Commander’s historic home damaged in fire at Norfolk Naval Shipyard

    Portsmouth, Va. -Here along Lincoln Street in Portsmouth, firefighters weren’t just battling a normal house fire–they were trying to save a historic naval gem. “Quarters A,” as it’s known, has served as the official residence for every single Norfolk Naval Shipyard Commander since 1838. Its stately features–copied from Asher Benjamin’s famed 1830 book “The Practical House Carpenter.” But, for some reason early Tuesday morning, flames broke out in the roof of the 2-story brick home. Firefighters from both the Navy […]

  • UPDATE: Motorcyclist dies after early Friday crash on General Booth Blvd.

    A 28-year-old man involved in a motorcycle crash last Friday has died as a result of his injuries.

  • Crews put out fire in Hampton home

    Hampton, Va. – Firefighters put out a heavy fire in a two-story home on Pennsylvania Ave. near Dunbar Ave. Sunday night. No injuries were reported and crews are not sure if anyone was living in the home. Check back with wtkr.com for more updates.

  • Gas station clerk, former officer says he used his age to trick robber before shooting him twice

    A former police officer, now a gas station clerk in Chesapeake, used his age to trick a robber and get his gun. “I thought it was a prank. I said dude gotta be kidding, joking. I said no to opening the drawer,” says Sammy Williams. Williams spoke to WNIS 790 am radio about Monday night when a robber walked into the Exxon Gas Station on South Military Highway where he works. “He started shaking the gun at me telling me […]

  • Four hurt, 14 displaced in Virginia Beach duplex fire

    Virginia Beach, Virginia – Four people were hurt, including a 14 year-old and a firefighter, after a kitchen fire quickly spread in a duplex after someone left food cooking on a stove. One unit was destroyed and another was damaged by smoke. A total of 14 people have been displaced. Fire crews responded to the fire on Morrison Avenue, off South Lynnhaven Road around 3:30am Thursday. Everyone was able to get out before firefighters arrived. The fire was under control […]

  • UPDATE: Norfolk security guard charged with rape

    UPDATE: The case against Michael Spearman will move forward. After hearing testimony from the ODU student, a judge ruled today that the case can be presented to the grand jury. The Commonwealth’s Attorney withdrew two sodomy charges, but Spearman still faces the rape charge, officials say. Norfolk, Va. – A security guard charged with sexually assaulting an ODU student is due in court today. This past April, police charged 29-year-old Michael Spearman with rape. They say he was a security […]

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