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  • Alan Lawson: resisting arrest; simple assault; threats made to a law enforcement officer; and damaged property

    UPDATE: Man arrested after barricade situation at Chesapeake motel

    Chesapeake, Virginia –  A barricade situation at Studio and Suites 4 Less on Battlefield Boulevard near Wal-Mart ended peacefully around 5:30am Tuesday when the suspect surrendered to police. Police have arrested 38-year-old Alan Lawson of Newport News in reference to the barricaded/SWAT incident. Lawson is charged with resisting arrest; simple assault; threats made to a lawn enforcement officer; and damaged property. The suspect also has outstanding warrants for failure to appear in court; resisting arrest; and damaged property. It happened […]

  • High winds and heavy rain couldn’t stop loyal friends from honoring fallen hero

    A hurricane couldn’t even stop a group of friends from running on the boardwalk in Virginia Beach this Fourth of July. The guys and girls get together every year on the fourth to remember 1st Lt. Mike Johnson. “A few of us got together and thought it was a good idea to get together on the Fourth of July and run with flags to celebrate our independence. We want to show support to all of the men and women who […]

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    UPDATE: Tropical Storm Arthur dampens some fireworks plans in Virginia Beach

    Large crowds are expected at the Oceanfront this Friday to watch the annual Fourth of July Fireworks show, but Tropical Storm Arthur could change things.

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    Norfolk Detective: Man admits to hitting woman in the head, chest with wrench

    Today more brutal details were revealed in court as a judge certified 2nd degree murder charges against Cortez Scott, a man accused of killing Norfolk woman Rosa Powell.

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    UPDATE: Man’s body found behind Portsmouth shopping center

    The body found behind a Portsmouth shopping center has been identified as Kenneth W. Beacham. Medics pronounced him dead on June 30th.

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    UPDATE: Man found shot on Chowan Drive in Portsmouth

    Portsmouth, Va. – Police are investigating a late night shooting that occurred in the 200 block of Chowan Drive. Police received a 911 call on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at approximately 10:14 p.m. requesting medical assistance for a male who appeared to be shot. Upon arriving, officers found a man suffering from injuries consistent with a gunshot wound to his hand and calf. Medics arrived and transported the victim to Maryview Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The victim has been […]

  • Mother, 7-year-old daughter found in Beach home after apparent murder-suicide

    Police say the two people found dead inside a Virginia Beach home on Wednesday have been identified as a 40-year-old woman and her 7-year-old daughter.

  • Section of Tidewater Drive back open, but more construction is on the way

    Norfolk, Va. – A part of Tidewater Drive that was under construction for months is now back open. But drivers may still need to take a detour. Good news for drivers who have had to take the detour to get from Tidewater Drive to E Little Creek Road. It reopened overnight. The deadline was pushed back several times since the work started back in February. Public Works officials say these improvements are necessary to replace an underpass that has outlived […]

  • Man dies after being pinned between two cars in crash at Virginia Beach/Norfolk line

    Norfolk, Va. – One man was killed and another seriously injured in a multi-vehicle crash that pinned a man between two cars on Wesleyan Drive near the Virginia Beach/Norfolk city line. The crash was reported at 9:26pm. Norfolk units responded to the scene first and took command, though Virginia Beach Police and Fire crews were also on scene. Police have identified the fatal crash victim as James A. Wilson of Chesapeake, Virginia. Next of kin was notified prior to the release […]

  • UPDATE: Virginia Beach mom sentenced to two years for sexually abusing young boys

    Crystal McBride, a Virginia Beach mother, will spend two years behind bars after having sexual relations with several 13-15 year old boys. She was also ordered to register as a sex offender.

  • Movie about former Navy SEAL trainee convicted of murder to debut in Norfolk

    Norfolk, Va. – A documentary about a former Navy SEAL trainee convicted of murder debuts in Norfolk on Thursday. His mother hopes the film will help lead to his release. Dustin Turner’s mother has dedicated her life to appealing her son’s sentence, working with several different governors to pardon her son. Dusty Turner has been in jail for 19 years – his mother says for a crime he did not commit. One night, nearly 20 years ago, Turner met Jennifer Evans, a […]

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    Bond denied for man accused of standoff at Beach check cashing business

    Virginia Beach, Va. – A Virginia Beach judge denied bond to the man charged with trying to rob a check cashing business which led to a standoff with police. Officers arrested 25-year-old Clarence Brown last week after they say he tried to rob the Ace Cash Express on Lynnhaven Parkway on Friday. According to police the only employee working took action by locking him inside while she escaped. Police responded and surrounded the business, and after more than an hour, […]