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    Thousands without power on Outerbanks due to ice on power lines, strong winds

    Outer Banks, N.C. – Thousands are without power after ice formed on power lines and strong winds in the area. According to Heidi Smith with Tideland Electrical, two islands are without power including Hatteras and Orcracoke. There are 7, 500 customers out on Hatteras Island and 1, 292 out in Orcracoke. They say the problem started in Buxton. They say fixing this is not easy and they are not sure how long it will take to restore all power to […]

  • How do schools decide when to close during inclement weather?

    Virginia Beach, Va. – Have you ever wondered how schools decide when or if to close during inclement weather? There’s much more to this process than some realize. Virginia Beach Schools is giving the public a firsthand look at how they determine if it’s necessary to close. The division’s Chief Operations Officer Dale Holt takes us along as he rides along the streets to determine if they are safe enough for students. “I wanted our stakeholders to see the many […]

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    Mother of 5 shot ‘execution-style’ in stairway of NY apartment building

    NEW YORK — A mother of five was gunned down in the stairway of her Bronx apartment building this week and police are still searching for her killer. Michelle Box, 41, was shot execution-style at 1985 Webster Ave. on Wednesday at 10 p.m. Cox has five children. Her long-time girlfriend, who doesn’t want her identity revealed, told WPIX that she believes the shooting was a case of mistaken identity. “She was a beautiful person,” she explained. “Everybody really loved her […]

  • Scam Alert: How to spot a con artist when they target you

    “When you realize it is happening to you, it is very different,” says Doris Galinas, a fraud victim. Everything is different for this 84-year-old widow and retired nurse who spent her life helping others. Now, Doris Gelinas is the one in need. “They called and said I won a big prize from the Mega Millions and there were two cars – a new Mercedes,” says Galinas. Euphoria quickly turned to frustration when she heard about a `catch`. “Taxes. You have […]

  • Weather causing more potholes around Hampton Roads

    It’s that time again, pothole season! After a bitterly cold winter and several brutal rounds of snow, now residents in Hampton Roads have to deal with potholes in the roadways. VDOT says drivers can report potholes by calling 1-800-FOR-ROAD. Make sure you tell them the exact intersection so they are able to make the necessary repairs.

  • Two retired officers give back to veterans through frozen yogurt business

    Isaura Ramirez and her daughter Alana open up their frozen yogurt shop every day. She admits running her own business with her husband is tough but she’s been through worse. “I’ve been deployed 15 months in Iraq, so I’ve been through harder than that, but it’s not as easy as you think,” says Ramirez. Ramirez and her husband Armando Velasquez both retired Army officers, have been in the yogurt business for a year. “Being Army officers we’re into working out […]

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    Four children, three adults involved in accident with injuries in Norfolk

    Norfolk, Va. – Four children and three adults were involved in an accident with injuries in Norfolk on Friday afternoon. This happened at the intersection of Chesapeake Blvd. and East Bay View at around 3:45 p.m. Two vehicles were involved including a Ford Explorer and a Toyota. The Explorer was going north on Chesapeake Blvd. and was trying to make a left turn onto Bay View when it went into the path of the other vehicle which was heading south. […]

  • Don’t Waste Your Money: Make Your Appliances Last Longer

    The appliances in your home are a big investment. You can avoid repairs, keep them running efficiently, and get them to last as long as possible by using these tips from Consumer Reports: Your refrigerator will stay colder, run better, and last longer if the cold air can circulate easily. So don’t overstuff it with food. Do the doors seal properly and keep the chill in? Close the door on a slip of paper and tug on it. If it […]

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    Woman accused of threatening child’s father with knife, hitting him with vehicle during dispute

    Newport News, Va. – A Newport News woman was arrested and charged after her child’s father says she threatened him with a knife and hit him with her vehicle. Police say the two were in an argument  while they were in her car on March 5th . He says the woman, identified as 18-year-old Tashana Fitchett, threatened him with a knife. He says she then took the keys out of the ignition causing the car to stop. The man said […]

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    Chihuahua apparently climbs in owner’s suitcase, rescued by TSA officials

    NEW YORK — An adorable stowaway Chihuahua was rescued from a checked suitcase at LaGuardia Airport on Tuesday. A chihuahua was reunited with its owner after being found in a checked suitcase at LaGuardia. According to TSA officials, the owner was unaware her dog went to the airport with her after it nestled in with the other belongings in her luggage. The woman apparently didn’t hear any noise from the puppy and checked the bag before heading for security. However, when […]

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    Man wanted for robbing Hampton Burger King

    Hampton, Va. – Have you seen the man in the photos? If so, police need your help to identify him. He’s wanted for robbing the Burger King in the 3400 block of West Mercury Blvd. early Friday morning. Police were notified about the incident at 6:27 p.m. They were told that the man went into the restaurant, implied he had a weapon and demanded money. After he received the money, he ran away. No customers were inside at the time and […]

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    Man can’t sue Applebee’s because he was burned by fajitas while praying

    NEW YORK — A diner who sued Applebee’s after burning his face on a platter of fajitas got his lawsuit tossed out by an appellate court in New Jersey. Hiram Jimenez filed a lawsuit in 2010 after bowing his head in prayer only to burn his face on the sizzling meat at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar in Westhampton, N.J., near Philadelphia. He sought damages against the Apple American Group, the franchisee that owns and operates the restaurant, according to […]

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