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    Grandmother and grandson hit by vehicle while crossing street in Norfolk

    Norfolk, Va. – A grandmother and her 1-year old grandson were hit by a vehicle while trying to cross the street in Norfolk on Thursday night. Friday, the grandmother, Mildred Myrick tells only NewsChannel 3 their story. “God pulled me through. I thank God,” she said. It happened on the corner of Tidewater Drive and St. Julian Avenue around 8 o’clock Thursday night. Myrick says she was pushing her 1-year old grandson Arthur in a stroller as they were coming back […]

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    Florida declares state of emergency ahead of Erika; storm forecast to weaken to a tropical depression on Saturday

    The center of Tropical Storm Erika is now just south of the Dominican Republic, about 95 miles South-Southeast of Santo Domingo.  Erika is moving west-northwest at 21 mph. Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph and Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles to the east of the center. The center of Erika will move over the Dominican Republic and Haiti during the next several hours, and be near the southeastern Bahamas or eastern Cuba on Saturday. Erika is forecast to weaken to a tropical […]

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    Commonwealth’s Attorney to seek indictment against officer involved in William Chapman shooting death

    Portsmouth, Va. – On Thursday, the Commonwealth’s Attorney announced that they’ve completed their investigation into the shooting death of 18-year-old William Chapman. Now officials are seeking an indictment against the officer accused of shooting and killing him. This happened on April 22, 2015 in a Walmart parking lot in Portsmouth. They completed the investigation on August 21st. Officials say they will seek the indictment before the next grand jury. A witness told NewsChannel 3 the officer and Chapman had a fight. He said […]

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    Three men accused of shooting into Virginia Beach home

    Virginia Beach, Va. – Three people were arrested  after police say they fired into a home in a Virginia Beach neighborhood. Wesley William Nash, Allen Deaton, and Jonathan Allen Thompson were all arrested and charged with firing into an occupied dwelling. On Wednesday night, police received calls about shots fired in the 600 block of South Clubhouse Road. A witness described the vehicle to police. They found the vehicle in the area of Rosemont Road and Lynnhaven Parkway. Uniform officers […]

  • Mourners hold vigil for WDBJ victims; lawmakers to address gun violence

    Roanoke, Va. – On Thursday night, mourners gathered in front of WDBJ to honor the lives of two murdered journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward. They were killed during a live shot on Wednesday morning. Police say the killer was a former co-worker and reporter, Vester Williams. They’re also calling on lawmakers to address gun violence. Allison parker’s father has been speaking passionately on the topic. Folks we spoke with at the vigil say they’re fed up with the violence. “I’m just really […]

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    One dead after shooting at Savannah State University

    A Savannah State University student in Georgia was shot and killed late Thursday in the school’s student union building, a spokeswoman said. Christopher Starks, a junior from metropolitan Atlanta, died at a local hospital after an altercation at the union, according to Loretta Heyward, a spokeswoman for the school. No arrests have been made, Heyward said. University police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are handing the case.

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    Two American airmen killed in Afghanistan insider attack

    America lost two heroes this week. Two airmen were killed in Afghanistan when two men wearing Afghan security forces uniforms opened fire on them Tuesday. According to the Military Times, the two men were with the 24th Special Operations Wing. They’ve been identified as 27-year-old Capt. Matthew D. Roland and Staff Sgt. Forrest B. Sibley. They were at a vehicle checkpoint at Camp Antonik in Helmand Province. “The losses of Matt and Forrest are a terrible blow to everyone who […]

  • Family wants answers after man is shot by Newport News police

    Newport News, Va. – Kwanza Beaty’s father is fed up. “They are holding the ball until the last minute,” says Beaty’s father, Clyde Dargan. He is demanding all of the facts about what happened the morning his 23-year-old son was shot and killed by police. “At the end of the day, I want justice, and if I have to call them out I`m going to call them out,” says Dargan. The family feels the facts will show their son was […]

  • Officials find Portsmouth officers’ decision to use deadly force in Brown case justified

    Portsmouth, Va.  – After months of investigation, officials announced their findings after Walter Brown was shot and killed by Portsmouth Police. They say there is overwhelming evidence that shows Brown was an immediate threat to law enforcement and other people in the home at the time of the incident. They say the whole thing started in the parking lot of the Save and Save Supermarket at 1000 7th Street. Brown was in his silver Malibu at the time when someone […]

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    Four taken to hospital after five-vehicle accident closes Whaleyville Boulevard in Suffolk

    Suffolk, Va. – Four people were taken to the hospital after a five vehicle accident in Suffolk. One of the vehicles involved as a tractor trailer. This multi-vehicle crash occurred on Whaleyville Boulevard and crews had to shut down the roadway. This happened at 2:43 p.m. The road reopened at 4:20 p.m. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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    Man shot to death in Hampton after argument identified

    A man was shot to death in a Hampton neighborhood on Tuesday.

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    Help name the Virginia Zoo’s new baby giraffe

    Norfolk, Va. – The Virginia Zoo needs your help. On July 23rd, they welcomed an adorable new baby giraffe. The male calf was born to mother Imara and father Billy. This was the female giraffe’s 5th birth. The calf weighed 152 pounds and was 75 inches tall at birth. To vote on a name, click here.  


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