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  • Kirk Beckwith Cowart. Photo credit Virginia Beach Police Department

    Family of Kirk Cowart releases apology and appeal for better mental health care

    Virginia Beach, Va. – The family of the Virginia Beach man who took a hatchet into Salem High School and was arrested last week has issued an apology and an appeal. Kirk Cowart’s mental condition has now become the focus of how he got to where he is, what should happen next and the treatment he’s receiving in the meantime as he sits in the Virginia Beach Correctional Center. Cowart’s mother, sister and brother issued the following statement on Wednesday: “As […]

  • Football fans in Virginia Beach sound off on Redskins name controversy

    There isn’t much to cheer about in Redskins Nation at this point. The team is just 1-5 so far this season. But the team’s problems aren’t just on the field. Four petitions have now been filed with the Federal Communications Commission asking that broadcasters who use the word “Redskins” be fined because it “constitutes profanity.”

  • Gillespie, Warner trade verbal jabs during debate

    Republican Ed Gillespie seized on allegations that Senator Mark Warner may have suggested a federal judgeship for the daughter of a democratic state senator. Democrats were trying to keep that senator from retiring and handing control of the senate to republicans. The two sparred over Gillespie’s career as a Washington lobbyist for failed energy giant Enron. Gillespie denied Warner’s claim that he had signed a formal pledge not to raise taxes circulated by republican activist Grover Norquist. For his part, […]

  • Couple at center of lawsuit overturning Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban become first to receive marriage license in Norfolk

    Same-sex marriage became legal in Virginia at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 6th. By 2:00 p.m., the couple at the center of the lawsuit overturning the state’s ban was in the Norfolk Circuit Court Clerk’s office to get their marriage license.

  • Les Smith LIVE from FedEx Field for Thursday Night Football – Redskins v. Giants

    The Washington Redskins play host to the New York Giants at FedEx Field for Thursday Night Football this week.

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    Les Smith’s Quest for the Best BBQ: Suffolk BBQ Co.

    Les Smith continues his Quest for the Best BBQ at the Suffolk BBQ Company in Suffolk.

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    Les Smith’s adventure on the USS Wisconsin

    NewsChannel 3’s Les Smith was on a mission. He went aboard the USS Wisconsin. His mission was to crack the code to operation Achilles Heel. The adventure took us back to 1952 off the coast of North Korea. There was a mad rush to unlock secrets. Did he complete his mission? Watch the video to find out.

  • Les Smith’s Quest for the Best BBQ: Jake’s Smokehouse Barbecue in Virginia Beach

    Smack-dab on general Booth Boulevard in Virginia Beach sits the lip-smacking goodness of Jake’s Smokehouse Barbecue. Jake’s offers a little bit of everything. NewsChannel 3’s Les Smith had the opportunity to do a little tasting there today. He had a lot of everything from plain pulled pork to the vinegary goodness of Carolina- pulled to the tomato taste of ribs. Who makes the best barbecue? Leave your comment below. Check our ALL of the restaurants we’ve visited in Les’ Quest for […]

  • NewsChannel 3 takes action for fire victims of Heron’s Landing

    NewsChannel 3 is taking action to help our neighbors. Four dozen people were forced out of their homes because of a fire in Chesapeake. These people had been homeless before. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the fire at Heron’s Landing. But many people lost even the food they were planning to eat. Fifty-eight formerly homeless people were driven out of their temporary homes at a Chesapeake apartment building because of a fire on Tuesday, July 8. Water forced the […]

  • D-Day 70 years later: Norfolk Army paratrooper remembers the jump into Normandy

    Colonel Edward Shames left Norfolk at age 20 to become an Army paratrooper. “I was in every battle that was from the time we invaded the continent until the time we went up on top of Eagle’s Nest, Hitler’s hideout, every one,” says Shames. But there was none quite like the jump into Normandy. “There was no jubilation. We had a good meal. We had steak and ice cream. First time we had that in years. The last supper I guess […]

  • Les Smith gets a wild ride at the Patriotic Festival

    Les Smith gets a wild ride at the Patriotic Festival

  • ERC CEO pledges to fix problems with tunnel tolling

    The man who oversees the tolls on the Elizabeth River tunnels is promising to Take Action for NewsChannel 3 viewers.

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