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    Private tennis coach pleads guilty to having sex with teenage student

    He was supposed to be teaching her how to play tennis. Instead, 31-year old Gordon Hammersley and his 15 year old tennis student were having sex. That is what he admitted to a York County Judge last week.

  • UPDATE: Police still investigating death of driver who was shot and crashed into Williamsburg home

    A man is dead after being shot and crashing his vehicle into a Williamsburg home Friday night.

  • Hampton parent angered by letter saying “White Students” didn’t meet SOL requirements

    Hampton, Va. – It was one sentence in a letter sent home from Smith Elementary School in Hampton that took a parent by surprise, stating “White Students” didn’t meet last year’s reading requirements on the SOLs. “The kids brought it home. My boyfriend was like, ‘Wait a minute. White kids? White students?’ I was like ‘What wait?’ I have never seen anything like that before in my life. Cheriss Pisani didn’t understand. “It just mind boggles me because someone signed […]

  • Troops quarantined at Langley after returning from West Africa

    Langley Air Force Base – Local troops are back in Hampton Roads after helping in the fight against Ebola. They made it home but they can’t go home - not even for Thanksgiving. The servicemen and women  were in different places in West Africa. They are from all over the U.S. but many are from right here in Hampton Roads. Related:  Returning service members to be monitored for Ebola symptoms at Langley Air Force Base USAF Hospital Langley’s new germ-zapping robot can […]

  • UPDATE: Chief releases statement about record number of murders in Newport News

    UPDATE: Today a statement was released about the record number of homicides in the city. Chief Myers statement on the record breaking number of murders Newport News, Va. – Police are investigating after a 27-year-old man was apparently shot to death in Newport News. The victim has been identified as Mark Joyner of the 13300 block of DeWald Circle. Joyner is the 25th murder victim in Newport News this year, according to police. It’s the deadliest year since 2007; 28 […]

  • Update: Still no arrests made after man killed in Portsmouth apartment complex

    A man was found shot to death in the Stoneridge apartment complex in Portsmouth on November 1st. Now two weeks later, his killer has still not been caught.

  • 19-year-old found guilty of trying to hire a hit man to kill correctional officer

    A teenager who was sentenced to only one year in jail for a robbery now faces a life behind bars after he was found guilty of trying to hire a hit man to kill a correctional officer at Western Tidewater Regional Jail. “He said that you were living that hit man life, so here I am asking you to kill that *****” That was in one of the letters 19-year-old Raquan Knight is convicted of writing to “Lil’ Al”, a man […]

  • UPDATE: Hearing date set for one sailor involved in bar fight with off-duty Virginia Beach officers

    Virginia Beach Police are investigating a fight between several off-duty officers and Navy personnel at a bar over the weekend.

  • Woman sues Chesapeake Police for $500,000 over alleged excessive use of force

    Chesapeake, Va. – 70-year-old Ruth Davenport is a former Chesapeake resident who claims her constitutional rights were trampled on by Chesapeake Police. Now, she’s suing them for $500,000, claiming two officers were too rough and arrested her for no reason. “Sometimes I say to myself, why did this happen? Why me? But it did and we have to do something about it,” Davenport said. It all stemmed from an incident that happened on March 26. She says around 5:40 a.m., two officers, […]

  • Former ECSU Police Chief found guilty, won’t go to jail

    Elizabeth City, NC – Former Elizabeth State University Police Chief Sam Beamon was found guilty of not properly reporting crimes on campus in Pasquotank County. But according to court documents, Beamon won’t have to spend a single night in jail. Beamon pleaded No Contest to the charge of willful failing to discharge duties after police say he was not properly investigating crimes on campus.  A Pasquotank County judge found Beamon guilty, but suspended his 45-day prison sentence, leaving him to do community service and probation for […]

  • UPDATE: ODU Rugby players injured in fight near campus; man says son is improving

    Police are investigating a fight that happened near the ODU campus on Saturday night that resulted in several ODU Rugby players being sent to the hospital.

  • Courtesy: Governor McCrory

    NC Governor Pat McCrory unveils 25 year vision for transportation

    North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory spoke in Elizabeth City on Friday about his 25-year transportation vision, the economy, and the importance of the Coast Guard in the region.


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