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  • Military housing fire displaces 12

    Norfolk, Virginia – Twelve people have been displaced after an early morning, two-alarm fire in the Whitehurst Farm neighborhood. Norfolk Fire and Rescue responded to the 8300 block of Guam Parkway shortly before 5:00am Saturday. Heavy fire was coming from the roof of the apartment when units arrived. Working smoke detectors were in place but did not alert residents. No one was hurt. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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    Suspect crashes, dies during police chase

    Isle of Wight County, Virginia – A Surry County Sheriff’s Office deputy was conducting a radar operation and observed two motorcycles speeding shortly after 12:30am Saturday. The deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the motorcycles continued speeding and a pursuit began. One of the motorcycles, a 2003 Suzuki 1300 series, lost control and crashed on Old Stage Road at Wrenns Mill Road. The driver has been identified as 36 year-old William Cary Parker of Smithfield. During the crash, […]

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    UPDATE: Mom charged, fugitive son arrested after morning standoff in Newport News

    Ledford became non-compliant with officers in the front yard and was shot with a bean bag gun. He was then taken...

  • Hero who saved neighbors from burning home: ‘They had no way of getting out’

    Newport News, Virginia – A man is in police custody after a fire was intentionally set at a home on 36th Street near Roanoke Avenue in Newport News Wednesday morning, according to fire officials. Police have arrested 27-year-old Lawrence Joseph Barnes. He is being charged with arson and four counts of attempted murder, according to the Newport News Fire Marshal’s Office. The arson happened shortly after 4:00 a.m. The fire rapidly spread through voids in the walls, floors, and ceilings […]

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    Vacant house burns in Norfolk

    Norfolk, Virginia – A house undergoing renovations on Clements Avenue in Norfolk  caught fire early Tuesday morning. A person passing by around 2:30am saw the house on fire and called the fire department. The fire was under control in about 15 minutes and no neighboring homes were damaged. No one was inside the home. There were no injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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    UPDATE: Route 258 reopens after fatal crash in Isle of Wight

      Update: Route 258 has reopened to traffic.  Isle of Wight County, Va. – Virginia State Police are currently investigating a fatal tractor trailer accident on Courthouse Highway near Vivian Drive. Courthouse Highway in that area is closed in both directions and will remain closed for at least two hours. The road closure has caused extended delays. Avoid delays with our traffic cameras and interactive traffic map

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    UPDATE: Owner of Majik City Gentlemen’s Club shot to death; two arrested

    A man was shot to death inside Majik City Gentlemen's Club on Jefferson Avenue shortly before 2:00am Wednesday, police say. He has now been identified as 56-year-old Issac Oiugbenga Oshin, the owner of the club.

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    Two wounded in Newport News shootout

    Police say around 12:25am Wednesday, officers patrolling in the area of Orcutt Avenue and heard gunshots.

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    GM recalling 370,000 trucks over fire risk

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – General Motors announced Friday that it’s recalling some 370,000 trucks in North America because of a fire risk. The affected models include 2014 Chevy Silverados and GMC Sierra full-size trucks. GM  said the vehicles had problems with their software that could lead to the overheating of exhaust components and cause fires. GM said it had confirmed eight fires that have resulted from this issue so far, though no injuries. “All occurred in areas with very cold […]

  • Beach police officers taken to hospital after responding to fire

    Virginia Beach, Virginia – Four police officers were taken to the hospital as a precaution for possible smoke inhalation after responding to a house fire early Friday morning. An officer on routine patrol in the area noticed smoke coming from a home in the 700 block of South Lynnhaven Road around 2:00am. Three other officers responded to assist him prior to the fire units arriving. The officers attempted to alert the residents without entering the home and were subsequently transported […]

  • UPDATE: About 100 customers without power in Virginia Beach

    UPDATE: About 100 people are still without power in Virginia Beach. Click here to view the Dominion Electric Outage Map. Virginia Beach, Virginia – Malfunctioning equipment on North Lynnhaven Road near Mustang Trail left 4,500 people in the Lynnhaven area without power around 4:30am Wednesday, according to a Dominion Power spokesperson. Dominion workers restored power to about half of those people shortly after 5:00am by switching them to an alternate feed. Crews were able to repair the equipment and the […]

  • Chesapeake family displaced after garage fire

    Chesapeake, Virginia –  Firefighters responded to the 1900 block of Beechwood Road in Chesapeake after a family was alerted of a fire by smoke detectors early Wednesday morning. The fire started around 2:40am and the family was able to make it out of the house safely. Fire officials say the fire started in the attached garage of the home and appears to be due to malfunctioning electrical equipment. The fire was contained to the garage but the rest of the […]


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