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  • Man accused of killing Norfolk mother found competent to stand trial

    Norfolk, Va. –Phylicia Robinson is the Norfolk woman who disappeared in October and was found dead a little more than a month later. Police think Jamiel Graves is the man who did it. Her remains were found stuffed in a closet inside his home prompting a charge of second degree murder. In the very brief hearing in a Norfolk court room Thursday, the judge read results of an evaluation by a doctor who determined he is competent to stand trial […]

  • Norfolk Public Schools superintendent discusses plan for student safety

    As it stands now, daytime games only affect regular season football, for this year. What happens next year, according to the superintendent, is still being discussed.

  • Labor Day is here, so are higher gas prices

    Gas prices are headed up and up, just in time for the Labor Day weekend. AAA says the average price in Hampton Roads is $0.18 higher than this time last year. “What can you say to them?  There’s nothing you can say, but just suck it up, pay it, and move on,” says Mike Lawson from Chesapeake. Lawson is trying to pay for his trip to the other side of the state which cost him $40 just to get going […]

  • Music teacher, church choir director accused of sex abuse

    A Newport News man who teaches middle and high school students orchestra is accused of molesting one of his students and another teen. Police arrested John Lenwell after, they say, he sexually abused two teens– one of whom was his orchestra student at Denbigh High School. “The 21-year-old was actually 17 at the time of the incidents, and the incidents occurred between 2007 and 2008,” says Newport News Master Police Officer Holly McPherson. At one point, that victim says he’d […]

  • Firefighter saves three people during flood

    JV Oliver, a 15-year veteran of the Carrollton Fire Department, knows how to rescue people in need. Last night, the people in need were two Sheriff’s deputies who were trapped in a flooded road. Around nine Tuesday night, Oliver was behind two sheriff’s deputies going to a call for help from a person in cardiac arrest. He risked his own life and took action to save them. He actually drove into the rushing water using his massive, heavy-duty, pick-up truck. […]

  • BMX biker hurt after crash on the Oceanfront

    A BMX biker took a bad fall on Thursday during practice and is now listed in critical condition. NewsChannel 3’s Eric Levy reports live from the Oceanfront. 

  • JCC Police: 70 car thefts since May; same suspects

      James City County police are hoping you’ll take action and help them find who has broken into 70 cars since May. Though all of the vehicles, police say, were left unlocked. They call it a “crime of opportunity.” Police say items like GPS units, wallets and purses have been taken from the cars in areas like Fox Ridge and Adam’s Hunt. Investigators think the same people are responsible for all of them, but they just don’t know who they […]

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    Police reveal items stolen in string of Beach car break-ins

    Police are investigating a string of car break-ins in the Chick’s Beach area.  

  • Tractor trailer involved in accident on I-64

    A truck driver reaching for a water bottle led to a crash early this morning. Police say the driver lost control of the truck and it burst into flames. A good Samaritan helped to save the driver. The accident occurred on I-64 near Mercury Blvd. overnight. As the fire tore through, a pair of brave people pulled the big rig driver to safety. State police say the big rig driver had just gotten onto 64 and was reaching for a […]

  • Sex with Minor suspects

    Two in Elizabeth City charged with sex crimes involving a minor

    Two people– including a man who is well-known in Elizabeth City– are both facing charges of sex crimes involving a young girl. According to the indictments against the two people arrested, it all started about two years ago. Leonard Outlaw, III and Susan Heidler both face charges that involve sex and inappropriate actions with a 15-year-old. The indictments say sometime between August and September of 2010, Outlaw showed the girl pornographic photos. Indictments also show that sometime after August of […]

  • Taking Action: When will HRT replace a Norfolk bus shelter?

    NewsChannel 3 took action to find out when a replacement bus stop shelter will be installed. This came after Hampton Roads Transit’s Facebook page had some customer concerns about that. HRT says the $8,400 replacement shelter at Waterside Drive and Commercial Place has been ordered and is expected to be installed this month or next month, depending on when it’ll be shipped from the manufacturer. HRT says the old shelter was damaged by a car crash back in May, and […]

  • Officials plan for direct route from Lynnhaven to Greenbrier Mall

    How would you like to travel from Lynnhaven Mall in Virginia Beach to Greenbrier Mall in Chesapeake in one straight shot? Virginia Beach city officials have shared a plan with NewsChannel 3 that would connect Lynnhaven Parkway where it ends just past Albright to where it continues near Centerville Turnpike. The plan calls for the constructed portion to be four lanes, divided by a median, with new sidewalks. There’s a plan to have a sound wall to reduce traffic noise. […]

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