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  • Humane Society performs undercover investigations of area pet stores

    A Virginia Beach pet store is one of several under scrutiny from the Humane Society of the United States.

  • Police find 30 pounds of pot shipped from California to Hertford County

    Police in Murfreesboro are investigating after $45,000 of high-end marijuana was shipped from California to a Hertford County.

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    Man shot outside of Virginia Beach sports bar

    Virginia Beach, Va. – A man was shot outside of a Virginia Beach sports bar early Thursday morning. The shooting happened outside the Sidelines Sports Theater Bar & Grille on Holland Road around 1:26am. The man told police he was in an altercation with an unknown woman when an unidentified black man became involved. Security intervened and the man left in his vehicle. As he was leaving, the unidentified suspect fired at the victim’s car and the man returned fire. The […]

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    Mother charged after child found home alone in disheveled apartment with little food

    Newport News, Va. – A Newport News has been charged after police say they found her 9-year-old son home alone in a disheveled apartment with little to no food available. Police say at 3 a.m. on November 3rd, they went out to the 300 block of St. Thomas Drive after receiving reports about a child who was calling for help. They knocked on the apartment door and the 9-year-old answered. He told them he was there alone and did not know his […]

  • UPDATE: Mandatory meeting held after almost 40 Portsmouth bus drivers call-in sick to work

    UPDATE: Today a mandatory meeting was held to address issues brought to light by drivers who say they want more respect and better pay in Portsmouth.  Today they would not give us a clear answer after the staff meeting. No one would admit it was a protest, but one driver did say there are issues that the drivers are unhappy about.  “They`re hiring new drivers at $11.75 an hour and I`ve been here eight years and I make 80 cents […]

  • Couple allegedly robbed by caretaker: “It’s like somebody taking a knife and stabbing you in the back”

    Yorktown, Va. – Trust. It’s what 92-year-olds Ruth and Edward Martin say lost them nearly $14,000. “I always trusted her. I really did. We had no reason not to trust her; she came across so sincere, but it was all not true ,” the couple told NewsChannel 3. They’re talking about their previous caretaker, Michelle Conley. The couple hired her privately after a recommendation from Edward’s friend. For a year, the Martins treated her like family. They loved her. “It’s […]

  • Williamsburg asks General Assembly to add more lanes to I-64

    “Girl, it’s horrible. Horrible! You just want to go up to Virginia Beach or a sporting event, and you’re never sure if you’re going to get there on time.” There’s no question Maxanne Taverniti is all for the City of Williamsburg’s request to the General Assembly. The city is asking to continue widening I-64 past Williamsburg, all the way to Richmond. “Transportation is important in this area also for tourism. This is Williamsburg, and we want tourists to come and […]

  • NewsChannel 3 takes action to help woman who’s concerned about Norfolk crime

    Norfolk, Va. – Deborah Mapp, 66, considers herself to be the “watch dog” of her Broad Creek neighborhood. “I come out here when I see them. I let them know I`m not afraid of you. I can identify to you if I have to and I will identify you! You`re not commit crime in my neighborhood,” she told NewsChannel 3. After a rash of crime near her home, she contacted NewsChannel 3 to do something about it. Less than 24 […]

  • Newport News couple accused of abusing three young girls

    Update: Loleana Burist has been granted bond.  Newport News, Va. – Police have arrested a Newport News couple after a man reported that his granddaughters had been abused. On October 6th, 2014, a grandfather of three girls said that the children, ages 14, 10 and 5, had been abused. Police started to investigate and they found that in May and June of 2014, the girls were victims of severe abuse while they were with their father and his wife. They […]

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    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 […]

  • Franklin woman reportedly held at gunpoint during home invasion

    Franklin Police are investigating after a home invasion in the 1500 block of Railroad Avenue on Monday, October 13th.

  • Few same-sex couples show up to get marriage licenses in Northeastern North Carolina

    The certificates were printed, and the Dare County clerks were ready. “We are going to issue same sex marriages until they tell us not to!” Dare County Register of Deeds clerk Vanzolla McMurran-Smith told NewsChannel 3. But on the first full day same-sex couples were able to get their marriage licenses, most clerks in Northeastern North Carolina had no one to give them to. “I really am surprised. I thought they were going to be waiting at the door but […]


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