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    Rare chicks born in June at Virginia Zoo die from EEE

    Three cassowary chicks born in June at the Virginia Zoo died in July from Eastern Equine Encephalitis.

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    VIDEO: Chesapeake residents find large canebrake rattlesnake outside apartment complex

    A Chesapeake resident has posted a video to YouTube showing her neighbors capturing a large canebrake rattlesnake in the bushes in front of their apartment building.

  • Perquimans Co. brothers accused of sexually abusing younger sister appear in court

    The six Jackson brothers are charged with sexually abusing their younger sister for more than a decade. In court on Thursday, the District Attorney asked for the hearing to be continued. The DA plans to fly to Colorado to interview the victim.

  • Dare County ranking high with marijuana possession arrests

    Out of all Hampton Roads plus Northeastern North Carolina,  Dare County is in the lead for most arrests per capita when it comes to marijuana, according to an article in the Washington Post. “It’s an issue everywhere. Dare County is no different than Portsmouth, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Raleigh,” Lt. Kevin Duprey with the Dare County Sheriff’s office told NewsChannel 3. The research says that in Dare County, 899 per 100,000 people were arrested for possession of marijuana. That number doubles […]

  • Virginia Beach park full of overgrown grass until today

    Behind tall blades of overgrown grass, there’s a dog hidden by the weeds in Lynnhaven Woods Park. These photos were taken by NewsChannel 3 viewer Janeen who saw Monday’s story about the long grass in front of two Virginia Beach schools. She emailed us, asking us to take action and find out why another area in the Beach is full of overgrown grass. According to Virginia Beach city code, grass and weeds cannot grow more than ten inches. If it […]

  • Why was grass growing out of control in front of Beach schools?

    Virginia Beach, Va. – Long blades of grass and weeds lined the sidewalk outside of Plaza Middle school. NewsChannel 3 took a drive to the school to measure it ourselves to see how long it really was, and we wanted to make sure Virginia Beach Public Schools aren’t above city laws. According to Virginia Beach city code, grass and weeds cannot grow more than 10 inches. If it reaches that limit, the city will send a notice, ordering the property […]

  • Storms cause devastating damages to crops on the Eastern Shore

    Aside from the devastation at the Cherrystone Family Camping Resort, Governor Terry McAuliffe said Friday that 500-900 acres of corn, 400 acres of cotton and over 1,000 acres of soybeans were damaged during the storm.

  • Man traveled from Maryland to have sex with 13-year-old girl in Suffolk

    20-year-old Devonta Day traveled four hours from Maryland to Suffolk. He told police he thought he was coming to visit an 18-year-old girl, according to court documents.

  • Residents enjoy calmer weather in Virginia Beach this week

    The sun is shining on Pinewood Drive, but this time last week, neighbors were coming out of their homes to take a look at the power lines, trees, and debris that covered the street.

  • Pierce’s Pitt BBQ ranked one of the best in the south

    BBQ — it’s a “personal thing,” according to JC Pierce, the owner of Pierce’s Pitt BBQ. “It’s just what you grew up with. Everyone thinks whatever they grew up going to their family is the best they ever had,” Pierce says. The barbecue sauce is what sets each region a part. In Williamsburg, Pierce’s sauce is what’s landing the restaurant on a USA TODAY list, calling them one of the best in the country. Pierce was there when his parents […]

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    Two girls rescued at Jamestown Ferry Pier

    James City Co., Va. – Two teen girls are now safe after getting caught in a current that swept them away while they were swimming in the James River, according to James City County Fire EMS officials. It happened on Wednesday, July 9 at 2:23 p.m. The James City County Fire Department responded to the report of two girls in the James River, holding onto a piling of the Jamestown Ferry Pier. The two girls reported they were not currently […]

  • Newport News hikes up fees for food trucks

    It's lunchtime outside the Newport News Shipyard, and that means the food trucks’ lines are long.

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