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  • Suffolk police officer takes action for a Franklin ‘brother in blue’

    Suffolk, Va. – A month ago, a Suffolk police Sgt. Jeffrey Lurie had no idea who Franklin Cpl. Al Herdeg was. “Law enforcement is law enforcement. You’re a brother, you’re a sister,” he said. Today he still hasn’t met him, but Lurie spends his time raising money for his fellow “brother in blue” after an accident left Herdeg paralyzed. “When something happens to us, we can only rely on our brothers and sisters because there’s nobody else to call. ” Herdeg, […]

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    Two Virginia Beach 7-Eleven’s robbed within a 15 minute span

    It only took fifteen minutes for a robber to hit two 7-Eleven stores near Town Center on Wednesday night, according to Virginia Beach Police dispatch.

  • OBX landscaper: “It’s something I’d never wish on anybody”

    Everything Chase Patterson has ever worked for is now burned and charred. “I’m here to make an honest living, pay for my stuff, live my life. Life is short and whoever did it doesn’t understand this,” Patterson told NewsChannel 3. He’s the president of his own company, Albemarle Landscapes. This weekend, police say someone vandalized his trucks, and set three of them on fire. “Fire, destruction, just madness, just crazy. It’s something I’d never ever wish upon anybody. It takes a […]

  • Virginia Beach high school student attacked while walking to school bus stop

    “I could see the blood on his hand. I didn`t know what to think. I asked him did somebody shoot you? He said ‘no, somebody stabbed me and tried to rob me.'” That’s what a Renaissance High School student described to Lavette Jackson this morning while he was lying on her front porch. Police say the 17-year-old was attacked while walking to the school bus.  Minutes later, Jackson says he crawled to her home. She said the teen banged on […]

  • Chesapeake mom sentenced to 60 years for child porn operation

    Chesapeake mom Kanealeen Latouche has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for her involvement in a child pornography ring that included her own children.

  • Virginia Beach mom searches for Good Samaritans who helped her son during fatal fire

    Virginia Beach, Va. – “The hurt is over the top, but I know that he would want me to be happy,” Karen Cahoon tells NewsChannel 3. When she looks back on her son, Bobby Zortman’s life, she and her brother, Will Pillar, can’t help but smile. “He had so many friends. These last couple days, I didn`t realize how many and I`m grateful that he had that,” she said. Bobby was killed while driving on I-64. His truck veered off, […]

  • Documents: Newport News pastor recorded himself having sex with teen girl

    Newport News, Va. – A search warrant affidavit says Michael Harris had sex with a 13 or 14 year old girl and recorded it on video. Harris is the pastor of Saint James Fellowship Church of God. The affidavit says a member of the church saw the video of Harris and the young girl having sex. After police interviewed the victim, investigators searched the church, and according to the documents, they took more than 300 DVDs. Harris hasn’t been charged […]

  • UPDATE: Pastor charged with taking indecent liberties with a child in Newport News

    Newport News, Va. – A pastor has been arrested and charged with taking indecent liberties with a child in Newport News, police tell NewsChannel 3. The victim is a 17-year-old Newport News girl. On Friday, October 24, 2014, Newport News Police Department Special Victims detectives arrested 52-year-old Michael Lindell Harris, Sr., of the first block of East Southampton Avenue in Hampton for three counts of taking indecent liberties with a child while in a supervisory role. Harris was arrested at his home at about […]

  • 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 […]


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