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  • 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 […]

  • Kirk Beckwith Cowart. Photo credit Virginia Beach Police Department

    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 […]

  • From Gabriella DeLuca

    First new Midtown Tunnel element moved into position

    The first element of the new Midtown Tunnel was moved into place on Friday morning. It’s expected to be submerged in the water next week.

  • Norfolk takes action to make the city more bike-friendly

    “A strong biking community, but no where to ride,” that’s how cyclists describe the city they call home. “It`s an enormous problem. I don`t think the city is unwilling to do it there`s a lot on the plate. There`s a lot of needs and wants that citizens have,” Paul Flannigan, the owner of Bicycle Works told NewsChannel 3. But the city is proving his point, and taking action to make people more bike-friendly. City officials say they don’t have a […]

  • Hampton Roads courthouses adjust to Supreme Court ruling

    “Spouse.” It’s a word that’s making a big difference in marriage licenses across Virginia. With yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling, courthouses across Hampton Roads are figuring out how to make their certificates same-sex friendly. In Virginia Beach, eight-same sex couples have requested licenses. That means eight separate times, the clerks in circuit court have had to custom-make their paperwork. In a column, it used to say “bride and groom.” Now, the clerks are using white-out, and re-typing it to read “spouse […]

  • Homeowner charged with arson: “I did not start the fire. Why would I? I love that house.”

    The homeowner charged with arson after a fire destroyed his home early Thursday morning spoke to reporters from the Norfolk City Jail on Friday.

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    UPDATE: Man wanted in connection to teen’s stabbing death in parking lot of Newport News elementary school

    UPDATE:  Police have identified a suspect in the stabbing death of a 19-year-old. Now they are asking for the public’s help to locate him.  They have warrants charging 21-year-old Pernell Antwon Robertson of the 700 block of 48th Street in Newport News. He has been charged with one count each of first-degree murder and use of a knife in the commission of a felony.  If you know where he is, please call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.  Newport News, Va. – […]

  • Police identify man’s body found on Sandpiper Road in Virginia Beach

    Officers have wrapped up their investigation after finding a 52-year-old man's body just on the other side of the sand dunes in the 3800 block of Sandpiper Road.


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