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Marissa Jasek joined the News Channel 3 team in December 2012.

She made her journey up to Hampton Roads from Wilmington, NC where she worked as the lead reporter for WWAY’s 11 p.m. newscast. Marissa would frequently fill-in anchor for Good Morning Carolina and WWAY’s Sunday evening newscast.

Marissa was born and raised in the Lone Star State and graduated from Texas A&M in 2010 with a B.A. in Communication. During her time as a Fightin’ Texas Aggie, Marissa spent her first four years in the pool, competing for the Texas A&M Women’s Swimming team. She was a four-time All-American swimmer and qualified for the 2008 Olympic Trials.

While in her senior year, Marissa had her first taste of broadcast journalism when asked to host a Fox Sports segment entitled: Big 12 Showcase Women’s Sports Special.

Marissa is excited to discover all that Hampton Roads has to offer and is always on the lookout for any interesting story ideas!

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    Wesley Hadsell indicted on possession of ammunition charges

    Update: Hadsell has been indicted by a grand jury today on charges of felon in possession of ammunition.  Norfolk, Va. – On Monday, Wesley Hadsell was denied bond.  He has been behind bars for more than five months now. As part of the hearing, prosecutors referenced a letter they say Hadsell wrote to his mom in an effort to keep him in jail. “Wish I had bond, I’d go away for sure,” the letter reads. “I could live elsewhere and never have […]

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    Norfolk city worker charged with rape, abduction

    Norfolk, Va. – A Norfolk city employee is facing several charges after a woman told police he sexually assaulted her several times. Police have arrested Andrew Prause, who is listed in documents as a Norfolk City Employee who has worked for the Parks and Urban Forestry department for the last seven years. On September 5th at 7 p.m., a 40-year-old woman filed a report saying that Prause, 45, sexually assaulted her between August 1, 2015 and September 5th in the 5900 […]

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    Volunteers take action to clean up abandoned Hampton cemetery

    Hampton, Va. – Dozens of volunteers from all over Tidewater were ready to lend a helping hand on a day meant to take a break from work. “Labor Day is labor. It was just good to get out and help someone else,” said a volunteer. They were taking action to repair a historic cemetery that many of them knew nothing about until recently “Your story is what brought it to us.” Last week we told you about Oakland Cemetery, which […]

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    Family of Portsmouth man found dead in jail cell: “He was unrecognizable”

    Sonia Adams will never know what her son’s final thoughts were as he died alone in his jail cell. “He was all by himself,” she says. “He died by himself. We don’t know if he said anything.” “God knows how long he was on the floor,” Adams says. “It hurts.” On August 19th 24-year-old Jamycheal Mitchell’s body was found inside the Hampton Roads Regional Jail. Police say there was no indication of foul play, no signs of assault or injuries. […]

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    Wesley Hadsell now facing federal weapons charge, state charges dropped

    Wesley Hadsell is now a facing federal weapons charge in connection to the investigation into the disappearance of his step-daughter, Anjelica 'AJ' Hadsell.

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    Resident on Oakland Cemetery: ‘Oakland is not just a problem, but a tragedy’

    Oakland Cemetery in Hampton has been open since the start of the Civil War -- 1861. There are over 4,000 people buried in marked and unmarked graves there, dating from the 1800's up through the present time.

  • Four Years Later: Norfolk light rail ridership declines

    August 19th marks four years since the Norfolk Tide light rail started rolling through Norfolk.

  • State lawmakers meet to draw new congressional district maps

    State lawmakers are meeting today to redraw congressional districts, and some Hampton Roads residents could see a new congressman from the changes. That’s because federal judges have ruled Virginia’s 3rd district is unconstitutional. The third district is represented by Bobby Scott and stretches from Richmond all the way down to Hampton Roads. Federal judges have ruled Scott’s district is unfair because too many African Americans are in it. Governor Terry McAuliffe says he will only accept new lines if the […]

  • Williamsburg City Council approves proposal for colonial musket range

    Williamsburg City Council has approved the proposal for a musket shooting range near Colonial Williamsburg.

  • Wesley Hadsell on upcoming court date: ‘I’m ready to fight’

    Norfolk, Va. – “The walls get smaller every day you know,” Wesley Hadsell says. “Frustrated. It`s easy to get frustrated.” Wesley Hadsell has been frustrated for nearly five months now, sitting in jail for charges connected to his adoptive daughter AJ’s disappearance. Police accuse him of interfering in their investigation. But after all this time, he has not been charged with AJ’s death — something Hadsell’s new attorney Eric Korslund says speaks for itself. “I think if they had any evidence […]

  • Maintenance worker discovers marijuana grow operation in Newport News apartment

    A maintenance worker at a Newport News apartment complex recently took action and got results after he uncovered a marijuana grow operation and helped police bust two residents.

  • Man shot in head after meeting up with online escort

    Newport News, Va. – He was trying to hook up with an escort he found on backpage.com, known for its racy ads. But that meet-up ended with a bullet in his brain. It all happened on July 14th. A Newport News Police search warrant says the two arranged to meet at the Warwick Townhouses along Savage Drive. When he drove up to the address he was given and got out of his car, who he saw was not who he […]


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