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  • Hampton Roads Police and Fire team compete in soccer championship

    Officer John Tracey wears his bronze medal with pride. He scored two goals for the Hampton Roads Police and Fire Team in the game that earned them the bronze. But it’s the arm band on his right arm he and his teammates wore throughout the tournament that’s he’s most proud to wear. “We’re also playing for my daughter who passed three months ago.” His baby girl Callie became sick and would not make it. Tracey, who played soccer all his […]

  • 911 texting service now available in Isle of Wight County

    Residents in Isle of Wight County can now send text messages to 911 in emergency situations.

  • Chesapeake man creates air-conditioned shirt

    Chesapeake man Charles Hollcroft has developed a shirt that can keep you cool during the summer.

  • Currituck Co. SPCA looking for dog, cat fosters after fire

    The Currituck County SPCA is looking for foster homes for about five dogs and 40 cats after a fire on Monday.

  • Taking Action for Suffolk residents trapped by constant flooding

    The Nansemond Square Apartments in Suffolk has a flooding problem. Every time there's a heavy rain a portion of the complex's parking lot fills with up to three feet of standing water.

  • Seven sea turtles released at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront

    The Virginia Aquarium released six Kemp's ridley sea turtles and one loggerhead turtle back into the ocean on Wednesday. The turtles had been accidentally hooked by fisherman at local piers and taken to the aquarium to be rehabbed.

  • Newport News business highlighted by Confederate flag controversy

    The Dixie RV Superstore and its Confederate Flag sign have been in Newport News for decades. Not much has ever been made of the sign. But after last weeks shooting in South Carolina, is this sign suddenly an issue?

  • Heat wave leads to early onset of jellyfish

    The unseasonably early heatwave in Hampton Roads is leading to uncomfortable conditions around town for many residents, and many folks are flocking to the beaches for some relief. There may, however, be another issue that arises in the water.

  • What types of sharks lurk close to the Virginia Beach shore?

    If you’ve been swimming at a Hampton Roads-area beach, you probably have swam a lot closer to a shark than you may think. Our area is home to many different kinds of sharks and some are able to swim within just a few feet of shore.

  • 5th graders celebrate the end of the school year on the Oceanfront with seniors

    Virginia Beach, Va. – A group of fifth graders from Seatack Elementary School in Virginia Beach saw the beach for the first time today. The students took a field trip over to the Westminister-Canterbury Retirement Community where they played backyard games with the residents. This is the second year the school and the community teamed up for the event. Throughout the school year, the seniors have been visiting the students taking on rolls as mentors. With school coming to a […]

  • New signage will mark sea turtle nests in Virginia Beach

    Sea turtle nesting sites in Virginia Beach will be marked with posts, self-releasing screens, and signage, thanks to new efforts from the Virginia Aquarium.

  • Back River reopens to shellfish harvesting after sewage leak

    UPDATE: Sample data collected by the Division of Shellfish Sanitation have confirmed that impacted the area is safe to reopen.  The closure of the area that became effective on June 4, 2015 is rescinded effective immediately. Hampton, Va. – It’s a popular place to catch shellfish, but for the next month, folks on the Back River will have to fish elsewhere. Just north of the Langley Air Force Base, the river has been condemned for shellfish harvesting. The reason—a sewage […]

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