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1 hr ago | WVEC-TV Norfolk
"It's a total, different improvement. If nobody sees it, they haven't been down here long enough," said Stephanie Wyche, as she stood with her daughter along Jefferson Avenue near 25th Street.
6 hrs ago | WAVY-TV Portsmouth
NNPD spokesman Lou Thurston said a shooting took place around 6 p.m. in the 900 block of Churchill Lane. No further details have been released.
8 hrs ago | NBC29
Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced he is creating a Statewide Re-entry Coordinator position and online Re-Entry Portal within the Office of Attorney General to, for the first time from the state level, help local sheriffs prepare inmates for release and connect them with support services on the outside. In recent years, Virginia has developed a comprehensive plan to address re-entry and recidivism reduction for state inmates.
12 hrs ago | Hampton Roads Daily Press
A 32-year-old man was arrested Sept. 13 in connection with a shooting in the Denbigh section of Newport News, a police spokesman said.
14 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot
Police have charged a 17-year-old in a shooting Wednesday in the area of 23rd Street and Wickham Avenue. Police who were sent to the scene about 9:50 p.m. that night found a 17-year-old male suffering gunshot wounds, according to a police news release.
14 hrs ago | Hampton Roads Daily Press
A 17-year-old boy was arrested Sept. 12 on charges in connection with the shooting of another teenager last week, a police spokesman said.
16 hrs ago | Hampton Roads Daily Press
A report highlighting financial activity at the Virginia Port Authority and the Virginia International Terminals LLC for the first month of its new fiscal year show revenue is running 6.6 percent ahead of what it planned and 21. 6 percent above what it collected in July 31, 2013. Operating revenue for the two was just under $38 million.
The Newport News Sheriff's Office sponsored a car and motorcycle show on Sunday to help raise money for Project Lifesaver. Project Lifesaver helps provide rapid response to save lives and reduce serious injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer's, Autism, Down syndrome, traumatic brain injury, and other related disorders.
There's one generation left that remembers theater row four chunky blocks of old Washington Avenue that witnessed the rise, and pornographic fall, of seven movie theaters in the 20th century: the Academy of Music, the Paramount, the Olympic, the James, the Palace, the Rialto and the Warwick. Once a rising middle class' destination for an opulent night out, the area along Washington Avenue is currently mapped with parking lots, ship yard housing and a Subway restaurant.
Still, it took a mugger's bullet and a coma to bring on the visions that transformed the sometime hairdresser into one of the country's best-known self-taught artists. Two devastating fires pushed him still more, forcing him to overcome the loss of two homes, his own work and a beloved folk art collection through a passion to recreate and resurrect that was almost messianic.
Today while cleaning out a storage shed, a contractor discovered an old ordnance inside. Officials believe the ordnance dates back to the Korean War era.
They were arrested at the Menchville Marina in Newport News. According to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, they were stealing oysters without licenses from public grounds near the Pagan River and public grounds near the Newport News Shipyard.
Around 12:40 a.m., officers were dispatched to the Oyster Point area for a report of an intoxicated woman. At the scene, they found the woman lying on the ground, unresponsive, according to Lou Thurston with the Newport News Police Department.
At about 1:30 p.m., the fire and bomb crews were called to the property of a vacant home on Barclay Road in the Deep Creek section of the city, according to Doug Carper with the Newport News Fire Department. There, a contractor cleaning out an old shed had found two old military ordnance.
Want to show off your vehicle or take a whack at a beat-up car with a sledge hammer for a good cause? Project Lifesaver helps provide rapid response to locate individuals who wander due to Alzheimer's , Autism, Down syndrome, traumatic brain injury, and other disorders, according to a Sheriff's Office news release. Enrolled clients are equipped with a transmitter worn on their wrist or ankle.
Over the past few weeks, there have been several thefts from vehicles in the shipyard parking lots. On two occasions, police say the person in the above pictures has used the stolen credit cards at Newport News Walmart stores.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 09:54 pm
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