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  1. Two teens arrested in Suffolk for tampering with vehiclesRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | WAVY-TV Portsmouth

    ... was located shortly thereafter. The involved subjects were juveniles, age 14, from Norfolk, and age 15, from Portsmouth. They were released to the custody of a family member. They have been accused of the following: eluding police, reckless driving, ...

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  2. Jury finds Portsmouth councilman guilty of forgery chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | WAVY-TV Portsmouth

    Going into the trial, Dr. Mark Whitaker was faced with 20 felony charges of fraud and forgery. All but three of those charges were dropped in the second day of the trial.

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  3. Save the Date: Help 10 On Your Side Clear the Shelters on August 18Read the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | WAVY-TV Portsmouth

    PORTSMOUTH, VA: July 18, 2018 In just one month, WAVY-TV 10 and WVBT FOX43 want you to take part in our second annual Clear the Shelters Day. It is a groundbreaking, community-driven, national initiative which seeks to match deserving animals with loving homes on August 18! Last year, more than 2,000 animals were adopted at either low-cost, or no-cost, from 15 area shelters in the four weeks leading up to and including Clear the Shelters Day.

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  4. Portsmouth jurors start deliberating in Mark Whitaker trialRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

    Portsmouth City Councilman Mark Whitaker talks about his upcoming case during an interview at the office of his defense attorney, Jon Babineau, in Norfolk, Oct. 30, 2017. Portsmouth City Councilman Mark Whitaker talks about his upcoming case during an interview at the office of his defense attorney, Jon Babineau, in Norfolk, Oct. 30, 2017.

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  5. 17 of 20 charges dropped in Portsmouth councilman's fraud and forgery caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WAVY-TV Portsmouth

    17 of the 20 felony fraud and forgery charges have been dropped in the case against Portsmouth Councilman Mark Whitaker. Upon hearing the announcement, the Whitaker family, out in force the last two days, stomped their feet and cried tears of joy. ...

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  6. Urban herons hold their ownRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Center for Conservation Biology

    ... neighborhoods of tidewater Virginia (including the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Portsmouth) since the mid-1980s. As part of the 2018 Virginia colonial waterbird survey (funded by the Virginia Department of Game & ...

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  7. Councilman's fraud, forgery trial continues in PortsmouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WAVY-TV Portsmouth

    Dr. Mark Whitaker is facing 20 felony charges of fraud and forgery. The charges involve New Bethel Baptist Church -- where Whitaker is an assistant pastor -- as well as a credit union attached to it called New Bethel Federal Credit Union.

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  8. Portsmouth contractor testifies he didn't agree to borrow money through Mark Whitaker's churchRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Virginian-Pilot

    Portsmouth City Councilman Mark Whitaker talks about his upcoming case during an interview at the office of his defense attorney, Jon Babineau, in Norfolk, Oct. 30, 2017. Portsmouth City Councilman Mark Whitaker talks about his upcoming case during an interview at the office of his defense attorney, Jon Babineau, in Norfolk, Oct. 30, 2017.

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  9. Free books given away in Portsmouth to prevent summer slumpRead the original story

    Monday | WVEC-TV Norfolk

    Portsmouth School Board member Cordell Patillo organized the giveaway. He said its important children read during the summer to retain what they've learned during the school year.

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  10. Accidental Portsmouth fire kills 2 dogs, 5 puppies, and a catRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | WVEC-TV Norfolk

    On Monday around 1:20 p.m., Portsmouth Fire Rescue and Emergency Services responded to a multi-family structure fire in the Stanley Court Military Apartments Complex. Crews found smoke coming from the lower level of the home.

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  11. Officials: 9 pets removed from fire at military housing unit in PortsmouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | WAVY-TV Portsmouth

    Capt. Justin Arnold of the Portsmouth Fire Department, said that fire started at the bottom unit of a military housing building on Bender Court, just off Deep Creek Boulevard. Firefighters were called to the scene around 1:15 p.m. Four of the pets removed from the home were given life-saving measures, Arnold said.

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  12. Public Records for week of July 23Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 16 | The Virginian-Pilot

    ... the buyer. Rynickoah LLC has purchased 9,740 square feet of industrial space on 1 acre at 3300 Elmhurst Lane in Portsmouth from Pirate Leasing LLC. Charles L. Dickinson represented the buyer in this transaction. CM Munden Assign's has purchased ...

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  13. Portsmouth councilman pleads not guilty to fraud, forgery chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 16 | WAVY-TV Portsmouth

    A city councilman facing several fraud and forgery charges had pleaded guilty as a three-day trial gets underway in Portsmouth. Portsmouth Councilman Mark Whitaker, who is facing 20 felony charges, is accused of forging three different names on checks in 2013 and 2014.

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  14. 4 Recovered after Boat Collision near James River BridgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 15 | Marine News

    ... crews aboard a Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, Coast Guard Station Portsmouth search and rescue boats, a Virginia Marine Police airplane, a Virginia Marine Resources Commission boat, Newport News police and ...

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  15. Starbase Victory summer camp in Portsmouth makes science fun, students sayRead the original story

    Sunday Jul 15 | WAVY-TV Portsmouth

    Students, Dominion Energy employees, Starbase founder Bill Hayden and a teacher hold the check from Dominion Energy to support the program in the future. At Victory Elementary School in Portsmouth, the "Eco-Cadets", as they're called, embarked on quite an adventure this week as part of the Starbase Victory summer camp program.

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  16. Person displaced after fire in PortsmouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 15 | WAVY-TV Portsmouth

    Officials say they received the call at 5:30 a.m.. Upon arrival, they found that a couch was on fire in the living room of the residence.

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  17. Search suspended for boaters who went missing after collision on James RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 14 | WAVY-TV Portsmouth

    ... pushing an oyster barge with a pump barge alongside. Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, Coast Guard Station Portsmouth, Virginia Marine Police, the Virginia Marine Resources Commission and Newport News police searched for the other two boaters, ...

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  18. 2 people missing after boats collide in James RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 14 | WAVY-TV Portsmouth

    ... Memorial Bridge-Tunnel due to safety concerns. Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, Coast Guard Station Portsmouth, a Virginia Marine Police, Virginia Marine Resources Commission, Newport News police and Hampton Roads police are assisting with ...

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  19. Sandra Adams' fourth annual community cookoutRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 14 | The Virginian-Pilot

    More than 500 people were served a lunch that included fried fish, corn, potato salad, and more during Sandra Adams' fourth annual community cookout in Portsmouth, Virginia, on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Adams has been helping those in need since she was young, and she credits God for her ability to give back to her community.

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  20. Norfolk mayor becomes chair of Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities AllianceRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 14 | WTKR-TV Norfolk

    ... Roads' federal capabilities, and represents Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Isle of Wight County, James City County and York County. The organization is governed by a ...

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