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Authorities warn of scams reported in James City County | WAVY-TV Authorities warn of scams reported in James City County
People should especially remind older family members, who are usually prime targets for scammers. 
WAVY-TV | December 16, 2017
USS Vella Gulf returns from 8-month deployment | WAVY-TV USS Vella Gulf returns from 8-month deployment
More than 300 sailors serving on the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) returned from deployment Friday.
WAVY-TV | December 15, 2017
Man accused of killing bicyclist while driving drunk now facing felony murder charges | WAVY-TV Man accused of killing bicyclist while driving drunk now facing felony murder charges
The crash took the life of 54-year-old Erica Zankli, who was riding her bike on East Ocean View Avenue on July 21.
WAVY-TV | December 15, 2017
Salvation Army’s Christmas Depot, now in Va. Beach, helps give gifts to local kids | WAVY-TV Salvation Army’s Christmas Depot, now in Va. Beach, helps give gifts to local kids
The Salvation Army opened its Christmas Depot’s doors in a new location this year.
WAVY-TV | December 15, 2017
VB Police: 11-year-old girl shared nude images on Snapchat | WAVY-TV VB Police: 11-year-old girl shared nude images on Snapchat
Police are now investigating a case of children sending nude photos on the social media app Snapchat.
WAVY-TV | December 15, 2017
Police: Two suspects made $1,600 purchase with stolen credit card | WAVY-TV Police: Two suspects made $1,600 purchase with stolen credit card
Chesapeake Police are searching for a man and woman who used a stolen credit card at a Lowe's.
WAVY-TV | December 15, 2017
Man charged in Ashanti Billie’s murder to undergo mental evaluation | WAVY-TV Man charged in Ashanti Billie’s murder to undergo mental evaluation
Eric Brian Brown will undergo mental health evaluations to determine whether he's competent to stand trial.
WAVY-TV | December 15, 2017
Woman hit by vehicle in Portsmouth | WAVY-TV Woman hit by vehicle in Portsmouth
The accident happened shortly before 8:54 p.m. at the 900 block of London Blvd.
WAVY-TV | December 15, 2017
Accident and incident causing delays on I-664 south | WAVY-TV Accident and incident causing delays on I-664 south
Traffic came to a standstill on the Monitor Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel (MMMBT) south Friday afternoon.
WAVY-TV | December 15, 2017
Gloucester “Shop with a Cop” raises $30K for local children | WAVY-TV Gloucester “Shop with a Cop” raises $30K for local children
Over 140 children in the Gloucester area will get to shop with the cops Saturday at the Gloucester Wal-Mart. 
WAVY-TV | December 15, 2017
Chesapeake police pursuit ends in Norfolk on I-64 | WAVY-TV Chesapeake police pursuit ends in Norfolk on I-64
Police have not released where exactly the pursuit started, or if anyone is facing any charges. 
WAVY-TV | December 15, 2017
Man pleads guilty to killing Chesapeake woman who was found dead in a vehicle | WAVY-TV Man pleads guilty to killing Chesapeake woman who was found dead in a vehicle
Neal Bolden has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for the 2015 death of Jequil Holloway.
WAVY-TV | December 15, 2017
Two water main breaks in Norfolk Friday | WAVY-TV Two water main breaks in Norfolk Friday
Public Utility crews were dispatched to two streets in Norfolk Friday morning to repair water main breaks.
WAVY-TV | December 15, 2017
Mother of 4-year-old found wandering outside Newport News hotel arrested | WAVY-TV Mother of 4-year-old found wandering outside Newport News hotel arrested
A toddler was found wandering without shoes or a shirt near the Key West Inn and Sonic Drive-In on Jefferson Avenue.
WAVY-TV | December 15, 2017
Hampton deputies escort seniors on holiday shopping trip | WAVY-TV Hampton deputies escort seniors on holiday shopping trip
WAVY's Walter Hildebrand followed along to capture the holiday fun at a local Target on Thursday.
WAVY-TV | December 14, 2017
Elizabeth City man wanted on assault, kidnapping charges | WAVY-TV Elizabeth City man wanted on assault, kidnapping charges
Authorities say an Elizabeth City man wanted by police should be considered armed and dangerous.
WAVY-TV | December 14, 2017
Suffolk Battalion Chief arrested for DWI, felony hit-and-run | WAVY-TV Suffolk Battalion Chief arrested for DWI, felony hit-and-run
Officials say Suffolk Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Owen Thomasson III was arrested Thursday for multiple charges.
WAVY-TV | December 14, 2017
Edlerly man hospitalized after overnight fire in Norfolk | WAVY-TV Edlerly man hospitalized after overnight fire in Norfolk
Fire and rescue crews rescued an elderly man after responding to an overnight hosue fire in Norfolk.
WAVY-TV | December 14, 2017
2 arrested after Williamsburg home shot multiple times | WAVY-TV 2 arrested after Williamsburg home shot multiple times
Two people are facing charges after police say a home in Williamsburg was struck by gunfire.
WAVY-TV | December 14, 2017
Attempted theft suspect wanted by York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office | WAVY-TV Attempted theft suspect wanted by York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office
The York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office is looking for a suspect connected to an attempted theft from Roses on Nov. 26.
WAVY-TV | December 14, 2017
Teen accused of stabbing Va. Beach officer makes first court appearance | WAVY-TV Teen accused of stabbing Va. Beach officer makes first court appearance
Through video arraignment, 17-year-old Riley Miller made his first court appearance on Thursday.
WAVY-TV | December 14, 2017
VDOT talks feeder lanes and Laskin Road updates with Va. Beach residents | WAVY-TV VDOT talks feeder lanes and Laskin Road updates with Va. Beach residents
Thursday night, VDOT met with residents in Virginia Beach to show the plans and answer residents' concerns.
WAVY-TV | December 14, 2017
Shooting reported in Newport News | WAVY-TV Shooting reported in Newport News
The call for the shooting came in a 9:11 p.m. at the 2300 block of Madison Avenue. 
WAVY-TV | December 14, 2017
Man dies after crashing into street sweeper on Tidewater Drive | WAVY-TV Man dies after crashing into street sweeper on Tidewater Drive
A 38-year-old man died when he crashed into the back of a street sweeper on Tidewater Drive late Wednesday night. 
WAVY-TV | December 14, 2017
Chesapeake crews investigating gas leak at Deep Creek HS | WAVY-TV Chesapeake crews investigating gas leak at Deep Creek HS
Crews with the Chesapeake Fire Department are investigating a gas leak at Deep Creek High School.
WAVY-TV | December 14, 2017
Norfolk PD: Man used stolen bank account at hardware store | WAVY-TV Norfolk PD: Man used stolen bank account at hardware store
Detectives say the suspect drove away in a white van with damage to the hood over the front driver's side tire. 
WAVY-TV | December 14, 2017
Thefts from vehicles reported at Chesapeake daycares | WAVY-TV Thefts from vehicles reported at Chesapeake daycares
Parents picking up their children at several Chesapeake daycare centers have been the victim of vehicle break-ins.
WAVY-TV | December 14, 2017
Police: Man robbed Norfolk Afro-Carribean mart at gunpoint | WAVY-TV Police: Man robbed Norfolk Afro-Carribean mart at gunpoint
The robbery happened Thursday at the Afro-Carribbean Groceries and Restaurant on 521 East Little Creek Road. 
WAVY-TV | December 14, 2017
Gallery: Virginia Aquarium performs necropsy on whale | WAVY-TV Gallery: Virginia Aquarium performs necropsy on whale
Researchers from the Virginia Aquarium took a close look at a whale that died in Newport News in mid-December.
WAVY-TV | December 14, 2017
Worthy to take over Navy’s Atlantic helicopter combat wing | WAVY-TV Worthy to take over Navy’s Atlantic helicopter combat wing
Alan Worthy will relieve Captain Mark S. Leavitt, who's led the wing since May 2016. 
WAVY-TV | December 14, 2017
Gunshot victim walks into Va. Beach hospital | WAVY-TV Gunshot victim walks into Va. Beach hospital
Dispatchers confirmed a gunshot victim walked into Sentara Princess Anne hospital on Thursday night.
WAVY-TV | December 14, 2017
Christmas Crime: Mrs. Claus says her phone was stolen at Santa House in Portsmouth | WAVY-TV Christmas Crime: Mrs. Claus says her phone was stolen at Santa House in Portsmouth
A Christmas crime is under investigation in Portsmouth and the victim is Mrs. Claus.
WAVY-TV | December 14, 2017
Great white shark Mary Lee has gone silent in the sea | WAVY-TV Great white shark Mary Lee has gone silent in the sea
Great white shark, Mary Lee, hasn't pinged a location with her tracking device since June.
WAVY-TV | December 14, 2017
Norfolk PD ‘actively searching’ for suspect in armed robbery at Family Dollar | WAVY-TV Norfolk PD ‘actively searching’ for suspect in armed robbery at Family Dollar
Police are actively looking for someone who robbed a Family Dollar at gunpoint Thursday afternoon in Norfolk.
WAVY-TV | December 14, 2017
Charges withdrawn against man accused in Norfolk triple shooting | WAVY-TV Charges withdrawn against man accused in Norfolk triple shooting
Prosecutors say charges against a man accused in a triple shooting that was broadcast live on Facebook have been withdrawn.
WAVY-TV | December 13, 2017
Newport News police searching for gambling scammers | WAVY-TV Newport News police searching for gambling scammers
A group of four to six men is targeting people at shopping centers in a gambling scam.
WAVY-TV | December 13, 2017
Va. Beach police looking for suspects connected to home invasion | WAVY-TV Va. Beach police looking for suspects connected to home invasion
Police are looking for two suspects connected to a home invasion and robbery on Raycraft Drive. 
WAVY-TV | December 13, 2017
Va. Beach man pleads guilty to arson, leaving dog to die in fire | WAVY-TV Va. Beach man pleads guilty to arson, leaving dog to die in fire
A Virginia Beach man charged with killing a dog and setting a detached garage on fire has pleaded guilty, WAVY's Jason Marks reports.
WAVY-TV | December 13, 2017
Canada goose wounded by arrow in Norfolk | WAVY-TV Canada goose wounded by arrow in Norfolk
Officials say the arrow left the goose unable to fly, find food, or protect itself.
WAVY-TV | December 13, 2017
Police: Friend drives shooting victim to hospital in Elizabeth City | WAVY-TV Police: Friend drives shooting victim to hospital in Elizabeth City
A man is in the hospital after Elizabeth City police say he was shot in the back.
WAVY-TV | December 13, 2017
2 Portsmouth men sentenced for involvement in heroin, fentanyl trafficking | WAVY-TV 2 Portsmouth men sentenced for involvement in heroin, fentanyl trafficking
Two Portsmouth men will be serving a combined 35 years in prison for their role in a heroin and fentanyl trafficking conspiracy.
WAVY-TV | December 13, 2017
Va. Aquarium performs necropsy on whale found dead in waters of Newport News | WAVY-TV Va. Aquarium performs necropsy on whale found dead in waters of Newport News
Wednesday on Craney Island, a crew from the Virginia Aquarium conducted, well, a whale of a necropsy.
WAVY-TV | December 13, 2017
York County man facing multiple child sex crime charges | WAVY-TV York County man facing multiple child sex crime charges
Authorities in Hanover County have charged a York County man with multiple felony counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor.
WAVY-TV | December 13, 2017
Virginia Beach Police officer stabbed by juvenile | WAVY-TV Virginia Beach Police officer stabbed by juvenile
A Virginia Beach Police officer was stabbed by a juvenile in a neighborhood off Pleasure House Road early Wednesday morning. 
WAVY-TV | December 13, 2017
Two juveniles charged after fight at Elizabeth City high school | WAVY-TV Two juveniles charged after fight at Elizabeth City high school
The victim was taken to the emergency room following the fight, but was later released after treatment. 
WAVY-TV | December 13, 2017
24-year-old Hampton man in hospital after shooting | WAVY-TV 24-year-old Hampton man in hospital after shooting
Police tell WAVY.com the motive and circumstances surrounding this incident remain under investigation however, there are "narcotic overtone…
WAVY-TV | December 13, 2017
On location report: JMU gets ready for FCS semifinals | WAVY-TV On location report: JMU gets ready for FCS semifinals
Nathan Epstein reports from Harrisonburg as the James Madison Dukes get ready for the FCS semifinals with trip to the national championship …
WAVY-TV | December 13, 2017
Hayes man charged in double homicide in Gloucester | WAVY-TV Hayes man charged in double homicide in Gloucester
A Hayes man has been charged with murder in a Gloucester shooting that killed two people.
WAVY-TV | December 13, 2017
Former Va. Beach police officer fights state to get son back on health plan | WAVY-TV Former Va. Beach police officer fights state to get son back on health plan
"The Commonwealth of Virginia needs to do the right thing, and fix this need and treat us humanely."
WAVY-TV | December 13, 2017
Man robs tanning store in Suffolk at knifepoint | WAVY-TV Man robs tanning store in Suffolk at knifepoint
Police are looking for a man who robbed a tanning store in Suffolk at knifepoint.
WAVY-TV | December 13, 2017