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Tamara Scott


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Recent articles by Tamara:

Portsmouth citizen files charges against vice mayor

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Portsmouth resident Thomas Dubois filed a criminal complaint on Sunday afternoon against Vice Mayor Lisa Lucas-Burke. Dubois says he filed two class 3 misdemeanors charges against her. He believes Lucas-Burke violated a section in the city code when she called for Portsmouth Chief Angela Greene to be fired over the recent charges Greene […] → Read More

Portsmouth hosts several free COVID-19 testing sites in August

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — The key to keeping the number of COVID-19 cases straight is through plenty of testing. In Virginia, we’re at a 7.4 percent positive test rate, but testing numbers have been dwindling in Virginia. We are around 13,000 tests per day, down from a high of 17,000. Several cities are holding free […] → Read More

Norfolk man arrested after fatal shooting in Wawa parking lot over the weekend, police say

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A 21-year-old man is dead and a 20-year-old man is in jail after a fatal shooting in a Wawa parking lot late Saturday night in Norfolk, police say. Norfolk police announced on Wednesday morning that they arrested Joseph K. Pagano, of Norfolk, and charged him with second-degree murder and use of […] → Read More

Man dies in shooting on W. 29th Street in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Police in Norfolk say a man died after being shot in the 300 block of W 29th street in Norfolk on Wednesday afternoon. It happened near the Park Place neighborhood. Officers got the call for help around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Police say the man died before medics could get him […] → Read More

Local restaurants choose to close after employees test positive for COVID-19

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – Coronavirus is still impacting many businesses’ bottom lines. Although most have reopened, there’s still a lingering threat if an employee tests positive for the virus. For the second time this year, some local business are choosing to close their doors. Big Woody’s in Chesapeake is one of those restaurants that closed […] → Read More

Beloved ODU faculty member remembered after his death

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A beloved faculty member at Old Dominion University is being remembered for his mentorship in the engineering program after he died last weekend. Frederic McKenzie worked with the institution for 21 years. He was only 55 years old. McKenzie wore several hats during his time at ODU, most notably as a […] → Read More

Top Golf in Virginia Beach reopens with restrictions

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Golf is often delayed because of bad weather but COVID-19 is a storm no one saw coming. Back in March, Top Golf closed all of its venues nationally. Now, the popular driving range in Virginia Beach is back open this week. So it’s time to tee up, but be sure […] → Read More

11-year-old Hampton boy hosts lemonade stand to help single mothers

HAMPTON, Va (WAVY) – A Hampton boy wise beyond his years is helping mothers in need. He’s taking advantage of the heat and humidity and serving up lemonade to parched customers, but that money isn’t going in his piggy bank, he’s paying it forward to single mothers. There is nothing like a lemonade stand on […] → Read More

Bystanders help save woman from fiery car crash on bridge near Norfolk

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) – Quick thinking by several bystanders made a big difference in the outcome of a fiery crash Friday afternoon. Portsmouth Police say the call came in reporting a two-vehicle crash just after 6 p.m. on the West Norfolk Bridge in Portsmouth. Both vehicles involved caught fire. Multiple injuries were reported and […] → Read More

Local man says he hopes to open the first black-owned brewery in Chesapeake

CHESAPEAKE, Va (WAVY) — A Chesapeake man is dreaming big. He wants to turn his hobby into a business. He wants to break barriers and open what he says would be the first black-owned brewery in Chesapeake. Every single one of the beers has been brewed right in Julian Durden’s home. But he hopes, one […] → Read More

Black Lives Matter group holds peaceful protest at VB Oceanfront on 4th of July

Demonstrators with the Black Lives Matter 757 group gathered at the Oceanfront to continue demanding for an end to police brutality and racial injustice. → Read More

Local restaurants adjust to new phase 3 guidelines

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — As of Wednesday Virginia is in phase 3 of reopening the economy. This means restaurants return to operating at full capacity, with social distancing requirements. But the governor added one change: the bar seating is still not allowed. At Waterside, the doors are open again but things look different. “The […] → Read More

Family pleads for answers after North Carolina man fatally shot at Virginia Beach Oceanfront

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – A North Carolina family is crying out for justice after 26-year old Calvin Allen was shot and killed at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront last week. Calvin, better know by his middle name, Demerius, was shot and killed in the 3000 block of Pacific Ave one week ago. But he is […] → Read More

Chesapeake teen creates makeshift prom for himself and grandmother

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – The Class of 2020 is missing out on a lot of milestones every student looks forward to, that includes prom. But one Virginia Beach student brought prom to his living room — and invited someone very special to be his date. Prom was supposed to be this upcoming weekend for Indian […] → Read More

Portsmouth man receives surprise welcome home after beating COVID-19

PORTSMOUTH, Va (WAVY) — A Portsmouth man got a big welcome home Sunday. James Smith just returned home from New York where he caught and battled COVID-19. Now that he was home, his family and friends wanted to show their love and support. Just around the corner from Smith’s home, family and friends lined up […] → Read More

US women’s tackle football team returns to states from Honduras

PORTSMOUTH, Va (WAVY) — A long ordeal is now over for some athletes representing the United States in Central America. Earlier this week, we told you about the U.S. women’s tackle football team that was stuck in Honduras. The country shut down and the team was worried that they would not be able to make […] → Read More

State leaders give new daycare guidelines

Local parents are scrambling to find childcare options after many daycares have closed. → Read More

Lawmakers stress social distancing during COVID-19 outbreak; health workers say there’s a shortage of supplies

Local lawmakers continue to tour area hospitals as health workers and businesses respond to the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Gates County Sheriff’s Office investigating after reports of man trying to lure children

The Gates County Sheriff's Office is alerting residents to reports of a possible predator lurking in the woods. → Read More

Democratic National Committee weighs in ahead of Super Tuesday

PORTSMOUTH, Va (WAVY) – Super Tuesday is almost upon us. On Tuesday, voters in 14 states will cast their ballots for who they want to lead their party in the 2020 presidential election. There is a lot to break down for voters in both Virginia and North Carolina. So, how are the candidates preparing, and […] → Read More