Melissa Stephenson, WTKR NewsChannel 3

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WTKR NewsChannel 3

Norfolk, VA, United States

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Past articles by Melissa:

N.C. officials say all K-8 students, staff should wear masks indoors

Cohen said all schools Kindergarten – 8th grade should require all children and staff to wear masks inside regardless of vaccination status. For grades 9-12, anyone who is not fully vaccinated, including students, should wear a mask indoors. → Read More

Virginia father & son adventure duo catch 'monster' 1K pound Bluefin tuna off OBX coast

Josiah's son Ezekiel has been fishing since he was three years old and helped the crew reel in the fish during the catch that took over two and a half hours to land and two to get in the boat. → Read More

Virginia Beach restaurant promotes takeout with 'Joe Exotic' spoof

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A Virginia Beach restaurant is using a popular Netflix documentary to promote ordering curbside pickup as many businesses suffer due to the coronavirus pandemic. The documentary is called Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness and is streaming on Netflix. It explores the world of big cat breeding and rescuing and many people have been surprised by the characters introduced.… → Read More

Full coverage on the Virginia Beach mass shooting

Click here for our full coverage on the Virginia Beach mass shooting. → Read More

Police engaged in ‘long-term gun battle’ during Virginia Beach fatal mass shooting

“Their actions likely saved lives and they have experienced scenes and injuries no one should ever have to face." → Read More

First he made sure they were safe, then this Virginia officer laid down to play dolls

The man said he hoped his actions, and those of his fellow police officers, would lead to real change in police and community relations. → Read More

A cheese-lover’s dream: Costco selling all-cheese 24 pound wedding ‘cake’

The five-tier masterpiece comprises Red Leicester, Danish Blue, Murcia al Vino, Tuscan Sheep’s Cheese and Brillat Savarin Triple Cream Brie cheeses. → Read More

Full coverage on Virginia politics

For full coverage on Gov. Northam's yearbook photo controversy, click here. Click here for more coverage on racist yearbook photo controversies. Click here for more on Lt. Gov. → Read More

Pet-friendly emergency shelters you can choose ahead of Hurricane Florence

In order to prepare, many people are heading north seeking shelter with family or friends but there are also shelters available for those in need. → Read More

Evacuations have been ordered in Virginia, look up your evacuation zone here

Gov. Northam issued mandatory evacuations for Zone A, the lowest-lying areas of Coastal Virginia and the Eastern Shore, on Monday in anticipation of Hurricane Florence. → Read More

Virginia Beach craft beer shop takes a page from Build-A-Bear, mixes up pay your age day

Since people old enough to enjoy this promotion are 21 or older, they get to pay a decimal of their age per pint of beer on Thursday. → Read More

Please don’t tell mom: Local postal worker leaves adorable note after dogs steal lunch

"Hey! I drove up to deliver a package and both of the dogs crawled in my truck. They got into my lunch and ate an egg and some carrots and pumpkin seeds. I don't know if that will upset their tummies, just FYI!" → Read More

Hampton Roads Pride 2018 brings a series of special events

The events celebrate the Hampton Roads LGBT and allied communities. → Read More

Busch Gardens looks to expand Ireland area, height approved for new attraction

The James City County Board of Supervisors recently approved an Ireland expansion to allow the proposed construction of a new attraction. → Read More

Gov. Northam chooses which local beer to put on tap at the Governor’s Mansion

Northam tweeted Thursday asking the public which beer he should have on tap - and all the options are Hampton Roads breweries! → Read More

March Madness round 1: Thursday’s & Friday’s results

News 3 is your home for March Madness! → Read More

Enter our basketball bracket challenge for a chance to win up to $500!

The News 3 App Center Get the latest news and live radar on your phone! → Read More

Cooking for a cure: learn to cook delicious dishes while supporting St. Jude

St. Jude has Chef Mary Cook lined up to teach guests how to prepare delicious international dishes. → Read More

N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper says three dead in winter storm

Cooper said two men died when a truck overturned and they are still getting information about the third death. → Read More

10 of News 3’s most clicked stories of 2017

As 2017 comes to a close News 3 is taking a look back at some of the stories that our viewers clicked on most. → Read More