Jessica Nolte, The Virginian-Pilot

Jessica Nolte

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Newport News, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Jessica:

1 dead after triple shooting in Chesapeake

Shortly after 11 p.m., police in the area near George Washington Highway North and Canal Drive heard gunfire. → Read More

Part of N.C. 12 on Outer Banks closed because of breached dunes, may not reopen until Tuesday

The road was flooded between Marc Basnight Bridge at Oregon Inlet and Rodanthe after the morning high tide breached dunes. The road may remain closed until Tuesday. → Read More

4 people shot, 2 in critical condition, after altercation in Hampton

Police say a loud argument in the 1300 block of Peabody Drive, which is in the Magruder Commons area off Coliseum Drive, turned violent Saturday night. → Read More

Norfolk School Board member announces resignation

Christine Smith told the board Wednesday night that she was leaving because she'd accepted a new job outside of Hampton Roads. → Read More

A religious debate in Newport News: City Council members at odds over invocations

The city is writing its own set of guidelines for community members delivering the invocation before council meetings after the mayor raised concerns about an atheist delivering the invocation and religious leaders who were not keeping prayers non-denominational. → Read More

Preview: 82nd House District will have new representation, but who will it be?

The seat was previously held by Republican Jason Miyares, who decided to run for attorney general. → Read More

Flight from Norfolk makes emergency landing at Raleigh-Durham Airport after odor detected

One person was taken to a hospital. The rest of the people on the flight were medically cleared at the scene. → Read More

Newport News honors city’s history with trolleys with historical marker

A roundabout in the Warwick on the James neighborhood once served as the end of the turnaround for the streetcar service that provided transportation to shipyard employees and their families. → Read More

Patriotic Festival could be moving from Virginia Beach to downtown Norfolk

Military Festival featuring nationally touring musicians is expected to take place Memorial Day Weekend at Town Point Park and Norfolk Scope Arena. → Read More

Virginia Beach SPCA asking for help after more than 100 dogs found living in Eastern Shore home

“They are scared, dirty, and covered in fleas,” a Facebook post from the Virginia Beach SPCA said. “These dogs have never been outside of that house before now.” → Read More

Alligator named Newt to make its debut at the Virginia Living Museum

The American Alligator currently on display at the Virginia Living Museum is moving to a facility in South Carolina after outgrowing his exhibit. → Read More

Man shot, killed while driving in Chesapeake

Police received separate reports at 1:28 a.m. Sunday about shots fired in the area of Indian River Road and Sparrow Road and a car crash with injuries at Indian River Road and Oaklette Drive. The driver was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. → Read More

1 dead, 1 injured in Portsmouth shooting

Portsmouth police were called at 2:47 a.m. for a shooting near the intersection of Randolph Street and Lansing Avenue, according to a tweet from the police department. → Read More

Early morning shooting leaves 2 dead, 1 injured in Norfolk

Police are not looking for any additional suspects because the shooting is believed to be domestic. → Read More

Donations from Hampton Roads to help thousands of Afghan refugees

Christopher Newport University partnered with the community to collect clothes, shoes, personal hygiene products and toys for Afghan refugees who could spend about a year at Virginia's Camp Pickett awaiting resettlement throughout the United States. → Read More

Heritage High shooting left parents asking ‘where are the metal detectors?’ But would they help?

Experts say metal detectors in schools create enormous logistical challenges and aren't shown to be more effective than other preventative strategies. Instead, some recommend training teachers, students, parents and community members to help identify people who may be at risk for committing acts of violence. → Read More

One City Marathon undergoing changes as Newport News announces plans for in-person event

One City Marathon weekend is scheduled for March 4-6, 2022, and will feature two days of races. → Read More

Single-vehicle crash leaves 1 dead in Virginia Beach

The westbound lanes of Virginia Beach Boulevard are closed at Fountain Drive while police investigate a fatal crash. → Read More

Child started July blaze that destroyed a beauty supply store in Hampton, fire officials say

Fire officials say a child who is younger than 10 intentionally set the fire that caused more than $1 million in loss and damage to the Apple Tree Beauty Empire in Hampton. → Read More

As they head back to school, students in Hampton Roads will receive free meals

The United States Department of Agriculture announced earlier this year that it was extending its universal lunch program, which reimburses schools and daycares for all student meals regardless of income. → Read More