Andy Fox, 8News WRIC Richmond

Andy Fox

8News WRIC Richmond

Portsmouth, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Andy:

Norfolk Academy continues phased approach to fight COVID-19 while getting students back in class

Public schools start class Tuesday and almost all the education will be remote learning, but private schools are taking a different approach with in-class education -- and one of those schools is Norfolk Academy. → Read More

Virginia Beach’s Atlantic Avenue needs — and could get — much-needed TLC

Not all the news is bad news on Atlantic Avenue. → Read More

UNICEF: A third of world’s children missed remote learning

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. children’s agency says at least a third of children couldn’t access remote learning when the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools, creating “a global education emergency.” At the height of lockdowns meant to curb the pandemic, nearly 1.5 billion children were affected by school closures, UNICEF said. “For at least 463 […] → Read More

Mother concerned about daughter’s COVID-19 treatment at VCU

A Virginia mother isn’t happy with Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. → Read More

Hampton Roads seeing a downward trend of positive COVID-19 tests — health officials say don’t get excited

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — COVID-19 testing sites are bringing people in to find out if they have the coronavirus, but health experts say wearing masks, social distancing, and frequently washing hands make a difference. Many of the key indicators show Hampton Roads’ positive cases are coming down. Meanwhile, the state map shows the seven-day moving average also decreasing this month. “The Eastern… → Read More

What to expect in Tuesday’s General Assembly special session

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — The Virginia General Assembly special session that convenes Tuesday morning will deal with budget shortfalls, criminal justice reform, and policing policies. Due to COVID-19, state leaders will not reconvene in the state capitol. For social distancing, state senators will meet at the Virginia Science Museum and delegates on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University.… → Read More

US Rep. Luria remembers trusted advisor, confidant who died in auto-pedestrian crash

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Beach Police are learning more about a fatal auto-pedestrian accident Friday night at 69th Street and Atlantic Avenue. Police report the victim is 55-year-old Michael Francis Ott Jr. They also report the driver who hit him is not currently facing charges. This is not a story on more details of the tragedy, rather we want […] → Read More

Elizabeth River Crossings tunnels on the auction block

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — As 10 On Your Side first reported in January, the Elizabeth River Crossings tunnels could be up for sale, and now we’re reporting the tunnels are now on the auction block. Is a possible sale of any benefit to taxpayers or those using the tolls? We went to state Del. Steve Heretick, (D-Portsmouth), who is well aware of the possible sale after he says he was briefed… → Read More

382 residents take COVID-19 tests at Chesapeake event Thursday

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — The third Chesapeake community-based COVID-19 testing for at-risk residents took place at the Mount Church Chesapeake Thursday. The COVID-19 test-giver took the swab and swirled it around each nostril of Olanda Gibson’s nose. He didn’t seem to mind the awkward feeling. “I came out here today because there’s a serious situation, and I want to be part of the solution, […] → Read More

Anonymous cross-maker comes forward to replace stolen VB tragedy memorial

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Kate and Jason Nixon lived in Pembroke Meadows. She was the Civic League president — an involved member of her community. Then, on May 31, 2019, Kate was tragically killed by a coworker in Building 2 of the city Municipal Center, along with 11 others. Shortly after her death, a memorial […] → Read More

Virginia Beach Council unanimously appoints Patrick Duhaney as next city manager

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Beach City Council has appointed current Cincinnati City Manager Patrick Duhaney to next lead the resort city. The council unanimously approved the appointment in a closed session Tuesday afternoon. Duhaney will begin work on July 20. Duhaney has led Cincinnati, whose population is smaller than that of Virginia Beach, […] → Read More

Former Va. Del. Ron Villanueva release from prison due to COVID-19 concerns less than year into 2 1/2 year sentence

PETERSBURG, Va. (WAVY) — Former Virginia Del. Ron Villanueva, who was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison in 2019 after pleading guilty to defrauding the U.S. government, has been released after serving less than one year of his sentence due to COVID-19 concerns. “We are happy to welcome Ron back to our community and […] → Read More

Norfolk councilman speaks out after making controversial comments at meeting

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk City Councilman Paul Riddick is under fire for what he said during a City Council work session. Riddick, who represents the predominately African American Ward 4, has explaining to do after what came out of his mouth. He admits his language sounded offensive, although says he did not mean it […] → Read More

Some local fitness businesses want to open doors

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Soon, Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to begin talking about phase 2 reopening in response to the coronavirus pandemic. One industry that has been deeply disappointed by its place in the reopening process is the fitness industry. The fitness industry is in limbo, and Anytime Fitness at Landstown Commons Shopping Center has been devoid of club members for two […] → Read More

Oystermen taking City of Suffolk to Supreme Court of Virginia over alleged pollution in Nansemond River

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Oystermen are fighting back against the City of Suffolk and the Hampton Roads Sanitation District after losing to them in Suffolk Circuit Court. As was once said, “It’s not where you start, it’s where you finish.” The oystermen are going to a higher court to fight their battle. The Supreme Court of Virginia has decided to hear the case. The issue to be decided in […] → Read More

Kroger announces $130M ‘Thank You Pay’ bonus for employees

INDIANAPOLIS (WANE/WAVY) Kroger has announced it will pay qualified full-time employees $400 and qualified part-time employees $200 as part of as a reward for their dedication to maintaining clean, safe and stocked stores during the pandemic according to a news release issued Friday. The “Thank You Pay” will be paid out in two installments on […] → Read More

First wave of non-resident property owners allowed back to Dare County

DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) – Some non-resident property owners began returning to the Outer Banks Monday. Dare County Sheriff’s deputies checked re-entry permits, and the non-resident property owners kept coming all day. It will continue through the week. For more than a month, Dare County has been closed to out-of-town homeowners, to protect residents from […] → Read More

Local health district director says social distancing is our life for the near future, even after Virginia reopens

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Dr. Demetria Lindsay oversees two large health districts in Hampton Roads: Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Lindsay met with WAVY News outside the Norfolk Public Health Building and explained that the main focus now is on testing — and more of it. Moving forward, another focus will be maintaining social distancing, even after parts of Virginia […] → Read More

Amid lawsuit, Dare County creates phased plan to allow re-entry, starting with non-resident property owners

DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — Dare County has been closed to visitors and non-resident property owners for more than a month in an effort to protect its residents and workers from COVID-19. As a lawsuit simmers between some non-resident property owners and the county — in which the property owners allege their constitutional rights were […] → Read More

A sign of the times: The drive-by birthday party strikes again in Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Due to coronavirus and social distancing, birthday parties are temporarily a thing of the past. Taking over are drive-by birthdays, where you stay in your car, honk your horn, wave signs, shout and scream — and it played out on Saturday in a Virginia Beach neighborhood. At 5:15 p.m. in Bay Colony, the sounds […] → Read More