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Recent articles by Jane:

North Carolina dog dies from coronavirus complications, health officials say

A dog in North Carolina died last week from coronavirus complications, according to a statement released by the the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. → Read More

Franklin City Public Schools to begin school year with 100% virtual instruction

FRANKLIN, Va. (WAVY) – On August 6, the Franklin City School Board voted to begin the upcoming school year with 100% virtual instruction. The nine weeks of virtual instruction will begin September 1 and continue through November 4, unless the board decided to extend it. If they don’t, Preschool through 3rd grade, special education, and […] → Read More

Virginia ABC cancels its highly popular first Summer Cyber Sale

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) held a much anticipated summer sale Wednesday, but the promotion may have been too popular. It was the first time Virginia ABC held a cyber sale — in light of the current pandemic. The promotion on August 5 featured 20% off all online purchases […] → Read More

Woman dies after double shooting in Portsmouth Wednesday afternoon

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – A man and a woman were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after they were shot Wednesday afternoon. Police say the woman later died at the hospital and the shooting is now considered a homicide. A police spokesperson confirmed the incident happened shortly after noon in the 2600 block of […] → Read More

Man injured following Monday afternoon shooting in Hampton

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Hampton Police are now investigating a shooting that injured a man Monday afternoon. Police say the shooting happened in the 4000 block of Victoria Boulevard just after 5:30 p.m. According to reports, one adult man suffered non life-threatening injuries. This is breaking news. Stay updated on WAVY.com. → Read More

Man shot at BAE Systems in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A man was shot at BAE Systems Ship Repair in Norfolk late Saturday night. Police spokesman Noel Lipieko confirmed on Monday that officers were dispatched to the business, located at 750 W. Berkley Avenue, around 11:20 p.m. for the report of a gunshot victim. The man was transported to Sentara Norfolk […] → Read More

Suffolk to host weekly in-person job fairs

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – There are dozens of businesses currently hiring in Suffolk and the city wants to make sure job seekers are aware of these opportunities. Starting next week, the Suffolk Economic Development Department plans to host a weekly, in-person job fair, titled “Workforce Opportunity Wednesday” — or WOW! The event is free and […] → Read More

3 children from Emporia killed in Interstate 95 crash

GREENSVILLE, Va. (WAVY/AP) – Charges are currently pending in a crash that claimed the lives of three children from Emporia. Virginia State Police were called to the crash on southbound I-95 in Greensville County around 11:30 p.m. last Thursday. Their investigation revealed that a southbound 2013 Honda CR-V was hit in the rear by a […] → Read More

‘Danny was killed by humans’ – Corolla wild horse chokes to death on apple, group says

COROLLA, N.C. (WNCN) – A Corolla wild horse yearling died after choking on an apple given to him by humans, an advocacy group said. The colt, named “Danny,” died Friday after what the Corolla Wild Horse Fund said was days of suffering with an apple stuck in its esophagus. “Danny was killed by humans who […] → Read More

Officials say Navy sailor fabricated fire rescue story

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – The U.S. Navy has launched an investigation following a sailor’s claim that he helped save two children from a fire in Portsmouth last month. Machinist Mate Nathaniel Atkins is assigned to the Norfolk-based USS Gerald R. Ford. During an interview on June 25, Atkins told 10 On Your Side he was […] → Read More

Driver seriously hurt after tractor-trailer overturns on I-64

JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – A tractor-trailer loaded with bread and dairy products overturned on I-64 in James City County Monday morning. Virginia State Police (VSP) responded to the crash in the eastbound lanes of I-64 at 7:11 a.m. about a mile from the Lightfoot exit. Investigators determined the driver of the tractor-trailer drove […] → Read More

Boater reported missing in Ocean View Saturday evening

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – There is a report of a missing boater in the Ocean View section of Norfolk 4th of July night. According to police dispatchers, they received the call at 5:30 p.m. about a boater missing from the 3200 block of E. Ocean View Avenue. A WAVY viewer reported that he saw the […] → Read More

Suspect in 2018 Hampton homicide located in California

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – Breshard Turner, wanted in connection with a homicide in Hampton in 2018, was located in California and is now under arrest, police announced Thursday. On July 2, Hampton Police provided an update on the case and said that Turner has been extradited back to Hampton where he was served warrants for […] → Read More

The fireworks show will go on in Currituck County

App users click here to watch the show! — — CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) – Almost all localities in the WAVY viewing area have canceled their in-person 4th of July fireworks shows due to the coronavirus pandemic — but in Currituck County, North Carolina, the show will go on! County officials are moving forward with […] → Read More

Man charged in fatal shooting of Norfolk teen

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A 27-year-old man is facing charges in the homicide of a teen in Norfolk last month. Glenn Ruffin was arrested Tuesday in Portsmouth. Norfolk detectives have charged him with second degree murder and use of a firearm for a deadly shooting in the 300 block of Whitehead Avenue on May 16. […] → Read More

15-year-old shot in Hampton late Friday night

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – Police say a 15-year-old was walking in Hampton when he was struck by gunfire late Friday night. Officers received a call about a shooting in the area of Shelton Road and Ireland Street around 11:18 p.m. They arrived and located the victim down the street, in the 400 block of Smiley […] → Read More

TowneBank issues memo giving only African American employees Friday off, then revises it

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – TowneBank is changing a short-lived policy in regards to the new Juneteenth holiday. On Wednesday, a memo went out to all TowneBank employees offering African American employees a paid day for this Friday, the new state-recognized Juneteenth holiday. RELATED: Northam declares Juneteenth a state holiday in Virginia, Pharrell calls on corporations, […] → Read More

Franklin police officer charged with sexual battery and strangulation

FRANKLIN, Va. (WAVY) – A City of Franklin police officer is accused of committing an act of sexual battery while off duty on June 12. The Southampton County Sheriff’s Office says the alleged victim contacted them on June 14 about the incident. Investigators looked into the claim, which resulted in the arrest of 39-year-old Franklin […] → Read More

Gov. Northam announces $64 million investment in Newport News, 332 new jobs

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – Governor Ralph Northam joined Newport News Mayor McKinley L. Price and Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball Tuesday morning in making a major economic development announcement for the city. Northam announced that S23 Holdings, LLC – a maritime, ship repair and manufacturing company – is investing $64.4 million […] → Read More

NC COVID-19 June 15 update: Cooper to hold briefing

App users: Click here to watch live. RALEIGH, N.C. (WAVY) – On Monday, June 15, North Carolina reported an additional 983 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 from the day before. This is the first time since June 9 that the state has reported less than a thousand new cases. The North Carolina Department of Health and […] → Read More