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Recent articles by Jane:

Sentara Albemarle hospital on lockdown due to potential threat

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WAVY) – Sentara Albemarle Medical Center is currently under a perimeter lockdown status. A spokesperson with the hospital told WAVY News 10 the lockdown is due to a potential threat, but did not elaborate on the nature of the threat. Annya Soucy said any visitors and patients must show a photo ID […] → Read More

VB Council approves ordinance banning overnight tents on the beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – The Virginia Beach City Council approved an ordinance Tuesday night making it illegal to have tents overnight on the beach. Recently, police have taken in more complaints of people sleeping in tents under the fishing pier. Sleeping overnight on the beach is already illegal, but this prohibits tents, shelters or […] → Read More

Video: Chesapeake child hit by a car gets back on his bike

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – If there’s one thing 5-year-old Jason Jones loves more than super hero movies, it’s riding his Batman bike. The take off is a little wobbly, but once he gets going there’s no stopping this little guy. “I get to ride fast and I just got a new bike and it looks […] → Read More

OBX surfer survives getting bitten by a shark

On the Outer Banks, two friends now have something to joke about. → Read More

State Police: Vehicle slipping on black ice started massive pileup on I-64

Virginia State Police released new information Friday on their investigation into a massive pileup on I-64 the weekend before Christmas. → Read More

Vehicle fire, subsequent crashes on I-64 in Hampton

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – Virginia State Police were called to multiple incidents around the same time in Hampton Friday afternoon. Sgt. Michelle Anaya confirmed there was a vehicle fire on eastbound I-64 at J. Clyde Morris Boulevard. around 1 p.m. There were no injuries reported. She said two separate vehicle accidents occurred around the same […] → Read More

Menchville High receives second threat in two-day span

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Menchville High School received another threat on Wednesday, police say, a day after receiving another threat made on social media. Police didn’t have details on the contents of the threat, but said extra police presence would continue at the school as police investigate both incidents. The first threat was received […] → Read More

TSA: Norfolk man caught with loaded gun at Philadelphia airport

PHILADELPHIA (WAVY) – A Norfolk man was arrested on weapons violations at the Philadelphia International Airport Monday morning. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers spotted a loaded 9mm handgun in the man’s carry-on bag at the checkpoint and contacted police. Officers responded and confiscated the firearm, which was reportedly loaded with 16 bullets. The man was […] → Read More

Packed house for public hearing in Suffolk; residents voice concerns on Governor’s proposed budget

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Virginia teachers, school staff and community supporters are rallying Thursday in Suffolk. They are gathered outside a public hearing on Governor Ralph Northam’s proposed biennial state budget, which is being held at ODU’s VMAS Center. It’s among four public hearings being held Thursday across Virginia and the only one in Hampton […] → Read More

New Year’s Eve events across Hampton Roads to ring in 2020

There is no shortage of events planned across Hampton Roads to ring in 2020! Some are ticketed events, so check before you go to make sure the one you’re interested in attending is not sold out. For a complete listing of events, click here. Chesapeake The Garage Brewery1011 Eden Way N7 p.m. – 1 a.m.Tickets […] → Read More

Amazon confirms purchase of land in Suffolk

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – 10 On Your Side has confirmed Amazon has purchased land in Suffolk, but neither the company nor the city will say what’s in the works. According to the city real estate assessment, Amazon.com Services Inc. purchased a little more than 87 acres at 2020 Northgate Commerce Parkway earlier this month. Tim […] → Read More

Man, two women, shot outside Accomack County home

ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – A man and two women were injured by gunfire late Friday night in Accomack County. According to the Sheriff’s Office, they received a call around 11:15 p.m. about a person shot in the 22000 block of Daugherty Road and then received another call about additional victims on Church Road. When […] → Read More

Gallery: BARKitecture exhibit at Norfolk Botanical Garden

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – If you are planning a trip to the Norfolk Botanical Garden, be sure to check out the BARKitecture exhibit on display now in the Enchanted Forest. Being sent to the doghouse has never been so fun! The luxury doghouses were created by local businesses, organizations and individuals. As a special treat, […] → Read More

Vehicle crashes into Portsmouth YMCA; 6 people injured

Several people were injured and had to go to the hospital after a vehicle crashed into a Portsmouth YMCA. → Read More

Shooting at Orcutt Ave. and 43rd under investigation in Newport News

Police have responded to another shooting on Monday in Newport News, this time at Orcutt Ave. and 43rd Street. → Read More

Police: One person dead in shooting on Jefferson Ave in Newport News

One person is dead following a shooting on Jefferson Avenue in Newport News. → Read More

Virginia jails struggle to screen inmates, prevent suicide

An Associated Press review of jail and medical examiner records shows that nearly half of those took their own lives within the first 10 days of incarceration, a period experts say is critical for intervention because of the despair many inmates experience when they are first locked up. → Read More

Police: 3 people shot after a Friday night football game

Officers in Newport News responded to a shooting on Warwick Boulevard just after 9:30 p.m. → Read More

Newport News bank robbery suspect arrested in New York

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – The suspect in a recent bank robbery in Newport News was taken into custody in Brooklyn, New York Friday afternoon. Paul Richard Zimeras is now facing charges in connection with a robbery at the SunTrust Bank in the 11800 block of Canon Boulevard Monday afternoon around 3 pm. The clerk […] → Read More

BREAKING NEWS: Police pursuit underway on the Peninsula

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A police pursuit is happening right now on the Peninsula. A Newport News police dispatcher confirmed the pursuit began near Denbigh Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue at 4:15 p.m. It has since moved into Hampton. This is breaking news. Stay with WAVY News 10 on air and online for updates. → Read More