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Recent articles by Jane:

Help crack the case: Egging vandals sought in York

YORK, Va. (WAVY) – Officials are scrambling to find the people responsible for a series of egging incidents in the York area. The Sheriff’s Office says it has received numerous reports of vandalism, involving eggs thrown at vehicles and houses. They are having a tough time cracking the case, but they have a picture of […] → Read More

Driver facing new charges for I-64 crash that injured 5

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – The driver accused of causing a crash that sent five people to the hospital in August is facing new charges. 34-year-old Michael Palmer was already facing a long list of charges, including drug possession and several traffic violations, after the crash on Interstate 64 near Bland Boulevard in Newport News. […] → Read More

Football coach at New Kent High accused of assaulting player

NEW KENT, Va. (WAVY) – The head football coach at New Kent High School was served a warrant for simple assault on Dec. 4 . The investigation stems from an alleged incident nearly a month earlier. A member of the football team reported an assault in the New Kent High School locker room before the […] → Read More

NPD releases surveillance images of home burglary suspect

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Police want to find a man who broke into a home in Norfolk and stole several things. According to police, the residential burglary occurred Monday, November 25 around 1:30 p.m. A security camera captured images of the suspect entering the home in the 5200 block of Cape Henry Avenue. Detectives released […] → Read More

Dominion: Planned outage in Newport News will affect 1,600 customers Tuesday night

Some Dominion customers in Newport News will not have power this evening due to necessary work that requires a disruption in service, according to Dominion Energy officials. → Read More

Suspect in 2014 Newport News homicide arrested in Los Angeles

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – Nearly five years after a homicide in Newport News, police say they just tracked down the suspected killer. 27-year-old Dilquon Juvyonne Best was taken into custody at a home in Los Angeles, California on November 22. Best is charged with the murder of Alton Williams, who was shot on December […] → Read More

Report of weapon at Southampton High School turned out to be airsoft gun

SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – The Southampton Sheriff’s Office investigated reports Friday that a student at Southampton High School had a weapon. The high school and Southampton Middle School were placed on a lockdown during the initial investigation. Deputies worked with school officials to identify the student then search the student, who did not have […] → Read More

Don’t be a turkey; discard of your cooking oil properly

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Your Thanksgiving meal may include a fried turkey. Have you ever wondered the best way to discard of the used cooking oil? The City of Norfolk now offers a great option. Some people store it, others freeze it; now you can recycle it! Norfolk residents can dispose of up to five […] → Read More

LOOK INSIDE: World’s largest Starbucks set to open in Chicago Friday

The four-story, 43,000-square-foot coffee house will be located on the city’s Magnificent Mile at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Erie Street. → Read More

First taste of winter weather in Hampton Roads this season

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) – As forecast, a wintry mix of snow and rain began to fall across the Hampton Roads region Tuesday afternoon. Temperatures took a big dip Tuesday. Super Doppler 10 Meteorologist Jeremy Wheeler said temperatures would eventually be in the 30s, after the day started off in the 50s. As a result, […] → Read More

Bid now on game-worn Norfolk Tides jerseys

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – If you’re a baseball fan, specifically a fan of the Norfolk Tides, here’s your chance to get a piece of memorabilia while helping out a good cause. The Norfolk Tides announced it is auctioning off its game-worn orange jerseys from this season. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Youth Baseball […] → Read More

Elizabeth City singer to perform live Monday on ‘The Voice’

LOS ANGELES (NBC/WAVY) – It’s a big night for the remaining contestants on NBC’s ‘The Voice.’ The live shows start tonight. 20 singers remain, and one of them is Elizabeth City’s Ricky Braddy, who is on Team Blake (Shelton). He made it through the battle rounds, which is no easy feat. “It’s such a different, […] → Read More

Two suspects identified in West Pembroke Avenue homicide

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – Investigators have identified two suspects wanted for a deadly shooting in Hampton on October 19. Officers were called to the 1100 block of West Pembroke Avenue around 4:15 a.m., where they located the victim, 40-year-old Gregory Blythe, dead inside a car. Linwood Ellerbee and Tavon Maurice Wright, who are both 27 […] → Read More

5 people, including 4 children, taken to hospital after Norfolk fire

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Five people, including four young children, had to go to the hospital Thursday afternoon after a fire broke out at an apartment. Fire crews were called to the 800 block of 26th Street around 12:30 p.m. and reported the fire was under control 30 minutes later. Four of the occupants taken […] → Read More

York Co. ‘cheer dad’ nails routine from the stands, earns internet fame

YORK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – Rolland “Hekili” Holland is being dubbed “Cheer Dad of the Year” after he nailed his daughter’s cheer routine from the stands last Friday, high kicks included. Fellow parent Scott Willard whipped out his smart phone and documented the surprisingly well-executed routine. The video currently has more than 3 million views […] → Read More

Coffee pot on fire on Southwest Airlines plane prompts emergency landing in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A plane had to make an emergency landing at Norfolk International Airport Wednesday morning. The Southwest Airlines plane, traveling from Baltimore to the Dominican Republic, experienced a small fire in the galley. Airport spokesman Steve Sterling confirmed it was a coffee pot that caught on fire. He said it was a […] → Read More

NN apartment fire appears to have started in kitchen; one person injured

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – Firefighters were called to put out an apartment fire in the 200 block of Tricia Lane Tuesday, shortly before noon. Investigators believe the fire started in the kitchen. Firefighters were able to contain the fire damage to the apartment unit where it originated. There is smoke damage to other units, […] → Read More

Large house fire on Chesapeake Ave. in Hampton

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – Hampton firefighters are battling a large house fire in the 2900 block of Chesapeake Avenue. The time of the call was shortly before 11 a.m. Hampton fire officials confirmed all occupants made it out safely. Images from the scene show thick smoke pouring from the home This is breaking news. Stay […] → Read More

Woman accused of passing counterfeit money in Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) – A woman is accused of paying with counterfeit money in Williamsburg over the summer. Williamsburg Police posted an appeal on social media on Nov. 4 for the public’s help identifying the woman. They said she used the counterfeit cash at the Speedway at 3020 Richmond Road on June 6. Police did […] → Read More

Former James City County investigator arrested on child porn charges

GLOUCESTER, Va. (WAVY) – The Gloucester Sheriff’s Office arrested a long serving James City County Police investigator on 10 child pornography charges. The James City County Police Department reached out to the Gloucester Co. Sheriff’s Office in August to help investigate tips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC.) As a result […] → Read More