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Norfolk, VA, United States

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Past articles by Sarah:

Virginia Beach Crime Solvers ups reward for the first time to $1,500

It's not just Virginia Beach. Every crime line in the region made the increase, effective Thursday. → Read More

Hampton Roads community reacts to war in Ukraine one year later

Tidewater Ukrainian Cultural Association gathered at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront for a candlelight vigil for the one-year mark since the start of the war. → Read More

Follow a police chaplain's journey of 500 hours riding along with Norfolk police officers

One Norfolk police chaplain has made it his mission to make sure his officers are okay and is spreading his message through his writing. → Read More

Newport News Education Association holds town hall for division staff, union members

Despite the small turnout, they had a lot to say. Safety, discipline and giving teachers a voice were the three main themes discussed. → Read More

Here's a look at how each Hampton Roads school division is heightening security measures after recent incidents

After yet another gun was found at a Hampton Roads school on Wednesday, school safety is at the top of everyone’s mind. → Read More

Virginia Beach students voice concerns over proposed transgender policies in schools

While the updated model policy regarding transgender students from the VDOE is still in the works, Virginia Beach students are speaking up against it. → Read More

After School Satan Club holds first meeting at B.M. Williams Primary School in Chesapeake

The Satanic Temple's After School Satan Club would hold its first meeting at B.M. Williams Primary School on Thursday night, the ACLU of Virginia said. → Read More

Economic impact of 'Beach it!' and other Virginia Beach music festivals

With "Beach It!" coming on the heels of "Something in the Water," what does that mean financially for the city? → Read More

Teachers weigh in on Virginia Beach proposed school budget

Virginia Beach City Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Aaron Spence is proposing an operating budget of more than $926 million for the 2023-2024 fiscal year. → Read More

Newport News Education Association president pushes for 'common sense' gun laws in Virginia

After three shootings on Newport News school campuses in 16 months, Newport News Education Association President James Graves said something must change. → Read More

How to avoid 'romance scams' this Valentine's Day

The F.B.I. says more than 24,000 in the U.S. fell victim to "romance scams" last year, costing them millions. Here are the red flags to look for. → Read More

School Board chair provides update on search for Newport News Superintendent

School Board Chair Lisa Surles-Law said they want to make sure the community is part of the process, but isn’t sure yet what form that might take. → Read More

Newport News School Board fills seat vacancy

Maritsa Alger was appointed with a vote of 4-2, with Board members Douglas Brown and Rebecca Aman voting against. → Read More

Hampton police chief gives second update on spike in violent crime

Wednesday night, Police Chief Mark Talbot said since the beginning of 2023, 20 people have either been killed or injured by gun violence, just in Hampton. → Read More

'Beach It!' Country music festival coming to Virginia Beach

While we don’t know who will be performing during the three-day festival, Live Nation says it will be a mixture of emerging artists and "A-List" stars. → Read More

'Reckless conduct' | Documents shed new light on Richneck Elementary shooter

Abby Zwerner's attorney said at least three staff members directly notified former Assistant Principal Dr. Ebony Parker the student likely had a gun. → Read More

Community airs concerns and suggestions 4 weeks after Richneck Elementary shooting

Thursday night, people in Newport News came together to share thoughts and concerns with Mayor Phillip Jones. At the heart of the conversation, was Richneck. → Read More

How an NSU student's design ended up in 700 Target stores across the country

After some encouragement from her teacher and classmates, Mekenzy Linder submitted her work to Target for an HBCU design competition. → Read More

Hampton police chief discusses recent string of violence

Chief Mark Talbot noted this January marks the highest number of homicides in a single month since he took over the division in 2021. → Read More

'It was a normal day' | Parents pleased with first day back at Richneck Elementary

The consensus of the children 13News Now spoke to walking out of class was that they missed their classmates and were bored during their three weeks at home. → Read More