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Norfolk, VA, United States

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Past articles by Dana:

Interested in becoming a dispatcher or police officer? NNPD looking to fill shortages with 1-day testing events

It’s not too late to apply! Applicants can take written and physical assessments in the same day. → Read More

Thousands of runners take over Newport News for annual One City Marathon

The two day event brought together people from across the country. → Read More

Norfolk's Legacy Lounge reopens with new menu, alcohol-free cocktails after losing permit

The change comes after Norfolk City Council revoked the nightclub's conditional use permit back in September 2022, which effectively shut the business down. → Read More

Little girl laid to rest in Norfolk ten years after skeletal remains found in Alabama

In December 2022, a decade later, investigators identified the remains as Amore Wiggans and arrested Amore’s father and stepmother a month later in January 2023. → Read More

Avelo Airlines announces departure from Newport News-Williamsburg Airport

The airline will end its service on April 16. The decision was made for economic and market reasons, according to the airline. → Read More

'Everything is gone' | Norfolk restaurant owner says someone stole company trailer worth thousands

It happened at Norfolk's Plaza Del Sol. The owner says the trailed was parked in the parking lot when someone stole it. → Read More

Nonprofit launches toiletry donation drive benefiting the unhoused

It’s easy to help. The organization partnered with six different businesses in Norfolk and Virginia Beach that are collecting donations all month long. → Read More

Community members launch search for missing former Norfolk State student

The group Hear Their Voices led search efforts for 18-year-old Keith Anderson who hasn't been seen in two weeks. → Read More

Sentara reports 'record' number of gunshot victims at Norfolk General Hospital in 2022

Workers there treated 541 patients, the highest its ever been. → Read More

Portsmouth police host RESET walk after 17-year-old dies in shooting

The shooting happened in Portsmouth's Twin Pines neighborhood. → Read More

Portsmouth triple shooting: Victim 'plays dead' to avoid being shot again

The woman had to communicate with police by writing things down. Medics wired her jaw shut because of her injuries. → Read More

Drive Safe Hampton Roads offers free Lyft rides on Super Bowl Sunday to prevent drunk driving

If you’re planning to celebrate the big game with a few alcoholic drinks, Drive Safe Hampton Roads is willing to give you a “Lyft" home for free. → Read More

Virginia Beach Police investigating deadly shooting on Mineola Drive

Police have not released any details about what exactly happened and led up to the shooting. Officers say there is no outstanding threat to the public. → Read More

New legislation pushes for parental input in Virginia school libraries

Del. Tim Anderson says there are too many “sexually explicit” books in school libraries and parents should have a say in whether their children access them. → Read More

Hit any casino jackpots? Don't forget to report it to the IRS

It’s tax season and if you’ve won any money gambling in the last year, the IRS wants to know about it. → Read More

Mental health clinic focused on helping veteran and military families seeks support from Virginia Beach City Council

The head of the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at the Up Center says her team receives around 100 to 150 calls for help, every week. → Read More

Two dead in triple shooting in Portsmouth’s Prentis Park

Detectives say it happened just before 3:30 a.m. According to police, when officers got to the scene they found two men with fatal injuries and a woman wounded. → Read More

New museum exhibit explores how African American families help shaped Newport News' East End

This Black History Month, a museum in Newport News is taking a look at how African American families helped shape part of the city. → Read More

Friend ‘heartbroken’ after pregnant woman killed in Hampton

HPD officers say someone shot and killed 25-year-old Destiny Layton and 24-year-old Dijonte Nash on Monday night. Police say Layton was 8 months pregnant. → Read More

The end of an era: Military Circle Mall closes permanently

The iconic Norfolk staple is shutting down after more than 50 years. Norfolk city leaders are still in talks with developers about what's next for the space. → Read More