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Norfolk, VA, United States

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Past articles by Ali:

Virginia Beach firefighter program about to start using expanded training facility

The city added on 16,700 square feet of training space, including a workout facility for large incoming classes. It can now fit 30-60 recruits simultaneously. → Read More

Crews make headway on HRBT Expansion Project

It’s no secret that heavy traffic and stoppages are common with the HRBT, especially during rush hour. This project is supposed to help alleviate that issue. → Read More

Family has already raised more than $85,000 building birdhouses for charity

All the money raised from the $15 birdhouses are donated to local charities. This month, the family is giving the money to people in Ukraine. → Read More

VDH's mobile COVID-19 testing van to stop running

Virginia Department of Health leaders said they are stopping the mobile COVID-19 testing van due to the low demand of people needing a test. → Read More

Newly filed documents provide details about chaos at Virginia Beach Oceanfront in 2021

The court documents go into details about what Malik Kearney was doing at the Oceanfront on March 26, 2021, and how police questioned him after his arrest. → Read More

Attorney tries to get traffic charges waived for woman who claims Norfolk police officer hit her during traffic stop

An attorney representing Ebony Holmes showed police body-camera video of a traffic stop in July 2021, where Holmes says a police officer hit her. → Read More

Experts: climate change impacting Navy base, other national security infrastructure in Hampton Roads

Portsmouth Mayor Shannon Glover was among a few leaders in Hampton Roads advocating the Senate to pass funding to protect the area from climate change. → Read More

VDH leaders scale back COVID-19 response in Hampton Roads

Hampton Roads has two community vaccine clinics. Soon, one will close and the other will have reduced hours. → Read More

DeShayla Harris' family asks City of Virginia Beach for permanent memorial

DeShayla Harris' family is also asking for better communication when it comes to city leaders and police talking with victims' families. → Read More

Virginia Beach leaders to discuss flood protection plans

A flood protection plan will be presented to Virginia Beach City Council members during council briefings. Some projects are already under construction. → Read More

Those free at-home COVID-19 test kits might expire sooner than you think

A woman reached out to 13News Now about her concerns. She said the tests she received from the government only last five months before expiring. → Read More

Educators react to Gov. Youngkin's new optional masking law

While some educators are against it, some teachers in Hampton Roads said that they agree parents should have a say in masking options for their children. → Read More

Man shot by police charged, accused of firing gun in Downtown Norfolk

Two police officers shot Barry Carrington Jr. after responding to reports that he was armed. Norfolk police took him into custody after he was treated. → Read More

Following deadly shooting, Portsmouth police need help finding Demonte Worrell

Officers said they are searching for Demonte Worrell. They have warrants out for his arrest for first-degree murder. → Read More

Isle of Wight County deputies search for suspect in deadly shooting at Safco warehouse

In September 2021, Rakim Breeden was shot and killed at Safco Distribution Center. Deputies are continuing the search for the suspect, Preston Thomas. → Read More

Prosecution rests its case in trial against Wesley Hadsell

Lead investigator David Benjamin testified several times during the trial against Wesley Hadsell. He provided key testimony to jurors. → Read More

Week two of testimony in murder trial of Wesley Hadsell

Hadsell is accused of killing his 18-year-old stepdaughter, AJ Hadsell, in 2015. Investigators found her body in an abandoned home in Southampton County. → Read More

AJ Hadsell's mom takes the stand in Wesley Hadsell's murder trial

Several people testified on Friday, including Jennifer Wright, Wright’s ex-husband, and a Norfolk Police Officer. → Read More

Trial of Wesley Hadsell, accused of killing stepdaughter, heats up

Several people said Hadsell often referred to AJ in past tense before investigators found her dead in Southampton County. Hadsell’s attorney disagrees with officers. → Read More

Wesley Hadsell's drug dealer testifies during trial

The trial against Wesley Hadsell continues. Several people testified and the prosecution still has several witnesses left. Hadsell is accused of killing AJ Hadsell. → Read More