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Recent articles by Adrienne:

Man charged with involuntary manslaughter after 3 Emporia children killed in I-95 crash

EMPORIA, Va. (WAVY) — A Pennsylvania man is facing felony charges in connection to a crash that killed three Emporia children in July. 49-year-old Travis Benjamin Vigil, of Lancaster, Penn., was arrested in Montana on Thursday by the U.S. Marshal Service. He is charged with three counts of involuntary manslaughter. Vigil is being held without […] → Read More

VBPD officer charged with illegal drug possession may be flight risk, investigators say

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A Virginia Beach Police officer accused of possessing drugs without a valid prescription may be a flight risk if he is released from jail, investigators say. Hugo Diaz-Rivera, 24, was arrested Tuesday and charged with eight counts of possessing schedule III drugs without a valid prescription. The Drug Enforcement Administration defines […] → Read More

Virginia OB-GYN faces more than 60 criminal charges, indictment shows

Javaid Perwaiz "aggressively encouraged" women to consent to procedures by telling them they had cancer or would develop cancer if they didn't have surgery. → Read More

Voter guide: What you need to know before casting your ballot in the November election

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Elections look different this year. Concerns about community spread of COVID-19 forced the push back of elections in May and June, and election officials are asking people to vote absentee as often as possible. The issue of mail-in voting has become a hot topic as Americans look for ways to […] → Read More

Stray cat that bit a person tests positive for rabies in Hampton

A stray cat has tested positive for rabies in Hampton, officials say. → Read More

Man shot in Shell Road/Dare Avenue area of Hampton on Sunday night, police say

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Hampton police are investigating a Sunday night shooting that happened in the Shell Road and Dare Avenue area. According to the Hampton Police Division, the 21-year-old male victim was walking when a masked person approached him and demanded his property. Shots were fired, and the man was injured, according to a […] → Read More

Majority of Americans don’t approve of coronavirus protests, AP-NORC poll finds

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans disapprove of protests against restrictions aimed at preventing the spread the coronavirus, according to a new poll that also finds the still-expansive sup… → Read More

Justice Dept. dropping criminal case against ex-Trump adviser Michael Flynn

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Thursday said it is dropping the criminal case against President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, abandoning a prosec… → Read More

Portsmouth Police search for man wanted on gang participation warrants

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Portsmouth Police are searching for a man wanted on several criminal warrants, including gang participation. Raequan F. Rucker is wanted on two counts of gang participation, grand larceny, entering a vehicle, and trespassing. Police say he has black hair and brown eyes. He is about 6 feet tall and weighs 150 […] → Read More

Man charged in connection to Newport News sexual assault and shooting

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A 26-year-old Hampton man has been charged in connection to a sexual assault and a shooting, both of which happened in Newport News. The Newport News Police Department arrested Ronald Wayne Carr Jr. and charged him with the following crimes: Abduction by force, intimidation, or deception Sodomy by force or […] → Read More

Outer Banks lifting visitor restrictions on May 16

DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — The Outer Banks will lift visitor restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus at the end of next week. Visitor restrictions in Currituck, Dare, and Hyde counties will be lifted on Saturday, May 16. The following areas will allow visitors at that time: Duck Southern Shores Kitty […] → Read More

In reversal, Trump now says COVID-19 task force not dismantling, just refocusing

WASHINGTON (AP) — One day after saying that the COVID-19 task force would be winding down, President Donald Trump said Wednesday that it would continue indefinitely, but focus more on rebooting the… → Read More

Eastern Shore to offer free COVID-19 testing to residents this weekend

ACCOMAC, Va. (WAVY) — The Eastern Shore Health District is offering free coronavirus testing to residents. The drive-through testing will be available at Eastern Shore Community College on Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m — or until testing supplies run out. The Virginia National Guard will […] → Read More

Police: 19-year-old man wanted in connection with Newport News murder

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Newport News Police are searching for a man wanted in connection with a murder that happened in April. Alton Kasine Powers, 19, is accused of killing 23-year-old Stephen D. White III. The Newport News Police Department responded to the 600 block of 25th Street at 11:38 p.m. April 17. There, […] → Read More

Sentara Norfolk treats gunshot wound patient Monday afternoon

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A person who was shot walked into a Norfolk hospital for treatment on Monday afternoon, dispatchers say. The wounded person came to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for treatment around 3:15 p.m. This story is breaking. Check back to for updates. Latest posts → Read More

Interactive Map | COVID-19 Testing Vs. Confirmed Cases by State

This interactive database created by reflects the approximate number of coronavirus tests conducted in each state in the United States to date. → Read More

Dominion customers can expect to see their electric bills drop in May

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Dominion Energy customers can except to see their bill decrease in May. Customers will see their electric bill drop by about $6 beginning May 1, the company said. The reduction is due to a drop in the cost of fuel for power stations. Dominion has reportedly worked to make its […] → Read More

Eastern Shore man dies in crash on Seaside Road

CAPE CHARLES, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia State Police have identified the man who died in a fatal crash April 30 on Seaside Road. VSP responded to the single-car crash in the 18000 block of Seaside Road, near Indian Walk Lane southeast of Eastville, at 11:55 a.m. Police say 49-year-old Marshall Scot Etz, of the 27000 […] → Read More

ODU’s oldest living graduate dies at 105

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Old Dominion University’s oldest living graduate has died at age 105. Linwood “Tick” Thumm died on April 15 of natural causes. He had a long life in Norfolk, and graduated from ODU in 1936 — when the university was known as the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary. […] → Read More

Hyde County reports first COVID-19 case

A person has tested positive for coronavirus in Hyde County, officials say. → Read More