Marielena Balouris, WAVY_News

Marielena Balouris


Norfolk, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Marielena:

Sen. Tim Kaine weighs in on upcoming election, pandemic response, transfer of ICE detainees

WASHINGTON (WAVY) — Sen. Tim Kaine is speaking out about the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, the transfer of ICE detainees, and the upcoming election. In terms of the election, Kaine says lawmakers have embraced strategies to promote a full, fair and comprehensive election. He also says lawmakers want to give people options so […] → Read More

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula reopening with safety in mind

(WAVY) — While many public schools are starting the year with remote learning, class is in session at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula. They are opening the doors just after Labor Day with a plan to keep kids and teens safe. They’ve made a lot of changes to bring kids and […] → Read More

Suffolk Humane Society helping pets find forever homes amid pandemic

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — 10 on Your Side is proud to be part of a nationwide program to “Clear the Shelters.” All month long, we’ve been working to find as many dogs and cats forever homes as possible. This is the fourth summer we’ve partnered with area shelters to promote pet adoption. At the Suffolk […] → Read More

EVMS seeking participants for Alzheimer’s medication research study

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — More than 80 percent of people with Alzheimer’s will experience agitation or aggression, but there’s currently no FDA approved medicine to treat that. Doctors at Eastern Virginia Medical School are working to change that. EVMS is one of 25 medical centers across the United States and Canada that are participating in […] → Read More

Paint in a pandemic: ViBe Creative District holds 3rd Annual Mural Festival

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The coronavirus pandemic canceled many events, but the ViBe Creative District in Virginia Beach is still celebrating art. Friday kicked off the district’s 3rd Annual Mural Festival, which was postponed from May due to COVID-19. Ten artists have 10 days to put their creations on the walls of local businesses. […] → Read More

Norfolk Animal Care Center conducting virtual adoption appointments; offering specials during Clear the Shelters

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — This summer, 10 On Your Side is working to Clear the Shelters. This is the fourth partnering with local shelters to help animals find their forever homes. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, shelters have been forced to make changes to operations. At the Norfolk Animal Care Center, all adoptions have shifted […] → Read More

Chesapeake Humane Society open for adoptions; appointments necessary

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — 10 On Your Side is working to Clear the Shelters and help make sure local animals find a good home. However, the pandemic has impacted how local shelters operate. Emily Friedland, development manager at the Chesapeake Humane Society, said they’ve had to make changes to their clinic. “We used to have […] → Read More

2 Virginia Beach City Public Schools administrators involved in fatal domestic shooting

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The man and woman involved in a domestic-related shooting over the weekend are both administrators with Virginia Beach City Public Schools, 10 On Your Side has learned. Police were called to Alameda Drive, off of North Landing Road, just after 5:30 a.m. Saturday morning for a report of a domestic […] → Read More

Residents react to Confederate statue removal in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Early Friday morning, crews with the City of Norfolk removed the Confederate statue on top of the downtown Confederate monument, but not before the monument was tagged with spray paint Thursday night. City officials estimated it would take four to six hours to remove the statue, however, it took less than […] → Read More

‘The more we know about this illness, the better off we are’: Sentara conducting coronavirus antibody testing for VDH

VIRGINIA (WAVY) — The Virginia Department of Health wants to test 5,000 people across the state for coronavirus antibodies as soon as possible as part of its new Serology Project. “It’s testing for the presence of antibodies in the bloodstream of people and so if you clearly have antibodies to COVID-19 in your bloodstream, that […] → Read More

Suffolk mother sewing ‘clear view’ masks to help hard of hearing communicate

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Wearing face coverings is something we’ve had to get used to as we deal with the coronavirus pandemic. For people who are deaf or hard of hearing, the masks make it difficult to communicate. Suffolk resident Rachel Milota has three children. Her youngest son, Asher, was born deaf. “Even though we […] → Read More

Virginia Beach sandwich shop feeds roughly 1,500 people during pandemic

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Many people across Hampton Roads have stepped up to help others in need during this difficult time. That includes the owner of a sub shop at the Oceanfront. Back in mid-March, Zero’s Subs owner Mark Stevens decided that he’d feed any hungry kid or teen during this pandemic. Since then, […] → Read More

Norfolk nonprofit encourages people to connect through handwritten cards

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — During this time of isolation and uncertainty, a Norfolk nonprofit is encouraging people to connect through handwritten cards. A handwritten card may feel like something from a different era, but the folks at Compassion Cards disagree. The group has sent thousands of cards to people all over the country over the […] → Read More

Zero’s Subs offering free meals to any child, teen in need

Schools across Virginia will be closed for at least the next two weeks. Because many students get at least one meal at school, many people are left wondering: what are they going to do? → Read More

‘Homeless Hustle Network’ helps homeless veteran move into his own home

"The network makes things happen. We like to be the yes to everybody else's no. The impossible gets done." → Read More

Dare County EMS using ‘LUCAS device’ to decrease cardiac arrest deaths

Every year, 475,000 Americans die from cardiac arrest, and more than 350,000 of those cases happen outside of the hospital. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can increase a person's chance of survival, but only if its done correctly. → Read More

SoldierFit gym holding 2nd-annual fundraiser for StandUp for Kids Saturday

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A local gym is hosting a fundraiser to help kids and teens without a place to call home. This is the second year SoldierFit is holding a boot camp workout to raise money for StandUp for Kids. “I’ve actually found myself homeless at one point in my life and I […] → Read More

Local hospitals prepare for potential coronavirus outbreak

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Coronavirus concerns are sweeping the nation as the number of confirmed cases continues to rise in the United States. Health departments and hospitals everywhere are putting plans in place to deal with any possible community outbreaks. Barry Knapp, a doctor in Sentara Norfolk General’s Emergency Department, says they are prepared. “The […] → Read More

Red Cross recognizes community heroes with annual ‘Celebration of Heroes’ event

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Heroes come in all shapes and sizes: They’re neighbors, coworkers, and even strangers who answer a call for help. On Tuesday, 11 heroes were honored by the American Red Cross. None of them asked to be recognized, but they deserved the awards. One recipient was Kenneth Porter, who received the […] → Read More

Mother pleads guilty to misdemeanors after child found at Floatopia event covered in sand

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A mother accused of getting of drunk during a beach festival and leaving her children unsupervised pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors during an appearance in Virginia Beach Court Tuesday. One of her children was found overheated and dehydrated last year during “Floatopia.” Shelby Oliver was originally charged with two felonies: […] → Read More