Alex Littlehales, 13News Now

Alex Littlehales

13News Now

Norfolk, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Alex:

A look at New Virginia Majority's call tower petition for Norfolk, as officers arrest 11-year-old in Young Terrace-area shooting

The petition calls for two police call towers in both Calvert Square and Young Terrace areas of the city. The goal is to improve safety without more police officers. → Read More

'It's a steep price' | What lowered insulin costs mean for the thousands of Virginians diagnosed with diabetes

Total cost of diagnosed diabetes in Virginia totaled an estimated $8 billion as recently as 2021 → Read More

They served Portsmouth's Parks and Recreation for years. Now, the city will honor the 2 trailblazers.

City leaders approved the name change of the "Hendricks/ Kendall Recreational Center" this January. → Read More

City of Portsmouth hiring for more than 100 vacant positions, including front-line careers

The job fair is the first in at least 10 years that was sponsored solely by the city itself, instead of being participants in another career or job fair. → Read More

NSU traffic stop led to drawn weapons, jail time, misdemeanors. Now, student plans legal action against school

Aaliyah Phillips faces four misdemeanor charges stemming from what she believed to be a traffic or speeding-related stop on campus. → Read More

Norfolk temporarily pauses eviction prevention payments: What to know

According to a city manager update, the number of requests for assistance is "overwhelming" since housing protections in Virginia from the COVID-19 pandemic expired. → Read More

How rising tides are impacting coastal Virginia's rural communities

With a population density of roughly 1/3rd of Norfolk, Guinea is a prime example of the distinct burdens sea level rise puts on Virginia's more rural communities. → Read More

'Like any other job!' | Chesapeake crossing guard named to 'Most Outstanding' list for going above and beyond

There are only six named across Virginia for 2022. → Read More

What to know about the expiration of Virginia's emergency SNAP allotments

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, SNAP households were afforded more food assistance under emergency allotments, which now expire this March. → Read More

'Significant flaws' | Virginia's history standards progress, following months of public backlash

The recent January draft will now go through a public hearings process across the Commonwealth until the Board of Education votes on its adoption in April. → Read More

The rise and fall of Virginia's 'Green Book' locations. What's been lost, and what can still be preserved

The significant piece of African American history was introduced to a mainstream audience with the film "Green Book," which won an Academy Award for Best Picture. → Read More

Preserving the historic African-American Cornland School in Chesapeake

Chesapeake's Cornland School, a small dwelling believed to have been built by freed African Americans after the Civil War, still stands after more than 100 years. → Read More

'I really thought it was a joke' | Coach impersonation in JV basketball game brings in national headlines

The overseeing agency for high school sports in Virginia says there are no plans to change regulations after a coach impersonated a student-athlete this month. → Read More

Bill restricting transgender student athlete play passes first hurdle in Virginia lawmaking session

House Bill 1387 now heads to a full Education committee hearing on Wednesday. → Read More

"Sick and disgusted" | Hampton police chief responds to deadly police beating in Memphis

Five Memphis police officers are now charged with murder in the fatal police beating following a January traffic stop. → Read More

'What is the degree of negligence?' | A legal look at the pending Richneck Elementary shooting lawsuit

The difference between whether the actions that day constitute "negligence" or "gross negligence" could be a major focus for the case, legal analyst Ed Booth said. → Read More

Republican lawmakers vote down bill aiming to improve transparency of Virginia's Standards of Learning

The process to revise Virginia’s history and social studies SOLs is under the spotlight after months of public backlash. → Read More

Following the opening of Rivers Casino Portsmouth, we're clearing the air on Virginia's smoking policies for casinos

Amid the excitement of the opening of Rivers Casino Portsmouth, several casino-goers raised concerns about the prominent cigarette smoke smell. → Read More

With opening of new Rivers Casino Portsmouth, city eyes millions in tax revenue impact

A temporary casino facility run by Hard Rock in Bristol, VA generated millions of dollars worth of wagers after its initial opening last. → Read More

Virginia Poison Center saw more than 200% increase in edible-related calls

A data request from 13News Now to the Virginia Poison Center, revealed a more than 200% increase in edible-related calls since 2020. → Read More