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Recent articles by Sierra:

Man dies after shooting in Portsmouth

Dispatchers received a call around 1:45 a.m. about the shooting near 4200 block of Portsmouth Boulevard, off Airline Boulevard. → Read More

Virginia Beach lawyer suing city’s school division over student-athlete COVID-19 vaccine and testing requirements

The lawsuit asks a circuit court judge to grant a temporary injunction for the division's vaccine mandate because school officials have no authority to implement the policy. → Read More

Norfolk is opening a parking garage this weekend to help keep your car dry from flooding

One designated city parking garage and all Old Dominion University garages will be open to the public until Monday morning, city officials said. → Read More

81st House District preview: Longtime delegate Barry Knight faces challenger Jeffrey Feld

Democrat Jeffrey Feld will challenge Republican state delegate Barry Knight, who won the seat in 2009. → Read More

Preview: In 76th House District, incumbent Democrat tries to hold off Republican and Independent challengers

Republican Mike Dillender challenges incumbent and Democratic candidate Clinton Jenkins. Independent Craig Warren is a third contender. → Read More

Virginia Beach police recall gun holsters after review showed “possible defect”

Police said in a news release Tuesday an investigation showed “a potential defect in the issued holster" during a struggle with a patient at a Sentara hospital last week. → Read More

York County leaders try to withhold school system funding for teaching of ‘divisive’ ideas

York County Board of Supervisors will vote to withhold school funding for "divisive" instructional material. → Read More

5 years later, police arrest Eastern Shore man in connection with murder in Accomack County

On June 15, 2016, deputies with Accomack County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about a body lying in a field, off Davis Wharf Road. The man’s body was identified as 41-year-old Eric Clifford Rhatigan, of Eastville. → Read More

Book banning: The latest battleground in Virginia Beach schools — and beyond

Virginia Beach is one of the latest divisions to join the debate over which books students should have access to in school libraries. School board members challenged six books last week because of sexually explicit and divisive language, resulting in one being banned. → Read More

Man shot dead at hotel near Premium Outlets in Norfolk

Dispatchers received the call shortly after 9 a.m. when officers responded to the Quality Suites Lake Wright, off Northampton Boulevard. → Read More

Virginia Beach police investigating bomb threat off Dam Neck Road

Officials said in a Twitter post the threat is in the 2800 block of Ships Corner Road. The roadway is closed to traffic between Drakesmile and Holland Road. → Read More

Virginia Beach School Board considers banning books because of “pornographic nature”

In an email sent to Superintendent Aaron Spence, members Victoria Manning and Laura Hughes asked that four books be pulled because of “pornographic” content. → Read More

I.C. Norcom student arrested after attempt to bring gun in school, police say

Portsmouth police said in a Twitter post the student was “apprehended before entering the building and the firearms was recovered.” → Read More

3 juveniles killed in Portsmouth in separate shootings over 26 hours

Another juvenile was shot and killed in Portsmouth late Friday — bringing to three the number of minors killed in the city over the past 26 hours. → Read More

25-year-old woman dies after shooting in Norfolk off Berkley Avenue

Dispatchers received a call around 1:10 p.m. about a person who had been shot in the 700 block of Rockingham Road, police said in a news release. → Read More

Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle in Virginia Beach

Police said in a Twitter post around 8:30 p.m. the accident happened in 5800 block of Northampton Boulevard. All westbound lanes at Baker Road were closed to traffic. → Read More

“I can’t live like this.” Virginia Beach family frustrated by racial slur, animal noises playing next door

Families living in a cul de sac in Virginia Beach are "desperate" for ways to stop monkey noises and a racial slur coming from a speaker inside a neighbor's home. Jannique Martinez said they've dealt with loud music for years, but after the past two months, they decided to take action. → Read More

Man dies after workplace shooting in Isle of Wight County

Dispatchers received a call shortly after 2:20 p.m. about a shooting at a Safco Products distribution center in Windsor, located at 12400 Safco Way. → Read More

Man shot and killed in Portsmouth with child inside vehicle

The shooting happened around 5:15 p.m. Monday in 600 block of Jefferson Street, off Portsmouth Boulevard. → Read More

Virginia Beach-themed Nike shoe sold out in 15 minutes. What’s next for Chesapeake man who designed them?

Having his own shoe made was a dream come true for Kenny Jones. His Virginia Beach Nike SB dunk sold out in less than 15 minutes on Sept. 4, 2021. → Read More