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Past articles by Brian:

Virginia August 7 COVID-19 update: Record 2,015 new cases reported, but health department attributes increase to data lag

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia reported an increase of 2,015 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, which would’ve been a 1-day record for the commonwealth, but the state health department says the increase is due to a data backlog, with cases from Wednesday and Thursday added into Friday’s numbers. “Today’s data will indicate 2,015 new cases. […] → Read More

Virginia August 5 COVID-19 update: 798 new cases and 30 new deaths statewide, Hampton Roads cases trending down slightly

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia reported 798 new COVID-19 cases and 30 new deaths on Wednesday, with 49 new current hospitalizations. Reported cases are down Wednesday after two days above the 7-day average of around 1,000 cases per day. The Eastern District (Hampton Roads/Tidewater) accounted for 34% of the cases. That percentage has been down […] → Read More

Ocean City, Maryland to require guests to wear face coverings on boardwalk

OCEAN CITY, Md. (WAVY) — Ocean City, Maryland, will require guests to wear face coverings while strolling its boardwalk starting Friday at 5 p.m. That’s when Maryland’s new statewide mask order goes into effect, requiring people to face masks in public spaces of all businesses and in outdoor public areas whenever it is not possible […] → Read More

Hampton University 1 of 3 HBCUs to announce largest donations in school history

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Hampton University was one of three historically Black colleges and universities that announced Tuesday they’ve each received their largest donation in school history. Howard University and Xavier University of Louisiana also received major gifts from MacKenzie Scott, an author and ex-wife of billionaire Amazon owner Jeff Bezos. Scott had announced earlier […] → Read More

16-year-old reportedly bit by shark Thursday at Cape Hatteras National Seashore

CAPE HATTERAS, N.C. (WAVY) — A 16-year-old boy was reportedly bitten by a shark Thursday afternoon at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The National Park Service says the incident happened around 4 p.m. in the Atlantic Ocean near Ramp 25, about 2.5 miles south of Salvo. The teen’s family said he was about 25 feet offshore […] → Read More

After 1 week, Norfolk suspends ‘Beach Ambassador’ program indefinitely

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Just one week after launch, Norfolk’s “Beach Ambassador” program has been suspended indefinitely. Norfolk officials say the program was determined to be no longer needed after seeing beachgoers in compliance with current coronavirus restrictions. The ambassador team consisted of staff from Recreation Parks, Open Space, and Festevents, and were stationed at […] → Read More

Bear watch: Another bear sighting in Virginia Beach, this time in Shore Drive neighborhood

VIRGINIA BEACH (WAVY) — Virginia Beach is making headlines with sunbathers returning to the beaches on Friday, but don’t forget about the other hot topic in town, the bears. After WAVY reported the sighting of a young black bear in the Kings Grant area of the city on Thursday, a Shore Drive resident sent in […] → Read More

Amber Alert issued for three children in Roanoke

An Amber Alert has been issued out of Roanoke for a child abduction late Tuesday night. → Read More

Riverside now using UV light to decontaminate vital N95 respirators

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Riverside Health System is now using ultraviolet light to decontaminate N95 respirators, an invaluable piece of protective equipment for medical workers that’s in short supply during the coronavirus pandemic. While Riverside told 10 On Your Side last week that its hospitals were in “fairly decent shape” in terms of protective […] → Read More

New data shows nearly 1,200 people, confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19, currently hospitalized in Virginia

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association has created a new data dashboard detailing important information on the state of the commonwealth's hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Sentara starts in-house COVID-19 testing at Norfolk General

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Sentara Healthcare says it’s now processing COVID-19 tests in-house at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital to help shorten the wait for test results. The announcement comes less than a week after Sentara decided to end its Hampton Roads drive-thru testing sites, mainly because tests results sent to off-site commercial laboratories were taking […] → Read More

Korean fried chicken restaurant Bonchon opening 2nd Hampton Roads spot in Virginia Beach

Norfolk has had a Bonchon on Granby Street next to Tidewater Community College since December 2016. → Read More

Top Stories for February 18

PORSTMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — WAVY News 10’s Lex Gray has the rundown of the top stories for the afternoon of February 18. Read more in the links below: Police ID man fatally shot Saturday on Whitney Court in VB VB Police ID man shot to death in parking lot near Town Center Comedy fundraiser for […] → Read More

Trump pardons ex-San Francisco 49ers owner DeBartolo Jr.

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned Edward DeBartolo Jr., the former San Francisco 49ers owner convicted in a gambling fraud scandal who built one of the most success… → Read More

Woman dies after being rescued from burning VB home by neighbor

A Virginia Beach woman died less than 24 hours after being pulled from a burning home by a neighbor. → Read More

Backstreet Boys coming to Virginia Beach for 2nd DNA North American tour

Backstreet is coming back to the beach! → Read More

Man in Ron Burgundy jacket robbed person in Virginia Beach, police say

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A suspect in a Ron Burgundy jacket was one of two men who robbed a person at gunpoint last Friday on Baker Road, police say. The “Anchorman” suspect and another man in a black jacket approached the victim in the 800 block of Baker Road after the victim left a […] → Read More

Virginia Zoo introduces baby armadillo

There’s a new baby-sized ball of fun at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk. → Read More

West Va. murder suspect on the run since April captured in Newport News by US Marshals

A 35-year-old man wanted for an April murder in Charleston, West Virginia, was apprehended Thursday morning by U.S. Marshals after a barricade situation. → Read More

Granby High in Norfolk on lockdown due to report of suspicious male on school property

Granby High School in Norfolk is on lockdown Thursday morning due to reports of a suspicious male on campus. → Read More