Taylor O'Bier, 8News WRIC Richmond

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Virginia boxing legend Pernell ‘Sweet Pea’ Whitaker dies in Virginia Beach accident

Virginia Beach Police have identified the man hit and killed by a vehicle late Sunday night as local boxing legend Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker. → Read More

Busch Gardens Williamsburg experiences website issues on July 4

If you were trying to get onto Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s website on Thursday, you may have experienced some technical difficulties, the theme parks says. → Read More

‘She was my pumpkin:' Laquita Brown was killed in VB shooting on her father's birthday

Laquita Brown’s father, Dwight, was over his friend’s house Friday night to celebrate his birthday. . News, weather, sports, headlines for Central Virginia and beyond. → Read More

Unleashed dog attacks, kills leashed dog at Va. Beach Oceanfront

Police say a pit bull attacked a Yorkshire terrier/Shih Tzu mixed breed dog. The mixed breed dog succumbed to its injuries. . News, weather, sports, headlines for Central Virginia and beyond. → Read More

Wawa employee shot, killed during robbery in Norfolk

An employee at a Wawa convenience store on E Little Creek Road was reportedly shot and killed during a robbery on Sunday night. . News, weather, sports, headlines for Central Virginia and beyond. → Read More

One dead, nine injured after shooting at 'large party' in Chesapeake

One man is dead and nine others are injured after a shooting at a large party late Saturday night. . News, weather, sports, headlines for Central Virginia and beyond. → Read More

Man dies after reportedly getting caught in rip current off Southern Shores in OBX

A 68-year-old man is dead after being pulled from the surf in the Outer Banks on Saturday, police say. . News, weather, sports, headlines for Central Virginia and beyond. → Read More

Water Country opens for the season with first hybrid water coaster ride

Their latest ride is the first of its kind in the state of Virginia. It's a hybrid water coaster, named Cutback, with fast drops and high speeds. . News, weather, sports, headlines for Central Virginia and beyond. → Read More

Green Beret died during parachute training exercise in Suffolk, officials say

A military training exercise turned deadly on Wednesday after a man died in a parachute accident. . News, weather, sports, headlines for Central Virginia and beyond. → Read More

Behind-the-scenes of Norfolk's Ikea store

The grand opening of Norfolk's first Ikea is still a month out, but officials are providing a first look at the new store. . News, weather, sports, headlines for Central Virginia and beyond. → Read More

Hampton University alumna Ruth E. Carter wins Oscar, makes history

Hampton University alumna Ruth E. Carter won an Academy Award on Sunday for her costume design work in the film "Black Panther." . News, weather, sports, headlines for Central Virginia and beyond. → Read More

Driver ejected after tractor-trailer hauling peanuts overturns in Southampton County

A tractor-trailer hauling peanuts overturned Thursday morning in Southampton County, causing the driver to be ejected. . News, weather, sports, headlines for Central Virginia and beyond. → Read More

Norfolk police arrest man for abducting 25-year-old woman from gas station

Police have arrested a 26-year-old man for reportedly abducting a 24-year-old woman from a Shell Gas Station on Wednesday. . News, weather, sports, headlines for Central Virginia and beyond. → Read More

Va. basketball player with autism scores first career point, becomes 'small town famous'

An Essex County High School basketball player with autism has become an internet sensation after he scored his first career point during a game Wednesday night. → Read More

Chesapeake sheriff's deputy arrested for allegedly smuggling heroin into city jail

A Chesapeake sheriff's deputy was arrested Friday morning on charges related to his role in smuggling heroin into the Chesapeake City Jail, officials say. → Read More

Couple delivers healthy baby boy on the side of I-64

Mike and Jenny Maugeri from Virginia Beach were headed to Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center after she went into labor around 6 a.m., but baby Miles Maugeri had other plans. . News, weather, sports, headlines for Central Virginia and beyond. → Read More

Woman airlifted to Richmond after being hit by car at Williamsburg Premium Outlets

A woman was airlifted to VCU Medical Center in Richmond after being hit by a car in the parking lot of the Williamsburg Premium Outlets on Saturday. . News, weather, sports, headlines for Central Virginia and beyond. → Read More

Construction worker struck, killed by vehicle in work zone off I-64 in Va. Beach

A construction worker was struck and killed by a vehicle in a work zone in the westbound lanes of Interstate 64 at Indian River Road on Sunday. . News, weather, sports, headlines for Central Virginia and beyond. → Read More

Pharrell Williams planning festival for College Beach Weekend in Va. Beach

Entertainer and Virginia Beach native Pharrell Williams announced on Friday he is planning a festival called 'Something in the Water' for next year's College Beach Weekend. → Read More

Gas explosion at Chesapeake home leaves 9 injured

A gas explosion at a home in Deep Creek is believed to have caused a two-alarm fire that injured nine people on Sunday, including a two firefighters. . News, weather, sports, headlines for Central Virginia and beyond. → Read More