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Recent articles by Deanna:

Sea turtle gets MRI to determine injuries after boat strike

VIRGINIA BEACH, V.a. (WAVY) – Seaweed is a 60-pound sea turtle that took a trip to the Sentara Advanced Imaging Center to get some help. “The aquarium called Sentara about a week ago and they were asking if they could do an MRI on a turtle, and I got to admit this is the first […] → Read More

The 400th commemoration of the first landing of enslaved Africans

HAMPTON, V.a (WAVY – Hundreds of people gathered at Fort Monroe in Hampton for the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved Africans brought to English North America. Ten On Your Side was there for the commemoration. Today marked day three of a multi-day event to commemorate the first landing of enslaved Africans. A ceremony was […] → Read More

Woman shot during robbery in Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A woman was shot during a robbery on Jeanne Street off Kellam Road in Virginia Beach early Monday morning. Police say two unknown males approached the woman in a parking lot around 1:35 a.m. in the 4700 block of Jeanne Street. The pair pulled out guns and robbed her. During […] → Read More

Man shot several times on Bellwood Dr. in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) –Newport News Police are investigating after a man was shot several times on Bellwood Drive early Monday morning. Police say a woman who is known to the man has been taken into custody. Police responded to the 500 block of Bellwood Drive for a shooting call around 2:40 a.m. Officers found […] → Read More

Crews battle fire on 21st Street in South Norfolk

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Chesapeake firefighters battled a fire on 21st Street in the South Norfolk section of the city overnight. According to emergency dispatchers, crews were called to the 1300 block of 21st Street around 3:35 a.m. for a residential fire. Crews got on scene and rescued seven people from the second floor of […] → Read More

Siblings share special bond after participating in VCU’s kidney exchange program

Shawnte Williams has gone through not one, not two, but three kidney transplants. → Read More

‘Zion’s Lunchbox’ helps homeless in Norfolk for the second year

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The second annual Zion’s Lunchbox event was held on Granby Street in Norfolk Saturday. The event, which was founded by a young girl named Zion, was held to help the homeless in the area. Zion wanted to help others in the community and her family came out to help make her […] → Read More

City of Va. Beach wants public input of citizens who bike, walk for new transportation plan

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — If you walk or bike around Virginia Beach, the city wants to hear from you. Officials are asking people to complete an online survey on the 2020 Active Transportation Plan. It will focus on promoting the safety and accessibility of walking and biking around the city. An interactive map will […] → Read More

Man accused of stealing over 40 high-end bicycles, including 4 in Williamsburg, arrested in Idaho

"As far as we know right now, he was wanted in California, Nevada, Washington, Colorado, Virginia, Florida and North Carolina. And in the past two weeks alone he has pawned over 40 high-end bikes across the United States," → Read More

Five people hospitalized after crash in Norfolk

Five people went to the hospital after crash in Norfolk on Sunday. → Read More

‘Careless cooking’ to blame as fire displaces two Hampton residents

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – Authorities say that “careless cooking” is the cause of a fire that displaced two Hampton residents Sunday morning. Fire officials got the call at around 11:15 a.m. Sunday morning about a residential fire in the 40 block of Towler Drive. The fire was put out in 30 minutes as two residents […] → Read More

Homicide investigation underway in Chesapeake, subject in custody

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – A homicide investigation is underway in Chesapeake after an incident early Sunday morning. Officials got a call at approximately 9 o’clock Sunday morning about a death investigation in the 3400 block of West Landing Drive. The victim was pronounced dead when authorities got to the scene. Reports say that a subject […] → Read More

USNS John Lenthall returns to Naval Station Norfolk

Norfolk, V.a. (WAVY) – Those working aboard the USNS John Lenthall got to reunite with their family and friends today as the ship pulled back into Naval Station Norfolk. “We left in December and just got back today,” said Administration officer Earl Huff. The USNS John Lenthall served as the primary replenishment oiler performing mainly […] → Read More

Special Olympians participated in water sports at Oak Grove Lake Park

Thirty special Olympians got the chance to spend time at Oak Grove Lake Park for a day filled with water sports. → Read More

Equifax to pay up to $700M in data breach settlement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Equifax will pay up to $700 million to settle with the U.S. and states over a 2017 data breach that exposed Social Security numbers and other private information of nearly 150 mil… → Read More

VB lifeguards urging people to hydrate, stay safe in the extreme heat

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Sunday brought another scorching day to Hampton Roads. The heat often brings people to the beach to cool off, but — if you’re not careful — the constant exposure to the sun could leave you in a dangerous situation. “We’ve seen all ages go down with heat exhaustion issue,” said Virginia Beach Lifesaving Services Chief […] → Read More

Restaurant Week kicks off in Downtown Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – It’s the start of restaurant week in Downtown Norfolk and restaurants are busy prepping and stirring. It’s a chance for participating restaurants to show off what’s on their current menu and offer some specials for people to try. There are also some great deals on breakfast, lunch, and dinner with many […] → Read More

VB man and WAVY director shares battle with testicular cancer

He's hoping to turn a negative into a positive by spreading awareness and raising money. He even got to meet his heroes along the way. → Read More

Organization brings portable showers to homeless people in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va (WAVY) – Gods Helping Hands Inc. set up a pop up shower event in Norfolk to help the less fortunate and homeless in the community. The organization brought in their trailer that had a sink, mirror and two showers installed in it. The goal, to meet the needs of those who are homeless in the […] → Read More

‘A kind and friendly person:’ Neighbor remembers man killed in Hampton fire

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – A neighbor remembers the man killed in a fire in Hampton Saturday evening. Heavy smoke and flames poured out from the front of one home on Yorkshire Terrace Saturday in Hampton. The Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue says inside, they found a man and six dogs dead. Melanie Shemer who […] → Read More