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Recent articles by Deanna:

VB woman gathers snacks to hand out to first responders

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Beach resident Jordan Hatmaker says she wanted collect snacks and drinks to give out to first responders to show her appreciation for the work they do. “The way I got the idea for all of these snacks and goodies, is just because I hear the sirens going off all […] → Read More

VB military family gets help with rat infestation — and a complete home makeover

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — It has been a tough few years for the Bowstring family, and 2020 hasn’t been much easier. Stacy Bowstring says back in March, her husband was already on deployment on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, so she and her girls decided to stay in Florida with her parents. In June, […] → Read More

Goodwill sees a shift in what families are buying during back-to-school shopping

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Around this time every year, as families shop for back-to-school items, they’re usually looking for something specific, like clothes and shoes. This year, the items in-demand are a little different. “What we see this year, with a shift to virtual schools and people being stuck at home for the beginning of […] → Read More

VB school division discusses upcoming school year in board workshop

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Coronavirus has made making back-to-school plans difficult. The Virginia Beach School District decided two weeks ago to start the school year with virtual learning. In the school board workshop that started at 4 p.m. Tuesday, school leaders talked about how virtual learning attendance is required by law. They said unlike […] → Read More

1 Marine dead, 2 injured, 8 missing after amphibious assault vehicle accident at Camp Pendleton

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — One Marine has died, two injured and eight others were missing after an amphibious assault vehicle accident off the coast of southern California, the Marines said early Friday. The accident happened Thursday and search and rescue efforts were underway Friday morning with support from the Navy and Coast Guard, the […] → Read More

Cooling centers open in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — The extreme heat can take a toll on both people and pets. Cooling shelters have opened for people needing a break from the heat, some of which are at libraries in Newport News. “You can find something to read, you can access the internet, you can use one of our […] → Read More

Stranger gives VB waitress $650 tip through ‘Venmo challenge’

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Tucked in the Vibe Creative District in Virginia Beach is Commune, a restaurant serving up breakfast and lunch. Last week was winding down to be a normal workweek for Commune waitress Aubrey Suykerbuyk — until Dan Pew and his fiance walked in. More was brewing than just coffee. “I spoke […] → Read More

Shooting leads to barricade situation in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Police are investigating a shooting that led to a barricade situation early Sunday morning in Newport News. Just before midnight Saturday, officers received a call for a shooting in the 200 block of Exeter Road. When police got there, they found a 47-year-old woman suffering from a non life-threatening gunshot […] → Read More

Face mask ‘exemption’ cards are fakes, DOJ warns

"These cards do not carry the force of law. The 'Freedom to Breathe Agency,' or 'FTBA,' is not a government agency," said Matthew Martin, the U.S. attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina. → Read More

NC assisted living community gets ‘visitor booth’ to ease visits during the pandemic

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WAVY) — Tuesday was the first time since March 11 that Clay Foreman got to see his wife outside of Waterbrooke of Elizabeth City, an assisted living community. Their time together consisted of having a “visiting booth” in between them for safety. “It’s delightful because we’ve been using a camera phone to […] → Read More

Antibody testing for COVID-19 brings in more blood donors

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — The need for blood to save lives never stops. Michelle Ellis Young, the executive director for the Coastal Virginia American Red Cross, says that normally during the summer months, donations are down due to people being on vacation. Ellis Young says during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is one thing that has […] → Read More

Norfolk police investigating double shooting overnight

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Authorities are now investigating after two men suffered life-threatening injuries following an overnight shooting in Norfolk. Norfolk Police were called out to the 400 block of West 34th Street around 3:20 this morning for a shooting. When police arrived, two men were found to have life-threatening injuries. They were both taken […] → Read More

VB police respond to three people shot at the Oceanfront overnight

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Beach Police say three people were shot at the oceanfront early Sunday morning. Investigators say police they responded to Atlantic Avenue, near 19th street around 1:20 a.m. They found one victim with a gunshot wound. Several minutes later, they received phone calls about two more victims who had been […] → Read More

Restaurants in Portsmouth learn to be flexible as they prepare for phase 2

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Restaurant owners in Portsmouth say they’ve learned to be flexible during the coronavirus pandemic. Beyond Vegan Cell Food founder, Jackie Jackson, says her business has only been open for carryout, but business has actually increased. “Because of the food we serve here. We use a lot of anti-inflammatory ingredients in our […] → Read More

Norfolk salon and barbershop owner to provide 100 haircuts for frontline workers

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Free haircuts for front line workers: That’s what Norma Dorey, the owner of Changes City Spa and Jake’s Place, has been working to raise money for. 10 On Your Side told you in April that Dorey started a “haircuts for heroes” campaign. She was working to raise $25,000. At about $25 […] → Read More

6-year-old girl sets up lemonade stand to help a family impacted by COVID-19

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A 6-year-old Suffolk girl and her family wanted to help a family impacted by COVID-19, so Saturday they held a pop up a lemonade stand. Olivia and her family put up their freshly painted sign saying “fresh lemonade” so people driving by could see the stand. Olivia’s grandfather actually made the […] → Read More

Amid pandemic, VB nonprofit holds first-ever virtual fundraiser run

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — For the last 17 years, Virginia Beach nonprofit EQUI-KIDS has held an annual fundraising run. The money goes to help with their organization’s mission. “EQUI-KIDS therapeutic riding center is a 30-year-old establishment in Virginia Beach helping serve people with special needs and our military veterans using horses,” said Stacy Rogers, […] → Read More

Jerry Stiller, comedian and ‘Seinfeld’ actor, dies at 92

NEW YORK (AP) — Comedy veteran Jerry Stiller, who launched his career opposite wife Anne Meara in the 1950s and reemerged four decades later as the hysterically high-strung Frank Costanza on the smash television show “Seinfeld,” died at 92, his son Ben Stiller announced Monday. He died of natural causes, his son — a comedy […] → Read More

Pharrell Williams surprises NSU graduates with virtual commencement speech

Many assumed Pharrell would not be speaking at all, but the University kept the secret that he would still be addressing them in a recorded message. → Read More

VB Police charge man in connection with domestic shooting on Stone Church Mews

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Beach Police say 67-year-old Edwin Cruz has been charged with felonious assault and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in connection to a domestic shooting last week. 10 On Your Side told you last week a man and a woman on Stone Church Mews were […] → Read More