Brett Hall, 8News WRIC Richmond

Brett Hall

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  • WAVY_News
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  • WTAJ News
  • NewsChannel 9
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Recent articles by Brett:

Norfolk Committee launches referendum campaign to open casino

A group held an event Monday morning to officially launch the campaign to pass a referendum and allow a resort and casino to open in Downtown Norfolk. → Read More

City: No takers for Norfolk’s Confederate monument

Despite having 30 days to make an offer on Norfolk's Confederate monument, no historical organizations or other groups have offered to take "Johnny Reb." → Read More

NN Police: Person may have filmed people in businesses, bathroom; potential victims should contact investigators

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Police say they are investigating after a person may have unlawfully filmed people while at local fitness centers and a club — including in a bathroom in one of the businesses. Newport News Police say the incidents happened between August 2019 and April of this year at One Life Fitness […] → Read More

Chesapeake Planning Commission changes course, approves plan for gambling and entertainment complex at former Greenbrier Sears

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — After previously recommending the project be denied, the Chesapeake Planning Commission switched course Wednesday night and voted to approve the proposed development of a gambling parlor, hotel and entertainment complex at the former Greenbrier Mall Sears. The 4-3 vote followed dozens of speakers both for and against the plan, which has […] → Read More

City Council votes unanimously to relocate Portsmouth’s Confederate monument

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – After years of debate, Portsmouth City Council voted unanimously to relocate its historic Confederate monument that made national headlines after a destructive protest turned tragic last month. Since June, the monument has been partially covered up and blocked off with a new $10,000 fence. The fence was installed after the 127-year-old […] → Read More

Ahead of vote, group says VB superintendent’s plan reopens schools too soon, another says not soon enough

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — When it comes to reopening schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s becoming clear that a win-win situation may not be found in Virginia Beach. Ahead of a vote planned by the school board on Tuesday, groups that typically have opposing opinions are both criticizing the superintendent’s plan to start the […] → Read More

Petition launched calling for Chesapeake School Board member’s removal following recent Facebook posts

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A petition calling for the removal of a Chesapeake School Board member has been launched after she posted several unproven statements regarding COVID-19 on Facebook. The petition titled “Remove racism and misinformation from Chesapeake School Board” was posted to Change.org Friday. It accuses Christie New Craig of sharing “racist memes, scribbling […] → Read More

Virginia Beach has a citizen panel overseeing police, but council members suggest changes may be needed

The movement calling for racial justice and greater police accountability across the nation has Virginia Beach City Council revisiting how its police oversight panel operates. → Read More

Concert venues can open, but expert says don’t expect shows of ‘any scale’ until maybe next Memorial Day

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Some music venues have had the green light to host shows with restrictions for more than a month now in Virginia but — thus far, and likely for the foreseeable future — silence is all you’ll hear at them. Gov. Ralph Northam, (D-Va.) allowed outdoor music and performing arts venues to […] → Read More

Sen. Louise Lucas files defamation lawsuit against attorney after petition for recall

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Sen. L. Louise Lucas has filed a $20.7-million defamation lawsuit against an attorney who organized a petition for her recall. In a suit filed Wednesday, it is alleged that Tim Anderson, an attorney based in Virginia Beach, “knew … information he stated involving Lucas was untrue at the time he […] → Read More

Waterside District to reopen in Phase 3 with modified schedule

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Waterside District officials say they will begin to slowly reopen in July amid the coronavirus pandemic. Waterside announced their excitement on social media Monday that they will be reopening Wednesday at noon. The city-owned waterfront pavilion, managed by Baltimore based Cordish Companies, temporarily closed mid-March amid the coronavirus outbreak. With Virginia’s […] → Read More

‘It’s not American’: kiosk operator says he was charged rent for months in which malls were closed

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A mall kiosk owner is at risk of losing his stand in Lynnhaven Mall, after owing more than $8,000 in back rent, including rent charged for months the mall wasn’t legally allowed to open. Sweet Ambience, a small business that sells fragrance body oils, has a website and three locations […] → Read More

Team behind Something in the Water joins with business and civic leaders to launch ‘Listen, Learn, Love VB’

Following weeks of protests over racial inequality and separate incidents of violence at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, business, faith and civic leaders have come together to form a new initiative aimed at changing the tide. → Read More

Virginia Beach Council unanimously appoints Patrick Duhaney as next city manager

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Beach City Council has appointed current Cincinnati City Manager Patrick Duhaney to next lead the resort city. The council unanimously approved the appointment in a closed session Tuesday afternoon. Duhaney will begin work on July 20. Duhaney has led Cincinnati, whose population is smaller than that of Virginia Beach, […] → Read More

Virginia Confederate statues beheaded by demonstrators

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Portsmouth’s historic Confederate monument was severely damaged Wednesday night at the hands of demonstrators, upset with city council’s timeline to relocate it. Just hours after protesters covered Portsmouth’s Confederate monument in spray paint — and two NAACP leaders were charged with trespassing — City Council held an emergency meeting to make […] → Read More

Portsmouth City Council moving forward with process to relocate Confederate monument

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — The initiative to possibly move Portsmouth’s 54-foot-tall Confederate monument out of its prominent location in Olde Towne is gaining speed. Portsmouth City Council met via video call Tuesday night. At the end of the meeting, Mayor John Rowe proposed a plan to the council on how they could quickly start to […] → Read More

Norfolk council directs city manager to ban most high-speed police chases, asks state to stop chokehold training

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Police in Norfolk will soon only be able to pursue a speeding vehicle if the suspect is accused of committing some of the most serious of crimes. On Tuesday night, Norfolk City Council unanimously approved a resolution that directs City Manager Chip Filer to direct the chief of police to make […] → Read More

Despite ownership questions, Portsmouth councilman proposes moving forward with Confederate monument relocation

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — At the next council meeting, one Portsmouth city councilman hopes to again get the ball rolling on relocating the city’s Confederate monument. In recent years, calls have grown louder from civil rights advocates for the removal of a 54-foot structure from the middle of Old Towne. Groups such as the Portsmouth […] → Read More

Norfolk Confederate monument could be moved by August

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk’s Confederate monument could be removed from downtown as soon as August. The city’s holding a public hearing on July 7 about the plan to move the 80-foot-tall monument, days after a new state law goes into July 1 that allows localities in Virginia to remove, relocate or contextualize their Confederate […] → Read More

Virginia Beach launches $2M ‘We’re Open’ campaign to attract visitors from cities within driving distance

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — “This year, we’ll summer smarter.” It’s one of the lines you’ll hear in commercials that have begun airing in cities up and down the East Coast as part of the City of Virginia Beach’s latest full-court press effort to stimulate its multi-billion dollar tourist industry. Until last Friday, the city’s […] → Read More