Brett Hall, 8News WRIC Richmond

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Recent articles by Brett:

‘That is unconscionable,’ says defense attorney after state investigation into Virginia Beach police

Three days before leaving office, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring dropped a bombshell of an investigation on the Virginia Beach Police Department. Herring’s office found at least five occasions where detectives used forged Department of Forensic Science documents to get information from suspects, and it happened over a four-year period. → Read More

Hampton Roads dealt with heavy winds and flooding before snowfall; drivers should watch for slick roads overnight

Heavy rain, flooding and high winds are causing issues on the roads in Hampton Roads and eastern North Carolina on Monday. → Read More

Newport News police: Teen shot and killed after basketball game at Menchville High School

In a news release, police said there was "some type of altercation" outside in the school parking lot after the basketball game. → Read More

Newport News Councilwoman Tina Vick running for mayor

Longtime council member and former vice mayor Tina Vick is running for Newport News mayor. → Read More

USDOT reveals how much Virginia and NC will receive in infrastructure funding

The Hampton Roads Planning District Commission has already drafted their priorities for funding from the recently passed federal infrastructure package. → Read More

Chesapeake proposing solid waste fee up to $27 per month to help pay for police, other workers

Chesapeake residents could start paying a monthly solid waste fee to help fund the retention of Chesapeake police officers and fully fund trash and recycling services. → Read More

BMX enthusiasts looking for new home after proposed development threatens longtime trails

It was an orange sign Conner Clifton noticed while cleaning up trash several weeks ago that brought him to tears. The sign Clifton, 34, saw was advertising for a conditional use permit for a new car dealership location on a little more than three acres of woodland at 3736 Sentara Way in Virginia Beach. → Read More

‘There’s a total lack of trust’: What might be the source of Virginia Beach’s ‘toxic’ image?

Is there truly something toxic in the water of Virginia Beach? More specifically, in the culture of Virginia Beach? → Read More

Two Virginia House races appear headed for recounts

The balance of power in the Virginia House of Delegates hinges on two Hampton Roads races that appear to be headed toward a recount. → Read More

Following the Funds: Norfolk council candidates call for stronger campaign finance reporting enforcement

While it’s the heavily funded, tightening race for governor that is stealing headlines in Virginia less than a week until Election Day, a City Council race in Norfolk is also making history. → Read More

School district lets students leave 2 hours early on some days to help curb teacher burnout

The district is nearly 100 teachers short. Superintendent Dr. Aaron Spence said just last Friday, there were 1,100 district-wide absences. → Read More

McAuliffe, Youngkin pressed to answer questions on education, abortion, policing in gubernatorial roundtable

The two men running to be Virginia's next governor tried their best to stick to their talking points in a roundtable discussion on Thursday evening, even when pressed to give "yes" or "no" answers. → Read More

Former Nordstrom won’t become new Norfolk city hall, at least not now

Norfolk City Council is expected to discuss the future of the former Nordstrom space at MacArthur Center when it meets Tuesday. → Read More

‘I’m frustrated with people trying to get ahead’: Hampton council supports temporary afternoon ramp closures near HRBT

Hampton City Council will vote on a resolution Wednesday that would give support for temporary ramp closures near the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel. → Read More

‘From what I’ve heard, I’m a lot like my dad’: Chesapeake woman looks back on 9/11 20 years later

"There was a big fire in the city, so please pray." Those were the first words Kayla Arestivo, 28, remembers hearing regarding the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. → Read More

The $300 unemployment boost is gone. Will job vacancies be filled now? ODU economist says it’s ‘doubtful’

On Saturday, several extra pandemic unemployment benefits came to an end. → Read More

Chesapeake School Board chooses not to adopt state’s policies for transgender, nonbinary students

Chesapeake Public Schools will not start the school year with updated policies addressing the treatment of transgender and nonbinary students, even though state law requires them to. → Read More

Norfolk proposes offering up to $12k bonuses to retain police officers

Norfolk City Council could soon vote to give some police officers $12,000 bonuses if they agree to stay with the department for at least five more years. → Read More

Suffolk City Council votes to give themselves a raise in 2023

Leaders of the City of Suffolk voted to give themselves a raise Wednesday night — although it won’t kick in right away. → Read More

Flooding halts traffic in Hampton Roads Monday afternoon

Heavy rain on Monday afternoon caused some flooding issues in area streets. → Read More