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Recent articles by Brett:

Judge dismisses former Portsmouth PD chief’s wrongful termination suit against city

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A wrongful termination suit brought by former Portsmouth Police Chief Angela Greene has been tossed out by a judge. Earlier this year, a judge in Dinwiddie County sided with the City of Portsmouth and dismissed multiple claims in a suit that demanded Greene be awarded millions of dollars in damages. She […] → Read More

Portsmouth City Manager Tonya Chapman fires Police Chief Renado Prince

Portsmouth Councilwoman Lisa Lucas-Burke confirmed the firing was due to a “breach of trust,” however she provided no additional details. → Read More

Chesapeake City Council approves raising speeding fines to $200 on 7 roads

Speeding on some Chesapeake residential streets will soon cost you more if you get caught. → Read More

19-year-old fatally shot near Hickory St in Portsmouth

Police say a man died following a shooting in Portsmouth Wednesday evening. → Read More

Virginia Beach looking to overhaul Oceanfront and Sandbridge parking fees, validate limited parking for locals

Those who live in Virginia Beach and want to go to the Oceanfront to shop at a local business may soon have free garage parking available to them. Well, at least for two hours. → Read More

Council members who voted to fire Portsmouth’s city manager call meeting to appoint replacement

It is commonplace for the job opening to be posted and for a search to take place before the appointment of what is akin to the CEO of the city. As of now, that hasn’t happened in this case. → Read More

650,000-square-foot fulfillment center planned south of NAS Oceana in VB; sources say it’s Amazon

On Wednesday, the Virginia Beach Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of the application for a five-story, 650,000-square-foot warehouse to be built on a more than 160-acre site along Dam Neck Road near where it meets with Harpers Road. → Read More

Texas de Brazil closes in downtown Norfolk, citing safety

A Brazilian steakhouse has closed its doors in downtown Norfolk and an email suggests recent violence could be to blame. → Read More

Man, 2 children under age 6, shot on Schooner Trail in Chesapeake

Police said the victims were two juveniles and one man. Police did not release the ages of any of the victims. → Read More

Portsmouth locals look to cash in on 420ish Unity Festival’s unique location

The stage, a litany of tents, portable toilets and one mobile cell phone tower have all been brought to the property in preparation for the 420ish Unity Festival, set to make its debut this weekend. → Read More

Pusha T, a friend of Pharrell’s, says Something in the Water will move to DC

However, Williams and other festival officials have not officially confirmed the move. → Read More

Driver dead after fiery crash at Virginia Beach nightclub

A person is dead and others have minor injuries after a car crashed into a nightclub and caught fire at the Oceanfront Friday night. → Read More

Norfolk Police Chief Larry Boone to retire at end of April

His last day will be April 29. → Read More

Judge: 12 Virginia families can petition schools on masking

A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction in favor of a dozen Virginia families with immunocompromised students on Wednesday. → Read More

Crash closes southbound S Independence Blvd in VB

The crash was in the 400 block of the road, between Edwin Drive and Baxter Road, police said. → Read More

Action sports festival ‘Jackalope’ coming to Virginia Beach in 2023

After losing a trio of large events in 2021, Virginia Beach Mayor Bobby Dyer announced a Canadian-based action sports festival will be making its U.S. debut in the city in 2023. → Read More

Iconic Virginia Beach Fishing Pier under contract to be sold to Sunsations owner

The iconic Virginia Beach Fishing Pier is under contract to be sold to owners of a well known resort retailer. → Read More

‘We haven’t given up on him’: search for Codi Bigsby enters second month

A tribute has grown along a chain-linked fence, complete with dozens of stuffed animals, balloons and a giant poster. → Read More

‘We haven’t given up on him’: search for Codi Bigsby enters second month

A tribute has grown along a chain-linked fence, complete with dozens of stuffed animals, balloons and a giant poster. → Read More

Publix to open two new stores in Norfolk and Suffolk

While the Florida-based chain has yet to make the official store announcements themselves, both the City of Suffolk and Norfolk have approved plans for the stores, both roughly 50,000 square feet, and confirmed Publix is the occupant. → Read More