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Chris Horne


Chesapeake, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Chris:

One MacArthur Center shooting defendant gets 4 years, another 19 months from Valentine’s Day incident

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Circuit Court Judge John Doyle sentenced the last two of the four original defendants in the fight and shooting at MacArthur Center which had holiday shoppers scrambling for cover on Valentine’s Day 2019. Kevin Holloman, 20, was sentenced to four years and one month of active time after pleading guilty last […] → Read More

Local hospitality, leisure jobs initially lost to pandemic have now recovered to off-season February levels

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – 31,000 jobs lost to the pandemic, 31,000 jobs recovered – that’s the bottom line for the hospitality and leisure sector of the area workforce, according a to a new study. The MoneyGeek study examined data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for trends in layoffs and hiring from February through […] → Read More

Newport News woman tests positive for COVID-19 after flight with family wearing no masks

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Jody Heiner just found out Friday afternoon that she tested positive for COVID-19, but it didn’t come as a complete shock. Heiner and her two sons were recently on a plane for an hour and half, and a family of four two rows up were not wearing a mask. Heiner […] → Read More

700 residents, one COVID-19 case: How a senior living community keeps its distance from the virus

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — “It’s not rocket science.” That’s what Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay CEO Ben Unkle says when asked about his success avoiding COVID-19 cases, despite having more than 700 seniors at the independent senior living community on Shore Drive. The center has reported just one positive case among its residents since the […] → Read More

Cancer, autism, brain injury: Chesapeake mother seeking specialized care for daughter, 12, hit by truck

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Michelle Mosier is counting on the notion that not even a truck can stop her little girl. “She’s the most strong-willed child you will ever meet,” Mosier said with a keen sense of pride. “A little skinny thing, but she’s determined and if she wants something, that child will get it […] → Read More

‘Afraid that he’s not gonna make it home’: Relatives, friends worried about COVID-19 outbreak at local prison

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — From zero cases of COVID-19 to 260 this week at St. Brides Correctional Center in Chesapeake, according to a Department of Corrections database. That’s nearly 23 percent of the inmate population at the medium security men’s prison. No deaths have been reported, but that’s little solace for friends and relatives on […] → Read More

Beach single mom waiting and wondering about unemployment benefits

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — As a real estate agent, Tami Smith found homes for her clients. Now, she’s worried about losing her own home. She and her kids have gone through the process of filing and waiting for unemployment benefits not once, but twice. “I don’t even know if I’ll be able to make […] → Read More

Local hospitals prepared for rising COVID-19 cases

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — With daily COVID-19 cases increasing in Virginia at rates not seen since Memorial Day, and Hampton Roads reporting the biggest share of the upsurge, local hospitals say they are ready for the increased demand for beds. Monday’s report from the state health department added 945 new COVID-19 cases in Virginia, […] → Read More

Where’s my money? Isle of Wight woman latest to question federal unemployment benefits

ISLE OF WIGHT, Va. (WAVY) — If you rely on someone else to take care of your child while you’re at work or they’re at camp — chances are that caregiver was trained by Katie Humphrey of Windsor. The registered nurse and healthcare consultant’s business dried up when COVID-19 rolled in. Now, she’s hoping for […] → Read More

Long battle for mom’s military survivor benefits makes son suspicious

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — U.S. Army veteran Tom Gross, of Chesapeake, is helping his mother navigate the process of getting survivor benefits after her husband died. However, he’s been getting the run-around for so long, he’s starting to get suspicious. “This is either gross incompetence or it could be nefarious in nature,” Gross said in […] → Read More

COVID-19 clinics aim to serve Hispanic community in Hampton Roads

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — A higher-than-average number of COVID-19 positives combined with a lower-than-average number of people getting tested. Those perilous trends summarize how the pandemic has affected the Hispanic population in Hampton Roads. “In the Hispanic population, the numbers of the people carrying the COVID-19 is increasing,” said Fancir Alcala of the Hispanic […] → Read More

A Memorial Day with no sunbathing, no gathering for Peninsula beachgoers

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — No sun and very little traditional fun. That’s the way Memorial Day got started for people on Buckroe Beach in Hampton. Because of the pandemic, the beach remains closed to all the activities we normally associate with a summer holiday by the water. Instead of saving lives, for lifeguard Andy […] → Read More

Instacart allows shoppers to revoke tips, worker says company’s policy is unfair

A driver can be lured to an order with a pretty hefty tip, but then the tip can be changed either by the company or the customer after it's delivered. → Read More

Virginia Department of Health says testing will continue to increase

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — More testing moving forward, and more emphasis on a vulnerable population: That’s what the Virginia Department of Health is promising when it comes to testing for coronavirus. VDH says it has ramped up its testing from three months ago, when the disease began to spread in the U.S. “Since that time […] → Read More

Virginia man must wait 2 months to get unemployment benefits over $45 debt

Newt Smith III will have to wait until the last week of June to begin receiving his unemployment benefits due to being "red-flagged" over a $45 debt. → Read More

BAE shipyard workers striking over coronavirus fear repercussions

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — While the spread of the coronavirus continues, some of the work at a local shipyard has stopped because of it. About 40 General Dynamics contract workers at BAE Systems in Norfolk remained off the job for a third day on Thursday over safety concerns. According to strike organizer Andrew Revell, at […] → Read More

Dozens of BAE Ship Repair workers refuse to show, in protest over conditions and COVID-19 death

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — About 40 General Dynamics contract workers did not report to work for their 3 p.m. shift Tuesday. They are protesting work conditions in the wake of one of their colleagues dying last week from COVID-19. The absentees represent about half of a group that is doing electrical repairs on the USS […] → Read More

Glitches, phone calls, waiting for PIN numbers – filing for unemployment can involve a lot of work

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – “You are 1,530th in the queue.” That’s what Marcia Price says she heard Monday morning, when she tried to check on her unemployment claim. Price manages a salon on the Peninsula, and like other salons it was ordered last week by Governor Ralph Northam to close for at least 30 days […] → Read More

President passes $2 trillion economic aid package, what it means for you

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Now that President Trump has passed the $2 trillion stimulus package, an estimated 165 million Americans impacted by the coronavirus epidemic will see some sort of economic boost, including hundreds of thousands of people in Hampton Roads. Single tax filers will get $1,200 if your income on your most recent tax return […] → Read More

‘Flushable’ wipes causing major plumbing problems during COVID-19 crisis

Of all the things we're having to deal with thanks to COVID-19, a backed-up sewage line may be the most inconvenient. So-called flushable wipes are almost as hard to get these days as toilet paper. → Read More