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Geena Arevalo


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Past articles by Geena:

Virginia Beach restaurant temporarily closes due to staffing shortage, rising costs

The restaurant has been in business for 43 years, but it’s temporarily closed. → Read More

Newport News couple searching for stolen business trailer, losses estimated at $30,000

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A Newport News couple is hoping a thief will have a change of heart. Someone stole their business trailer with everything inside. The couple is desperate to get the trailer back. Cynthia and John Bryant own a transitional home that helps people get back on their feet. They said the […] → Read More

‘I have to try’: Virginia deputy who lifted vehicle to help pinned woman speaks out

Deputy Jon Holt said his military training immediately kicked in when he arrived at the scene. → Read More

Franklin High senior accepted to 40 colleges, receives $1.6 million in scholarships

Sam Lyons, a senior at Franklin High School, has been accepted into 40 colleges and has earned more than $1.6 million in scholarships. → Read More

Suffolk woman loses $1,500 in scam involving person claiming to be sheriff’s deputy

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The Suffolk Sheriff’s Office is warning the public about someone impersonating a deputy as part of a recent scam. Officials said the scam began with phone calls and the scammer is now approaching residents at home. The sheriff’s office said the suspect is telling potential victims there’s a warrant for their […] → Read More

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for missing 34-year old boater in James City County

The Coast Guard are currently looking for a 34-year-old boater who was reported missing Monday morning. → Read More

VDH: If you haven’t pre-registered for a vaccine, do it now

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — If you haven’t pre-registered for your COVID-19 vaccine, the Virginia Department of Health wants you to do it as soon as possible. As vaccine supply ramps up, the department says there are more opportunities to get inoculated. With some coronavirus restrictions being eased, places reopening and COVID-19 variants spreading, VDH says […] → Read More

Police identify 2 people fatally shot; 3 charged in connection with Virginia Beach Oceanfront shootings

Police have identified the two people fatally shot as well as three people arrested in connection with the incident at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront Friday night. → Read More

Virginia Beach schools equity policy draws support, opposition following board member comments

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — It was another long and controversial night at the Virginia Beach school board meeting. Recent comments made by a board member about the division’s equity policy had a lot of people talking. Dozens of people signed up to speak after board member Vicky Manning recently claimed the policy uses race […] → Read More

More vaccines on the way to Virginia, vaccine efforts continue to make strides in commonwealth

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY/WRIC) — Virginia state officials confirm more vaccines are on the way to the commonwealth. They said money from the historic American Rescue Plan will help put more shots into arms. Congressman Bobby Scott (D-Newport News) and Dr. Danny Avula, the state’s vaccine coordinator, answered constituent questions relating to the recently passed legislation. Avula said Virginia […] → Read More

Virginia lawmakers praise passage of $1.9T COVID-19 relief bill

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Several Virginia officials voiced their praise after Congress gave the final approval Wednesday to a landmark $1.9-trillion COVID-19 relief bill that will send $1,400 direct payments to most Americans. Congressman Bobby Scott and Congresswoman Elaine Luria, both Democrats from Virginia, tell 10 On Your Side the American Rescue Plan will help fight […] → Read More

Virginia woman searching for sentimental dollhouse that was mistakenly donated

A Virginia Beach woman is offering a reward for a treasured item that’s now in someone else’s possession. → Read More

Norfolk man puts up signs to find kidney donor for his wife

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — There’s a sign in Virginia Beach that’s grabbing some attention. A Norfolk man is hoping someone might give a life-saving donation to his wife. The woman is in need of a kidney transplant. She’s on the donor waitlist, but the couple is optimistic the signs might help find a match. […] → Read More

Portsmouth will return some students to in-person learning next month

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — After learning virtually for the entire school year thus far, some Portsmouth students will be returning to in-person learning starting next month. The Portsmouth School Board met Thursday night to discuss the reopening of schools and voted 6-3 to bring some students back starting April 12. Last week, the board met […] → Read More

Some Suffolk students returning to the classroom March 15

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The first group of Suffolk students whose families chose in-person learning will go back on March 15. The Suffolk School Board agreed students need to be back in school, but it was not a unanimous decision. The motion passed in a 4-2 vote. Special Education students will be in class four […] → Read More

Norfolk woman celebrates 100th birthday with neighborhood

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A Norfolk woman is marking a major milestone: she turned 100 years old on Thursday. 10 On Your Side was there as the community came together in socially-distanced celebration for their neighbor. The weather may have been a bit gloomy, but nothing could rain on Mary Jane Doney’s parade. The longtime Norfolk […] → Read More

Police investigating homicide on Redkirk Lane in Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Beach police are investigating after a man was found dead in a residence on Redkirk Lane. Police say they received a call about a suspicious death around 7:50 p.m. Wednesday. Officers arrived on scene to find a man dead inside a residence in the 600 block of Redkirk lane. […] → Read More

VB police looking for 3 males behind almost $100k in damage at hotel under construction on Shore Drive

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Police are asking for help identifying three people who entered a hotel under construction on Shore Drive in Virginia Beach and caused nearly $100,000 in damage. Virginia Beach Crime Solvers said three males went onto the site at Delta Hotels Virginia Beach Bayfront Suites, 2800 Shore Drive, on the night […] → Read More

Chesapeake woman targeted in COVID-19 vaccine scam

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — With vaccines in high demand, scammers are using this as an opportunity to prey on the most vulnerable. The federal government put out warnings letting the public know scammers are using various schemes to try and get your money or your personal information. It happened to one woman in Chesapeake. “There […] → Read More

Chesapeake schools to move forward with fall varsity sports, cancel JV

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Chesapeake Public Schools plans to move forward with some fall sports — but not all. During a meeting Monday night, the Chesapeake School Board voted 8-1 to proceed with fall high school varsity sports, but will cancel junior varsity sports for now. Board member Christie New Craig was the lone opposing […] → Read More