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Past articles by Jon:

Accused Heritage High shooter fought victim, was wearing tracking bracelet, court docs show

A Heritage High School student accused of shooting two teenagers while on campus allegedly opened fire in a hallway after getting into a physical fight with one of his victims, according to court records. → Read More

Peninsula’s only rape crisis center hosts inaugural fundraising gala to continue free services for clients

The Center for Sexual Assault Survivors is hosting their first-ever fundraising gala to continue to provide free services for their clients. → Read More

26-year-old woman dies following overnight shooting on Aqueduct Dr. in Newport News

According to police, they got the call for the shooting around 2:25 a.m. Sunday on Aqueduct Drive and Giovanni Court. → Read More

Red flag warnings issued along Virginia, North Carolina beaches for rip currents from Hurricane Henri

Red flags greeted beachgoers up and down the Oceanfront this weekend as big waves and strong rip currents pop up as Hurricane Henri moves up the coast. → Read More

Local lawmakers react to Afghanistan conflict as Taliban enters Kabul

Elected officials across the aisle have sounded off as the Taliban begins to regain control across Afghanistan. → Read More

Ex-Portsmouth police officer charged with rape of teen pleads guilty to lesser charges

A former Portsmouth police officer accused of raping a teenager pleaded guilty to lesser charges on Thursday. → Read More

Out of the spotlight: Elizabeth City community members continue push for justice as national attention subsides

Over the 100 days since the killing of Andrew Brown Jr. by Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office deputies, much of the attention has left the small North Carolina city. But off-camera, the conversations and work started by community members still continue. → Read More

VB resident falls victim to thieves; warns neighbors to be aware

Scott Eakins said two juveniles were seen Thursday night on his surveillance cameras stealing his bike. → Read More

82-year-old woman fatally shot by foster son in Chesapeake; suspect is armed and dangerous

Family members say that McNulty was killed by Traivon McNulty, her 21-year-old foster son, following a verbal dispute he had with his foster father. → Read More

‘What was your purpose?’ asks the mother of a 15-year-old fatally shot in Norfolk

Calls for unity and peace were mixed with feelings of anger and frustration less than 24 hours after the shooting. → Read More

Community organizers call for unity, change after four children injured during shooting in Norfolk Friday

Members of the Stop the Violence Team and other religious organizations returned to Madison Avenue to meet with community members. → Read More

Norfolk community leaders want to ‘stop the violence’ through community conversations

The Stop the Violence Team says it's time for the community to choose conversations over violence. → Read More

Gov. Northam signs set of clean water bills aimed at cleaning, protecting Chesapeake Bay

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Gov. Ralph Northam signed a number of new bills into law on Friday to protect Virginia’s waterways. The bills set specific deadlines to minimize different types of pollutants in the Chesapeake Bay by 2025. “When we talk about being stewards of our environment and our natural resources, this takes a […] → Read More

Family mourns loss of their angel with an infectious smile after Tuesday night fatal crash in Chesapeake

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – Family members held a vigil Sunday night in Chesapeake for 17-year-old Taniya Basnight who was killed in a fatal car accident Tuesday. Police have charged 28-year-old Tyler Grant with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the crash on the corner of Campostella Road and Battlefield Boulevard after his pickup truck ran a […] → Read More

Winner of Black Lives Matter mural contest prepares to leave his mark on Elizabeth City

Elizabeth City leaders kicked off their Juneteenth celebrations by recognizing the winning Black Lives Matter mural design artist. → Read More

Aviation students present Norfolk first responders with special honors

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Students at the Aviation Institute of Maintenance decided to make sheet metal clipboards, by hand, to thank Norfolk first responders. Scotty May was one of the students at AIM who worked on the project. He says he and his peers worked on the clipboards on their own time, separate from their […] → Read More

Step teams from Hampton Roads become national champions, highlighting commitment on and off the stage

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – Not one, but two local step teams took home national championship awards at a competition in New Jersey. The Iconz and Lady Iconz won the national step competition, the first time both teams took home the top prize in the same year. Jalyne Turner is the “step mistress” for the Lady […] → Read More

Community breaks a sweat to raise money for woman battling Stage 4 breast cancer

A group in Chesapeake broke a sweat Sunday to raise money for a local woman battling cancer. → Read More

‘We lost everything’: Family of 7 picking up the pieces after fire destroys Virginia home

The couple quickly started getting their children out before realizing a daughter was still trapped inside. → Read More

Cold, rainy Saturday dampens Memorial Day weekend plans

Cold winds, rain and clouds put a damper on traditional memorial day weekend plans for many at the oceanfront Saturday. → Read More