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Jon Dowding


Portsmouth, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Jon:

Man accused of hitting VB officer with car found not guilty

On Tuesday, Malik Kearney, 26, was found not guilty on all 16 charges, including 10 counts of discharging a firearm in public, DUI, hit and run, eluding police, carrying a firearm while under the influence, DUI maiming, and reckless handling of a firearm. → Read More

Gun found in hospital bathroom after Hampton homicide

The gun was recovered by officers and later identified as a .40 caliber Smith & Wesson. → Read More

CDC awards LGBT Life Center $2M to combat HIV in Black, Latinx men

The LGBT Life Center in Norfolk is getting HIV prevention funding from the Centers for Disease Control to help those at-risk safe, with the overall goal of ending HIV. → Read More

Virginia’s senators urge Congress to act on gun violence after deadly Granby Street shooting

Virginia’s senators addressed the deadly quintuple shooting on Granby Street last weekend, calling it a tragedy that repeats itself way too many times. → Read More

Economists: Higher gas prices may help Hampton Roads tourism

Old Dominion University Economics Professor Vinod Agarwal says that travel could really help tourism here in Hampton Roads. → Read More

Police: Everyone safe at Granby High amid lockdown, several students detained

At this time, police have not reported that a weapon was found, but did say several students were detained. → Read More

Local businesses, national chains offer help to delivery drivers as gas prices soar

As gas prices continue to soar, some local businesses and national chains are hoping to help delivery drivers front the cost of rising gas prices. → Read More

Operation Blessing leaves for Poland to help Ukrainian refugees as Russia escalates attacks

Operation Blessing’s International Disaster Relief team will fly to Poland on Wednesday to help Ukrainian refugees. → Read More

Newport News officer charged after 2-year-old son accidentally kills himself with gun

He was not physically arrested, but given a summons to appear in court on February 22. His next court date is March 16. → Read More

Hispanic business owners share challenges, opportunities over last two years with Sen. Kaine, Rep. Bobby Scott

Hispanic and Latino business owners held a roundtable discussion with Virginia Senator Tim Kaine and Congressman Bobby Scott about the challenges they faced during the pandemic. → Read More

Explainer: Critical Race Theory, what it is, what it isn’t, and why it’s become a buzzword

Listen as Law School Professor Vivian Hamilton answers some common questions about CRT. What is it? And is it being taught in schools? → Read More

Defining divisive learning: The push for a ban in Virginia, and the impact on the classroom

As 10 On Your Side previously reported, Gov. Glenn Youngkin introduced a divisive learning tip line in January. He said the tip line will give parents the ability to report their classroom concerns to his office; however, educators still question what is considered a divisive concept and how this tip line might impact teachers. → Read More

The future of malls: How your shopping experience could change sooner than expected

10 On Your Side spoke to business experts, developers and shoppers to get a better idea of how malls are changing to meet consumer demands and shopping habits. → Read More

CHKD doctors issue recommendations, warnings for families as worried parents flock for tests

Doctors from the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters want to remind parents to think twice before bringing their child to the emergency department or urgent care centers as locations fill up during this surge from the coronavirus omicron variant. → Read More

Virginia police shoot suspect after sergeant struck with bat at Ford dealership, officials say

Hampton police shot a male suspect after a female officer was struck with a bat Tuesday morning at a Ford dealership, police say. → Read More

‘This is my pride and joy’: Newport News man needs help to keep grandparents’ philanthropic legacy alive

A man is trying to keep his grandparents’ philanthropic mission alive after they lost their lives to COVID-19. → Read More

Chesapeake electricians fill up van with supplies, drive to Kentucky to help with tornado clean-up efforts

One Hampton Roads man says he felt compelled to go to Kentucky to help with the clean up from devastating tornadoes, and was quickly joined by his dad, a coworker as well as a van full of supplies. → Read More

Newport News police chief holds ‘Chat with the Chief’ sessions after city sees three homicides

Newport News Police Chief Steve Drew is holding two “Chat with the Chief” sessions on Tuesday. → Read More

91st District House race results certified, Republican A.C. Cordoza confirmed winner

The results were certified in Hampton Circuit Court Wednesday. There were five contested ballots that were resolved in court before the results were certified. → Read More

Exclusive: Video shows explosive fly over Virginia Beach neighborhood, blow up

Video obtained exclusively by 10 On Your Side's investigative team shows an explosive fly over a Virginia Beach neighborhood and blow up on impact. → Read More