Kofo Lasaki, WTKR NewsChannel 3

Kofo Lasaki

WTKR NewsChannel 3

Norfolk, VA, United States

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Past articles by Kofo:

Local pastors instill faith in vaccine to help health officials vaccinate vulnerable communities

The Norfolk Health Department says faith leaders across denomination, and especially in the Black community, are key to increasing vaccinations among the most vulnerable. → Read More

Virginia Beach bakery sees huge demand for Thanksgiving dinner orders

Thanksgiving pre-orders were piled high Wednesday and staff was still baking in the back. → Read More

Major races in North Carolina still hang in balance of absentee ballots

North Carolina lives up to its reputation as a true battleground state as major races still hang in the balance of absentee ballots. → Read More

Local volunteers, sponsors needed for global day of service

VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads is gearing up to celebrate Family Volunteer Day on Nov. 21. It’s a global day of service that celebrates the power of families who work together to support their community. → Read More

Reported COVID-19 cases at local colleges may not include all infected students

Local universities are publishing their COVID-19 case count, but some positive cases are being left off the list. → Read More

Poquoson nonprofit raises funds to buy devices for officers to save choking victims

The nonprofit organization raises funds to support the police department and says the small device can make a big difference during an emergency. → Read More

Norfolk tables ordinance banning guns on city property after backlash over misleading wording

The agenda setting committee removed the ordinance from Tuesday night's docket. → Read More

Portsmouth Confederate statue turmoil: How city leaders became pitted against police

The months longs conflict in the city that lead up to charges against more than a dozen city leaders began June 9th. → Read More

American Heart Association needs participants to join free healthy cooking program

They’ve re-launched their heart healthy program to help adults prepare food that taste good and is good for the body. → Read More

Cinema Café reopens select locations after 4-month shutdown

Cinema Café is bringing back the classics at two of their locations Friday. → Read More

American Red Cross assesses damage in Hampton Roads after Isaias

There’s no telling how long the recovery effort could take, in the meantime they’re working help the most vulnerable take the first steps towards rebuilding. → Read More

How to prepare for hurricane Isaias before it's too late

People should take stock on the items they need now because they often are in short supply closer to when the storm hits. → Read More

Multiple Norfolk restaurants temporarily close over possible COVID-19 exposure

In the past week, at least four Norfolk restaurants closed their doors over COVID-19 concerns. → Read More

Norfolk 'fairy tree' creates magical experience for neighborhood kids

A Norfolk woman is working her magic to help make summer more memorable for the neighborhood children with the help of her fairy friends. → Read More

The history behind Confederate monuments and the symbolism they carry

Cities in Hampton roads and around the country are being forced to decide what to do about polarizing Confederate monuments. But why now? → Read More

Newport News bans unattended dog tethering

Animal Control says it was too difficult to ensure a dog's safety with the old law. → Read More

Local pastor hosts series on difficult conversations about race

In a series of Facebook Live discussions, Pastor Keenan Tyler is talking to faith and city leaders about the path forward. → Read More

Portsmouth NAACP President, Vice President arrested during peaceful protest of Confederate monument before statue is defaced

There has been talk for years of removing the monument from its place Court Street at the corner of High Street. → Read More

Local leader says George Floyd protests have been years in the making

National protests are not just a response to George Floyd’s death, Portsmouth NAACP president James Boyd says they are a reaction to a myriad of killings of Black American by police in this country. → Read More

Local groups organize protests in Hampton Roads after death of George Floyd

Anger, outrage and sadness over George Floyd’s death is being felt across the country — sparking renewed calls by protesters for police violence to end. → Read More