Kiahnna Patterson, 8News WRIC Richmond

Kiahnna Patterson

8News WRIC Richmond

Portsmouth, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Kiahnna:

Virginia grad creates successful clothing brand, inspired by his old neighborhood

A Norfolk State University graduation is making waves in the fashion industry. → Read More

Black History Month: Honoring Truxtun area of Portsmouth

For the last four years, organizers select a new route to celebrate Black History in Portsmouth, Virginia. → Read More

Break the Cycle: ‘Natalie’s Place’ a safe house for survivors of domestic violence

There is a new safe house in Hampton Roads for survivors of domestic violence. → Read More

Yorktown interior designer featured on A&E home improvement show

Award-winning interior designer Monique Nicole Holmes is featured on the hit A&E series ‘Move or Improve.’ → Read More

Newport News holds 6th annual re-up school supplies event

It’s time to ‘re-up’ on school supplies in Newport News. → Read More

‘Saturday Academy’ helps kids develop leadership skills

Portsmouth city leaders want to help kids stay on the right path through a youth leadership program and mentorship. → Read More

Spirit of Norfolk passenger shares experience during fire

A passenger on the Spirit of Norfolk shares his experience after seeing smoke coming from the boat. → Read More

Community search for Codi Bigsby

Volunteers who have never met Codi say they won’t give up and say they haven’t stopped searching for him. → Read More

Military Circle Mall to host Farewell Christmas Extravaganza Dec. 22

Mall leaders and volunteers are putting together the ‘Military Circle mall Farewell Christmas extravaganza’ on Thursday, Dec. 22from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. → Read More

VBPD shares footage of officer fatally shooting suspect; suspect appears to point gun at officer

Virginia Beach Police is hosting a press conference Monday following a shooting that took the life of one man last week. → Read More

“My mom was my number one supporter.” Daughter shares story after losing mom to domestic violence

Valerie McElroy, 58, a loving mom of two is remembered for always pouring into others. → Read More

“I’m just thankful that he survived.” Chesapeake Mass shooting survivor’s mom grateful her son is alive

Jalon Jones is 24 years old and is an employee at Walmart in Chesapeake. Shupe says Jones has worked at the store for a year. → Read More

Portsmouth voters change city leadership on Election Day

Portsmouth residents have an opportunity to change the city leadership on Election Day Tuesday Key voter concerns include crime, police staffing shortages, and recent turmoil. → Read More

H.E.R. Shelter bowling fundraiser in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, VA. (WAVY) — Join the Help and Emergency Response (H.E.R.) Shelter to strike out domestic violence. The bowling fundraiser is presented by Chesapeake Regional Medical Center and will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pinboys at the Beach, 1577 Laskin Road in Virginia Beach. The fundraiser includes two hours of bowling, games, […] → Read More

Retrial for Norfolk officer accused of voluntary manslaughter begins in Chesapeake

Edmund Hoyt’s first trial, just this past August, ended in a mistrial. → Read More

WATCH LIVE: NNPD hosting ‘Chief’s Forum on Domestic Violence’

The Newport News Police Department is one of few law enforcement agencies in our area with a domestic violence team. → Read More

Break the Cycle: Hampton woman questions legal system after violent ex released from jail

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A Hampton family believes the legal system failed a survivor of domestic violence. On July 25, Hampton police officers were called to Winder Court for a stabbing just before 5 a.m. In a press release, police confirmed the attacker, 58-year-old Richard “Ricky” Stanley Hogarth, died at the scene after he was hit in […] → Read More

Man dies following double shooting on Carver Cir. in Portsmouth

Portsmouth, Va. (WAVY) — Portsmouth Police are investigating a deadly shooting Sunday morning. Officers responded to a gunshot wound incident near the 10th block of Carver Circle. In a tweet, police confirm one adult man died from his injuries. A second male has life-threatening injuries, he was transported to a hospital for treatment.No further information […] → Read More

1K Shoes for 1K Smiles hosts back-to-school giveaway

Lizetta McKesson, the founder of 1,000 shoes for 1,000 smiles, is helping families in need. The nonprofit is giving away new shoes for free, as students head back to class. → Read More

Portsmouth native hosts 8th annual ‘Jordan Bridge’ walk and supply drive

For eight years, Cathy Ballard-Sugars hosts the “South Norfolk Jordan Bridge Walk w/a Purpose.” Ballard- Sugars came up with the idea because she loves to walk the Jordan Bridge for exercise. → Read More