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Portsmouth, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Kiahnna:

Norfolk Schools offering online classes for parents of special needs students

]NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — While some private schools in our area will offer in-person instruction to start the school year, most children at public schools will start the school year off online. For some families, balancing schoolwork at home can be a daunting task. This school year will be very different, especially for those that […] → Read More

Virginia Beach schools plan Safe Learning Centers for elementary students

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Amid the coronavirus pandemic, there’s been debate over whether it’s safe to let students return to class in the fall. Several districts here in Hampton Roads decided to start the year virtually, including Virginia Beach. However, with remote learning comes concerns. Some families are not able to connect to the […] → Read More

Newport News set to use $1.4M for COVID- 19 assistance

Newport News, Va. (WAVY) — Coronavirus relief is available for people who live in Newport News. The city allocated $1.4 million from the CARES Act fund to help those who were impacted by the pandemic. The city Human Services department will give out the money through the supplemental assistance funding for emergencies or the SAFE program. The […] → Read More

Suffolk School Board votes to begin fall semester virtually; some students with special needs could attend in-person

SUFFOLK, VA. (WAVY) — The Suffolk School Board decided Thursday night to proceed with a 100-percent virtual return-to-school plan this fall. The emergency meeting started at 7 p.m. and include a multiple-hour presentation on safety measures, scheduling and other operational needs. After the presentation, the board voted unanimously to adopt the plan, which puts all students […] → Read More

Va. DMV updates online scheduling system, appointments available 3 months out

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — 10 On Your Side is following up on frustrations with the DMV.  Since Governor Ralph Northam ordered sites to close at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, some DMV centers have reopened for appointment-only services. However, getting in to see a representative has been nearly impossible for some. Last month, dozens of […] → Read More

Gov. Northam to address increase in Virginia’s COVID-19 cases Tuesday afternoon

He’s expected to address the recent increase in cases across the state, particularly in the Hampton Roads region. → Read More

Celebrate Juneteenth in Hampton Roads with these in-person and virtual events

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — All state executive branch employees in Virginia will get Friday off, in honor of Juneteenth, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday. Juneteenth, which is coming up this Friday, June 19, commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Governor Northam is working with the General Assembly to make it permanent. In […] → Read More

Fire on Tamara Path in Newport News under investigation

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — No one was injured in a house fire Monday morning on Tamara Path in Newport News. Newport News and Hampton firefighters responded just before 6 a.m. and said the fire was under control as of 7 a.m. No other details were released by fire officials, but they say the fire is still under investigation. → Read More

Local COVID-19 expert encourages protesters to wear a mask, get tested if showing symptoms

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Monday marks two weeks since George Floyd died in police custody, after former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes. A teenager recorded as Floyd repeatedly pleaded “I can’t breathe.” Floyd’s death triggered protests in all 7 cities here in Hampton Roads, and even […] → Read More

Several businesses damaged, looted in Hampton overnight; multiple arrests made, 1 hurt

Hampton Police say some people looted and vandalized some businesses at Peninsula Town Center Tuesday night. → Read More

Salons and barbershops step up safety measures for phase 1 re-opening Friday; some businesses must remain closed

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Some personal service businesses will re-open Friday as most of Virginia enters phase 1 of the state’s reopening plan. Barbershops and Salons The Perfect Styles Barber and Beauty salon in Newport News will completely change the way they do business. The group of stylists will have staggered appointment times, to […] → Read More

UF student accused of threatening mass shooting at Virginia Tech

GAINSVILLE, Fla. (WFXR/WAVY) – A student at the University of Florida is accused of making threats of a violent nature toward the campus of Virginia Tech. The student newspaper, The Alligator reports that 36-year-old James Kelly, a business finance student living in Bowling Green, Florida, was arrested by the local police department on Monday for “written threats […] → Read More

‘Vote at home’ highly suggested by Chesapeake, Norfolk registrars ahead of local elections

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Virginians will not head to the polls Tuesday, as planned, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Governor Ralph Northam extended the May 5 election by two weeks, to May 19. Accomack, Chesapeake, Hampton, Isle of Wight, Newport News, Northampton, Surry, and Williamsburg have elections for positions like mayor, town/city council and […] → Read More

Hampton senior home taking precautions and using technology during pandemic

Senior living homes in Hampton Roads are working to make sure residents are safe during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Norfolk Naval Shipyard to resume coronavirus gate screenings

Norfolk Naval Shipyard will resume COVID-19 screenings for all employees coming to the shipyard on Friday. → Read More

Va. legislative veto session: New minimum wage increase delayed to May 2021

Virginia lawmakers are set to hold a one-day legislative session outside the Capitol as they grapple with how to handle fallout of the coronavirus. → Read More

Local OB-GYN offers advice for concerned pregnant women amid COVID-19

"When you are pregnant there is a natural maternal instinct that kicks in and you just really fear for your baby. You want to do everything the best you can. I have been telling our patients, fortunately it does not cross the placenta. The baby is going to be fine. You are going to be fine." → Read More

Northam expected to extend closure of non-essential businesses, but ‘loophole’ still allows at-home services

On Wednesday, Governor Ralph Northam is expected to extend the closure of those non-essential businesses. This comes after he ordered them to shut down at the end of March, in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. → Read More

Domestic violence agency shares tips for survivors after uptick in deadly domestic related shootings

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) — Domestic violence agencies and shelters are seeing more calls for help as many families are struggling during the coronvirus pandemic. We’ve reported three deadly domestic shootings in the last month. Unfortunately, two of those deadly shootings were in York County, an area the Avalon Center serves. The Avalon Center reached out to 10 On Your Side […] → Read More

Hampton woman surprised with 35-car ‘social distance’ parade for 80th birthday

"It was wonderful because it was my family. But I found out later there were so many people that were not just family, it was neighbors, it was drive-bys, it was really cool. It was friends from my elementary school." → Read More