Anne Sparaco, 13News Now

Anne Sparaco

13News Now

Norfolk, VA, United States

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Past articles by Anne:

Tyler Perry filming movie on historic all-Black women's Army Corps unit with ties to Hampton Roads

Tyler Perry is shining a movie spotlight on the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion's significant impact on World War II after years of hardly any recognition. → Read More

Non-profit moving into MacArthur Center as the mall's next steps hang in the balance

The MacArthur Center is up for sale, but that's not stopping the Director of 757 Creative ReUse Center from leasing a space inside the mall. → Read More

Norfolk woman battling breast cancer set to get unemployment benefits, nearly two years after appeal

Pamela Askew has struggled with her unemployment benefits since she got laid off from her job in March 2020. → Read More

Judge knocks public criticism over handling of John Blanchard case: Court documents

After Chesterfield Commonwealth's Attorney's Office chose to set aside the charges against John Blanchard, the decision set off a string of criticism in the case. → Read More

Youngkin opposes bill prohibiting law enforcement access to menstrual cycle data

A first-of-its-kind bill restricting access to menstrual cycle information failed in the Virginia General Assembly. Gov. Glenn Youngkin had opposed the measure. → Read More

'A bright soul' | Gloucester homicide victim remembered as a good father, friend

Less than 72 hours after he found out his friend Kayron Long was murdered, James Campbell still thinks back on the positive things he remembers about his friend. → Read More

After special prosecutor named in Rock Church pastor's criminal case, what comes next?

A Chesterfield County judge appointed William Blaine Jr. of the Brunswick County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office as special prosecutor in the John Blanchard case. → Read More

Bill to establish advisory board for psychedelic drug in Virginia passes State Senate

Senate Bill 932 passed the Virginia State Senate, pushing for the establishment of a "psilocybin advisory board" appointed by Gov. Glenn Youngkin. → Read More

A Virginia tuition assistance program is bringing hope to people seeking change in Hampton Roads

Virginia's G3 Tuition Assistance Program helps financially support students who are looking to get into technology, early education, trade, and other fields. → Read More

Documents detail new evidence against Virginia Beach pastor John Blanchard

In 2021, Chesterfield investigators arrested John Blanchard after they say he communicated with an undercover detective posing as a 17-year-old girl online. → Read More

Judge downgrades charges for man accused of killing toddler in Portsmouth

The judge downgraded Al McNeil's second-degree murder charge to involuntary manslaughter, after reviewing evidence in the case. → Read More

Tip line for Newport News Public School employees aims to create transparency

The recent shooting at Richneck Elementary School sparked a wave of discussions regarding concerns within the Newport News Public Schools division. → Read More

Police chief talks safety measures as students return to Richneck Elementary

Police Chief Steve Drew said he wants to staff each elementary school with the necessary security, but right now, he said it's just not in the budget. → Read More

What vital steps child experts say parents should take before returning to Richneck Elementary School

Students are preparing for their return to Richneck Elementary Monday, three weeks after the shooting on January 6. → Read More

How Newport News school policy says administrators should handle potential threats, weapons on campus

In a recent series of claims of how administrators were warned about a student with a gun at Richneck Elementary, 13News Now digs into what school policy mandates. → Read More

Man arrested in 2022 Virginia Beach traffic shootout pleads guilty

The shooting happened in June 2022 near a busy intersection off Newtown Road and Virginia Beach Boulevard. → Read More

Details emerge after man is found shot to death in back of car in Chesapeake

In newly released court documents, Chesapeake police officers detail the moments they pulled over a car to find an 18-year-old shot to death in the back seat. → Read More

Smithfield family's search for donated breast milk catches the hearts of many

This year’s shortage of infant formula skyrocketed the need for donated breast milk at local hospitals, which resulted in a lower supply at hospitals like CHKD. → Read More

'Teach with love' | Williamsburg mother sells shirts with a message to support Abby Zwerner

Williamsburg mother and former first grade teacher Kathryn Hill wanted to remind people how hard teachers work every day to help children. → Read More

Teachers, administrators search for solutions after Newport News School Board meeting addressed safety concerns

Parents and teachers expressed concerns about lack of school security and addressing student behavior. → Read More