Coupons ‘in every crevice’: FBI shares more about Virginia Beach woman’s $31 million-plus coupon scheme

VIRGINIA BEACH (WAVY) — A Virginia Beach woman who took part in a more than $31 million counterfeit coupon fraud scheme, one prosecutors said was one of the largest coupon fraud operations ever discovered in the U.S., had more than $1 million in coupons “in every crevice of the house” when it was searched, the…

Coworkers of Norfolk double murder-suicide victim speak out about warning signs of domestic violence

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — When Lori Bishop first welcomed Lorin Mack to her work team, she never thought she’d be organizing a GoFundMe for Mack’s surviving family just months later. Click here to subscribe to our breaking news email alerts Investigators say Mack, 30, was inside her Norfolk home on Sept. 26 with her 10-year-old…

Watch: Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Forum with Terry McAuliffe and Glenn Youngkin

Gubernatorial ForumThursday, Oct. 217 to 8 p.m. RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC/AP) – All eyes are on Virginia’s tight race for governor. Find out where the candidates stand on the key issues during this week’s 8News and Urban One Gubernatorial Forum. Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin were each allowed 30 minutes to answer questions on…

“No active shooter” at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital; police have suspect in custody

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Police are on the scene of an incident that occurred Friday afternoon at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. Click here to subscribe to our breaking news email alerts According to police, the hospital, on First Colonial Road, is not the scene of an active shooter. Police have confirmed, however, that a…

Reports: ODU, JMU to be added to Sun Belt next week

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The long-awaited reunification of old Colonial Athletic Association foes Old Dominion and James Madison appears imminent. After news broke earlier this week that the Sun Belt Conference was looking to expand by four teams, with ODU, JMU, Marshall and Southern Mississippi as its top choices, multiple reports on Friday say that…

Time is running out – Oct. 22 is deadline to request mail-in ballot for Nov. 2 election

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — Those wishing to vote by mail in the November 2 election need to request their ballot no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, October 22. Click here to subscribe to our breaking news email alerts Voters can apply for an absentee ballot online in the Department of Elections’ Citizen Portal or by…

Blog: Rainy End to a Dry Week

The drought monitor shows that we are abnormally dry for much of the region but there hasn’t been much rain across the region this week. Showers have been moving through this morning and even a few rumbles of thunder! <strong>WAVY.com Live Interactive Radar</strong> 11:45 AM Radar We had some heavier rain earlier, but as of…

Man dies after shooting on Vick Street in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A man died after a shooting Thursday night on Vick Street in Portsmouth. Portsmouth police responded to the 5100 block of Vick Street around 8:25 p.m. and found a 40-year-old man, identified as 41-year-old Clinton Eugene Knight, with a life-threatening gunshot wound. Click here to subscribe to our breaking news email…

Hampton Roads high school football disruptions: Week of Oct. 17

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – The following local high school football games have announced they are cancelled and/or postponed this week. The Maury High School (Norfolk) vs. Landstown High School (Virginia Beach) Friday, October 22 varsity football game scheduled to be played at Landstown has been canceled. The schools did not give a reason for the…

Virginia health department staff recommends plans for Isle of Wight County hospital be denied

SMITHFIELD, Va. (WAVY) — A committee from the Virginia Department of Health is recommending that plans for Isle of Wight County’s first hospital be denied. In an Oct. 19 analysis from the department’s Division of Certificate of Public Need, staff members wrote that the construction of a planned $100-million, 50-bed acute care facility would “unnecessarily…

Cox High alum Chris Taylor hits 3 HRs, Dodgers beat Braves 11-2 to extend NLCS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Taylor, a Cox High School alum from Virginia Beach, hit three homers and drove in six runs as the Los Angeles Dodgers broke loose at the plate to beat Atlanta 11-2 on Thursday night, cutting the Braves’ lead in the NL Championship Series to 3-2. AJ Pollock had two home…

Alec Baldwin fatally shoots 1, wounds another in prop gun mishap on ‘Rust’ set, sheriff says

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Alec Baldwin fatally shot one person and wounded another during a prop gun mishap Thursday on the set of Western movie “Rust.” The Sheriff’s Office says Baldwin killed 42-year-old Halyna Hutchins, director of photography, and injured 48-year-old Joel Souza, the movie’s director. Deputies responded Thursday afternoon to the Bonanza Creek Ranch…

Following the Funds: Va. governor’s race already most expensive in history, Dominion asks for money back after political donation

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — The 2021 race for the governor’s mansion is already the most expensive in Virginia history — and spending by both candidates and political groups is only expected to balloon through Election Day. To date, the seven candidates vying for one of three statewide positions — governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general…

FDA OKs mixing COVID vaccines; backs Moderna, J&J boosters

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators on Wednesday signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and said anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially. The Food and Drug Administration’s decisions mark a big step toward expanding…

‘We’re gonna move the earth to get to you’: VBFD recalls weekend rescue, promotes boater safety

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — On Saturday, a sudden shift in weather only took minutes to go from drop-dead gorgeous to potentially deadly — and it caught some boaters and fishermen off guard. First responders say no one was hurt after the weather caused several people fishing from a platform under the Lesner Bridge to…

White House releases plans to vaccinate 28 million 5 to 11-year-olds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Children age 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician’s office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school, the White House said Wednesday as it detailed plans for the expected authorization of the Pfizer shot for younger children in a matter of weeks. Federal regulators…

Shooting reported on Ferrell Parkway in Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Police are investigating a shooting in the 5000 block of Ferrell Parkway in Virginia Beach, near Indian Lakes Boulevard. According to dispatch, they received the first call about this incident at 7:53 a.m. Wednesday. The only thing confirmed at this time is that officers responded to a report of a…

Realtors associations sue Virginia Beach over new short-term rental regulations, calling them ‘illegal’

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The Virginia Association of Realtors, the Hampton Roads Realtors Association and two Virginia Beach citizens are suing the city in hopes of overturning the latest set of regulations short-term rentals must follow. The 12-page suit filed recently in Virginia Beach Circuit Court claims the city’s latest attempt to set rules…

Man led police on high-speed chase from Maryland to Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel before crashing

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — A 34-year-old man went more than 120 mph during a pursuit from the Eastern Shore of Maryland to the Chesapeake Bay-Bridge Tunnel overnight before crashing. The roughly 85-mile pursuit started just above the Virginia state line in Pocomoke, Maryland, after Maryland State Police and the Pocomoke Police Department tried to…

5-year-old boy fatally shot in Elizabeth City

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WAVY) — Gunfire has killed a 5-year-old boy in Elizabeth City. Elizabeth City police say they initially received a call around 5 p.m. Sunday of a child who was shot in the stomach with a BB gun. When they arrived at 1403 River Road at Hickory Village Mobile Home Park, officers found…

Jan. 6 panel plans contempt vote as Trump sues over probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee tasked with investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection is moving swiftly Tuesday to hold at least one of Donald Trump’s allies in contempt as the former president is pushing back on the probe in a new lawsuit. Trump is aggressively trying to block the committee’s work by directing former…

Amazon offering up to $3K hiring bonuses with 2,200 seasonal jobs in Hampton Roads

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Amazon is trying to fill 2,200 seasonal positions in the Hampton Roads area this holiday season, with sign-on bonuses up to $3,000, as it looks to attract workers ahead of the holiday season in a tight labor market. The part-time positions have an average starting pay of $18 per hour (minimum…

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