In response to Virginia Beach, Chesapeake city manager proposes $5,000 retention bonus for police officers

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Area police departments are competing to recruit new officers on their respective forces by offering various incentives, such as higher starting pay, sign-on bonuses, etc. In Chesapeake, officials are looking at ways to also retain the officers they already have. Chesapeake City Manager Chris Price plans to bring forward a resolution…

Suffolk Tower Apartments resident in need of housing after cancer diagnosis

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A recent medical diagnosis means time is of the essence for a displaced Suffolk Tower Apartments resident. However, there are so many roadblocks in his way. James Copeland lived on the third floor of the Suffolk Tower apartments for just four months. On June 13, his life turned upside down after…

Local health director says businesses not requiring masks should consider other safety measures as COVID-19 cases rise

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Businesses not looking to enforce recommended indoor face mask-wearing can always help curb the spread of COVID-19 by using other proven health mitigations, a Virginia Health Department director said. Those measures include encouraging all employees to get the coronavirus vaccine. Virginia July 30 COVID-19 update: 3rd straight day of 1,000-plus cases;…

Severe weather causes flooding, outages in North Carolina, parts of Hampton Roads

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Over 5,000 residents were out of power Sunday morning as severe weather affected much of Hampton Roads and North Carolina. At the peak of the storm around 11:30 p.m., nearly 5,000 Dominion Energy customers in Chesapeake alone lost power. In North Carolina, most of the power outages were reported in Gates…

Tornado warning issued for parts of Camden, Currituck, Pasquotank Counties

CAMDEN, N.C. (WAVY) — The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for parts of Camden, Currituck, and Pasquotank Counties Sunday morning. The tornado warning is in effect until 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Officials say quarter-sized hail is also possible in the area. Tornado Warning for parts of Camden, Currituck and Pasquotank counties until 11:30AM.…

Blog: Start of a Rain Filled Week

The models on the timing of rain for yesterday were fairly scattered, there wasn’t one clear picture of what to expect for today. So as we watch the radar, these storms arrived earlier than anticipated which likely means they will end sooner as well. Overall, it has been a lot of widespread rain with pockets…

Man dies following motorcycle crash on Martin Luther King Expressway in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Portsmouth Police say a man died following a motorcycle crash on the Martin Luther King Expressway early Saturday morning. According to police, the call for the motorcycle crash came in around 7:30 a.m. Saturday. 10 On Your Side is still learning more regarding the crash. No further information has been released.…

Man shot on E. Washington St. in Suffolk

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY)– Suffolk Police say a man was shot on E. Washington Street early Saturday morning. According to a news release from Suffolk Police, officers responded to the 600 block of E. Washington Street near Mulberry Street around 2:48 a.m. for reports of a shooting. When they arrived they found a man suffering from…

Federal evictions freeze ending: Here’s how Virginia renters can get help

NORFOLK, Va. (AP/WAVY) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after President Joe Biden’s administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping millions of tenants in…

Mask mandate returns to city buildings in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — With COVID-19 cases on the rise across much of the Commonwealth, Norfolk will now require all staff and guests inside facilities to once again wear a mask. Click here to subscribe to WAVY Breaking News Email alerts. The mandate, effective July 30, requires face coverings in all City buildings regardless of a…

One firefighter injured following two-alarm fire in Hampton

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — On Saturday afternoon, crews responded to reports of a commercial fire off of West Mercury Blvd. in Hampton. Click here to subscribe to WAVY Breaking News Email alerts. Fire officials said they were called to a beauty store in the 4000 block of W Mercury Blvd. around 3:40 p.m. The fire…

Motorcyclist sustains life-threatening injuries after crash in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk Police are investigating a crash on E. Virginia Beach Blvd. near Military Circle Mall. Click here to subscribe to WAVY Breaking News Email alerts. According to police, the crash occurred at approximately 7:15 p.m. in the 5900 block of E. Virginia Beach Blvd. A man was transported to a local hospital…

Norfolk’s Keyshawn Davis advances to Olympic boxing quarterfinals after win against France’s Oumiha

TOKYO (WAVY) — Norfolk’s Keyshawn Davis is moving forward to the next round for boxing at the Olympics in Tokyo. Keyshawn Davis won the Men’s Light (138 pounds) match against France’s Sofiane Oumiha. The match ended early on the decision of the referee after Davis hit Oumiha in the jaw with a powerful righthand punch.…

Simone Biles withdraws from vault, uneven bars finals in Tokyo

TOKYO (NBC Olympics) — Four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles has withdrawn from the event finals for the vault and uneven bars at the Tokyo Olympics, USA Gymnastics announced.  Biles, 24, withdrew from the team final after one rotation as well as the individual all-around final, citing concerns about her mental health. The vault and uneven bars finals are…

Virginia Beach community pays tribute to beloved bus driver

SANDBRIDGE, Va. (WAVY) — People in a Virginia Beach community are paying tribute to a woman they say was one of a kind. Cheryl Crayle served Virginia Beach City Public Schools for more than three decades. Her former students say she was dedicated to her job — driving children to and from Kellam High School,…

Trump urged Justice officials to declare election ‘corrupt’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged senior Justice Department officials to declare the results of the 2020 election “corrupt” in a December phone call, according to handwritten notes from one of the participants in the conversation. The notes of the Dec. 27 call, released Friday by the House Oversight Committee, underscore the lengths to…

Justice says IRS must give Trump tax returns to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department, in a reversal, says the Treasury Department must provide the House Ways and Means Committee former President Donald Trump’s tax returns, apparently ending a long legal showdown over the records. In a memo dated Friday, Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel said the committee chairman “has invoked sufficient reasons for…

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Virginia July 30 COVID-19 update: 3rd straight day of 1,000-plus cases; Hampton Roads test positivity rising sharply

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia reported its third straight day of more than 1,000 coronavirus cases on Friday as virus spread fueled by the delta variant rises across the commonwealth. Test positivity is also sharply climbing, up now to 5.1% on average. It’s at 8.8% in the Hampton Roads region. Hospitalizations are also climbing, up…

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Sentara Princess Anne Hospital resumes normal operations after lockdown due to threat

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Sentara Princess Anne Hospital in Virginia Beach went into lockdown Friday morning as a precaution after receiving a threat. Brittany Vajda with Sentara said police are investigating, but didn’t have further details. At 9 a.m., Sentara reported that normal operations had resumed. WAVY’s Regina Mobley found several police vehicles outside…

DoD will require military workforce to provide proof of vaccination — those who don’t will be subject to restrictions

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — All military members and civilian Department of Defense employees are now required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status. If not, they’ll need to wear a mask at all times. Deputy Pentagon Press Secretary Jamal Brown issued a statement Thursday night saying the DoD was “moving quickly” to meet President Joe…

Portsmouth reveals candidates for police chief; city manager will consider resident feedback before making hire

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — The top three candidates for the Portsmouth police chief position have been revealed and now the city manager will study citizen feedback before making a final choice. On Thursday, Portsmouth held a community forum to allow residents to “interview” candidates for the police chief position in the I. C. Norcom High…

Vaccinated or not, Newport News Shipbuilding will require employees to wear masks indoors

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Starting Monday, all personnel at Newport News Shipbuilding will be required to wear masks while indoors or in covered facilities. The shipyard made the announcement Thursday in response to updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released earlier this week. Health officials say wearing masks will help…

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