Windsor police chief says officers ‘missed opportunities to de-escalate the situation’; local NAACP calls for chief’s resignation

WINDSOR, Va. (WAVY) — Windsor’s police chief said some of the conduct of his officers during a traffic stop of a U.S. Army lieutenant last year “upset” him, but at the same time, he doesn’t believe the lieutenant should get an apology.   Police Chief Rodney “Dan” Riddle made the comments during a media briefing Wednesday…

NCDOT: 1 person dead following collapse of section of old Bonner Bridge in Outer Banks

DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY/AP) — NCDOT officials say one person died following a construction accident at the Bonner Bridge Wednesday afternoon. According to an NCDOT spokesperson, the construction accident occurred around 5 p.m. Wednesday at the old span of the bridge across the Oregon Inlet. Capt. Jeff Derringer of the Dare County Sheriff’s Office says…

Man shot, killed in domestic incident on Bethel Road in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A man was shot and killed at a home in Newport News during a domestic incident Wednesday night, police said. Newport News police responded to a residence in the first block of Bethel Road around 10:40 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a shooting. Officers arrived and found a man…

Windsor council affirms support for officer who initiated controversial traffic stop, will start community workshops on policing

WINDSOR, Va. (WAVY) — The Windsor Town Council on Tuesday affirmed its support of the town’s police department, chief and one of the two officers involved in a traffic stop that made national headlines after a U.S. Army lieutenant was pepper sprayed. Mayor Glyn Willis made the remarks in a statement late Tuesday night at…

Blog: Sunshine Turns to Storms This Evening

The weather today is a mixed bag of everything. If you like a little chill, we’ve got that this morning. If you like the sunshine, we’ve got that. If you like the warmth, we’ve got that. If you like the rain, we’ve got that. If you like thunder & lightning, we’ve got that too! A…

Male found dead with gunshot wounds in Newport News parking lot

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Police are investigating after a male victim died after being shot late Tuesday night in Newport News. Officials say around 11:39 p.m., an officer in the area of Warwick and Atkinson Boulevards heard gunshots nearby. When officers arrived at the scene, they located a male victim in a parking lot…

Semi-truck stolen from Chesapeake truck stop, later found taken apart in Portsmouth

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Beach resident Frederick Lambert says he bought a $25,000 semi-truck for his son late last year. He says it had been sitting at Frank’s Trucking Center in Chesapeake for a little less than three months as he worked to get all the necessary paperwork to use it for work. However, on…

Facebook survey shows small Virginia firms owned by women, minorities recovering better than national average

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Wall Street Café on West Washington Street in Suffolk is an example of what a recent Facebook survey found: that minority and women-owned small businesses in Virginia are emerging from the pandemic more easily than their national counterparts. The social media giant surveyed about 500 Virginia firms among 35,000 worldwide. Its…

Rental shortage? Pandemic could have long-term impacts on housing market for renters in Hampton Roads

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — The coronavirus pandemic has greatly affected the workforce, leaving thousands of Virginians struggling to make rent and mortgage payments. With protections and relief programs in place, people are getting by, but the pandemic has created more uncertainty in the rental market. According to U.S. Census data, nearly 40% of homes in…

In split vote, Chesapeake City Council declines to move local elections to odd-numbered years

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A proposal to move elections in Chesapeake to odd-numbered years failed Tuesday night. In a split 5-4 vote, Chesapeake City Council turned down the proposal, which would have moved city council, school board, and mayoral elections from November in even-numbered years to November in odd-numbered years. The proposal — which the…

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Exclusive: Man who claims police shot him in hand at VB Oceanfront arrested in Nags Head

NAGS HEAD, N.C. (WAVY) — A man recently arrested in Nags Head, North Carolina, has come forward and said he was shot in the hand by police as he attempted to give aid to his friend, Donovon Lynch, who was fatally shot by an officer on March 26. This comes just one day after the…

Windsor officer involved in controversial traffic stop was employed for 4 months after incident

WINDSOR, Va. (WAVY) — As Virginia State Police begin an independent investigation into a December traffic stop that resulted in a U.S. Army officer being pepper sprayed multiple times, more details are coming to the surface about the incident. The biggest development 10 On Your Side has learned in the aftermath of the Windsor police…

Virginia will pause Johnson & Johnson vaccinations after 6 women out of 7 million vaccine recipients develop very rare disorder

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia will temporarily stop administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine after 6 women out of roughly 7 million vaccine recipients developed a rare condition that included blood clots. The federal government had already announced Tuesday morning that it was stopping administration of the vaccine at federal sites as officials…

Norfolk reveals plans for redevelopment of former Greenies site

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The City of Norfolk has revealed plans for phase 1 of redevelopment at the former Greenies site in Ocean View. The redevelopment plans include extending the dune line, a pedestrian walkway from Ocean View Beach Park, a parking lot with room for food trucks and Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant beach access.…

Biden plans to withdraw all US forces from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has decided to leave American troops in Afghanistan beyond the May 1 deadline negotiated with the Taliban by the Trump administration, and has set the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks as the new goal, U.S. officials said Tuesday. Biden has been hinting for weeks that he was…

US calls for pause in Johnson & Johnson vaccine administration after 6 women develop rare disorder with blood clots

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. In a joint statement Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said they were investigating clots in six women that occurred…

Man shot overnight on I-264 near Military Highway in Norfolk; police looking for driver of blue Nissan

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A man was shot just before midnight Monday night on Interstate 264 in the area of Military Highway. The 63-year-old was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Virginia State Police say a witness contacted them and said a blue Nissan sedan and a white Dodge utility truck were…

Police officer killed in Capitol car attack will lie in honor Tuesday

WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — The 18-year U.S. Capitol Police veteran killed in an attack on the Capitol earlier this month will lie in honor in the building’s Rotunda on Tuesday. President Joe Biden and congressional leaders will attend a midday ceremony for William “Billy”  Evans, 41, who was killed April 2 when a vehicle rammed…

NAACP pushes for transparency, qualified immunity repeal after traffic stop involving Army lieutenant

WINDSOR, Va. (WAVY) — Activists are calling for transparency and for legislators to again consider abolishing qualified immunity for police officers in the wake of a December traffic stop that resulted in Windsor police officers drawing their weapons and later pepper-spraying a U.S. Army lieutenant. The December 2020 incident that came to light in a…

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UPDATE: TBI says Austin-East student killed in officer-involved shooting at Knoxville school

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — UPDATE: An Austin-East student is dead and a Knoxville Police officer is in serious condition at the hospital following an officer-involved shooting at the high school Monday afternoon. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Knoxville Police Department provided updates on the shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School late Monday in a…

Family attorney claims Donovon Lynch’s body moved during investigation, another man was shot at scene by VB police

VIRGINIA BEACH (WAVY) — The attorney for the family of Donovon Lynch, the 25-year-old man shot and killed by a Virginia Beach police officer at the Oceanfront on March 26, says that he believes Lynch’s body was moved during the investigation and that a man who went to help Lynch was shot in the hand…

Windsor police officer fired after pepper spraying Black Army officer during traffic stop

ISLE OF WIGHT, Va. (WAVY) — One of the two Town of Windsor police officers involved in a traffic stop incident involving a Black U.S. Army officer in uniform has been terminated from his job at the police department. A release from the town manager of Windsor stated that Officer Joe Gutierrez was terminated following…

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