Wrong-way crash closes HOV reversible lanes in Norfolk Friday night

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A wrong-way driver hit several vehicles and a Virginia State Police trooper’s car Friday night in the HOV reversible lanes in Norfolk. Virginia State Police sent a news release around 10:15 p.m. Friday saying the HOV lanes were closed as police investigated the crash. Police said they received a call around…

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Chapter 3: The Raid

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A federal raid at Dr. Javaid Perwaiz’ office didn’t slow down the doctor’s surgery schedule. The FBI executed a search warrant at Perwaiz’ Churchland Boulevard office on Oct. 29, 2019. Agents seized several items, including diagnostic equipment, the OB-GYN’s appointment book, and more than 3,000 patient records. “Once [the FBI] took…

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Portsmouth Police: 2 arrested in connection with death of 2-year-old; charged with 2nd-degree murder and abuse

18-year-old Talaysia Nelson 18-year-old Rocky Ali Mugynei II PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Police say they have arrested and charged two 18-year-olds in connection with the death of a young child earlier this month. The Portsmouth Police Department charged Rocky Ali Mugynei II and Talaysia Nelson with second-degree murder and felony child abuse. 10 On Your…

Man dies after barricade situation at apartment complex in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Newport News police said a report of shots fired inside an apartment Thursday evening turned into a tactical barricade situation. Around 10:50 p.m., police said they had located the person who fired the shots inside the apartment deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Newport News dispatchers said the call came…

Chase leads Cox and McAuliffe up on Dems, but most voters undecided in Virginia statewide races

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Trump-style Republican candidate State Sen. Amanda Chase leads former Virginia House Speaker Kirk Cox and company, and former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is ahead of the Democratic field in polling for Virginia’s gubernatorial primaries, but one thing’s clear: most voters statewide are still undecided for statewide races, and no candidate has…

Ice covering some roads Thursday morning; thunder and lightning reported, flood watch in effect through Friday

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Officials are warning drivers to be extra careful on the roads this morning due to ice, and ask people to stay home if possible. Multiple crashes have been reported, especially in the Williamsburg/James City County area as roads freeze over. https://twitter.com/JamesCityCounty/status/1362382602502602753?s=20 Ice was mainly limited to areas north of Hampton Roads’…

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Norfolk approves plan to return students in lower grades to in-person learning March 15

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk school officials have approved a plan to return students in lower grades to the classroom starting March 15, which is Gov. Ralph Northam’s deadline for divisions to offer some form of in-person learning amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Norfolk School Board voted unanimously Wednesday night to adopt Superintendent Dr. Sharon…

Something in the Water festival again canceled due to COVID-19

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Not surprisingly, the Something in the Water festival will not occur in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This will mark the second consecutive year that the organizers couldn’t hold the music and cultural arts festival, which was slated to occur at the Oceanfront the last weekend in April. It…

Bloxom men die in Metompkin Road crash on Eastern Shore

MODEST TOWN, Va. (WAVY) — Two Bloxom men died Tuesday night after their car hydroplaned and ran off the road, striking a tree. It happened just before 8:30 p.m. just south of Nelsonia Road near Modest Town. Virginia State Police say the driver, Brian Markis Handy, was heading south on Metompkin Road when his Lexus…

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Virginia Feb. 16 COVID-19 update: 1,770 new cases, 21 new deaths; Virginia launches pre-registration site

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia reported its second straight day of less than 2,000 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, as its trend continues to steadily decline. Deaths and hospitalizations also trending down overall, along with the percent of positive tests coming back. Percent positivity has plummeted from about 17% in January to 9% as of…

Norfolk police searching for missing woman with dementia

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk police are looking for a 69-year-old woman who has been missing since Tuesday afternoon. Elizabeth P. Berg, of Norfolk, was last seen around 1 p.m. Tuesday in the 1300 block of Kingston Avenue. Berg suffers from advanced stages of dementia, police said. Berg is about 5 feet 2 inches tall,…

Virginia’s COVID-19 vaccine registration system goes online Tuesday

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia launched its new statewide COVID-19 vaccine registration system Tuesday. The website will allow you to register online to get a shot through the Virginia Department of Health, but it does not allow you to schedule an appointment. Click here to register via the Virginia Department of Health VDH will contact you…

At least 3 dead, 10 injured after tornado hits Brunswick County, NC overnight, officials say

OCEAN ISLE BEACH, N.C. (WNCN) – At least three people are dead and 10 injured following a tornado that touched down in Brunswick County near Ocean Isle Beach around midnight, county authorities said Tuesday morning. Power lines are down and many homes are damaged, especially in the Ocean Ridge Plantation area, after a tornado hit…

Virginia Democrats make push on return to in-person school

RICHMOND. Va. (WAVY/AP) — Virginia lawmakers are focusing on getting kids back in the classroom. Virginia House Democrats have unveiled legislation that would require school districts to offer at least some access to in-person learning by the 2021-2022 school year. On Monday, House delegates in the Education subcommittee voted unanimously to keep Senate Bill 1303…

Norfolk woman gives free wedding ring to COVID-vulnerable couple after getting requests worldwide

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — After Norfolk resident Christine Bonavita’s divorce, she couldn’t see herself just pawning or throwing away her wedding ring. In mid-January, we spoke with Bonavita about her decision to host a giveaway instead to gift her ring to a couple in need. She thought to choose the winner of the diamonds based…

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Peninsula teams to start rescheduled fall sports season Monday

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Some fall sports reschedule due to the pandemic will kick off on the Peninsula on Monday. Hampton and Newport News public schools will allow cheerleaders and football players to resume activities. Full COVID-19 vaccine coverage from WAVY Other sports such as cross country, field hockey, golf and volleyball are set to…

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Police: 3 arrested in connection with nearly $111,500 in vandalism damages, theft at 2 Virginia Beach hotels

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Police say three people were arrested Sunday in connection with two incidents of vandalism and thefts at Virginia Beach resort hotels totaling nearly $111,500. Virginia Beach Police arrested 19-year-old Tyler John Hines and 18-year-old Bradley Marconi Meyers of Virginia Beach, and a male juvenile teenager. VB police looking for 3 males behind almost…

Senate acquits former President Donald Trump in second impeachment trial

WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) ––– The Senate voted 57-43, acquitting former President Donald Trump on the single charge of inciting an insurrection in his second impeachment trial. 7 Republican senators joined all Democrats in voting in favor of convicting the former president, failing to reach the 67 votes needed to achieve the necessary two-thirds supermajority. 43…

Blog: Rain, Rain, Go Away…

Seriously, enough. Five of the last seven days have featured some sort of precipitation, and only one of which provided abundant sunshine and that was nearly a week ago (Monday). I pride myself on being honest, so I’ll be honest, there isn’t much relief anytime soon either. Chances of precipitation over the next five days.…

‘No safe way to travel in icy conditions’: VDOT warns against driving today

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — VDOT officials are urging motorists to delay travel over the weekend due to ice causing very hazardous travel conditions. VDOT officials say crew a re currently working to treat and clear roads, however, reezing rain, sleet and cold pavement temperatures are expected to continue through Saturday evening, and travel conditions will…

Virginia under State of Emergency for winter weather; NWS issues ice storm warning

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Gov. Ralph Northam issued Executive Order 76 establishing a State of Emergency for Virginia and the National Weather Service issued an ice storm warning as winter weather sweeps across the Commonwealth. Latest Weather & Live Forecast Many parts of Virginia saw snow, a wintry mix or rain on Thursday night and…

Virginia to launch statewide COVID-19 vaccination registration system; here’s what you need to know

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — Many health department vaccination pre-registration portals will shut down ahead of the planned launch of the Virginia Department of Health’s (VDH) centralized COVID-19 vaccination call center and web platform next week. In preparation for the switch to the state program, VDH has directed local districts to close their vaccination pre-registration forms…

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