Junior handler dog-showing dynasty the Towells, a Norfolk-based retired military family of 12, were gearing up for the biggest show in the career of their fourth child, Bevin. Then his dog Target, an incredibly rare löwchen, went missing. The dog was found — but the Towells had less than two weeks to recover before the Orlando junior nationals on Dec. 17.
Hanukkah isn't "the Jewish Christmas," but like other winter celebrations that make up the holiday season, it's a time to celebrate light overcoming darkness. A Peninsula Jewish organization invites the community to its menorah lighting and party on Sunday, the first night of Hanukkah.
Michael Paparelli is charged with voluntary manslaughter in the Nov. 24, 2017 shooting death of 34-year-old Corey David Hunter. The defense made their case for acquittal at this week’s trial in Newport News Circuit Court.
Discussions and plans around a potential merger have been going on for several years, with varying results. The new institution would be called The Eastern Virginia Health Sciences Center at Old Dominion University.
Alexis Whitehead was driving 132 mph and with a blood alcohol level that was two times the legal limit when she crashed her car in the Larchmont area of Hampton Boulevard in September 2021. Killed in the crash was Whitehead's close friend and fellow sailor, Nitanjae Terry.
Mathew Lee Meek, Erin Lynn Fitzgerald and Johnathan A. Rosekrans are wanted by Portsmouth police following the death of 46-year-old Ronnie Trewren on Dec. 5. Those with information on the trio’s whereabouts are urged to contact the Portsmouth Police Investigations Bureau at 757–393–8536 or submit an anonymous tip to the crime line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
All six students were transported to a local hospital to be evaluated “as a precaution,” according to a spokesperson for the school division, but Virginia Beach Police Department said the children and three adults sustained injuries in the crash, though none were believed to be life-threatening.
For the first phase of the expansion, Carnival Sunshine will offer 6- and 8-day sailings to popular destinations in the Bahamas and Eastern Caribbean from Feb. 18, 2025 through April 2025. The cruise line plans to open additional itineraries in the coming months, a spokesperson said.
Updated growth charts released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now extend to a body mass index of 60 — up from previous charts that stopped at a BMI of 37, with additional categories to track obesity in kids ages 2 to 19.
The Chesapeake City Council authorized the economic development authority to purchase farmland for the an industrial megasite. The site on Route 17 has access to the Port of Norfolk, a major shipping hub.
Two men who went missing in the Atlantic Ocean for 10 days after a storm hit their sailboat off North Carolina's Outer Banks thanked the crew of the tanker that rescued them and said they were lucky to have survived.
North Carolina lawmakers rebuked on Wednesday the state’s disaster recovery director — with one calling for her removal — for the agency’s slow progress amid yearslong delays that have left some low-income homeowners in temporary lodging for up to six years after hurricanes Matthew and Florence displaced them.
Antwann Gore, 40, had been held without bond since being charged in the case in September. A relative of Gore's also has been charged in the case and is due in court in February to determine if there is sufficient evidence in his case to send it on to a grand jury.
Cameron Mooty, 18, was arraigned Wednesday afternoon in Virginia Beach’s General District Court on charges of second-degree murder and aggravated assault in connection to a double shooting that left one dead and another injured. A public defender is being appointed to represent him.
Tuesday night marked the final City Council meeting for Mayor McKinley Price, Vice Mayor Saundra Cherry, and councilmembers Sharon Scott and David Jenkins. The four departing members used their last meeting to reflect on their time on the council and to thank those who worked with them along the way.
Austin Lee Edwards, the now-deceased cop who “catfished” a 15-year-old Riverside girl and killed her grandparents and mother last month, disclosed during his application to become a Virginia state trooper that he had voluntarily checked himself into a mental health facility several years earlier.
Parents at those 12 schools filed a lawsuit in February to challenge an executive order from Gov. Glenn Youngkin as well as a new state law giving parents the right to exempt their children from mask mandates that were in place at schools at the time.
It happened Monday night and involved 12 military personnel and seven civilians with the USNS Comfort who were returning to the ship after caring for patients on land, said Lewis Preddy, a U.S. Navy spokesman.
Language in the $858 billion National Defense Authorization Act directs around $250 million to construction projects at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Naval Station Norfolk, Dam Neck Naval Base, Naval Air Station Oceana, Langley-Eustis Air Force Base and Naval Support Activity of Hampton Roads.
Scrutiny from conservatives around teaching about race, gender and sexuality has made many teachers reluctant to discuss issues that touch on cultural divides. To fill in gaps, some students are looking to social media.
Longtime Norfolk activist Michael Muhammad was ordered to serve 10 days in jail for an altercation he was involved in outside Norfolk City Council chambers in December 2021. Muhammad also was fined $750, ordered to remain on good behavior for a year and banned from city council meeting during that time.
Cameron Mooty, 18, has been charged in connection to the shooting death of Evan Labella, also 18. Virginia Beach police say Labella and a second gunshot victim sought treatment at a local hospital, where Labella later died.