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Turmoil in Portsmouth leads to low morale

Turmoil in Portsmouth leads to low moraleFrom a shakeup in city council to officer-involved shootings and a possible tax hike, there are a lot of mixed emotions in Portsmouth.
  • Portsmouth
  • 6 days, 2 hours ago
Military

Coast Guardsman sentenced for alleged sexual misconduct

Coast Guardsman sentenced for alleged sexual misconductSenior Chief Petty Officer James R. Hamilton, 33, was accused of sexual misconduct.
  • Military
  • 6 days, 5 hours ago
Portsmouth

Chief not releasing officers' names involved in two deadly shootings

Chief not releasing officers' names involved in two deadly shootingsPolice Chief Ed Hargis said the department has taken action to protect officers involved, but won't say what they are doing.
  • Portsmouth
  • 6 days, 6 hours ago
Portsmouth

Portsmouth NAACP press conference

Portsmouth NAACP press conferenceThe Portsmouth NAACP branch held a press conference Wednesday with the families of Walter Brown III, William L. Chapman II and Derrick Lewis.
  • Portsmouth
  • 1 week ago
Portsmouth

Posters call for police officer to be charged with murder

Posters call for police officer to be charged with murderPosters calling for a Portsmouth police officer to be charged with murder have been posted on utility poles throughout the city.
  • Portsmouth
  • 1 week ago
Portsmouth

Sheriff: Portsmouth Mayor "Queen of Denial" over spending

Sheriff: Portsmouth Mayor "Queen of Denial" over spendingPortsmouth Sheriff Bill Watson called Mayor Kenny Wright a "habitual" liar after claiming he's wasting taxpayer money.
  • Portsmouth
  • 1 week ago
Portsmouth

Portsmouth student arrested for bringing sword to school

Portsmouth student arrested for bringing sword to schoolA high school student was arrested for bringing a sword to school Wednesday.
  • Portsmouth
  • 1 week ago
Crime

2 charged with robbing Portsmouth 7-Eleven

2 charged with robbing Portsmouth 7-ElevenJaquan T. Brown and Sherrod M. Cannon are charged in the April 27 robbery on Deep Creek Blvd .
  • Crime
  • 1 week ago
Portsmouth

Portsmouth City Council considers slew of budget cuts

Portsmouth City Council considers slew of budget cutsPortsmouth City Council continues to search for areas to cut in the budget to stave off a significant tax increase.
  • Portsmouth
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Portsmouth

Medical examiner rules William Chapman's death a homicide

Medical examiner rules William Chapman's death a homicideMedical Examiner Donna Price ruled the death of William L. Chapman II a homicide.
  • Portsmouth
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Traffic

Crash closes Western Freeway during morning rush

Crash closes Western Freeway during morning rushThe accident happened around 7:15 a.m. on the West Norfolk Bridge eastbound on April 28, 2015.
  • Traffic
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Portsmouth

Gunman robs Portsmouth 7-Eleven

Gunman robs Portsmouth 7-ElevenPolice were called to the store located in the 3000 block of Deep Creek Boulevard around 10:45 p.m. Monday.
  • Portsmouth
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Portsmouth

Portsmouth police chief addresses officer shooting

Portsmouth police chief addresses officer shootingThe Portsmouth police chief is addressing his city's latest deadly police shooting. There have been two in less than a month.
  • Portsmouth
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Crime

Up to $6K reward to find serial robber in Portsmouth

Up to $6K reward to find serial robber in PortsmouthPolice say a man with a gun has robbed 8 businesses and tried to rob another this month.
  • Crime
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Portsmouth

Family says police officer 'murdered' Portsmouth teen

Family says police officer 'murdered' Portsmouth teenThe family of a Portsmouth teen is demanding answers after a young man was shot and killed by a police officer.
  • Portsmouth
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Portsmouth

Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce honors first responders

Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce honors first respondersThe third annual Valor Awards, presented by The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and USA Living, will be held Friday in Portsmouth.
  • Portsmouth
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Portsmouth

Man stabbed in Portsmouth

Man stabbed in PortsmouthThe stabbing happened around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday on Deep Creek Blvd.
  • Portsmouth
  • 2 weeks ago
Portsmouth

Portsmouth mother charged with toddler's death

Portsmouth mother charged with toddler's deathJoy T. Brown, 21, is charged with first degree murder.
  • Portsmouth
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Portsmouth

Only on 13News Now: Portsmouth chief talks about departure

Only on 13News Now: Portsmouth chief talks about departure13News Now sat down with the latest in a line of city leaders to leave Portsmouth. Police Chief Ed Hargis just announced he'd be stepping down in June.
  • Portsmouth
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Norfolk

Calls for ERC to reimburse drivers who paid $25 late fees

Calls for ERC to reimburse drivers who paid $25 late feesERC has ditched the controversial 25 dollar late fee on tunnel tolls. The new fee is five dollars per toll.
  • Norfolk
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Portsmouth

Police ID body pulled from Elizabeth River

Police ID body pulled from Elizabeth RiverMichael Barber has been missing since December 24, 2014.
  • Portsmouth
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Crime

Cell phone store robbed in Portsmouth

Cell phone store robbed in PortsmouthPortsmouth police say someone robbed a Boost Mobile store early Saturday evening.
  • Crime
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
News

Community gathers to raise money for hungry

Community gathers to raise money for hungryVolunteers walk to end Hunger in Portsmouth
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  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Portsmouth

Two more Portsmouth leaders leaving

Two more Portsmouth leaders leavingJust several days after Portsmouth City Council let go the city manager and city attorney, two more top officials are now out the door.
  • Portsmouth
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Crime

Fugitives arrested in 6-week operation in Hampton Roads

Fugitives arrested in 6-week operation in Hampton RoadsMany of Hampton Roads' most wanted are off the streets.
  • Crime
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Portsmouth

6 armed robberies in Portsmouth this week

6 armed robberies in Portsmouth this weekPolice are investigating a half dozen robberies since Sunday.
  • Portsmouth
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Portsmouth

Missing persons report issued for Portmouth man

Missing persons report issued for Portmouth manDetectives are asking for help in locating 59-year-old John T. Davis of Portsmouth.
  • Portsmouth
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Portsmouth

Man's body pulled from water behind Portsmouth City Hall

Man's body pulled from water behind Portsmouth City HallAuthorities say the call came in as a possible drowning just before 10 a.m. Thursday.
  • Portsmouth
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Portsmouth

Portsmouth shake-up: city manager, city attorney ousted

Portsmouth shake-up: city manager, city attorney oustedJohn Rose and George Willson were terminated effective immediately, but their contracts will be paid.
  • Portsmouth
  • 3 weeks ago
Portsmouth

Portsmouth detectives searching for copper thieves

Portsmouth detectives searching for copper thievesPolice are searching for a suspect caught on surveillance video stealing several spools of copper wire.
  • Portsmouth
  • 3 weeks ago
Portsmouth

Woman fatally shot in Portsmouth identified

Woman fatally shot in Portsmouth identifiedA woman is dead after being found with a gunshot wound Monday afternoon.
  • Portsmouth
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Portsmouth

Police search for Portsmouth armed robbery suspect

Police search for Portsmouth armed robbery suspectOnly the clerk was inside the business. Nobody was injured.
  • Portsmouth
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
News

Port of Virginia sets container volume record in March

Port of Virginia sets container volume record in MarchSome of the increase is due to postponing the entry of nearly 7,000 containers from February to March.
  • News
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Portsmouth

Police investigate death of prisoner in Portsmouth jail

Police investigate death of prisoner in Portsmouth jailDeputies noticed the prisoner having a medical emergency around 5 a.m.
  • Portsmouth
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Crime

Gas station convenience store robbed in Portsmouth

Gas station convenience store robbed in PortsmouthPortsmouth police say someone with a gun robbed a convenience store on Airline Boulevard.
  • Crime
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Crime

Gunman robs Portsmouth 7-Eleven

Gunman robs Portsmouth 7-ElevenThe man pulled a gun on the clerk in the store in the 5000 block of Portsmouth Blvd. around 12:40 a.m. Friday.
  • Crime
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
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Police: Armed suspects rob Portsmouth business, employee injured

Police: Armed suspects rob Portsmouth business, employee injuredAccording to police, the incident occurred at the Family Dollar located in the 3400 block of George Washington Highway.
  • News
  • 7 months, 2 weeks ago
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Police: Armed man robs 2 Portsmouth pharmacies in 4 days

Police: Armed man robs 2 Portsmouth pharmacies in 4 daysAccording to police, the suspect entered the Rite Aid in the 5900 block of High Street around 9 a.m., displayed a handgun and demanded prescription drugs.
  • News
  • 7 months, 2 weeks ago
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Group fights to oust Portsmouth principal

Group fights to oust Portsmouth principalTeachers have reported they’re working in a “toxic” environment and being bullied by principal Rosalynn Sanderlin, according to Alumni Association president Solomon Ashby.
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  • 7 months, 2 weeks ago
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Man accused of holding wife captive, trying to kill mother-in-law in Portsmouth

Man accused of holding wife captive, trying to kill mother-in-law in PortsmouthPolice are looking for 25-year-old Marquis Brown after he allegedly held his wife against her will, then tried to kill his mother-in-law.
  • News
  • 7 months, 2 weeks ago
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Missing the mark: More schools fail to meet state standards

Missing the mark: More schools fail to meet state standardsIn the Hampton Roads area, only two school districts received full accreditation -- Williamsburg-James City County and York County. Of ten schools statewide that were denied accreditation, four were in Norfolk.
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  • 7 months, 2 weeks ago
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Police: Suspects break into several Portsmouth restaurants through drive-thru window

Police: Suspects break into several Portsmouth restaurants through drive-thru windowAccording to detectives, suspects broke into three restaurants through the drive-thru windows and removed the cash register.
  • News
  • 7 months, 2 weeks ago
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Stars coming out for this week's Still Hope Foundation event in Norfolk

Stars coming out for this week's Still Hope Foundation event in NorfolkThe foundation's mission is to empower, assist, and enhance the lives of single mothers and their families.
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  • 7 months, 2 weeks ago
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Some Portsmouth school bus drivers plan protest

Some Portsmouth school bus drivers plan protestMore than 50 bus drivers have met with school board members and administration officials to ask for better pay and to bring safety concerns to light. Portsmouth school bus drivers make about $12 an hour.
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  • 7 months, 2 weeks ago
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Portsmouth Marine Terminal is back in the container business

Portsmouth Marine Terminal is back in the container businessOfficials say the terminal will process 75,000 to 100,000 containers each year.
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  • 7 months, 2 weeks ago
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Portsmouth businesses say better days ahead after tunnel closings

Portsmouth businesses say better days ahead after tunnel closingsPORTSMOUTH -- Since the Downtown Tunnel has reopened, Portsmouth downtown business owners are hoping to see a resurgence in business.
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  • 7 months, 2 weeks ago
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Portsmouth school teacher robbed at gunpoint

Portsmouth school teacher robbed at gunpointPORTSMOUTH--Police are investigating after two men allegedly robbed a middle school teacher outside his apartment early Saturday morning.
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  • 7 months, 2 weeks ago
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Cute and fuzzy caterpillar stings girl, sends her to ER

Cute and fuzzy caterpillar stings girl, sends her to ERThey may be cute and furry, but the puss caterpillar is no pussycat. A two-year-old Portsmouth girl was rushed to the ER after touching the caterpillar while playing in her backyard on Thursday.
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  • 7 months, 2 weeks ago
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Residents at Portsmouth apartment complex drying out after flooding

Residents at Portsmouth apartment complex drying out after floodingMany residents at the Village at Western Branch are cleaning up the mess and assessing damage to their belongings and their vehicles.
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  • 7 months, 2 weeks ago
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Parents: Bus driver dumped children in floodwater in Portsmouth

Parents: Bus driver dumped children in floodwater in PortsmouthParents say despite the fact their sons' bus stop in Port Norfolk was under water, their driver told them to get off the bus.
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  • 7 months, 2 weeks ago
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Some businesses threaten to leave Portsmouth if road closes

Some businesses threaten to leave Portsmouth if road closesSeveral people are threatening to move their businesses out of Portsmouth if the Army National Guard closes Laigh Road.
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  • 7 months, 2 weeks ago
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Survey asks drivers' opinions on traffic congestion in Hampton Roads

Survey asks drivers' opinions on traffic congestion in Hampton RoadsLet planners know what you think is causing problems by taking the Hampton Roads’ Congestion Management Process survey.
  • News
  • 7 months, 2 weeks ago
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Portsmouth golf tournament celebrates the Coast Guard

Portsmouth golf tournament celebrates the Coast Guard Among the projects supported by the Portsmouth Partnership are Starbase Victory Science Programs for Portsmouth Public Schools and the PortsEvents’ Olde Towne Farmers’ Market.
  • Local
  • 7 months, 2 weeks ago
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Fire damages Portsmouth house, roads reopen

Fire damages Portsmouth house, roads reopenCrews at the scene say they arrived to find flames coming from the roof of the Elm Avenue home just after 4 a.m.
  • News
  • 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Portsmouth

Update: Plane bound for Manassas crashes off Wallops Island

Update: Plane bound for Manassas crashes off Wallops IslandUnited States Coast Guard members responded after a single-engine Cirrus SR20 went down in the Atlantic Ocean Saturday afternoon.
  • Portsmouth
  • 7 months, 2 weeks ago
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Some vow to fight VHSL re-districting that's costing taxpayers thousands

Some vow to fight VHSL re-districting that's costing taxpayers thousandsDistricts forked over thousands of additional dollars last year for sports travel -- Chesapeake, $100,000; Hampton, $45,585. Norfolk, $35,541 just to hire bus drivers; Portsmouth, $18,045; Newport News, $8,790.
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  • 7 months, 2 weeks ago
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Math SOL scores improve, reading and writing stayed relatively flat

Math SOL scores improve, reading and writing stayed relatively flat“The increase that we will see next month in the number of schools that fall short of the state’s accreditation standards must be viewed in the context of the higher standards and changing assessments,” the Superintendent of Public Instruction said.
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  • 7 months, 2 weeks ago
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Woman charged in stabbing at Portsmouth apartments

Woman charged in stabbing at Portsmouth apartmentsThe stabbing at London Oaks Apartments is the second in four days at the complex.
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  • 7 months, 2 weeks ago
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Two men shot in unrelated incidents in Portsmouth

Two men shot in unrelated incidents in PortsmouthPolice say they don't have information about possible suspects or motives in either of these shooting incidents. They did say, however, that they don't believe the two shootings are related.
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  • 7 months, 4 weeks ago
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Turmoil in Iraq could affect bottom line for drivers

Turmoil in Iraq could affect bottom line for driversUnrest in the Middle East could add to the cost of gasoline throughout the United States, including Virginia and North Carolina.
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  • 7 months, 4 weeks ago
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