Norfolk water main break floods sections of Ocean View Avenue

Norfolk City Seal

A water main break on Ocean View Avenue has left sections of the roadway flooded over on Tuesday afternoon. Margie Stohl, a Norfolk Public Utilities dispatcher, said that the water main break has caused water to cover the road from Norfolk Avenue to Chesapeake Steet. Stohl also said that parts of Chesapeake Boulevard have also […]

Virginia Aquarium to host annual recycling event

Virginia Beach e-cycling drive file photo. (Courtesy of

Start spring cleaning early this year with the help of the Virginia Aquarium’s e-cycling event. Through a partnership between the City of Virginia Beach Public Works, TFC Recycling, and Goodwill Industries, Virginia Beach residents have the opportunity to properly recycle and dispose of old electronics and household hazardous waste on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 9 […]

Sheriff’s office warns of scammers posing as Virginia Beach deputies

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Scammers posing as Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office deputies are trying to swindle money from city residents, officials say. In this particular scam, the swindler pretends to be a deputy in possession of an outstanding warrant for a Virginia Beach resident in order to get the victim’s personal information. Another popular scam includes the same plot, […]

Virginia Beach police report shows violent crimes, solve rates up in 2016

Virginia Beach Police

The number of violent crimes committed in Virginia Beach has risen over the last year, and so has the number of these cases solved by the city’s police department, according to a report released on Friday. The Virginia Beach Police Department CompStat 2016 report shows that violent crimes committed in the city increased by 10 percent […]

Virginia Beach councilwoman to host town hall on backyard hens

Backyard hens

Councilwoman Jessica Abbott is passionate about legalizing backyard hens. “Backyard hens is the reason I ran,” said Abbott in an interview last November. “Denver did it, New York City did it … there are lots of big cities that allow people to have hens in their backyard and we’re stuck in some backwards way of thinking […]

Two Florida men found guilty for role in sale of ‘spice’ in Hampton Roads


Two Florida men are each facing up to 79 years in prison after being found guilty for their part in a $21 million spice manufacturing and distribution scheme in federal court Monday. Charles Burton Ritchie, 46 and Benjamin Galecki, 42, both of Pensacola, Fla., operated a company called “Zencense,” a Pensacola-based company that produced and sold smokable, synthetic […]

Virginia Beach man sentenced to 11 years in prison for attempting to hire a hitman to kill his wife

Chadwick Ghesquiere was sentenced to 11 years in prison Monday for attempting to hire a hitman to murder his estranged wife. (Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office)

A Virginia Beach man was sentenced Monday to 11 years in prison for attempting to hire a hitman to kill his estranged wife last year. According to court documents, a confidential informant told authorities that Chadwick Stanley Ghesquiere, 38,and his wife were going through a divorce and a custody battle and that Ghesquiere wanted to “get […]

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