| Aug 19, 2014
| 4:07 PM
Street closed after accident
A residential street near Riverside Elementary School in Newport News was blocked off Tuesday morning after a city truck hit a power pole, causing it to catch on fire. Police and firefighters responded to Parkway Drive...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 1:02 PM
The sickly whale that was spotted swimming erratically in the rivers and creeks of the Chesapeake Bay for the past week was found dead Thursday afternoon along the shore of St. Julien's Creek in Chesapeake.
The Stranding Response Team of the Virginia...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 5:34 PM
Thirty-three organizations will share $500,000 from the Dominion Foundation in support of environmental stewardship initiatives, according to a release from the charitable foundation of Dominion Virginia Power.
The groups will receive funding for...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Historic homes are among the sights to see on a free walking tour of downtown Smithfield on Saturday, Aug. 9.
The hour-long tour begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Isle of Wight County Museum, said Jennifer England, a spokeswoman for the city.
| Jun 10, 2013
| 11:36 AM
Red Cross summer blood drives are underway, and not only can donors get the satisfaction of helping someone else, they can also go home with a little treat for themselves.
Here are some of the Red Cross Blood Drives that offer donors something free...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Seven bottlenose dolphins have washed up dead on Maryland shores in recent weeks, part of a larger mystery along the Mid-Atlantic coast, where alarmed scientists are working to find the cause of more than 120 dolphin deaths since June.
The seven dolphin...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 5:34 PM
Scientists believe a virus similar to measles in humans is responsible for an accelerating die-off in bottlenose dolphins along the Mid-Atlantic coast.
Since July 1, 333 dead dolphins have washed ashore from North Carolina to New York, 10 times normal...
| Apr 28, 2013
Dust off those party clothes and dig out that crazy hat. It's the time of year when folks in our part of Virginia get together to celebrate in the fresh air and sunshine.
If you're looking to socialize and depressurize, you're in luck. Festivals devoted...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 10:49 AM
The Virginia Aquarium in Virginia Beach is joining a long list of venues and retailers that are offering freebies to federal workers during the government shutdown.
The aquarium and Virginia Beach city-operated historic houses (Adam Thoroughgood,...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 7:45 AM
And, the deals for federal workers keep coming as the government shutdown persists for more than a week.
On Wednesday, the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk announced that it would offer half-priced tickets to its Sesame Street Live performance...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:17 AM
The city of Virginia Beach approved a measure Monday that will allow the Virginia Aquarium to build an "Adventure Park" complete with zip lines and aerial ropes challenge courses.
The project is a joint venture between the Virginia Aquarium & Marine...