tv WAVY News 10 NBC February 3, 2016 5:00pm-5:30pm EST
we're following developing news out of virginia beach. a woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death has been set free. the commonwealth's attorney's office "nolle prossed" the charges today-- citing that the investigation revealed she acted in self-defense. 10 on your side jason marks joins us now. jason -- that's a big development. it was-- terrance covington's family says they were shocked when they found out the charges were being dropped and they simply don't understand why. (under video) 15=19:57:44 "i don't think justice was served" megan dejesus walked out of virginia beach court no longer facing charges in the death of her boyfriend. 10=:19:49:44 "you want to say anything at all" dejesus said
on her to her car. her court hearing only took a matter minutes. prosecutors with the manslaughter charge she was facing. police had arrested in late september when they were called to couple's home. they found dejesus's boyfriend terrance covington in a pool of blood. he had been stabbed to death. 19=20:01:32 "i thought that the law was there to protect us they didn't protect us the covington family because we are really having a hard time with this it is not fair" prosecutors say they charges were dropped due to physical and witness information that overwhelmingly showed dejesus acted in self defense. 19=20:02:44 "that woman she got away scott free with this." family says the couple didn't have the best of relationships. described megan as being to possessive. 14=19:52:37 "she had women all on her side and she is smaller than terrance and i think it was definitely a racial thing if it had been the reverse this would have never happened he would have gotten time" covington had three children.. one with dejesus. her friends say
killed him he's gone and she gets to go about life. she got a smack on the hand basically." the charges officially not processed meaning the the charges could be brought back up if new evidence comes to light. jason marks 10 on your side. hundreds of people walked out of the newport news shipyard today-- for the last time. more than 700 employees were laid off. they got the notice back in december. 10 on your side's erin kelly joins us live. erin, you've been talking to families to find out what this means for them? there is a lot of uncertainty for all of the workers still looking for a new job. we talked to one family with three young children to feed. they didn't want to have to apply for government assistance -- but they're low on options. c0021 - jonathan logan - former shipyard worker 1636 it's hard to find motivation every morning to go when you know you're just, the end is
really hard. 1643 since december -- jonathan logan has known the end of his employment at the newport news shipyard -- was coming. he's one of the 738 workers who lost their jobs wednesday. when the company announced the layoffs 60 days ago, logan thought he was safe. c0020 - jonathan logan - former shipyard worker 930 i figured i had been there a good amount of time, about 3.5 years, and worked hard, tried to do what they wanted me to do 941 he's taken advantage of workshops and job fairs provided by the company - but hasn't landed anything yet. the stress has gotten to his wife too. c0020 - liz logan - wife 1454 awful. i don't sleep, i don't eat. i've lost 40 pounds in two months. 1458 logan is looking to do trade, electrical, warehousing work -- - anything right now. c0020 - jonathan logan - former shipyard worker 1223 just keep on take, take it so i can provide for these guys 1233 the shipyard says the layoffs are due to a
expects will pick back up next year. logan says he has a job interview tomorrow. we will be putting up information on resources for the people affected by all of this on our website. live in newport news, erin kelly, 10 on your side. new at five -- if you are one of the affected shipyard workers, or anyone who has lost a job, there are resources available to help you 10 on your side's stephanie harris is here to walk you through the process of getting started. the shock of losing a job can make it difficult to getting unemployment and finding a new job. so i'm here to show you that it might be easier then you think to get help. the state offers unemployment benefits to those who qualify and help in finding a new job. to get started you can simply log on to v-e-c (that stands for virginia employment commission) -dot-virginia-dot-gov.
to do and right away, is apply for unemployment insurance. that's how you get your unemployment check. click on virginia online claims, it tells you everything you need to file, then at the bottom of the page you can click to start that application. if you are filing you will also need to register for job search. you can also do all of this by phone call 1-866-832-2363 or walk into a local v-e-c office. v-e-c also has a job search mobile app for i-phones and androids,. you can search for jobs by occupation, location, or keyword. if you're not so tech savvy - there are also several job fairs and openings coming up in the area. first, home depot is hiring 540
norfolk you can apply online. cynvoe enterprises will hold a job fair on feb 18, 10 am - 2:30 pm at the kroc center, norfolk . 20 employers will take part including new york life insurance, averett university and bath fitters. the city of norfolk is also holding its spring job fair at the workforce development march 24 10am - 1pm. we've put all of this information on wavy.com stephanie harris toys one package in particular at a u-p-s store in hampton shut down several stores today. it happened around 11 this morning. the bomb squad came to the store on towne center way off big bethel road. several businesses were evacuated as investigators took a look at the package. about an hour and a half later the all clear was given. we are working to find out what was inside the suspicious package.
arrested a man for a murder earlier this week. police say 38-year-old christopher mitchell shot and killed 39-year-old robert atwood. it happened early sunday morning, on newtown arch near south newtown road. atwood died at the hospital. mitchell is charged with second degree murder. he's in the virginia beach correctional center without bond. norfolk police released surveillance video- they say- shows a man trying to break into a seafood restaurant. do you recognize this man? this is surveillance video from 3 a-m thursday, at old bay seafood on lafayette boulevard. the suspect did not manage to get inside -- but there's major damage to the back door. call the crime line, if you recognize him. a man is behind bars for allegedly robbing a 7-eleven in virginia beach. police say 26 year old gregory jones went into the store on seaboard road near nimmo parkway early this morning. investigators tell us he went up to the clerk and demanded cash. police pulled jones over shortly after the crime. police charged jones with
a false i-d. coming up on wavy news 10 at 5:30- who's out? who's still in -- for now? we'll have all the latest from new hampshire on the race for the white house -- including accusations ted cruz tried to steal the iowa caucus. a radio problem in isle of wight county. first responders in 40 percent of the area they cover - can't radio back to dispatch. the sheriff says that puts them in danger. i'll
today, dozens of civil service mariners came back home after 5 months at sea. the u-s-n-s leroy grumman returned to naval station norfolk. these are new pictures of today's homecoming. the ship is a fleet oiler that helps refuel navy ships while they're at sea. while they were away, the crew replenished more gallons of fuel. looking ahead to tomorrow
"bear" is scheduled to return home tomorrow. the portsmouth-based crew has been on a month-long patrol in the western caribbean. they participated in a joint seizure of more than 21-kilograms of cocaine. that's about 45 pounds of the drug. family and friends look forward to a safe homecoming. when you first responders need critical information - they depend on radio transmissions from dispatchers. so what happens when that communication is cut off? find out in just two minutes. we're tracking rain showers and possibly even thunderstorms headed our way in the next few hours. how severe these storms may be -- chief meteorologist don slater will have your full
i do everything on the internet but, it's kind of slow. my friends say i should get fios because it's the fastest. i just downloaded 600 photos in 60 seconds. that's seriously better. (husband) we're out of 2%! i wonder what else could be better around here. (husband) i heard that. switching to better internet is now easier than ever. only fios has the fastest internet available, with uploads up to 5x faster than cable. get 100 meg upload and download speeds, plus tv and phone for just $69.99 a month online with no annual contract. switch to better. switch to fios. there's a big problem for public safety in isle of wight county. radio silence. sheriff's deputies and first responders - often
each other-- or with dispatch. the sheriff sat down with 10 on your side's deanna leblanc, to talk about how bad it really is - and what he says will fix it. imagine going to a scene - needing to use your radio to get more information - or maybe even ask for back up - but the quality of the transmission is so poor - dispatch cannot understand you. that's what's happening in isle of wight county on a weekly if not daily basis. the problem is - fixing it - is not cheap. c008 nats: dispatcher; 911 what's the address of your emergency? 9-1-1 communication centers are the public's lifeline in an emergency. they're also the lifeline for those who risk their lives to keep you safe. but in isle of wight - unintelligible, you can't hear. 08:23 sheriff mark marshall calls into 911 work just fine, but while in 40 percent of the county - first responders cannot clearly radio to dispatch,
jurisdictions. c0028 21:10 that happens often. that happens too often. you're about to hear a typical radio transmission in isle of wight county. the deputy is alone - trying to take someone into custody who becomes combative. then a second person runs up on him. he needs backup. iow so fight call 1:00:19 suspect :inaudible shouting; deputy: stand-by. deputy: tasr deployed. 1:00:23 dispatcher: 56 did you advise, tasr deploy? deputy: one coming up on me. - i have one in custody i deputy that's in grave danger and yet nobody can make out what is going on. 19:28 here's what an upgraded system sounds like - this one in york county. york county armed robbery call dispatcher: 1:00:05 robbery with a weapon. 8102, 8-1-0-2 route 17 at the shell gas station 1:00:09 i'm on scene as well, you got a direction of travel or vehicle? the sheriff's biggest obstacle so far - is the price tag. the upgrade would cost 10 million dollars c001 1:05 we have not addressed it up to this point because it's been so cost prohibitive but the
also very high. board of supervisors chair rex alphin promises it will move to the top of the list, this year. the needs become greater and at some point we need to fix this system, and perhaps that will be this year. 04:04 right now - as a work around - deputies are relying on their in car computers - and their cell phones to communicate - but the 18 months before it is up and running. in the newsroom i'm dl 10 on your side. protecting the mermaid city from the inevitable. as the land sinks and the waters rise, norfolk will be more vulnerable to flooding. city officals are teaming up with the army corps of engineers for a study on flood management. norfolk is one of the most flood-prone cities in the country and has been pursuing funding for this project for years. c0007 paul fraim norfolk mayor 6;53;13 we need this study completed to get it on the federal budget to fund
sea level rise. 7;3;22 the beach replenishment program is also moving forward at ocean view. this means that the beach becomes an engineered beach and will be restored yearly. we are tracking storms fast approaching. right now you're taking a live look at radar. rain is headed our way and maybe even a few thunderstorms. chief meteorologist don slater is in the super doppler ten weather impending storm. don? 70, then falling into the upper-50s by 7 am. winds: s to w 10-20 mph. thursday: cloudy with intermittent showers. temps: starting in the upper-50s, then falling into the mid-40s by 3 pm. mid-40s. winds: n 10-20 mph. it's been a tough day to sit in a classroom or an will see some rain developing through the evening hours. with a cold front swinging through, there could be so we'll be tracking periods of rain through tomorrow morning. make sure you grab an umbrella tomorrow of rain will fall across the metro, but we can't rule out some shore. you'll notice a
a man suffered burns to hands when his mobile chesapeake. firefighters tell us a family cat is unaccounted for. the home on south military highway in the indian river area was fully engulfed in flames just after ten this morning. the red cross has been contacted to help the family of six find a new place. no cause yet. norfolk firefighters are investigating what caused an overnight fire. investigators tell us the home was vacant-- and under renovation. :00 - :04 nats of fire a viewer sent us that video showing the flames shooting from the home on malboro avenue, off kimball terrace. it started
(husband) we're out of 2%! i wonder what else could be better around here. (husband) i heard that. switching to better internet is now easier than ever. only fios has the fastest internet available, with uploads up to 5x faster than cable. get 100 meg upload and download speeds, plus tv and phone for just $69.99 a month online with no annual contract. switch to better. switch to fios. the outcome of what you're about to see is nothing short of miracualous. all caught on dashboard camera video from england. the car flipped over, skidded down the highway on its roof and narrowly missed a truck before hitting another car which hit the median. the shocked truck driver pulled over to find a baby had survived with his parents upside down in the front seats. stay with us. we're tracking some possible storms. chief meteorologist don slater tells us when they're be here. wavy news 10 at 5:30,
a quick update to breaking news we've been following in chesapeake -- the westbound lanes are shut down because of crash involving three vehicles. this is a live look from our wavy traffic jam cam. the crash happened around three. the eastbound lane re-opened about an hour ago. we're told a van sideswiped a tractor trailer that was stopped on the shoulder. it went on to hit another tractor trailer headed in the same direction. one of the tractor trailers lost its load. police say the driver of the van was taken to the hospital - but is expected to be ok. a storm is moving in. where's the rain now and how bad is it? chief meteorologist don slater is in the super doppler 10 weather center with our first forecast. tonight: rain with a few isolated thunderstorms. temps: starting near 70, then falling into the upper-50s by 7 am. winds: s to w 10-20 mph. thursday: cloudy with intermittent showers.
into the mid-40s by 3 pm. winds: n 5-15 mph. friday: chance of isolated morning showers, then drying out. highs: mid-40s. winds: n 10-20 mph. it's been a tough day to sit in a classroom or an office with temperatures in the 70s! clouds have been filling in through the afternoon and now we will see some rain developing through the evening hours. with a cold front swinging through, there could be bouts of heavy rain tonight with a few rumbles of thunder. this is a slow-moving front, so we'll be tracking periods of rain through tomorrow morning. make sure you grab an umbrella tomorrow since we'll be tracking intermittent showers throughout the day. most of rain will fall across the metro, but we can't rule out some spotty showers farther north, across the middle peninsula, northern neck, and along the eastern shore. you'll notice a huge difference in temperatures - the mercury will start in the upper-50s and gradually fall into the mid-40s by 3