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we're another step closer to thousands of new jobs in norfolk-- why negotiations have turned into a waiting game tonight. --------------------- a local city official faces an audit -- ahead of his public corruption trial. the latest on anthony burfoot -- --------------------- virginia beach parents are coming together -- to discuss potential changes to school grading policies. a follow-up to our report from november. all that just ahead -- but first we're starting with the changing weather. the chance for snow is in the forecast yet again -- don slater joins us now. don -- the weather keeps on taking shots at us with the temps and precipitation. what's next? tonight: light evening rain showers. small light snow chance after midnight. lows in the lower 30s. wind: wsw 5-10mph. wednesday: light snow possible before 8am. otherwise, mainly cloudy. highs in the lower 40s. wind: wsw 5-15mph. thursday: mainly sunny and cold. highs in the mid 30s. breezy...
rain showers. small light snow chance after midnight. lows in the lower 30s. wind: wsw 5-10mph. wednesday: light snow possible before 8am. otherwise, mainly cloudy. highs in the lower 40s. wind: wsw 5-15mph. thursday: mainly sunny and cold. highs in the mid 30s. breezy... wind: wnw 15-20mph. tonight: light evening rain showers. small light snow chance after midnight. lows in the lower 30s. wind: wsw 5-10mph. wednesday: light snow possible before 8am. otherwise, mainly cloudy. highs in the lower 40s. wind: wsw 5-15mph. thursday: mainly sunny and cold. highs in the mid 30s. breezy...
the city of norfolk is moving forward to bring a big business to downtown. tonight - city council a-d-p to relocate to norfolk. the ordinance will allow the economic development authority to use five million dollars toward the data processing company's move. the fortune 500 company is expected to bring thousands of jobs to the area. which is good news to those invested downtown. c24 4:44:28 - norfolk's leadership has held to a long term vision implemented through strong planning principles and strategic investment. adp's interest in norfolk reinforces that this thoughtful approach supports our collective goal of being the most dynamic and authentic urban waterfront in the united states. :46 a city spokeswoman says this isn't a done deal yet. a-d-p still needs to announce whether it will move to the mermaid city. it's not clear when that announcement will happen. determining what went wrong-- from a city
that's what a norfolk city councilman hopes will come out of an upcoming audit. the audit has to do with the public corruption charges city treasurer anthony burfoot is facing. 10 on your side's liz palka was at tonight's council meeting-- where the topic came up. liz? nicole and tom - this audit came up during the council work session. councilman andy protogyrou said he went through the entire indictment. and he's pointed out where the city auditor needs to start...in order to figure out where policies failed and how they can be fixed. councilman andy protogyrou discussed an upcoming audit of city procedures and policies. all related to the federal indictment involving city treasurer, and former vice mayor, anthony burfoot. protogyrou has sent this memo to city auditor john sanderlin. highlighting 17 paragraphs within the indictment. c23 4:40:07 - questions that legitimately need to culture that was in city hall and nrha at the time. one example: paragraph 21. related to the broad
protogyrou said, we need names of everyone on the committee. why was burfoot the only council representative? c23 4:40:20 - there were 17 that stood out that just posed question upon question. and going through and setting those questions out. and asking the auditor to begin the examination. protogyrou told us this is just a springboard. he fully expects there to be more questions from here. which will lead to a thorough review of council procedure. protogyrou saying there's no timetable for when the audit will be complete. i'm liz palka, 10 on your hampshire presidential primary -- in some places -- reporters say there were traffic jams and people lined up a mile to get into the polls. after all that -- republican donald trump and democrat bernie sanders are the big winners. exit polls say sanders appealed to independents -- men -- women and voters under 45. hillary clinton is in second; she appealed to voters over 65 or
year. those same polls say trump got big support from voters looking for an outsider -- and those who made up their minds a while ago. ohio governor john kasich came in second-- followed by jeb bush. by the way -- former virginia governor jim gilmore is still in the republican race. he received point-one percent of vote. a big update from the supreme court -- it will stop enforcing president barack obama's climate change plan until quote "legal challenges are resolved." the move is a blow to the white house and a gain to the mostly republican and industry opponents. the plan aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions at existing power plants by 20-30. arguments start june 2nd. parts of n-c 12 will be closed until at least tomorrow morning -- because of remains from the weekend storm. crews will be blocking off parts of the highway in ocracoke and kitty hawk, as they clean up the overwash. they say there's still some high water on the road.
of federal dollars will go towards environmental projects on the outer banks. the army corps of engineers says it will award extra money for dredging in the oregon and hatteras inlets. congressman walter jones says he sent the corps a letter requesting additional funds. we've told you about boats running aground before -- especially in the oregon inlet. all together -- the projects will get four million dollars more than expected in the original 20-16 budget. chesapeake city council is dicussing the cost of putting a field house in the western branch area. it's part of next year's capital improvement plan. in a proposal tonight, councilman roland davis suggested the facility would likely cost about seven million dollars. he says it would would cost a million and a half more to buy furniture, fixtures and equipment. like a similar facility in virginia beach -- davis believes it would attract thousands of visitors-- and could also serve as a hurricane shelter. the presentation did not say exactly where the fieldhouse might go. an update to reported car break- ins in chesapeake
surveillance video shows suspects in the las gaviotas neighborhood. officers say one vehicle was stolen and they're looking for at least three suspects. they believe one may be driving a pickup during the raids. police are investigating whether the break-ins are connected to similar reports in the gale avenue area -- where someone stole a gun from a vehicle. state police say a fire on the eastern shore - was no accident. they also believe someone killed a woman found dead inside. the fire happened on occohannock neck road in exmore, two weeks ago. today, neighbors told us: 70-year-old shirley onley had no enemies. she used to be a substitute teacher -- and active in her church. her neighbor and friend now worries for her own safety. shirley johnson/neighbor c0053 20:59:13 you don't know what to think. and when you think somebody killed a person who didnt know anything about her. butted 21:01:11 was there a reason why they did this
be frightened we asked state police what evidence made them believe the situation was suspicious. they declined to comment on the investigation. deputies say they have no suspects -- after finding two people dead in southampton county. since last night, they've identified 64- year-old donald raiford and 59-year- old vanessa raiford. police were called to home outside courtland yesterday for a call of gunshot victim. but the medical examiner has not released a cause of death yet. a judge has found a virginia beach woman guilty of murdering her friend -- in september 20-14, 41-year-old sarah flanders ran down richard pentz in the parking lot of plaza middle school. family members told us, they were in an on-and-off relationship. after the crash, police found her vehicle and linked d-n-a evidence to flanders. they charged her with murder and hit and run. she could face 50 years in prison when she's sentenced in june. new information about a deadly shooting on the eastern shore.
are looking for 24-year-old tavone cropper and 20-year-old jahad triggs. both are wanted for first degree murder, in the death of 22-year-old robert baytops. deputies say someone killed him at a home in horntown last week. new tonight -- a federal judge has sentenced a courtland woman to 28 months in prison-- and she may have to pay more than 176- thousand dollars in restitution. 49-year-old marian lewis pleaded guilty to five counts of mail fraud last year. prosecutors say the bookkeeper stole money from a retirement community in franklin -- where she worked. they say she also used community credit cards to pay for home improvements and electronics. the virginia senate has passed a bill -- requiring a judge to approve some teenage marriages. it would apply to 16 and 17 year olds. current law sets the minimum marriage age at 16 -- with the consent of a parent or guardian. supporters say the bill will help prevent young women from being taken advantage of. opponents say parents know their children's relationships
could. two people face charges for drug bust at an animal hospital on the outer banks. police say 64-year-old barrett welch and 54-year-old patrice welch sold opium and heroin out of the facility they own in nags head. search warrants say dr. welch was diverting drugs for his own personal and family use. one former worker tells us -- she was suspended for confronting him about missing pills. (39;29 15) ((i noticed the controlled substance logs which i also took care of were off more and more and more)) runs:10 (40:32 15) ((i have actually seem with my own two eyes dr. welch open the cabinet takes the bottle didn't even count poured into another bottle put the top on and put in his pocket..it's like are you going to log that? like where is it going )) runs: 12 2 years ago, the d-e-a investigated dr. welch and found prescription incorrect records-- as well as missing medication. he was fined $20-thousand-dollars in
leaders from across the region introduced a new plan to fight the heroin epidemic. attorney general mark herring, says in 2014 nearly 730 virginians died from heroin and prescription drug overdoses. he's assigned a prosecutor to work with u.s. attorney's office to focus on high priority heroin cases. he says the new plan also includes education, prevention, and prosecution. mark herring - attorney general - (d) virginia c0005 - 2659 when you're talking about drugs this dangerous, this addictive, and this deadly, all it takes is a few bad actors to create a real public health crisis. 2712 before the announcement-- gregory hatt of virginia beach admitted in a hearing that he gave heroin to a woman who later died from an overdose in 2014. parents rally in virginia beach, so their kids can make the grade. we'll explain-- next. and-- a big retailer is closing another local store. why k-mart says it has to make more cuts.
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parents is uniting against potential grading changes. we've been following the story since november -- when the superintendent said : a committee was reviewing grading policies at certain schools. in some locations -- students can turn in work late, re-take tests, and teachers are discouraged from giving out zeros. 10 on you side's liz kilmer went to the parent's forum tonight. liz, parents have a lot questions over how their kids may be graded. nothing here is set in stone. tom & nicole - the public school division is preparing to revamp its grading procedures at the secondary level -- no recommendations have been made yet -- but some parents have strong opinions when it comes to what those may end up being. parents, school board members and others in virginia beach filled these stands -- hearing from speakers on the subject of student success and accountability. both are at the forefront of the public school division's plans to modify its
develop a more uniform procedure. c2 01:02:00 "we really want parents to be heard and we want the administration to open the door for parents to speak out and to be heard about this." vicky manning is a concerned parent -- part of an administration- formed committee now reviewing - and ultimately, recommending, new policies. but she worries about the progress being made -- and so she formed her own parent-driven group. c11 01:08:50 "we as parents and i think the teachers along with us are the best advocates for our students." currently, present policy allows certain schools to let students turn in work late and retake tests. teachers are discouraged from giving a zero. it's these ideas- which manning and some others don't want to see going forward. on the schools' website -- it states grades should "not be a competition or a reward or punishment system" and that "zeros are counterproductive to motivation" still, administrators stress: c64 01:40:52 "i just want to be very clear -- there are absolutely no recommendations that have been made" two community input
march - more on that on wavy-dot-com any recommendations will ultimately be voted on by the school board -- changes will be implemented next school year. virginia beach schools may change the calendar -- tonight, the school board held an unofficial vote to remove some teaching days from the school year -- and the motion passed. we've been telling you about the plans for a few weeks -- as a committee and the board have gone back and during its regularly scheduled meeting. if the vote does go through -- students will spend one or two fewer days in class, and teachers may get more time for professional development. tonight: light evening rain showers. small light snow chance after midnight. lows in the lower 30s. wind: wsw 5-10mph. wednesday:
before 8am. otherwise, mainly cloudy. highs in the lower 40s. wind: wsw 5-15mph. thursday: mainly sunny and cold. highs in the mid 30s. breezy... wind: wnw 15-20mph. tonight: light evening rain showers. small light snow chance after midnight. lows in the lower 30s. wind: wsw 5-10mph. wednesday: light snow possible before 8am. otherwise, mainly cloudy. highs in the lower 40s. wind: wsw 5-15mph. thursday: mainly sunny and cold. highs in the mid 30s. breezy... wind: wnw 15-20mph. tonight: light evening rain showers. small light snow chance after midnight. lows in the lower 30s. wind: wsw
nasa's top man was in town today-- on the same day the agency got some good news about the budget. how it will give a boost to the space agency's missions-- including here locally. and why this scene in the atlantic may prompt a federal investigation. i'm bruce rader and coming up in 25 minutes their 7th game in a row, i've
may close its doors this spring -- it's because parent company sears has been struggling. it plans to close at least 50 of what it calls "unprofitable" stores. the retailer says slow holiday sales forced them to speed up the closings. our n-b-c affiliate in roanoke says: it spoke to a company representative. that person says a k-mart in virginia beach will be shutting down in april. there are only two-- at pembroke mall and kemps river, in the resort city. the company has closed hundreds of sears and k-marts over the last five years -- including the k-mart in hilltop. still to come. no time to lose. a highway patrolman races the clock to save a woman's life. complaints are pouring in about a home under construction in a local neighborhood. what the family is dealing with-- and why city inspectors say they
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breaking news from the peninsula -- police are investigating an armed robbery in newport news. around nine, dispatchers say someone hit the a-t-and-t on jefferson avenue -- across from patrick henry mall. they say employees were in the building at the time. we'll let you know as soon as we have an update. tonight: light evening rain showers. small light snow chance after midnight. lows in the lower 30s. wind: wsw 5-10mph. wednesday: light snow possible before 8am. otherwise, mainly cloudy. highs in the lower 40s. wind: wsw 5-15mph. thursday: mainly sunny and cold. highs in the mid 30s. breezy... wind: wnw 15-20mph. tonight: light evening rain showers. small light snow chance after midnight. lows in the lower 30s. wind: wsw 5-10mph. wednesday:
before 8am. otherwise, mainly cloudy. highs in the lower 40s. wind: wsw 5-15mph. thursday: mainly sunny and cold. highs in the mid 30s. breezy... wind: wnw 15-20mph. tonight: light evening rain showers. small light snow chance after midnight. lows in the lower 30s. wind: wsw 5-10mph. wednesday: light snow possible before 8am. otherwise, mainly cloudy. highs in the lower 40s. wind: wsw 5-15mph. thursday: mainly sunny and cold. highs in the mid 30s. breezy...
complaints at the site. 10 on your side's chris horne looked into the family's situation -- and the law surrounding it. c 5 10:23 byron woodard homeowner it's been very troubling for both me and my family to have to go through 68 inspections inspections at his new spanish style home. total inspections now - more than 70. woodard and his wife bought the lot on the lynnhaven river and started building on it in the spring of 2014. but then the complaints started piling up. the city says about half of them were anonymous - but that didn't matter. by law, the city still has norm is ten inspections, and they get 68, and not one of them resulted in a stop work order or a violation of any shape or form, up before the chesapeake bay preservation area board. c 34 47:35 brad martin cbpa board member why is that silt fence 30 feet from the improvements in builder about the placement of silt fences, construction debris, and the amount of turf on the property. other complaints filed with the city even questioned the height of the home experience building on waterfront lots. that didn't matter
attorney this homeonwer has gotten and continues to get disparate treatment from certain folks in the neighborhood, and certain folks on this board. i can't explain why. in the end the board found in favor of both the builder and the homeowners. woodards will be inviting many of their neighbors over for a swim. c 5 11:45 byron woodard homeowner to say that it'll be a highly intense envronment is an understatement chris horne toys good use of city inspectors' time - and
the city says - as you could imagine - not always. doesn't matter how valid any complaint might be - by state law, inspectors have to check them out. nasa is going strong -- according to the agency's top man. for the first time, the "state of nasa address" was held in our area today. administrator charles bolden gave the speech at nasa-langley -- shortly after president obama released his budget. the agency is slated to get 19-billion- dollars next year. some of that money will be used for work here locally. sot - charles bolden, nasa administrator - clip 59 22:04:02 i think day. 22:04:09 you can watch the entire state of nasa address on wavy dot com-- and learn more on how the new budget will give a boost to the space agency's missions the feds may start looking into a chaotic cruise, that looked like a scene from a disaster movie. we've been telling you a royal carribean ship sailed right into a storm over the weekend. it hit high winds and rough surf in the atlantic -- on its way to florida. some things got
during the trip before the crew decided to turn around. now a florida senator is calling for a federal investigation. . (sen. bill nelson/(d) florida) "the thing about this storm was, it was forecast for days. so, why in the world would a cruise ship, with thousands of passengers, go sailing right into it?" the national weather service predicted the storm about four days before the trip -- and made warnings about the wind at least 24 hours before. a missouri state highway patrol officer pulled a woman from a burning vehicle -- right before a fire got out of control. the rescue was caught on dashcam last week -- as the officer ran up to the car crash. he and another person pulled a 60- year-old woman to safety. she was seriously hurt. police say a driver ran a red light and caused the accident -- police took that person into custody. this little joey has a
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we've heard of therapy dogs -- cats -- even pigs. but a veterans home in utah is doing things a little differently. meet charlie the red kangaroo. he's served as a therapy animal for about a year in salt lake city. charlie is only a year old, but he'll be grown soon. he could eventually be more than five- feet-tall and 125 pounds -- at which point he will have to find a new home. the utah red cross plans to honor charlie for his service next month. cameras caught bei bei -- taking baby steps
national zoo. you can see him here climbing a tree -- at least trying. he's not quite six months old yet -- so cut him some slack when he takes a tumble. well -- you know what day it is! fat tuesday. thousands of people were out celebrating in downtown new orleans today. in spite of the cold, families lined up along st. charles avenue to grab the famous beads. people on floats threw out necklaces and trinkets -- while dancing to the marching bands. across the city -- smaller parades and festivities also helped bring an end to mardi gras -- before the christian season of lent starts tomorrow, ash wednesday. up next----why north carolina's head coach had to be helped off the court--- why o-d-u's trey freeman is considered one of the best guards in the country right now--- and it's u-v-a versus virginia tech. round
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