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stay on top of the changing weather conditions with our free wavy weather app. it gives you access to the hour by hour forecast and updated radar views. prosecutors may ask to continue the murder case against a former portsmouth police officer. sources tell 10 on your side, commonwealth's attorney stephanie morales is having issues with witnesses. we're told it will come up during proceedings tomorrow. we also learned the court will consider a motion to
from the courtroom during the trial: set to begin march 21. sources say rankin has witnesses who say he had no choice but to shoot 18 year old william chapman the second saying chapman was the agressor outside the frederick boulevard walmart last year. with the rankin trial in mind, the new portsmouth police chief, tonya chapman, says-- transparency will be a top priority at the department. chapman was sworn in this morning. she is the first african-american woman to be police chief there, and she says she wants to build trust with the community. "transparency and accountability leads to legitimacy so that is extremely important to me and it has been important in my career to up hold the highest ethical standards and to hold others accountable as well so i will be as transparent as possible" just before new chief took her oath, william chapman's family gathered to peacefully walk to city hall. they say they support the new chief, but want her to know they're watching.
tell her this morning that the time for justice is always right now" william chapman's mother sally met chief chapman after the ceremony. they say they are going to sit down soon and talk. lawyers want to revisit the scene of a deadly police shooting in norfolk. they were arguing the motion today in the case of michael edington junior. the nofolk police officer faces manslaughter charges in the death of david latham from 20-14. police say latham threatened them with a knife before edington opened fire on west 30th street. latham's family says he suffered from mental illness. a veteran virginia beach police officer is in jail tonight -- accused of driving under the influence. fellow officers pulled sergeant margaret hobbs over last night. jail records show she had a child in the car with her. 10 on your side's liz palka joins us from newsroom.
nicole - the people we have spoken to within the department are stunned. she's been with virginia beach police for 17 years and is highly respected. they also say hobbs got into some sort of accident right before she was arrested. a virginia beach police sergeant arrested for driving under the influence. virginia court records show sgt. margie hobbs' blood alcohol concentration was more than twice the legal limit. and that she had a child in the vehicle with her. c50 1:03 - the crook isn't going to place a device on there for permanent purposes. they're going to come back and get it. 10 on your side file video from 2011 shows hobbs when she served as officer. a police spokesman says she now works in the investigative division and has been with the department for 17 years. master police officer jimmy cason released few details on hobbs' arrest - other than it happened on sunday in the early evening. however, police sources tell us some sort of accident happened near the oceana nas dam
and that hobbs did have a child in the vehicle with her. c84 :43 - our officers coordinated with norfolk's swat team and homicide squad. sources tell ten on your side they're shocked by the charge. they say, when hobbs decided to become a sergeant she was at the top of the department's list. adding, they wouldn't expect this from her. hobbs is currently being held in the virginia beach city jail. she will have a bond hearing early tomorrow morning. i'm liz palka, 10 on your side. tonight two people are locked up -- after virginia beach police say they robbed a woman at knifepoint and abducted her. 22-year-old ronnie anderson is also accused of sexually assaulting the victim. police couldn't show us the second suspect because he's underage. 10 on your side's erin kelly has been working to learn more from nearby businesses off northampton boulevard. erin? most of the surrounding businesses would have been closed at the time this is alleged to have occurred. but there may be surveillance video -- and
what that could show. virginia beach police say it started here -- at the wingate by wyndham hotel on burton station road. around 12:30 am sunday -- officers say a woman was about to get out of her car -- when 22-year-old ronnie lesha anderson came up to her with a knife and demanded something she had. then, police say an underaged male who also had a knife, took the woman's purse. when that didn't turn up anything of value, police say anderson forced his way into the woman's car -- and sexually assaulted her. staff at the wingate tell 10 on your side they're not aware of anything happening on their property, but they're looking at surveillance video. after the alleged assault, police say the suspects forced the woman to drive to an a-t-m at this 7-eleven on northampton boulevard and baker road. it's there -- that police say the woman was able to escape and get help inside the building -- while the suspects ran off. employees there tell 10 on your side they do not know what happened. police say later sunday morning -- officers with
suspects at the econo lodge on northampton boulevard and arrested them. staff there say the suspects were not staying at the hotel. ronnie anderson did not want to talk to us about the case. both suspects face several charges. we have those listed on our website. live in virginia beach, erin kelly, 10 on your side. new tonight. virginia beach police are investigating a handful of break-ins. they say someone hit dozens of cars, between two oceanfront hotel garages. officers took reports from the hilton and the sheraton, both on atlantic avenue, on saturday. the valet at the sheraton says more than twenty cars parked in one garage had the windows smashed. he tells 10 on your side, it was tough to break the news to drivers. c0001 cody batten/sheraton valet 10;02;42 when i had to bring someone's car around i didn't know how i was about to explain it right away. i had to warm them up to it. i park in
the valet says the sheraton has surveillance video of the suspect. police have not released a description. hampton police are still looking for a killer. police say someone shot 35-year-old jermaine jackson while he was sitting in the driver's seat of a car on powhatan parkway near shell road. he died less than an hour later at the hospital. neighbors tell us they're used to hearing gunshots, but it's usually from farther away....and not like this: paula mcqueen/lives near homicide scene 31:14 i don't know that much about guns, but i know a big gun when i hear it. (butted to) 34:48 a little gun sounds like pop, pop, pop. a big gun, like a 357, it's like a boom, boom. police aren't saying whether anyone else was in the car with jackson. they haven't released any suspect information - but when they do, look for updates on the air and on wavy-dot- com. three people, including two children, can't stay at home tonight because of a kitchen fire. it happened at an
point road near the intersection with robin hood road in norfolk. firefighters one person inside made it out safely-- and no one was hurt. two men face charges following a meth lab bust in norfolk. officers say they discovered the equipment, while serving an assault and battery warrant sunday morning. 31-year-old lance otis is behind bars. 37-year-old james patterson got a criminal summons. officers evacuated the building on west 27th street in park place-- while they investigated. no one was hurt. after three apparent meth lab busts and four arrests this month, newport news first responders want you to know just how dangerous these operations are. this discussion centered on chemicals that are volatile and may explode. they say the toxins can also lead to serious health problems - even death. officials didn't address a specific investigation - but want you to be alert. c20 capt. geoff thurman - regional hazmat team 03:41:05 "a lot of times suspicious activity, the chemical bottles laying out, notify the 911 center immediately and we can get out there and
hazard to the general public." first responders want you to watch for certain signs including people frequently walking in and out of a home; chemical bottles around the property and a an odor similar to cat urine. chemical bottles around the property and a an absentee ballots in the mail-- already filled out. election officials explain how the mix- up happened. hear why they say there's no need for concern. virginia beach mayor will sessoms says he's running for a third term. hear how he's planning to handle questions about his conflict of interest case. there's a law that can save your taxpayer money in d-u-i cases, but many cities don't use it. 10 on your side investigates why they
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when it comes to decision 20-16 mayor will sessoms says he is back in it to win it. we told you first, the current leader of virginia beach is running interest investigation last year. today he told us-- he will explain what happened, as often as they have questions about it. (31:57 9 ) ((" well the
say is im sorry for making a technical mistake which i did but i will also remind everyone it was clear as day there was no personal gain for me or my former employer")) runs: 32:09 sessoms says he is fired up and rallying his supporters. he says he plans to work hard to win the election. a little more than a week away from decision 2016 in virginia. the candidates have been sanders is holding a norfolk scope tomorrow. the event is free and doors open at 9:30. on the republican side, businessman donald trump will visit regent university in virginia beach on wednesday. he will take part in the school's presidential candidate forum. tickets are sold out. due to the march 1st primary, virginia beach public schools will be on a two- hour-delay for all students. the city says it expects a big turnout on super tuesday, and many schools will also serve as polling places. we can tell you how absentee ballots were sent to some hampton voters -- already filled out. election officials say the printer sent test
ballots - in the same box - without separate labels. they say that's how the coordinator accidentally sent the wrong ones. they say 17 voters got the wrong ballot, but the mistake won't impact the election. sot - william lewis, hampton electoral board vice chairman you just have to have faith in the process. whenever you have human beings you're going to have human error. this is a very small number of ballots that went out in error and we're doing everything we can do to correct it. officials say they've identified the voters who received the wrong ballots-- and they're working to give them the correct ones. tomorrow is the deadline to request an absentee ballot. flooring from lumber liquidators may expose you to a higher risk for cancer than previously thought. the c-d-c says the risk from having formaldehyde in certain laminates is three times higher than calculated before. it says investigators used an incorrect number for ceiling height -- leading to lower risk. stock of the toano-based company plummeted, when the
if you're looking for a job, l-l bean is hiring. the outdoor retailer is opening a store at lynnhaven mall in virginia beach this spring. it's looking for more than 100 employees -- ranging from managers to sales reps. learn more about how to apply by looking for the story on wavy dot com. (anchors ad lib toss to don) tonight: scattered showers are possible with likely rain after midnight. lows in the low-mid 40s. wind ne 10-15mph. tuesday: rain is likely before 9am. rain tapers by the afternoon. highs in the low 50s. wind: n 5- 10mph. wednesday: slight chance for severe storms in the afternoon & evening. highs in the upper 60s. wind: ese 15-25mph g.35.
showers are possible with likely rain after midnight. lows in the low-mid 40s. wind ne 10-15mph. tuesday: rain is likely before 9am. rain tapers by the afternoon. highs in the low 50s. wind: n 5- 10mph. wednesday: slight chance for severe storms in the afternoon & evening. highs in the upper 60s. wind: ese 15-25mph g.35. tonight: scattered showers are possible with likely rain after midnight. lows in the low-mid 40s. wind ne 10-15mph. tuesday: rain is likely before 9am. rain tapers by the afternoon. highs in the low 50s. wind: n 5- 10mph. wednesday: slight chance for severe storms in the afternoon & evening.
strangers help save a man-- before his vehicle turns into a fireball. see the only thing that made it out of the flames. a man accused of killing six people was in court today -- while investigators search for the cause of his killing spree. i'm bruce rader and coming up in 25 minutes on the sportswrap a busy night. 3rd ranked virginia with a big challege trying to get by number 12 miami--i'll hve highlights from that game, also highlights and scores from the high school regional basketball tournament. and a look
tour helicopter, when it went down last week. two family members are still hospital. another was treated and released. federal agents are trying to figure out exactly what happened. the man accused of a killing spree in michigan was in court for the first time today. prosecutors think they they're still trying to figure out "why" he decided to 45-year-old jason dalton is a husband, father of two and an uber driver. he is now in jail without bond facing six counts of murder -- plus assault and prosecutors in kalamazoo say he shot and killed six people saturday -- while still giving rides to unsuspecting passengers. sound jeff getting - kalamazoo prosecutor :36-:49 "this was not just a momentary lapse, this was not just a crime. there was not something to provoke this. there are video tapes of these incidents. he walked up on these people and shot them." investigators say dalton shot eight people-- in
breaking news coming in from the peninsula. police say someone has robbed the dollar general on warwick boulevard. that's in the lee hall area. around 7:30, officers say he took out a gun and demanded cash. then they say he ran. there were customers and employees inside at the time, but no one was hurt. we have a crew
and we'll let you know as soon as we have an update. tonight: scattered showers are possible with likely rain after midnight. lows in the low-mid 40s. wind ne 10-15mph. tuesday: rain is likely before 9am. rain tapers by the afternoon. highs in the low 50s. wind: n 5- 10mph. wednesday: slight chance for severe storms in the afternoon & evening. highs in the upper 60s. wind: ese 15-25mph g.35. tonight: scattered showers are possible with likely rain after midnight. lows in the low-mid 40s. wind ne 10-15mph. tuesday: rain is likely before 9am. rain tapers by the afternoon. highs in the low 50s. wind: n 5- 10mph. wednesday: slight chance for severe storms in the afternoon & evening. highs in the upper 60s. wind: ese 15-25mph g.35. tonight: scattered showers are possible with likely rain after midnight. lows in the low-mid 40s. wind ne 10-15mph. tuesday: rain is likely before 9am. rain tapers by the afternoon. highs in the low 50s. wind: n 5- 10mph.
wind: ese 15-25mph g.35. local cities may be passing up a money- making opportunity. there's a law saying they can collect reimbursement -- for expenses related to d-u-i cases. investigative reporter chris horne is looking into why some cities are leaving money on the table, by failing to fine. take sot pkg eight years ago, ronald mcclenny had an idea. sergeant wanted d-u-i offenders to reimburse the city for services connected to their crime -- fire and rescue, tow truck, and repair work to public property. c 1 00:49 ronald mcclenny retired police officer -- i knew this was money that could be collected and it wouldn't take much effort to collect it the city passed the law and mcclenny even won an award for his idea. a few years later he wanted to see how the dui ordinance was helping the city's balance sheet. c 1 - and found the same thing - the fee is on the books but
so instead of saving the taxpayers some money... c 1 7:08 ronald mcclenny retired police officer -- i wasted the taxpayers dollars myself by doing the research and the time i spent looking these things up. like mcclenny -- we went looking for answers. franklin's city attorney says there are several reasons why the dui fine goes un-used. c 1 39:58 taylor williams franklin city attorney -- we are not surprised that it's not applicable, or hasn't been applied, on a regular basis franklin has low speed limits... c 1 35:49 taylor williams franklin limit that is above 35 mph few watering holes... c 1 where people could go and drink and a population of just 85 hundred. so we investigated some bigger fish -- of the seven cities four of them have laws similar to franklin's: ((map)) chesapeake, virginia beach, hampton, and norfolk. ((chesapeake graphic)) chesapeake collected an average of 24 thousand dollars each year on the dui fee over the past three years.
27 thousand dollars last year. c 1 29:51 john atkinson virginia beach treasurer -- it's not a large sum of money but obviously in an environment such as ours, anything helps. in hampton, we sampled more than 300 d-u-i convictions and the city imposed the fee just twice. norfolk does not pursue from the commonwealth's of our dui cases. still, we're aware of (the applicable city and state laws) and discuss them from time to time." that surprised norfolk commissioner of the revenue evans poston. c 19 29:55 evans poston taxing the citizens is probably worth looking at poston says if the city could collect, say, 25 thousand a year, that could go toward a salary for a police officer, firefighter, or teacher. c 19 30:55 evans poston norfolk revenue commissioner -- they could probably do some neighborhood improvements with some of that money. virginia
process -- creating a direct line from the arresting officer to the monitors the offense, puts the information into my computer system, and we in turn take over from there. maybe other cities could use atkinson's system. that would make the guy with the award-winning idea a lot happier. c 1 collecting could help pay the officers and reimburse collecting could help pay the officers and reimburse the city coffers. chris horne reporting. cities have an option of charging a flat 350-dollars per d-u-i conviction, or actual costs-- to a maximum of one-thousand- dollars. if a city does charge the d-u-i fee, and the offender does not pay it- the state can take over and deduct it from any state tax refund. if you have an idea for our investigative team -- call the 10 on your side investigation hotline at 7-5-7- 6-7-3 53-10. or send an email to "10
wavy-dot-com". be sure to include a brief outline of your story-- and how we can memphis man from a burning vehicle. shortly after that -- the car went up in flames. sunday, local reporters say someone sideswiped the driver, who ran off the road and into a pole. everything inside burned -- except a bible! (s/ elicia bridgforth/ witness :04) "everybody just started going to man out this car." (s/ corey kilpatrick/ witness :12) "find maybe it wouldn't burn him as bad or keep him as moist as he could possibly be." medics took the driver to the hospital, and they expect him to survive. a community rallies around a man who has given so much for our country. how people are coming together-- to make sure
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a key matchup tonight in the crazy acc--third ranked virginia looking good for a top seed in the nc-double a tournament taking on miami tonight. i'm bruce rader, welcome to the sportswrap live on this monday night. with the acc tournament just weeks away, virginia jumped four spots up to number 3 in the nation this week in the ap top 25 poll. but even though the hoo's are the top ranked acc team they still had to get by number 12 miami tonight and 7th ranked north carolina on saturday. tonight virginia in miami, the canes lost to north carolina by 25 points over the weekend, but with just over 3 minutes to play---davon reed hits the three for miami, and canes take a 8 point lead. but the cavaliers
brogden---he nails a three pointer and the cavs are back to within 3--- then with 90 within one, but miami just iced the hoo's from the foul line. 3 seconds left, the inbounds pass to perrentas---from half court for the tie----not this time, it's just off the iron---despite a career high 28 points from brogdon, he couldn't do it alone---the hurricanes upset virginia---64-61--- perhaps knocking uva out of the race for their third straight acc title--- the road to the high school basketball state championship began tonight with 64 local boys and girls teams vieing for four titles depending on the size of the schools. we begin in norfolk at the 5-a regional----bethel is 20 and 4---but had an 18- game win streak snapped on saturday---taking on norview--who played in last year's state title game--- first quarter---- norview wearing blue on the fast break--- keyon-tay johnson with