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Continuous live streaming

January 26th, 2012 at 2:36 pm by under 10 On Your Side, News, Uncategorized

As long as you have a smart phone or tablet, basically anything that allows you to access WAVY.com on the go, you can now watch WAVY video LIVE. Our live video stream is now available via these devices. We currently stream all of our M-F newscasts as well as the weekend morning show. In between shows, you’ll be able to view a live Super Doppler 10 radar shot or our tower cam, maybe traffic cameras, who knows?

So, spread the word.

Click here for a quick link to download WAVY.com to your mobile device.

The future of Waterside proposals

January 11th, 2011 at 5:14 pm by under News, Uncategorized

While many say the Norfolk Waterside location is perfect for foot traffic, business is far from booming, and Norfolk leaders hope to change that.

Tuesday afternoon, city council members got their first look at recommendations for the troubled downtown spot.

A look at the proposal from consultants outlines that the ground floor would be a large scale public market with fresh fish, fruit and vegetables, like New York’s Union Square or Seattle’s Pike Street Market.

On the second floor, the report proposes a night life operation with balcony seating, a large banqueting facility, even a large destination health club.

On the both the first and second floors, the areas facing the waterfront will include diverse restaurants, including at least one seafood venue with outdoor seating.

Finally, the report calls for minimizing impulse retailing.

Norfolk city leaders say they want to make Waterside a destination, something it hasn’t been for quite some time.

The 20 plus page report includes a lot of opinions from stakeholders, including one that states, “The city is not a good landlord, The Waterside isn’t their area of expertise.”

WAVY.com is closely following this developing story. Stay with WAVY News 10 on air and online for the latest.

Water Main repairs to close turn lane

January 11th, 2011 at 4:38 pm by under News

The left turn lane in the 4300 block of Virginia Beach Blvd. will be temporarily closed starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, while the Department of Public Utilities makes repairs to a 16-inch water main.

The lane closure will affect eastbound traffic turning left on Thalia Road. The left turn lane will be detoured into the left straight lane, allowing traffic to still turn left at Thalia Road.

Weather permitting, the temporary lane closure is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Wednesday and reopen at approximately 4 p.m. the same day.

Beach police investigate 4 robberies

January 11th, 2011 at 4:24 pm by under News

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Beach police are investigating three robberies and an attempted robbery that occurred across the city Tuesday. Police are treating the cases separately.

Just after 3 p.m., a man with a gun tried to rob the Express Check Advance in the 3800 block of Holland Road, but the door was locked and the employees inside at the time wouldn’t let him in, according to police.

At around 11:40 a.m. a man armed with a handgun robbed the ABC store in the 5000 block of Ferrell Parkway. Police say the suspect entered the liquor store, demanded money then fled on foot. Police have a vague description of the robber.

Less than an hour earlier, just before 11 a.m., a man with a gun robbed the Bank of America in the 3000 block of Virginia Beach Boulevard. The suspect fled on foot. No one was hurt. Police released surveillance photos which show the suspect wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, a baseball cap with a gray rim, a dark colored bandana, blue jeans and camouflage hunting style gloves.

Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m., a suspect wearing all black, armed with a gun, entered the Wachovia Bank in the 1600 block of Independence Boulevard. Once he robbed the place, the suspect left on foot headed towards the neighborhood behind Auto Land, according to police spokesman Adam Bernstein. Police put nearby Thoroughgood Elementary and Hermitage Elementary on lockdown for about 30 minutes, according to Eileen Cox with Virginia Beach public schools. No one was hurt during the robbery.

If you have information about any of these cases, call the Crime Line at 1-888-Lock-U-Up.

Technical Difficulties

January 11th, 2011 at 3:45 pm by under Personalities

Due to technical difficulties, WAVY.com is currently down. We are working to fix the problem as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

McDonnell Victory Party – Andy Fox reports

November 3rd, 2009 at 10:28 pm by under Personalities, Politics

Political Reporter Andy Fox here at a boisterous victory party for Virginia Beach’s Bob McDonnell.  As one speaker said, “Bob has lead the republican party out of a seven year wilderness politically.”  The last time Republicans won all three statewide offices was back in 1997.

National Republican Chair Michael Steele told WAVY.com, “Bob ran a campaign that reached out.  He won back independents…no one cared about his 1989 Thesis because they care about jobs.  They care about roads. They care about education.”

Early results show Deeds failed to generate the needed turnout in African American Communities, women and Hispanics.

Republicans are using the victories tonight in Virginia to re-energize a Republican Party that has failed to win a gubernatorial race since 1997.

WAVY.com health blogs

September 29th, 2008 at 4:12 pm by under Health

Thank you for logging on to WAVY.com’s ‘Your Health’ blog page. Check back for entries from 10 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Harris.