Jane Alvarez-Wertz

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.

A part of history

January 20th, 2009 at 11:51 am by under Politics

Blog by WAVY News 10 reporter Derrick Rose:


Wow. What an amazing day and experience. I almost don’t know where to begin.

Right now its about 1030 a.m. and I’m not too far from the Capitol bldg but I have a huge jumbotron in front of me.

The best part about this moment is spending it with my family-mother, father, sister and cousin. We braved the cold at 5am to hit an enormously crowded metro rail system. I’ve taken the metro hundreds of times but obviously it’s never been at the capacity it’s been today. That’s what happens when everyone wants to be a part of history.

I wish everyone who wanted to be here could come because just like covering major breaking news like Katrina or 9/11, it’s one thing to see it on TV but when you’re here, you’re in the moment and words alone do not come close to doing these moments justice.

The members of the US House are making their entrance now and we are just moments away from history.

Members of Hollywood are all over. On the jumbotron I’ve seen Dustin Hoffman, Steven Spielberg, and Muhammad Ali but no Andy Fox. I’m sure the Foxxer is around here somewhere scoring an exclusive with some big name.

The weather just in case you haven’t been watching TV is cold but not bad considering I’m in a direct beam of sunlight and I packed on more layers than the cold weather story I did last Friday morning on WAVY News 10 Today. I’m having flashbacks to my days at the ages of 3 to 5 when my mom used to bundle me up in this little navy blue snowsuit with the knit gloves safety pinned to the sleeves. I couldn’t raise my arms then, I don’t think I can raise them now. Speaking of the weather there was music playing and everyone was bouncing and moving but I’m convinced it was more to keep warm than to keep the beat.

Its about 1040 am now so it’s a little more than an hour until the Transition of Power.

I’ll be sending in more photos to our webdesk throughout the day.

Derrick Rose
Reporter, WAVY News 10

Anxiously awaiting the big event

January 20th, 2009 at 11:47 am by under Politics

Blog from Jenn and Amanda:

9:20 a.m.

So a little more than two hours now until the start of the Inauguration. The giant TVs are replaying Sunday’s HBO concert special, so we’re kept entertained as we anxiously await the President-elect.

The only real problem out here is the cold. It seems our many layers of clothes are not holding up to the nearly freezing temperatures. Despite the weather, though, it is still a very exciting place to be! And this crowd is growing bigger and bigger!

More to come…

Jenn and Amanda

Train ride to D.C.

January 20th, 2009 at 11:45 am by under Politics

Blog from Jenn Rojsuontikul and Amanda D’Attilio:

At about 3:15 a.m. our alarm went off and we got up to prepare for our train ride into D.C. from Manassass, Virginia. The Virginia Railway Express sold special tickets for today’s Inauguration, so we were guaranteed a seat. Still, we wanted to be sure. So we arrived at about 4:45 a.m. at the train station. Just after 5 a.m. the train pulled up and we got on.

We were told not to bring a lot with us for the sake of security. So we just packed some snacks and a blanket to sit on while on the Mall. Once we arrived we saw the mass of people moving toward the capitol. There were vendors selling all things Obama, hoping to profit a little from this historic event. We were really surprised there were no security checkpoints for those of us watching from the National Mall. But we hear random searches could be in place.

Huge TVs are set up for all of us to watch! We’ve tried to send some pictures but it seems that cell service is either weak or jammed. So we’ll send those pictures along after the event.

Aside from the crowds we’re also dealing with the cold. We both have dressed in warm layers: 2 pairs of Under Armor pants, a pair of jeans, two Under Armor shirts, a Northface, and a jacket! So we’re keeping nice and toasty.

As soon as things start going we’ll send along more updates!

- Jenn Rojsuontikul and Amanda D’Attilio
William & Mary and George Mason students

WAVY Military Blog

September 29th, 2008 at 4:14 pm by under Military

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