HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) - A basketball tournament is keeping kids in Hampton out of trouble. The Stop All Violence Tournament of Champions is part of a city-wide initiative to combat youth violence.
The city has had 15 homicides already this year, which is more than last year's total.
Saturday, nearly two dozen teams hit the courts with some unlikely matchups. Law enforcement, fraternities and firefighters all came out to hoop it up.
Organizers hope teens who took part in Saturday’s event will either volunteer or participate in similar programs in the future.
A man is facing attempted abduction charges after police said he tried to grab two juvenile girls and exposed himself.
A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of more than 2,000 EMTs and paramedics who were abruptly laid off over the weekend.
The Portsmouth City Council has set a public hearing for Tuesday, Dec. 17, to talk about a plan to bring a casino to the city.