NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Families of crews abroad three ships re-routing to Israel are preparing for a delayed homecoming.
It was announced Monday that the USS New York, USS Iwo Jima and USS Gunston Hall were bound for Israel to provide assistance to Americans, if need be. The ships carry more than 4,000 sailors and Marines.
The crews delayed eight months ago.
"We were looking forward to having our first Christmas together," said Andrea.
Jeanette says she has learned to roll with the punches.
"This is kind of what goes with the territory and it's an unfortunate part of it sometimes," she said.
A Suffolk man told police an HVAC system weighing about three tons was stolen from his property sometime last week.
A Newport News mother was arrested in York County for drug charges while she was with her children, according to the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office.
Sgt. Chris Meier with Smithfield Police confirmed a sexual assault took place at the Smithfield Foods packing plant last month.