PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - 10 On Your Side contacted Hampton Roads lawmakers Thursday to see what they were doing the day before looming, across-the-board cuts took hold.
Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA) and Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA) said they will be staying in Washington, D.C. to work with the Armed Services Committee on what to do next.
Earlier in the day, Wittman led a hearing on ways to deal with the sequester.
Wittman, Forbes and Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) said they have been talking with colleagues on both sides of the aisle and are hopeful a resolution will be reached.
"The good news is there's a lot of dialog and desire to find a better solution," Kaine said.
"It's never totally too late, but they key, as we've said before, is the President has not been very good at being willing to listen to people who disagree with him," Forbes said.
President Obama will be meeting with four top-ranking congressmen Friday in D.C., but no one is expecting a last minute deal.
Congressmen Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Scott Rigell (R-VA) will speak to WAVY News 10 Today Friday morning.
Camden County Sheriff Tony Perry said that during the last two weeks, incidents of breaking and entering and home or vehicle larceny have increased in two areas of the county.
A Facebook post helped Elizabeth City Police identify and locate the suspect of a hit-and-run incident involving a 3-year-old this week.
As Newport News Fire Chief Scott Liebold plans to retire at the end of this month, the city is looking for his replacement -- and they want your help.