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Community holds vigil for 5-year-old found dead this morning

The community is mourning the loss of a 5-year-old girl who died too soon. Kaymania Catta's body was found this morning after she went missing Wednesday evening.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill Support Red Cross by hosting a Fund Raiser

Carrabba’s Italian Grill Support Red Cross by hosting a Fund Raiser

HAMPTON VIRGINIA, September 2, 2011.  The Carrabba’s Italian Grill will sponsor a fund raiser meal at its restaurant on September 6, 2011 from 11 am to 3 pm (sharp) at 2500 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, Virginia.  There will be a $10.00 per person charge for the meal.  The meal will consist of Chicken Marsala, Pene Pasta Pomodora, and Salad.

The proceeds from the event will help the Red Cross respond to the needs of the people affected by Hurricane Irene and other future disasters. The Red Cross relies entirely on the generous support of the local community; it receives no government funding. For more information on the event, contact Eve Robinson at (757) 838-7320 or Alysia Alister at (757) 253-0228.

Hampton woman's windshield smashed by rocks on I-64, recalls terrifying experience

While a woman was driving on I-64 eastbound near the Hampton Coliseum, she heard what sounded like gunshots.  She thought her car had been hit. She immediately called 911.

But state police soon realized that it was not gunfire at all. There were a few kids that had thrown several rocks from an overpass down towards passing vehicles on I-64 in Hampton. This vicious prank caused severe damage to several cars who were hit. Entire windshields were smashed.

One woman, Tonya Ward, says that her car was hit while she, her husband, and five-year-old god daughter were driving down that stretch of highway. They were all it in the face with shattering glass.

29th Annual Hampton Bay Days Plans 9/11 Tribute

 

Hampton, VA- On Sunday, September 11, 2011, Hampton Bay Days will pay tribute to those who lost their lives during the largest terrorist attack on American soil. The 9/11 tribute will take place at 2:00 p.m. at the City Hall Stage and feature a small speech by 2011 Hampton Bay Days Commodore, and current Fort Monroe Garrison Commander, Col. Anthony D. Reyes; an honor guard march; and the singing of the National Anthem by Bay Days performer Rachel Farley. The ceremony is expected to last 15 minutes.

 

“On this, the 10th year anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, we felt it was important to pay tribute to those who lost their lives,” said Hampton Bay Days Executive Director Kelly Holloway. “This is Hampton Bay Day’s way of honoring these heroes.”

 

A native of East Orange, New Jersey, Col. Anthony D. Reyes was commissioned into the Field Artillery in 1984.

Buckroe Beach closed temporarily

The waters off Buckroe Beach were closed Wednesday around 12 p.m. due to a high bacteria count, likely caused by Hurricane Irene.

New water samples have been collected, and the city anticipates reopening for swimmers Thursday afternoon or Friday.

Storms often cause water quality issues, said John Schellenberg, environmental health manager for the Hampton Health Department. "Due to the extensive rainfall, there is a great deal of runoff with a lot of bacteria. In addition, this storm caused a lot of turbulence, which stirred up the waters and increased the bacteria floating in the water."

The beach and park remain open; however, no one is allowed in the water until the quality samples return to safe levels.

The Health Department will re-test water samples daily; today's results are expected at 3 p.m.

Buckroe Fishing Pier remains closed today due to storm damage; however, it is scheduled to reopen Friday in time for Labor Day weekend fishing.

Man shot, killed in early morning Hampton shooting

Hampton police are currently investigating a homicide that happened on Doolittle Road.

Wednesday morning at 4:32 a.m. Hampton police received calls in reference to a shooting in the 100 block of Doolittle Road.

Officers arrived on scene and found 22-year-old Richard Glenn Redick, Jr., deceased.

Redick was an airman stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota.

The suspect has been identified as Marcus Devall Wingate, a 23-year-old Hampton man residing in the first block of East Weaver Road.

Wingate currently has warrants on file for one count of murder, one count of use of a firearm in commission of a felony, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Police say an argument had taken place between two men. Wingate brandished a firearm and fired a single round, striking Redick in the upper torso.

The crime scene is still active. NewsChannel 3 will post more updates as they become available.

Hampton issues curfew

The City of Hampton is declaring a curfew 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. No one should be on the roads except emergency personnel. This curfew will be in effect beginning tonight, Aug. 27, until the threatening weather conditions improve.

This curfew applies to all persons within the City except federal, state, and local law enforcement; fire, rescue, and utility company personnel; emergency operating personnel; and contractors performing services directed by the City Manager acting as Director of Emergency Services. This curfew is declared under the local declared emergency for Hurricane Irene.

There are many downed trees, branches and power lines, as well as flooded streets.

"The purpose of a curfew is to keep civilians off the road during dangerous times for public safety," said Police Chief Chuck Jordan said. "It allows police and rescue officials to maneuver and to focus on the most serious issues in neighborhoods."