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ODU hosts fifth annual Special Olympics event, Little Feet Meet

It’s in the fall when S.B. Ballard Stadium is loud – that’s when the Old Dominion Monarchs usually race up and down the field putting up points faster than Joey Chestnut eats hot dogs.

This past Tuesday, the stadium was just as loud as any of those fall Saturdays – and no, it wasn’t spring football, but instead, the Little Feet Meet.

It’s the fifth annual Special Olympics event hosted by Old Dominion. Twelve Norfolk public schools and more than 200 students spent the day participating in events from running an obstacle course to kicking field goals.

The kids were mentored by members of the Old Dominion football team, including Blair Roberts.

“Honestly, I love being a part of this,” Thomas said as he beamed a smile from ear to ear. “These kids need us and I am glad I can be here for them.”

“The Arts are Wild” at the Virginia Zoo

Norfolk, Va. – Young Audiences – Arts for Learning – Virginia brings “The Arts Are Wild,” a literacy celebration through the arts, back to the Virginia Zoo Saturday, May 3, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“The Arts Are Wild is a fantastic event bringing arts and education together to entertain and educate children of all ages,” said Greg Bockheim, the Zoo’s executive director. “We’re thrilled to have YAV as a partner in the event again this year.”

Presented by Liberty Tax, and supported by TowneBank and a host of other funders, The Arts Are Wild activities will include: musical performances by YAV artists, story boarding, comic book art, poetry, and more! All the activities are included with regular Zoo admission.

Crispus Attucks Cultural Center's Spring Open House

Crispus Attucks Cultural Center's Spring Open House

UPDATE: Man arrested, charged in Norfolk homicide

UPDATE: Police say they have now made an arrest in a homicide case in Norfolk. 

They’ve arrested and charged Dustin George of the 800 block of Golf Street for the homicide of Dorian Booker. 

He was arrested in Virginia Beach and charged with murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. 

Witnesses say that while in the home, they heard the two arguing. They say a gunshot followed. Witnesses say they walked toward the gunshot sound and found Booker on the floor. 

George is now in the custody of the Norfolk City Jail. 


Norfolk, Va. – A man was shot and killed overnight in Norfolk. Norfolk police have identified the victim as 40-year-old Dorian Booker.

It happened on Goff Street – that’s just off Tidewater Drive – just before 1:30 a.m. this morning.

One dead after shooting at Norfolk pawn and gun shop

Norfolk, Va. – Norfolk police responded to a shooting at Superior Pawn & Gun located in the 800 block of West Little Creek Road. The call came in at about 1:50 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

Police are now investigating this shooting incident as an undetermined death, but investigators on scene believe it was a self inflicted gunshot wound. Police have not said if it is intentional or accidental.

The victim, a man, was not an employee. NewsChannel 3 was told that the man purchased several rounds of ammo when he went into the store.

The shooting happened inside the gun range portion of the store, according Officer Hudson with the Norfolk Police Department.

The victim was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Regular customers were stunned by the news.

PHOTOS: Brambleton Avenue blocked due to van fire in Norfolk

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UPDATE: Three hospitalized in Norfolk fire

Norfolk, Va. – A fire is now under control in the 1100 block of Ingleside Road.

The call came in at 9:25 a.m. on Thursday, April 10. Crews responded and found light smoke showing from the structure.

The building was evacuated.

The fire started in a dryer, officials say. Six employers within the building were evaluated, and two of them transported to the hospital for smoke related injuries. The injuries are non life-threatening. Officials say a total of three people were hospitalized as a result of smoke exposure.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates as they become available.