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HRT to Launch Airport Service

NORFOLK, VA – Hampton Roads Transit will launch a trial bus service to the Norfolk International Airport on Sunday, February 5, to test customer interest in establishing permanent local bus service to one of the region's major transportation hubs.

The Airport route will serve the arrivals and departures terminals on the hour, connecting customers via Norview Avenue and Tidewater Drive with downtown Norfolk and the Cedar Grove transfer facility.

The airport stop is located on Arrivals Boulevard near the pedestrian bridge by baggage claim. The route will leave the airport via Norview Avenue and proceed to Tidewater Drive for service to downtown Norfolk. This route also will serve the neighborhoods of Bromley, East Norview, Five Points, Green Hill Farms along Norview Avenue. These communities currently are not served by HRT.

Light rail customers can catch the new service at the bus stop serving the Civic Plaza station on St. Pauls Boulevard.

Police investigate stabbing at Norfolk library

Police say that there has been a stabbing at Pretlow Library in Norfolk at 111 W. Ocean View Ave.

It occurred in the Ocean View section of the city.

Police say that the victim has been transferred to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The suspect was on the scene and was taken into custody.

Police also say they recovered a knife they believe was used on the victim. 

They are not sure what led to the stabbing.

Police are still investigating.

Norfolk police need help solving two robberies

Norfolk police need you to take action against crime.

Officers need your help solving two robberies that happened within an hour of each other.

The latest was a robbery at a gas station. It happened at the Shell station on Norview Avenue around 7 p.m. Monday night.

No one was hurt.

Investigators are not saying much more about what happened.

And about an hour before that - someone robbed the Manila Bread House on East Little Creek Road near Halprin Drive.

It does not appear that anyone was hurt there, either.

If you know anything that could help police with either case, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

Light rail derailment still under investigation

After the Tide derailed on Friday near Colley Avenue and Second Street in Norfolk, HRT officials say they are still investigating the cause.

HRT says that the train is now back on track.

Friday overall, was a rough day for the light rail. Earlier that same day, electric cables sagged at the Military Circle stop.

They were supposed to last for 30 years.

For a few hours, no trains were running through most of the tracks, but other transportation was provided to get people around.

Man wanted for robbing Game Stop in Norfolk

Police are looking for a man who committed an armed robbery at a Game Stop in Norfolk located at 700 N. Military Highway.

Calls came in at 4:10 p.m. about the robbery. 

The suspect is described as a black male, 5`10' - 5`11' armed with handgun, wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans. Police say he has a large build and may weigh approximately 220-240 pounds.

He allegedly walked into the business and demanded money. Employees gave him the money and he fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction.

If anyone has information about this crime, please call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

Police arrest man accused of starting fire at Norfolk Ramada

Norfolk Fire Marshals made an arrest on Friday for the December 21st fire at the Ramada Hotel on Military Highway.

Tyrone Parker, age 54, was charged with arson to an occupied dwelling.

The arraignment was scheduled this morning.

Fire at hotel on North Military Highway

Norfolk officials say crews are currently working a fire located at 515 North Military Highway at the Ramada Inn.

Fire and smoke are covering the first floor.

As of 6:28 a.m. Wednesday morning, crews say the fire has been deemed under control.

NewsChannel 3 will post updates as they become available.