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No physical, forensic evidence tying anyone to Victor Decker’s murder

Virginia Beach/Norfolk, Va. – There is no physical or forensic evidence tying anyone to the murder of off-duty Norfolk Police Officer Victor Decker. That statement came out in court on Monday.

The day he was brought back to Virginia Beach and charged with murder, federal inmate Raymond Lewis Perry insisted police built their murder case solely on jailhouse snitches.

“Jailhouse liars. They’re not jailhouse snitches, because if you snitch, it is possible you are telling the truth. They’re jailhouse liars,” Perry says.

And it turns out, he was right. In a court hearing, Perry’s lawyer Jennifer Stanton told the judge prosecutors have nothing other than the words of jailhouse snitches trying to get their sentences reduced.

She told the judge, “This is, and is alone, a snitch case.”

Norview High School evacuated due to power outage

Norfolk, Va. – Norview High School experienced a power outage at approximately 12:15 p.m., Friday, April 19, 2013, in various locations in the building due to an electrical problem in the auditorium.

Norfolk Public Schools officials say the school was evacuated, and now students and staff have re-entered the school. Students will be dismissed at the usual time, 2:05 p.m.

An Edulink phone message will be sent to all parents to inform them of this matter.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates as they come in.

House fire under control on Princess Anne Road

Virginia Beach, Va. – A house fire is now under control on Princess Anne Road, officials tell NewsChannel 3.

On Friday morning shortly before noon, crews responded to the 1000 Block of Princess Anne Road in Virginia Beach. The fire was reportedly in the exterior structure extended to a home.

No injuries have been reported; and traffic in that section of Princess Anne Road is blocked.

The cause is currently under investigation. Check back on WTKR.com for updates.

Be aware of street closures and parking restrictions in Norfolk

Norfolk, Va. – Granby Street will close to northbound and southbound traffic from City Hall Avenue to Freemason Street starting at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 19 for Meet and Greet the Arts event set-up.

The street will reopen no later than 10 p.m. following breakdown of the event, officials say.

Eastbound and westbound traffic will be maintained throughout the event on City Hall Avenue.

Eastbound and westbound traffic will be maintained on Freemason Street between Granby Street and Monticello Avenue.

REMINDER: Freemason Street between Boush and Granby Streets is closed for construction.

On-street parking will be removed on northbound and southbound Granby Street from City Hall Avenue to Freemason Street from 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Friday, April 19.

Parking will also be removed from portions of College Place, Market Street, and Tazewell Street during this time.

Earth Day events in Hampton Roads

Virginia Beach, Va. – Lesleyanne Mulkey of Macaroni Kid Virginia Beach joins us this morning with info on what you can do this weekend with your family, to celebrate Earth Day.

Fun, free, and low cost events this weekend for Earth Day – all in one spot!

Here are the events:

Friday, April 19

ODU’s 1st Annual Bark In The Park

ODU Bud Metheny Baseball Complex

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Adult $5 Children $4

Saturday, April 20

4th Annual Spring Fountain Fair

Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Earth Day Hike

First Landing State Park, Virginia Beach

11:00 a.m.

Earth Day at Pembroke Mall

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Norfolk Botanical Garden Celebrates Earth Day

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Woman dies in head-on crash with Norfolk police cruiser

Norfolk, Va. – Police have identified a woman killed in a Norfolk crash early Friday morning.

It happened around 4 a.m. Friday, April 19, on Tidewater Drive.

Police say 21-year-old Karoline D. Johnson of the 9300 hundred block of Inlet Road in Norfolk was the passenger in a Honda Civic that crossed the center line of Tidewater Drive not far from Norview Avenue, hitting an oncoming Norfolk Police cruiser head-on.

Johnson died at the scene. Friday was her 21st birthday.

The driver of the Honda now remains in critical condition at Norfolk General Hospital.

The officer was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, but is expected to be OK.

People who live along Tidewater Drive were woken up by the sound of the deadly crash around 4:30 a.m.

Man wanted for stealing cell phones from stores all over Hampton Roads

WANTED: Lonell Anthony

WANTED: Lonell Anthony

Chesapeake, Va. – Police are searching for a man wanted for stealing cell phones from numerous stores all over Hampton Roads.

Police are looking for 34-year-old Lonell Anthony.

Anthony is described as approximately 5’9 and 200 pounds. Police say he is known to visit the area of Chesapeake Drive in Norfolk, Virginia.

If you or anyone you know has any information about this wanted man, please call, text, or submit an online tip to the Chesapeake Crime Line.

Watch NewsChannel 3 for updates.