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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.

Meet and Greet the Arts on Granby

Norfolk, Va. – The Virginia Arts Festival turns Granby Street into a stage showcasing the best of Norfolk’s arts and culture organizations on Friday, April 19, 2013.

Experience performances beyond the concert hall during Meet and Greet the Arts street festival from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Meet and Greet the Arts will feature three blocks of activities for all ages and two stages packed with performances.

Highlights of this free event include: interactive artist exhibits, Chrysler Museum Glass Shop, musical performances by Governor’s School for the Arts and Norfolk resident arts groups, street performers, public art, giveaways and more.

Meet and Greet the Arts is a partnership between the Virginia Arts Festival, City of Norfolk, and Festevents.

“The Little Feet Meet” event held at ODU

Norfolk, Va. – ODU’s Foreman Field was overrun on Tuesday for Norfolk Public Schools’ Special Olympics.

Hundreds of children came out for “The Little Feet Meet”.

The kids were paired with buddies from ODU as they played with hula hoops, participated in sack races, and more.

“We started off this program with four schools, 90 kids, and a recreation field. Now we’re at 270 kids, on Foreman Field and you see a lot of the smiles today because this is a once in a lifetime opportunity where they get to actually walk on Foreman Field with their mother, father, grandfather, friend, it really became a community event,” says teacher Patrick Doyle.

High school students with disabilities also volunteer at the event – helping with the activities.

Streets reopened after bomb squad detonates suspicious package found at Norfolk intersection

UPDATE: The bomb squad has detonated the package, according to Chief Williamson. Nothing was found inside – streets are now open to traffic and pedestrians.

Norfolk, Va. – Traffic is blocked off in part of downtown Norfolk after reports of a suspicious package, fire officials tell NewsChannel 3.

The call came in at 6:40 a.m. Wednesday, April 17. A citizen reported a suspicious black duffel bag found on the corner of Reservoir Avenue and Bond Street, according to Julian Williamson of Norfolk Fire and Rescue.

Nearby Phyllis Wheatley Residential Hall at Norfolk State was evacuated by campus police.

The intersection of Reservoir Avenue and Bond Street is blocked off to pedestrians and vehicle traffic.

Check back on WTKR.com for updates on this developing story.