City of Virginia Beach - News The dynamic news feed for the City of Virginia Beach. City of Virginia Beach 2017 (VBgov Web Team) (VBgov Web Team) news VBgov Web Team en Thu, 25 May 2017 04:51:00 EST VBPD Awards Ceremony On Friday, May 19, 2017, the Virginia Beach Police Department hosted it's biannual awards ceremony.  On this special day, we honored forty-four department members and ten citizens for their un-selfish... Police Wed, 24 May 2017 11:19:33 EST Effective Pool Barriers Help Keep Children Safe The unofficial start of summer is almost here, which means many residents with pools will be opening them up and diving in. If you own a pool, Code Enforcement wants to remind you that an important part... Housing & Neighborhood Preservation Wed, 24 May 2017 08:54:47 EST Commissioner of Revenue’s Drive-Thru Personal Property Tax Appeals Tent to Close During Inclement Weather Due to inclement weather expected today and tomorrow, the Commissioner of the Revenue's Personal Property Tax drive-thru appeals tent will close during times of rain and will not conduct normal business... Commissioner of the Revenue Tue, 23 May 2017 06:27:09 EST Virginia Beach Public Works Announce Temporary Lane Closure on London Bridge Road Virginia Beach Public Works has announced an emergency lane closure of a portion of the northbound lane of London Bridge Road between International Parkway and Potters Road to allow for excavation work... Public Works Mon, 22 May 2017 13:47:32 EST Road Closures for Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival May 27 & 28 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — May 22, 2017. —The 34th Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival begins Friday, May 26 and runs through Saturday and Sunday, May 27 and 28. This community event is expected to draw more than... Communications Office Mon, 22 May 2017 08:58:31 EST Update to Indian River Road Accident *UPDATE*The driver of the delivery truck has been charged.  Jerode Demetrius Johnson, 31, of Norfolk has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, maiming as a result of DUI, felony hit andrun... Police Tue, 23 May 2017 08:30:28 EST Road Closure due to serious two vehicle crash On May 19, 2017 at approximately 3:19p.m., Emergency Communications was notified of a serious two vehicle accident in the 2400 block of Indian River Road.  Currently, Indian River Road is closed... Police Fri, 19 May 2017 11:49:56 EST Kempsville Recreation Center Grand Opening Rescheduled Due to Construction Delays ​As result of construction delays, the opening of the new Kempsville Community Recreation Center has been rescheduled for June 29 at 11 am. Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation's Planning, Design and... Parks & Recreation Fri, 19 May 2017 09:05:08 EST Detectives Search For Serial Robbery Suspect Since May 8, 2017, there have been four commercial robberies in Virginia Beach that share some similarities.  These cases are believed to be linked based on the suspect's description and the M.O. ... Police Tue, 16 May 2017 09:39:15 EST City of Virginia Beach Memorial Day Operating Schedule Monday, May 29, 2017 VIRGINIA BEACH – May 16, 2017 - The following Virginia Beach facilities will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day:​​All City of Virginia Beach offices All Virginia Beach community... Communications Office Tue, 16 May 2017 07:54:58 EST Congressman Scott Taylor Keynote Speaker for the Annual Tidewater Veteran’s Memorial Day Ceremony ​VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. —May 16, 2017 – Join Mayor William D. Sessoms, Jr., Congressman Scott Taylor and the Mayor's Veterans Committee as they host the annual Memorial Day Ceremony, Monday, May 29 at noon... Communications Office Tue, 16 May 2017 06:00:56 EST Naval Air Station Oceana Fuel Spill Update #4 ​The Unified Command team of federal, state and local partners are continuing to work cleanup operations from Thursday’s spill of 94,000 gallons of jet fuel at Naval Air Station Oceana and the area adjacent... Communications Office Mon, 15 May 2017 13:20:50 EST Library’s Teen Robotics Program, Adult Services Coordinator Win Awards at State Directors Conference ​At the annual conference of the Virginia Public Library Directors Association, held April 20 and 21 in Staunton, Va., Ashley Barrineau, adult services coordinator at Virginia Beach Public Library -VBPL... Public Libraries Mon, 15 May 2017 08:45:27 EST High Number of Domestic Homicides Leads Commonwealth's Attorney to Launch Domestic Violence Campaign ​ Commonwealth's Attorney Colin D. Stolle announces the launch of his office's Domestic Violence Awareness campaign today.   The campaign will focus on acknowledging obstacles to ending an abusive... Commonwealth's Attorney Mon, 15 May 2017 07:22:21 EST Naval Air Station Oceana Fuel Spill Update #3 May 14, 2017 ​ VIRGINIA BEACH, VA  - The Unified Command team of federal, state and local partners worked through the night as the cleanup continues from Thursday's spill of 94,000 gallons of jetfuel... Communications Office;#38;#Emergency Management Sun, 14 May 2017 14:22:48 EST Naval Air Station Oceana Fuel Spill Update #2 ​VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - As part of a Unified Command, U.S. Navy and interagency partners continue to clean up and assess damage following Thursday's fuel spill of approximately 94,000 gallons from a tank... Emergency Management;#21;#Communications Office Sat, 13 May 2017 13:48:21 EST VBPD Investigators Investigating a Shooting ​On May 13, 2017 at approximately 2:28 p.m. Virginia Beach Emergency Communications received a call for a person suffering from a gunshot wound in the 500 block of Treetop Drive, in the Linkhorn​ Bay... Police Sat, 13 May 2017 12:14:13 EST Naval Air Station Oceana Fuel Spill Update ​As part of a Unified Command, U.S. Navy and interagency partners continue to clean up and assess damage on and off base following Thursday's fuel spill of approximately 94,000 gallons from a tank at Naval... Communications Office Sat, 13 May 2017 08:09:51 EST Attempted Robbery - 7-Eleven ​On Thursday, May 11, 2017 at approximately 2:25 a.m., the man in the below photos entered the 7-Eleven located at 4172 Princess Anne Road.  He implied he had a weapon and demanded money fromthe... Police Fri, 12 May 2017 12:47:21 EST Shoplifting / Robbery ​On Thursday, May 11, 2017 at approximately​ 3:38 p.m., these three suspects entered the CVS pharmacy located at 1701 Independence Boulevard.  While they were in the store they proceededto... Police Fri, 12 May 2017 12:48:08 EST Home Invasion On Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at approximately 2 p.m., the elderly victim was in her home on Sullivan Boulevard when an unknown suspect entered the residence.  The suspect assaulted the victim and restrained... Police Thu, 11 May 2017 12:55:19 EST Library Dedicates New Teen & Tech Space at Kempsville Branch ​ What : Virginia Beach Public Library -VBPL is hosting a dedication for a new teen and tech space at Kempsville Area Library. The event includes remarks by community leaders, ribbon cutting, light... Public Libraries Thu, 11 May 2017 08:04:59 EST Motorcycle Crash - 4800 block of Ferrell Parkway On Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at approximately 4:47 p.m., Emergency Communications received a report of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Ferrell Parkway and Pleasant Valley Road. Due... Police Thu, 11 May 2017 07:08:09 EST City Council Approves FY 2017-18 Budget that Funds Flood Mitigation, Schools, New Public Safety Positions, Road Construction and Full-Day Kindergarten ​The Virginia Beach City Council adopted a $1.97 billion operating budget focused new spending in a few critical areas, notably, a 1.25 cents increase in the real estate tax rate to fund the first year... City Manager Wed, 10 May 2017 09:26:49 EST Property Maintenance Tips to Help Keep Virginia Beach Neighborhoods Vibrant and Beautiful Spring is in full swing and summer is just around the corner. To help keep our neighborhoods vibrant, safe and beautiful places to live, Code Enforcement wants citizens to keep a few waste disposal, lawn... Housing & Neighborhood Preservation Wed, 10 May 2017 08:33:07 EST Virginia Beach Clean Community Commission to Meet May 11th at Landscape Management Office VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – May 11, 2017 | The Virginia Beach Clean Community Commission -VBCCC will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on May 11th, at 6:30 p.m. at Landscape Management, 4141 Dam NeckRoad... Public Works Wed, 10 May 2017 07:55:25 EST Arrest Made - Homicide Newtown Arch Update  May 12, 2017, 9:35 a.m.Richard Jerome Gregory Jr. , 24, of the 1100 block of Clydesdale Lane, Virginia Beach has been charged with Murder, Use of Firearm in the Commission of a Felony... Police Fri, 12 May 2017 05:47:11 EST City of Virginia Beach Takes Top Award in Local Government Innovation ​A robust tracking system and improved bid competitiveness for minority-owned businesses are driving effective change in the City of Virginia Beach and providing a model for localities across the nation... Finance Mon, 08 May 2017 08:07:17 EST Code Enforcement Urges Residents to Inspect Decks, Balconies and Porches Ahead of the Summer Season With summer just around the corner, many people can look forward to spending warmer days and nights on their decks and porches. To help ensure an enjoyable and, more importantly, safe time outdoors this... Housing & Neighborhood Preservation Fri, 05 May 2017 04:57:25 EST LOCATED - Missing Endangered Adult In Need Of Medical Services March 4, 2017  1:30 p.m.Mr. Knapp was located by a 3rd Precinct Officer near the intersection of Shore Drive and Joslin Street.  He is safe and is being evaluated by medical personnel. ************************​58-year-old... Police Thu, 04 May 2017 09:54:28 EST