City of Virginia Beach - News The dynamic news feed for the City of Virginia Beach. City of Virginia Beach 2019 (VBgov Web Team) (VBgov Web Team) news VBgov Web Team en Fri, 22 Feb 2019 16:14:18 EST 2020 Water Awareness Calendar Contest Deadline: March 1 Hurry! The Virginia Beach Department of Public Utilities is currently accepting entries for the 2020 Water Awareness Calendar , but the deadline is fast approaching!Virginia Beach residents in kindergarten... Public Utilities Thu, 21 Feb 2019 03:51:41 EST Utility Work to Affect Bow Creek Boulevard Starting Feb. 25 ​Starting on Monday, Feb. 25, utility work will impact traffic on Bow Creek Boulevard.To safely facilitate this work, Bow Creek Boulevard will be temporarily closed between Kings Arm Drive and Burgesses... Public Utilities Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:58:24 EST Serious Crash - 5400 block of Shore Drive UPDATE:   February 20, 2019​The operator of the 2018 Volvo died this morning as a result of the injuries​ sustained in this crash.The decedent's identity is being withheld for 24-hours to... Police Wed, 20 Feb 2019 05:57:20 EST Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is Hiring ​VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is hosting a job fair to find energetic, qualified employees for a variety of spring and summer part-time positions. Parks & Rec hiring... Parks & Recreation Tue, 19 Feb 2019 07:56:23 EST Meeting of Three Commanders Virginia Historical Highway Marker to be Dedicated March 6 ​The Virginia Beach Historic Preservation Commission will dedicate a state highway marker to commemorate the Meeting of Three Commanders on Wednesday,  March 6 at 3 p.m. This dedication ceremony was... Planning Tue, 19 Feb 2019 03:54:07 EST Homicide - 6700 block of Chartwell Drive UPDATE:   February 20, 2019​The decedent has been identified as 27-year-old Damen Ellington Graham , of Virginia Beach. ****Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at approximately 12:16a... Police Wed, 20 Feb 2019 04:53:24 EST Utility Work to Affect N. Lynnhaven Road Starting Feb. 18 ​Starting on Monday, Feb. 18, utility work will impact traffic on N. Lynnhaven Road.To safely facilitate this work, a portion of N. Lynnhaven Road near the intersection with Virginia Beach Boulevardwill... Public Utilities Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:54:08 EST Public Works to Begin Road Work on Laskin Road Beginning Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 Virginia Beach Public Works has scheduled road work on Laskin Road from Red Robin Road to Bayway Road on Saturday, February 23, 2019 through Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019.  The work will be on the westbound... Public Works Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:08:07 EST Fatal Accident Shuts Down Indian River Road at Military Highway UPDATE:  February 19th, 2019The decedents of this crash have been identified.The operator of the Nissan has been identified as 33-year-old Lance Leaundrae Williams of Norfolk, VA.​Thepedestrian... Police Tue, 19 Feb 2019 02:34:38 EST Workshop Will Show How Forests and Greenways Can Help Mitigate Urban Flooding ​As residents throughout the region confront the challenges of increased coastal flooding, Virginia Beach is exploring all possible solutions to reduce flood risks, including natural solutions that could... Planning Thu, 14 Feb 2019 05:29:58 EST Accident Involving a Pedestrian leads to Police Vehicle Pursuit UPDATE​20-year-old Treniya Rejinae Deas of Virginia Beach was arrested and charged with:Felony Hit & Run 2 Counts Eluding Police ​On Thursday, February 14, 2019 at approximately 1:57​AM,... Police Thu, 14 Feb 2019 05:48:34 EST Grant Applications Currently Being Accepted for Nonprofit Community Organizations ​The City of Virginia Beach is currently accepting applications for Community Organization Grants through Friday, March 29. Community Organization Grants -COG awards monetary grants to qualified... Budget & Management Services Mon, 11 Feb 2019 10:44:38 EST CVB Wins Bid for New Sports Event ​The Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau -CVB announces that Virginia Beach will be the host city for the 2020 Amateur Sports Alliance of North America -ASANA Softball World Series. ASANA was... Convention and Visitors Bureau Mon, 11 Feb 2019 10:10:58 EST Public Works to Hold Open House for Windsor Woods Drainage Project The Virginia Beach Public Works Department will be having an open house for the Windsor Woods Drainage / Club House Road Drainage -CIP 7-028 project this week.The open house will be held this Wednesday,... Public Works Mon, 11 Feb 2019 07:03:31 EST Officer involved shooting UPDATEThe decedent is Jeffrey D. Tyree, 57 years old, resident of Virginia Beach.​UPDATEThe man shot has died of his injuries.  His identity is being withheld for 24 hours to allow additional... Police Mon, 11 Feb 2019 05:52:45 EST Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Eliminating Fees for Skate Parks and Dog Parks as of April 1 ​VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – With a budget proposal going before City Council in May and special permission from the City Manager to begin the change on April 1, Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is officially... Parks & Recreation Fri, 08 Feb 2019 10:37:22 EST Ignite Your Small Business Feb. 23 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -Feb. 8, 2019  —  The Ignite small business workshop will be held in the 2nd floor theater of the Advanced Technology Center at the TCC Virginia Beach Campus, 1800 College... Communications Office Fri, 08 Feb 2019 11:20:18 EST Subject Brandishes Firearm at Officer Following a Traffic Stop UPDATEArrested : Christopher J C Daniel St. Clair , 42, of the the 3200 block of Dunnbury Court has been charged with Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Brandishing a Firearm, andFelony... Police Tue, 12 Feb 2019 05:01:48 EST UPDATE: Mayor Calling for Special Session Monday, Feb. 11 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -Feb. 8, 2019 — On Feb. 5, 2019, City Council voted to adopt a resolution and Trust Agreement to provide for the issuance and sale of Storm Water Utility Revenue Bonds, Series 2019,... City Attorney Fri, 08 Feb 2019 09:42:15 EST Honor a Veteran with a Memorial Paver at the Tidewater Veterans Memorial Park ​Citizens can pay tribute to a veteran -family member, friend or co-worker by having a brick memorial paver placed in his or her honor at the Tidewater Veterans Memorial Park. Orders for brick pavers are... Communications Office Thu, 07 Feb 2019 07:13:38 EST Commonwealth v. William David Acuff; 10 Years to Serve for Child Porn ​Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth's Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced that William David Acuff, 49 years old, of the 3000 block of Charter Oak Road in Virginia Beach, pled guilty and was... Commonwealth's Attorney Wed, 06 Feb 2019 11:09:25 EST South Hampton Roads Cities to Host Conference on Ending Homelessness on March 13 ​More than 300 local and regional leaders, service providers and interested citizens are expected to gather at the 2019 South Hampton Roads Regional Conference on Ending Homelessness to share best practices... Housing & Neighborhood Preservation Wed, 06 Feb 2019 09:00:07 EST Commonwealth v. Antonio Tyrone Jones; Carjacking and Robbery of a 72 year old Woman in Kroger Parking Lot ​Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth's Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced that Antonio Tyrone Jones, 57 years old, formerly of the 200 block of Doyle Way in Virginia Beach, was sentenced today... Commonwealth's Attorney Tue, 05 Feb 2019 10:20:27 EST Gunshot Wound 1200 Block Baker Rd ​On February 3rd 2019 at 1:43 a.m. emergency communications received a call for a gunshot would in the 1200 block of Baker Rd.  On arrival police located a single male victim suffering from... Police Sun, 03 Feb 2019 04:29:32 EST Public Input Sought for Salem Woods Park Proposed Renovations ​VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is seeking feedback as it begins the process of renovating Salem Woods Park. With a plan to replace the park's existing baseball fields with... Parks & Recreation Fri, 01 Feb 2019 10:56:06 EST Robert J. “Bobby” Tajan Selected as Director of Planning and Community Development for City of Virginia Beach ​City Manager Dave Hansen announced today that he has selected Robert J. "Bobby" Tajan as director of Planning and Community Development for the City of Virginia Beach. He will begin work March... City Manager Fri, 01 Feb 2019 09:53:54 EST MPO Eriald Kera - Recipient of the 2018 John T. Hanna Award for Law Enforcement Initiatives by an Individual In 1991, Concerned Citizens Advocating Traffic Safety instituted the JOHN T. HANNA AWARD . Named after Virginia’s “Father of Transportation Safety” these awards honor those who share Mr. Hanna’s tireless... Police Fri, 01 Feb 2019 07:15:25 EST Virginia Beach to Launch LENA Start Classes this Spring ​Virginia Beach GrowSmart is set to launch more LENA Start classes this spring. This innovative program is for families with children ages 0 – 3 years and helps to support interactive talk during thisimportant... Economic Development Fri, 01 Feb 2019 03:53:01 EST Three Winners Announced in Recreation Center Mural Vote The public survey results are in! The Virginia Beach Office of Cultural Affairs and Parks & Recreation sought out local artists to propose painted mural concepts for Bayside, Great Neck and Princess... Cultural Affairs Thu, 31 Jan 2019 09:54:20 EST Show Us Your LOVE of Virginia Beach And Win a FREE Valentine's Day Dinner for Two ​TheViBe Creative District nonprofit and the Virginia Beach Office of CulturalAffairs are encouraging the public to “Show Us Your LOVE” of Virginia Beach by participatingin a LOVE-themed social media... Cultural Affairs Thu, 31 Jan 2019 06:43:26 EST