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 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:49:12 EST Every 15 Minutes Program ​This award winning anti-drinking and driving awareness program will be conducted at Kempsville High School, Wednesday, April 26 and Thursday, April 27, 2017.   "Every 15 Minutes" is a... Police Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:16:05 EST VBPD Detectives Working a Homicide Investigation ​On April 22, 2017 at approximately 8:52 p.m. Virginia Beach Emergency Communications received a call for a gunshot wound in the 1100 block of Level Green Boulevard.Upon arrival at the scene, officers... Police Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:50:41 EST New Sculpture to Welcome Visitors to the Rich History of Lynnhaven Inlet ​After an extensive national search, the Public Art Virginia Beach Foundation, along with members of the Virginia Beach Public Art Committee and the Bayfront Advisory Commission, are pleased to announce... Cultural Affairs Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:04:40 EST Public Works Announces Emergency Lane Closure on Witchduck Road ​Virginia Beach Public Works has announced an emergency lane closure on the right northbound lane of Witchduck Road between Holly Farms Drive and Kellam Road.  Crews are conducting emergency repairs... Public Works Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:13:54 EST UPDATE: 911 Services Restored to Verizon Customers Verizon Cellular Experiencing Issues with Contacting 911​Verizon cellular subscribers are having issues contacting 911 in Virginia Beach, please call the non-emergency number at -757 385-5000 and select... Emergency Communications & Citizen Services Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:31:14 EST DAO Group Relocates to Virginia Beach and Invests $2.3 Million ​ DAO Group is a full-service computer systems company that provides software and hardware services including hardware maintenance, customized program development, sales, installation, training and technical... Economic Development Wed, 19 Apr 2017 05:53:12 EST Global Technical Systems Expands Production in Virginia Beach ​ Global Technical Systems will expand operations of its Virginia Beach headquarters to allow production of next generation composite electro-mechanical batteries -EMB. The production facility at 777 Seahawk... Economic Development Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:46:55 EST PNC Bank Robbery *UPDATE*Three men were arrested and charged with the PNC Bank robbery.28-year-old Eduardo Marrero III  of Virginia Beach was charged with 3 counts of robbery, conspiracy to commit a felony, eluding... Police Wed, 19 Apr 2017 05:59:06 EST Traffic Mast Arms to Be Installed on Saturday in Virginia Beach - Sandbridge Road to Close Temporarily Virginia Beach Public Works has announced that crews will be installing traffic signal mast arms at two intersections in Virginia Beach on Saturday, April 15, 2017.The first installation of four mast... Public Works Fri, 14 Apr 2017 11:38:11 EST Credit Union Robbery Investigation Underway ​Friday, April 14, 2017, at approximately 2:48 p.m., a masked male entered the Chartway Federal Credit Union located at 2089 General Booth Boulevard.  The suspect displayed a handgun and demanded... Police Fri, 14 Apr 2017 12:18:21 EST Most City Offices Closed Sunday, April 16 in Observance of Easter VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — April 14, 2017 — Most city offices and facilities are closed on Sunday, April 16 in observance of Easter. Sunday's operating hours are listed below:All Community RecreationCenters:... Communications Office Fri, 14 Apr 2017 07:30:00 EST Commonwealth v. Jorge Andres Zambrana; Carjacking of Woman at Sam’s Club Draws 20 Years Behind Bars Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth's Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced that Jorge Andres Zambrana, 49 years old, formerly of the 100 block of Victoria Drive in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was... Commonwealth's Attorney Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:48:39 EST Public Works to Begin Drainage/Utility Work on Princess Anne Road Virginia Beach Public Works begins drainage and utility work this week on Princess Anne Road.  Most of the work is expected to be in the vicinity of 2400 block of Princess Anne Road.This project... Public Works Tue, 11 Apr 2017 12:30:07 EST Firearms Violation 17th St / Atlantic Ave At approximately 7:41 p.m. police responded to a call for gunshots in the area of 17th St and Atlantic Avenue.  On arrival, several individuals were seen fleeing the area.  Shell casings... Police Tue, 11 Apr 2017 10:58:06 EST Two Arrested After Road Rage Incident ​On Saturday, April 8, 2017 at approximately 11:37 p.m. an assault ocurred which stemmed from a road rage incident. The incident transpired on interstate 264 westbound which continued onto... Police Mon, 10 Apr 2017 12:57:03 EST Housing and Neighborhood Preservation Accepting Comments on Proposed Allocation of Federal Affordable Housing Grants ​The Department of Housing and Neighborhood Preservation is currently accepting public comments on its proposed Annual Action Plan for the 2017 fiscal year -July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. The plan... Housing & Neighborhood Preservation Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:35:16 EST Motorcycle Fatality UPDATE​​The decedent has been identified as 26-year-old Dominic Kar-Yun Chan of Chesapeake, Virginia.On April 9, 2017 at approximately 4:18pm, Emergency Communications received a call reference... Police Tue, 11 Apr 2017 05:05:46 EST Saturday Morning Bank Robbery Saturday, April 8, 2017, at approximately​ 10:23 a.m., a masked male entered Bank @lantec located at 501 S. Independence Boulevard .  The suspect demanded money, obtained the money and fled on... Police Sat, 08 Apr 2017 14:01:39 EST Temporary Road Closure of Thalia Drive Beginning Monday, April 10 Virginia Beach Public Works has announced a temporary closure of Thalia Drive, between Glen Road and Lynn Shores Drive, beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, April 10, 2017, and remaining closed until July 3,... Public Works Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:03:32 EST Bayfront Advisory Commission to Meet April 20 The next meeting of the Bayfront Advisory Commission will be held Thursday, April 20 at 3:30 p.m. at the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center, 2800 Shore Drive.There will be an opportunity... Planning Fri, 07 Apr 2017 09:05:59 EST City of Virginia Beach Announces Emergency Road Closing Due to Storm Damage and Repairs ​Due to storm damage in the southern end of Virginia Beach that has taken down a power pole, the City of Virginia Beach is closing Princess Anne Road at Gum Bridge Road this afternoon between 4 p.m. and... Public Works Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:47:24 EST Take-Home Tech, Coding Classes, 3-D Printing and 10 More Things You Don’t Know about Your Public Library ​If you think libraries are buildings full of books, you're missing part of the story. At Virginia Beach Public Library -VBPL, along with books, you can borrow Roku Streaming Sticks, pre-loaded with content... Public Libraries Thu, 06 Apr 2017 11:11:55 EST City of Virginia Beach Monitoring Potential for Severe Storms Early Thursday The City of Virginia Beach, through its Office of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service/Wakefield, are monitoring the potential for severe thunderstorms with damaging winds.While it is... Communications Office Wed, 05 Apr 2017 12:46:36 EST March 31 Tornado Response, Recovery and Resources ​RESPONSE – What the City is doingCity crews continue to focus on cleanup efforts in neighborhoods impacted by the storm. Emergency Communications and Citizens Services -311 continues to take calls from... Emergency Management;#21;#Communications Office Wed, 05 Apr 2017 06:09:13 EST Utility Work to Affect Kempsville Road near Centerville Turnpike on April 4 Starting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, utility work will affect traffic on Kempsville Road at the intersection of Centerville Turnpike. During this time, the southbound Centerville Turnpike lanes andsouthwest-bound... Public Utilities Tue, 04 Apr 2017 12:55:50 EST Virginia Beach Historic Preservation Commission Seeks Applications for Research Grants The Virginia Beach Historic Preservation Commission is seeking research grant applications for projects that will focus on elements of local history in Virginia Beach, the former Princess Anne County and... Planning Tue, 04 Apr 2017 05:24:58 EST Commonwealth’s Attorney and Commissioner of the Revenue Warn of Repair Scams Following Friday’s Tornado ​ Virginia Beach Commonwealth's Attorney Colin Stolle and Commissioner of the Revenue Philip Kellam urge residents to use caution when selecting contractors to repair home damage sustained during the tornado... Commonwealth's Attorney Mon, 03 Apr 2017 09:22:00 EST Tornado Debris Cleanup | What Residents Need to Know to Help Speed Up Recovery Efforts As crews work hard to clean up after the tornado, Virginia Beach residents can help them in several ways:Tree branches should be cut into four-foot lengths Place all leaves and pine needles in clear... Public Works Mon, 03 Apr 2017 09:06:59 EST Elbow Road Closed this Morning for Tree and Debris Removal ​VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation will be removing hazardous trees and debris from last Friday's storms on Elbow Road from Roundhill Drive to Walpole Street this morning from... Parks & Recreation Mon, 03 Apr 2017 05:27:55 EST Update on March 31 Tornado Efforts ​​More than 200 homes were damaged by this weekend's tornado. Final numbers and costs are being compiled and will be available early this week.  Today, volunteers from the United Methodist Committee... Emergency Management;#21;#Communications Office Mon, 03 Apr 2017 06:52:41 EST