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UPDATE: Gas leak repaired in Suffolk neighborhood

UPDATE: Kristen Lane reopened this morning at 10:31 a.m. following repairs to the severed gas line by crews with Virginia Natural Gas. There were no injuries and no evacuations associated with this incident.  

Suffolk, Va. – Suffolk Fire & Rescue and Suffolk Police are currently on the scene of a gas leak in the 140 block of Kristen Lane in the Burnett’s Mill subdivision.

The call was received by Suffolk Emergency Communications at 8:39 a.m. advising that a contractor doing work at that location had damaged a gas line.

Virginia Natural Gas is currently on the scene and detours are in place. No evacuations were required and there are no injuries.

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Man found shot near Harbour View Blvd. in Suffolk

Suffolk, Va. – The Suffolk Police Department is investigating a shooting which took place shortly before 1:00 a.m. Thursday morning.

Officers were in the area of Harbour View Boulevard when multiple gunshots were heard. Emergency Communications also received multiple calls, including a caller reporting a black male gunshot victim.

It happened in the 6100 block of Brookwood Drive in the College Square area.

When police arrived, officers found the victim, 23-year-old Derrick Lavell Parker of Suffolk, who was suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the arm.

Parker was ground transported to Bon Secours Harbour View for treatment.

Police say Parker was walking down the 6100 block of Brookwood Drive when he was shot.

There is no suspect information at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Line at 1-888-Lock-U-Up.

$300 million spent on Route 460 project; nothing built

Suffolk, Va. – $300 million has been spent on a road project – but no work has ever been done.

Now, Virginia’s governor has shut the project down.

We’re talking about the proposed Route 460 project in Suffolk.

The state has already spent millions on designing a faster way for folks to get to the beach from Richmond – even though certain permits haven’t even been approved yet.

The governor put the brakes on the Route 460 project that would ease traffic on the alternate route that some use to avoid Interstate 64 to get from Richmond to the Oceanfront.

That’s after discovering permits were not even approved to break ground with concerns from the Army Corps of Engineers over wetlands even though the state has already spent millions of your taxpayer money.

“If you think you can go into road construction and think you can push the Army Corps of Engineers, you are wrong.”

Two arrested for credit union burglaries in Suffolk

Suffolk, Va. – Two men have been arrested in connection to recent burglaries of the Metropolitan Church Federal Credit Union and the Northern Star Federal Credit Union.

The incident at the Metropolitan Church Federal Credit Union, located in the 100 block of County Street, occurred on February 8, 2014 and involved the theft of a safe which held an undisclosed amount of currency, police say.

The incident at the Northern Star Federal Credit Union, located in the 5800 block of Harbour View Boulevard, happened during the early morning hours of March 27, 2014 when suspects attempted to break in to the ATM machine. A burglary tool was left at the scene.

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Report a pothole in Suffolk

Suffolk, Va. – Suffolk’s Public Works Department is “springing to action” and turning April 2014 into “Report a Pothole” Month.

The objective is to work to wipe out potholes that are reported across the City of Suffolk.

Residents are asked to help the process by identifying potholes and reporting them to City staff.

Residents can call the Suffolk Department of Public Works Roadways Maintenance Hotline at 757-514-7600 or visit the City of Suffolk website, http://www.suffolkva.us, and use the “Report Roadways Issues” button on the homepage to report a pothole.

Click here to read NewsChannel 3′s coverage of VDOT Potholes.

Suffolk woman charged for selling alcohol without a license

Suffolk, Va. – Suffolk police have charged a woman with selling alcohol illegally, after a search warrant was conducted at a home, police tell NewsChannel 3.

It happened at a home on Halifax Street as a special investigation on illegal alcohol sales.

Police arrested 43-year-old Patricia Hamlin.

Hamlin is facing charges after police found a large amount of alcoholic beverages, as well as “other evidence”. She was arrested and charged with selling alcoholic beverages without a license.

Stay tuned for updates as they become available.

Suffolk Walmart reopens after carbon monoxide detected

Suffolk Fire & Rescue and Suffolk Police were dispatched to the Walmart at 1200 N. Main Street on Wednesday morning after an employee detected an odor of gas in the store.

Suffolk Fire & Rescue units detected carbon monoxide inside the store with their gas meters.

The store was evacuated at 9:44 a.m. and remained closed until 1:05 p.m.

There are no reports of any injuries or patients associated with the incident.

Virginia Natural Gas responded and secured the gas lines to the building as a precautionary measure.

The HVAC units at the building are remotely controlled at a Walmart facility out of state and regional maintenance personnel were contacted by local Walmart officials to respond to the store to isolate the cause of the detection of carbon monoxide and the odor of gas.

The personnel were able to isolate the problem to rooftop HVAC units.