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Man arrested in stabbing at a Norfolk library

By Holly Henry, WTKR Online Producer

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Norfolk police say a man was arrested for assault Tuesday night at a library in the Mermaid City.

At 7:30 p.m. Norfolk police responded to Pretlow Library, located at 111 W. Ocean View Avenue, in response to reports of a stabbing.

Officers found a male victim when they arrived on scene. They say he was leaving the library when he was stabbed by a male suspect. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital, and suffered non life-threatening injuries.

Police say the suspect returned to the library following the stabbing incident, where he stayed until officers arrived.

The suspect has been identified as 52-year-old  Thomas Marshall Hamilton of the 100 block of Balview Avenue.

Hamilton was taken into custody without incident. He has been charged with Felonious Assault and remains in the Norfolk City Jail at this time. 
The motive for the stabbing remains under investigation.

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Man wanted for stealing TVs, Christmas lights in York

According to officials at York County Sheriff’s Department, on December 20, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. a suspect was seen stealing from the Rite Aid located in the 5500 block of Route 17.

The suspect was described as a light skinned black male with a medium build.

Police say he ran out of the store carrying two 19″ LCD HD TVs, and Christmas lights. He was last seen running east on Dare Road towards Picadilly Loop.

Please contact 1-888-LOCK-U-UP if you have any information that may lead to an arrest.

Deadly car crash in Ocean View

Norfolk police are investigating a deadly car crash in Ocean View.

Officers say a woman slammed her car into a parked car around 6 p.m. Tuesday night on East Bayview Boulevard.

Police say that parked car hit and snapped a power pole as the driver crashed into the front yard of a home.

She died at the scene.

No one else was hurt.

Police have not released the driver’s identity.

Virginia Aquarium E-cycling Event Coming Up


The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center in partnership with TFC Recycling and Goodwill Industries will offer its semi-annual E-cycling event Saturday, January 21, 2012, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Virginia Aquarium East Parking Lot. 

Acceptable personal electronic recyclable items include:

  • Personal computers and laptops
  • Telephones, cell phones and PDA’s
  • Printers
  • Televisions smaller than 32”
  • Circuit boards and components
  • Monitors and flat screens
  • Fax machines
  • Televisions smaller than 32”
  • Stereo equipment and game systems
  • Regular recycling materials such as newspapers, bottles and cans will also be accepted.

During the last E-cycling event, Virginia Aquarium and its partners collected a whopping 28.33 tons (more than 56,000 pounds) of electronic waste.

Nearly 40 volunteers (including Portfolio Recovery Associates, GEICO, Shadowlawn Civic League, and Navy & Marine Intelligence Training Center students) and a handful of staff members collected e-waste from almost 500 cars, filling more than four trailers.

Electronic recycling events help to divert electronic “waste” away from landfills and back into the economy.

To date, the Aquarium’s e-cycling events have collected more than 120 tons of electronic material since this program’s inception in September 2009.

The Virginia Aquarium E-cycling program received the 2011 Virginia Green Travel Star Most Innovative Green Project Award. E-cycling events are held twice each year at the Virginia Aquarium.

The mission of the Virginia Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the marine environment through education, research and sustainable practices.

The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is among the first attractions in the state to become certified as a Virginia Green Attraction. Visit or call (757)385-0262 for more E-cycling Event information.



Morning house fire now under control

Virginia Beach fire crews are now on the scene of a house fire located in the 4400 block of St. Mark Road in the Pembroke Meadows section of the city near Independence and Witchduck Road.

Officials say the fire is now under control.

Two adults have been hospitalized for precautionary measures.

No word yet on the cause of the fire.

NewsChannel 3 will release updates as they become available.


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