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Cradock Little League field gets a makeover!

Portsmouth, Va. – During a road trip, the Norfolk Tides’ front office and grounds crew made over Cradock Little League field in Portsmouth.

They improved the playing field, fixed the fences, rebuilt and painted the dugout.

This is the third year of: Project Makeover.

Organizations submit their field, and why they need their field made-over.

Fans then get to vote on which field needs it the most – more than 2,600 fans voted this year!

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Fire destroys Portsmouth home

Portsmouth, Va. – A fire destroyed a home overnight.

Firefighters were called out to a home on Hoover Street around midnight.

When they arrived, they said smoke and flames were shooting from the home.

They were able to put the fire out quickly.

They have not said if anyone was inside the home, or if anyone lived there.

Investigators are looking into the cause of the fire.

Two injured in Portsmouth shooting

Portsmouth, Va. – Two people were injured after a shooting in Portsmouth Thursday night.

Police say they received calls at around 10:23 p.m. about shots heard in the 2500 block of Bird Lane.

One 23-year-old victim arrived at Maryview Hospital with a gunshot wound. He was later transported to Sentara Norfolk General where he is in stable condition and expected to fully recover.

The other victim, also 23, was found at the intersection of Victory Blvd. and Deep Creek Blvd and was taken to Sentara Norfolk General by medics. He in stable condition and also expected to fully recover.

If you know anything about either case, please call the CrimeLine at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.


School bus accident in Portsmouth

Portsmouth, Va. – A school bus was involved in an accident Tuesday morning, according to police dispatch.

It happened at 6:22 a.m. at Victory Blvd. and George Washington Hwy.

No students were on the bus at the time. No injuries have been reported.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates.

Portsmouth road closures due to construction

Portsmouth, Va. – The City of Portsmouth has announced that County Street will be closed to thru traffic between Yorktown Avenue and Williamsburg Avenue, which is adjacent to the Portsmouth Social Services Building; and, at Yorktown Avenue between King Street and County Street, beginning Friday, March 14.

Posted detours are in place.

Access to all buildings and residences along County Street and Yorktown Avenue will be maintained.

These streets will be closed to thru trafic until further notice to facilitate construction-related activities for the new Behavioral Healthcare Services building.

For more information, contact the Engineering Department at 393-8592.

UPDATE: Victims identified in two deadly shootings in Portsmouth

Portsmouth, Va. – Portsmouth police are looking into two deadly shootings that happened in less than 24 hours.

The latest shooting happened around 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday evening.

23-year-old Delante Eley was found shot on Ketch Drive – he died at the scene.

So far, police don’t have a reason for the shooting or a suspect.

Investigators are looking for a black car that was seen speeding away from the area just after shots were fired.

We’re also learning more about another shooting in Portsmouth.

26-year-old Ahmad Parker was shot and killed on Dale Drive near Columbus Avenue.

He was found dead inside a car around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Police still have not made an arrest.

If you know anything that could help in either case, call the Crime Line.

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UPDATE: Man shot to death in car in Portsmouth identified

Portsmouth, Va. – A man was shot to death in a car in the 70 block of Dale Drive early Tuesday morning.

Police say the 911 call came in at 1:52am. When officers arrived, they found 26-year-old Ahmad R. Parker unresponsive in the car, suffering from a gunshot wound. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene.

The investigation is still ongoing and no further information is available at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.