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20s. more severe storms took their toll on the outer banks. n-c dot has temporarily closed nc-12 also known as the beach road in kill devil hills north of palmetto street to the kitty hawk border. these are photos from ocean rescue. crews are addressing ocean overwash and clearing debris. n-c 12 is closed on ocracoke because of the high water. neither route is expected to reopen until around 10 tomorrow morning. a drug trafficking arrest at a local business you may not expect. dare county sheriff's office arrested the owners of the animal hospital of nags head. 64-year-old barrett welch and 54-year-old patrice welch turned themselves
authorities. they are charged with felony trafficking in opium or heroin. 10 on your side's andy fox is live on the outer banks. andy how did this investigation unfold? patrice welch's daughter caroline is taking down the name dr. logan bo-tzman he no longer works here. but according the probablye cause for the search warrant dr. bo-tzman told investigators dr. barrett welch was diverting practice for his own personal use or the personal use of his family members. he stated this has been going on for over a year. former employee victoria bradford was in charge of inventory and had complained about dr.
((i have actually seem with my own two eyes dr. welch open the cabinet takes the bottle didn't even count poured into another bottle put the top on and put in his pocket. it's like are you going to log that? like where is it going )) runs: 12 the search warrant states dr. bo-tzman told investigators welch would take medication from inventory for personal use and to cover up shortage would prescribe the medication to his personal pets and pets of family members to not raise any flags dr. logan states he would then go into the computer system and discount the mediation to where a bill would never be created. we asked caroline about the charges (24:34 42) ((can you tell me about this heroin or opium i can
we are following developing news in northampton county -- a suspicious fire investigation took an ugly turn when a elderly woman was found dead inside the home. it happened last month-- but the case is now being investigated as a homicide. 10 on your side's deanna leblanc spoke to a neighbor today. deanna what did you find to wrap their heads around the fact that 70-year-old shirley onley is dead. now - hearing that someone may have contributed to her death - makes it even harder for them to understand. 20:56:26 she didn't have any enemies. she was just a nice, kind person. agnes johnson has known shirley onley for more than 30 years. she lives next door, and
20:56:09 she really loved to get her hair done and she had beautiful hair. and we were beautiful friends, too. 20:56:15 johnson was at shirley's trailer even before firefighters arrived - but it was already - too late. now - just charred belongings remain. 21:00:00 i'm doing terribly, i'm standing there watching a person get burned up. by all accounts onley was a good person. a note on her online obituary says she spent many years as an aid at kiptopeke elementary. she was extremely active in her local church. perhaps a testament to her faith - while the fire destroyed almost everything - at least two religious books somehow escaped the flames. 20:57:08 who in the world would think anything would happen to a person like that. johnson says she was told shirley was found in her bed- a detail that troubled her. she thought her friend would have tried to get out when the fire started. 20:58:48 i just can't believe it. the thing that puzzled me was why was she still in the bed? something
now today - learning her dear friend may have been murdered makes the grief that much worse. but it also brings a new emotion - fear. 21:01:11 was there a reason why they did this to her? if not, i should be frightened. 21:01;16 if somebody just came and did something to her. 21:01:21 we asked state police what changed. what evidence prompted them to classify the death as a homicide. they said they couldn't comment on the investigation. in the newsroom i'm dl 10 on your side. authorities have released the names of two people found dead in their southampton county home. 64-year-old donald raiford and 59-year- old vanessa raiford were found inside this house on southampton parkway yesterday about four miles outside courtland. deputies say they got a call for a gunshot victim at the home around 12:30 yesterday afternoon. investigators say there are no suspects. the medical examiner will determine how the man and woman died. deputies are still trying to track down two murder
24-year-old tavone cropper and 20-year old jahad triggs are still out there. investigators say they are responsible for the shooting death of robert baytops. the 22-year-old was found injured thursday outside a home on raymond townsend lane in horntown. he died at the hospital. if you know where the suspects are -- contact the sheriff's office. nicholas edwards is wanted for sexual battery in york county. sheriff's deputies say he allegedly touched a woman inappropriately at the wal-mart on route 17, in december. if you recognize edwards or his car - call the crime line. chesapeake police are trying to find the driver of a pick up who did a battery park road yesterday afternoon. a 10 on your side viewer sent us these pictures. witnesses say they saw two people riding in the truck, but police say they couldn't get a good description of the people inside. call crime line if you know anything. a man is dead after witnesses say a car struck him as he walked
it happened in elizabeth city sunday night on halstead boulevard -- near east rich boulevard. witnesses say 58-year-old louis white was walking in the middle of the northbound lane when he got hit. the driver told officers she didn't see him until it was too late. he was dressed in all black-- and it was raining. officers say they do not plan to charge the million dollar grant to lure a fortune 500 company here. we'll be hearing about this at tonight's city council meeting. if city leaders agree, a-d-p has said it may be heading to south hampton roads. 10 on your side has learned it is expected to bring a large number of permanent full time jobs to norfolk. liz palka is at the council work session and also plans to attend tonight's meeting. look for updates here and on wavy dot com. chesapeake city council is also meeting tonight. they'll consider adding funds for a new field house in the western branch area, as part of next year's capital improvement plan. we first reported on this proposal last week. a lot of the details --
have yet to be worked out. but councilman roland davis is picturing an indoor facility-- with turf fields, volleyball and basketball courts somewhere in the chesapeake square area. we'll let you know if the council decides to add this project to their capital improvement plan. coming up on wavy news 10 at 5:30- it's decision day in new hampshire. we'll get an update from the granite state -- where they're expecting record voter turnout. leaders from all levels of government met today with one common goal: fighting the heroin epidemic. ahead, the new initiative-- they hope-- will make a difference. rising to the occasion. how to combat sea level rise in hampton roads. hear what leaders in norfolk talked about
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officials say one flooding threat to our area is the increase of hard surfaces like roads and parking lots that keep the water from being absorbed. but they say there's a solution. they are looking at strategies such as man-made wetlands and rain gardens. the city of virginia beach proudly announced-- it saved taxpayers more than four-million dollars, over 14 years. they say they did it by re-financing some bonds. these are loans that fund major construction projects-- from school renovations to infrastructure. the city says this is the seventh year in a row they earned a triple-a bond rating -- and they say they're the only city in hampton roads to have a perfect rating. the extra funds help pay everyday expenses-- including staffing police officers, firefighters, teachers, and running parks. a new school calander in virginia beach? school board members are considering proposals. they held a special meeting today. last week the board decided not to vote on the school calendar to allow
changes include dropping two or three days from the current 183-school-day schedule. the calendar isn't the only topic up for discussion tonight for virginia beach schools. parents are gathering tonight at 6:30 at the virginia wesleyan college convocation center in norfolk. the forum will address grading policies. topics include: how zeros, homework, and late assignments affect grading. coming up on wavy news 10 - the numbers are hard to ignore. heroin overdoses and deaths in the commonwealth. i'll explain a new initiative from officials battling the epidemic. and-- concerns are growing over the zika virus. how this could
than car crashes. 10 on your side's erin kelly was at the news conference. erin -- the number of overdoses just keeps growing. this problem has been the subject of several 10 on your side special reports. nearly 730 virginians died from heroin and prescription drug overdoses in 2014. attorney general mark herring says he's going to be relentless going after the people trafficking the drugs. gregory hatt of virginia beach admitted in federal court tuesday -- that he gave 23-year-old monica beaudry heroin -- that killed her during an overdose in 2014. and -- that he continued distributing the drug to others after her death. minutes after his guilty plea -- federal, state, and local officials gathered outside the courthouse to announce their plan to address the epidemic of heroin. c0005 - mark herring - attorney general - (d) virginia 2724 i am going to be relentless in going after and holding accountable dealers and traffickers like gregory hatt, who profit off of addiction
poison out on the streets 2741 virginia attorney general mark herring said he's appointed one of his prosecutors to work directly with the office of us attorney, dana boente to focus on high priority heroin cases. the plan also includes strategies for prevention, education, and treatment. c005 - mark herring - attorney general - (d) virginia 2802 in the last year and a half, we have worked with our local and federal partners to prosecute more than 28 cases against dealers and traffickers, involving more than 95 kilograms of heroin 2816 herring said the majority of the cases have been in hampton roads. newport news assistant police chief joseph moore said his department's organized crime division investigates the cases. he gave his best estimate of the toll there. c0013 - assistant chief joseph moore - newport news police department 4332 in 2015, and so far in 2016, we believe we have had 17 heroin overdose deaths 4338 c0005 - dana boente - us attorney 2328 when will die, it's a matter
attorney general herring said interpretations of the law make it difficult to pursue some cases in state court. he said both parties in the general assembly are working on legislation that would allow the state to prosecute drug-induced homicide. suffolk police say a man called them to his house to report robberies and break- ins - but after their investigation, police say they charged him for selling pot. investigators arrested 35-year-old david dolloff and his 25-year-old roommate allison odom last month. they say dolloff called police to his house on nansemond drive three times last year. officers allegedly found marijuana in the trash. both face gun and drug charges. they're due in court next month. tonight: light evening rain showers. small light snow chance after
lower 30s. wind: wsw 5-10mph. wednesday: light snow possible before 8am. otherwise, mainly cloudy. highs in the lower 40s. wind: wsw 5-15mph. thursday: mainly sunny and cold. highs in the mid 30s. breezy... wind: wnw 15-20mph. an unsettled weather patter continues for our area due to an upper level disturbance.
and off showers will be possible now thru tomorrow. evening rain showers tonight. then after midnight, light snow showers are possible mainly for areas north of the southside....but the southside could catch a few very light snow showers before 8am. little if any accumulations expected. then, as the upper disturbance moves away...it turns colder. highs by thursday will only reach the 30s...with weekend highs only around
lows in the teens and 20s. tonight: light evening rain showers. small light snow chance after midnight. lows in the lower 30s. wind: wsw 5-10mph. wednesday: light snow possible before 8am. otherwise, mainly cloudy. highs in the lower 40s. wind: wnw 15-20mph. an unsettled weather patter continues for our area due to an upper tomorrow. evening rain showers tonight. then after midnight, light snow showers are possible mainly for areas north of the southside....but the southside could catch a few very light snow showers before 8am. little if any accumulations expected. then, as the upper disturbance moves away...it turns colder. highs by thursday will only reach the 30s...with weekend highs only around the freezing mark and
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others. the soldiers disappeared after an avalanche swept down the mountain and struck their post on february third. he is the only survivor. kenya says it could pull out of this year's rio olympics due to concerns over the zika virus outbreak in brazil. the current outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus has spread to 32 countries. the virus has been linked to babies born with underdeveloped brains and abnormally small skulls. today the head of kenya's olympics committee said the country would not risk the safety of its athletes if the outbreak reached "epidemic levels". nats crying top pkg md02t the sound of never-ending pain that consumes the life of a toddler with a rare skin disease. still ahead -- his parents fight for a controversial medical treatment in hopes to ease his suffering. plus - straight ahead at five-thirty - technology is great -- but when it comes to teaching toddlers things like numbers and letters -- we'll tell you why some say
a georgia family is in the middle of an unlikely fight over medical marijuana, or in this case cannabis oil. little reid underwood suffers from a rare skin disease that basically means he is missing the glue that holds his skin layers together. all it take is a rub or a bump and his skin comes off -- causing bleeding and agonizing pain. :47- :56 (sot: audra underwood, reid's mom) "pain is when you sleep, it's when you eat, it's when you play, it's when you do anything, you live in constant pain for your whole life." life is typically cut short by this rare disease. the days leading up to the end are filled with bandage changes, bleach baths, and high powered narcotics like morphine and methadone -- to numb the pain at least for a little while. that's why the underwood's are fighting for cannabis oil -- which reid doesn't qualify for under georgia's current law. and they say they will fight for reid's
stay with us. wavy news 10 at 5:30, starts right now! brandi sot tease - clip 65 22:11:12 what is the state of nasa? im brandi cummings at langley nasa where the speech was given today. the story straight ahead. 22:11:19 plus - it's decision day for new hampshire voters. we'll get an update from the granite state -- where turnout is expected to set a record. "like the el faro last year, when we asked the same questions, why did it sail into the storm?" a congressman wants to know why the captain of a cruise ship -- loaded with passengers -- decided to sail into a dangerous storm. just a little tiny weather system taking pot shots at us -- it's looking a lot like rain you might see a sprinkle or a flurry but nothing to get too excited about. chief meteorologist don slater is in the super doppler 10 weather center