FILE - In this May 1, 2012, file photo, a police lieutenant swings his baton at Occupy Wall Street activists in New York. This photo is among the many put on Twitter in response to a New York Police Department request for Twitter users to share pictures of themselves posing with police officers. The NYPD sent a tweet on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, saying it might feature the photographs on its Facebook page. The responses soon turned ugly when Occupy Wall Street tweeted a photograph of cops battling protesters with the caption "changing hearts and minds one baton at a time." Similar photos of harsh treatment by the New York City police followed. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

NYC police head: We won’t quit social media

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the New York Police Department admits he was caught off guard by the harsh response to a harmless attempt at community outreach on Twitter.


First lady Michelle Obama smiles as she is applauded by Jill Biden, center, former North Carolina Sen. Elizabeth Dole, right, and others, before speaking at an event for caregivers of veterans, Friday, April 11, 2014,  in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The first lady and the wife of Vice President Joe Biden announced new steps by private and public sector organizations to help ease the heavy burden on what many say is a vital but largely invisible workforce.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

First lady announces one-stop job site for vets

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama has announced a new online effort to link soldiers leaving the military with jobs that match their skill sets.

She sa


Photos: Coast Guard STEM event

The Coast Guard hosted a science, technology, engineering and math event at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth for local students interested in careers in these course of st…

Scene of Suffolk gas leak on April 23, 2014. (ReportIt/Mayah Whatley)

Road back open after Suffolk gas leak

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Kristen Lane is back open after a gas leak in Suffolk Wednesday.

Diana Klink with the City of Suffolk said a contractor doing work in the 140 b…

Photo by WAVY/Anne McNamara

VBPD dive team looks for evidence

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Dive teams are in a Virginia Beach neighborhood Wednesday looking for evidence.

MPO Tonya Borman with the Virginia Beach Police Departme…

Photo by WAVY/Aaron Kurtz.

Va. toll road could cost $500m, not be built

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s aggressive push to build a toll road parallel to U.S. 460 from Suffolk to Petersburg may wind up costing taxpaye…


Cilantro Steamed Cod

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Chef Bob Patton from Old Dominion University Monarch Dining Services stopped by The Hampton Roads Show Wednesday to show us that camp…


Audience: Vanguard Landing

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Our live audience today was from Vanguard Landing and they’re here to tell us about their first-ever Hearts and Hoofbeats ex…


Group fitness redefined with Kosama

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Getting fit for life is more than just losing weight, it’s about a complete body transformation inside and out. With the right to…