VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - A violent and terrifying weekend at the Ocean Front included shootings, stabbings and several assaults.
Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms says approximately 40,000 people were in the area for "Beach Week," an event geared toward college students.
But for residents who've lived at the Beach for years, the large, unruly crowds and violence that ensued won't soon be forgotten.
"I've lived here for so long and to see a sight like that it's frightening," Evelyn Griggs told WAVY.com. "I wondered what in the world is happening."
She was one of many people who said they felt like the city could have done a better job of notifying residents in advance to expect congestion at the very least. But, the violence came as a shock for residents too.
"I have my doors open, windows open, it's a safe area around here. And all of a sudden, gun shots woke me up 3 times that night," said Jonathan Haywood.
Haywood says during the summertime it's typically a little wild, but he's never seen anything like what he saw this weekend and he's hoping city leaders will take measures to curtail "Beach Week" in the future if it continues.
Councilman Bill DeSteph is planning a public meeting to hear from Virginia Beach Residents. It will take place Wednesday at the Virginia Beach Convention Center starting at 7 p.m.
Tributes from those who knew Nelson Mandela began pouring in from across the globe, including words from two Hampton Roads leaders.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation says dredging beneath the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge will likely begin Friday afternoon.
State police is conducting a criminal investigation after a vehicle crashing into a residence on the Eastern Shore.
David Karl Becker, a Navy SEAL, was arrested on four charges related to stealing and selling government-owned firearms and ammunition.
Newport News Police said they are looking for the person who drove into the wall of a car wash and stole a control box.
Virginia lawmakers and officials commented on the passing of Nelson Mandela Friday, December 5, 2013. Mandela was 95 years old.
The Chesapeake Police Department is seeking any information about these 10 wanted suspects. If you know anything, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.