A lie sent her to prison for 6 years. Her daughter never stopped fighting, and now she’s free.

Lost to time, a hidden black cemetery in Chesapeake is rediscovered

After 8 years and 416 phone calls, 2 Chesapeake moms still wait to learn who killed their teen sons

That’s the guy who killed my dad: The name on TV was familiar, then sickening for Chesapeake man

A woman says she yelled for help in a Portsmouth jail cell, but no one came. Her friend was dead soon after.

How did Quincy Davis vanish, and no one noticed for 11 years?

More than massages: A hidden sex industry in Hampton Roads

Criminal justice beat reporting:

Hampton Roads Regional Jail facing a staffing shortage so severe it’s moving 250 inmates

In Chesapeake, some jailed inmates can’t get a new bond hearing despite coronavirus pandemic

Behind bars during a pandemic: Virginia inmates and guards tell us what it’s like

A deaf woman was rejected from a jail program in Chesapeake. Now the sheriff has reversed course.

A judge will rule on the fate of Portsmouth’s city jail. Here’s a look at what could come next.

Portsmouth has spent $5.9 million on empty jail beds since July 2012. Other cities? Less than $100,000.

How one incident became a racial flashpoint in the Portsmouth Police Department

Current and former Portsmouth sheriff’s employees say they felt pressure to campaign for their boss

Outgoing sheriff gave away department equipment. His successor wants it back.

Two bills would allow Virginia inmates sentenced by misinformed jurors a chance at parole

He said his wife tried tried to get him to murder someone. But state law let her block him from testifying.

Family buries 3rd brother in 5 years. All were lost to gun violence in Portsmouth.

He pleaded guilty to rape nearly 4 decades ago. Now a Chesapeake man wants to clear his name.

“Every one of them matters”: In Chesapeake, a special court program aims to help those with mental illness

Both were struck trying to escape Chesapeake shootout. One survived, but one did not.

A family lost: Six dead in Chesapeake murder-suicide

Missing 3-year-old drowns in marshy Chesapeake waterway


The punk rocker who robbed a bank

20 years ago, a Chesapeake firefighter died in the line of duty. His son just joined the same department.

Brother of Chesapeake man accused of killing his parents finds comfort in faith amid chaos

They met as prosecutor and witness. Now they’re father and daughter.