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As its name suggests, Portsmouth is a port city located on the eastern seaboard of Virginia. Founded in 1752, the city is home to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard -- often called the Norfolk Navy yard. This historic, and still active U.S. Navy facility, is a shipyard that repairs Navy ships of all types. Portsmouth is also home to another bit of Virginia history as it houses the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.

Population: 100577
Local Newspapers: Virginian-Pilot
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Zip Codes associated with portsmouth, virginia: 23701 23702 23703 23704 23707
Towns/Cities near portsmouth, virginia : Norfolk Diggs Town Chesapeake Bower's Hill Ghent Square Belleville Highland Park Woodbine

Portsmouth News
White Portsmouth police officer shoots armed black burglary suspect

Newly released bodycam video shows a white police officer shooting an armed black burglary suspect in the back during a foot pursuit. Officer Jeremy Durocher remains on administrative leave in the October 29 shooting in Portsmouth, Virginia, which left 18-year-old suspect Deontrace Ward injured and facing charges.

One adult, five children displaced after Portsmouth fire

Firefighters in Portsmouth responded to a fire around 5 a.m. Sunday in the city that displaced a family of six. According to officials, one adult and five children were displaced after a fire at their home in the 1400 block of Des Moines Avenue.

Man in custody after 2-hour standoff with Portsmouth police

A man was taken into custody after a nearly 2A1 2 hour standoff with police, according to a police spokeswoman. The incident began shortly after 2 p.m. on Friday in a home on Channing Avenue, near Prospect Parkway, said Detective Misty Holley.

Cause for Paws Reaches a Monumental 'Bark'

Shelly Compton was watching 10 On Your Side when she first got the itch to dedicate her time to the Portsmouth Humane Society. Over a decade ago, she saw a tragic story about a puppy who had been thrown into traffic and rescued by the humane society.

Local hospitals lift mask recommendation as flu levels decline

Hampton Roads-area hospitals have lifted the masking recommendation for patients and visitors as public health officials report a decline in flu levels. The masking recommendation has been in place since December 21, 2017 when public health agencies reported that the flu had reached the highest levels.

DUI stop leads to police pursuit from Chesapeake to Portsmouth

Chesapeake police say they originally stopped 32-year-old Christopher Hefflefinger at the intersection of Drum Point Lane and Pheasant Way in the Western Branch area around 6:47 for a traffic infraction. When officers started a DUI investigation, they say Hefflefinger became non-compliant with their commands and fled the scene in his maroon Chevrolet Equinox.

Man arrested in Portsmouth after leading Chesapeake Police officer on chase

The Chesapeake Police Department arrested a man who fled from officers during a traffic stop at the intersection of Drum Point Lane and Pheasant Way Thursday evening. A police officer initiated a traffic stop on a maroon Chevrolet Equinox in the area around 6:47 p.m. and began a DUI investigation when coming into contact with the driver of the vehicle.

Local students plan to participate in walkouts on Columbine anniversary

More than 2,500 schools are planning a protest for April 20, which is the anniversary of the Columbine shooting in 1999. According to the National School Walkout's website , several Hampton Roads students are participating.

Counting Kindness: Tour De Cure

According to the CDC, more than 29 million people in the United States are living with diabetes. The number goes up each year and most of us know someone who has Type 1 or Type 2. A friend, and former colleague, deals with Type 1 each day.

Hampton Roads congressmen have more money on hand than their challengers, reports show

Congressman Donald McEachin speaks during a lunch forum Oct. 19, 2017 in downtown Norfolk, sponsored by the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce. Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott during the Portsmouth Town Hall Meeting at I.C. Noncom High School.

Man dies after reported home invasion in Chesapeake, and police won't say what happened

About 3 a.m. April 9, officers were called to the 1900 block of Peartree Street in South Norfolk for a report of a burglary, according to Detective Dave Weir, police spokesman. Citing an ongoing investigation, Weir declined to identify the man or say whether he was a resident of the home.

Mother of 2 dead after crash on I-264 in Bowers Hill

Candles fought with the wind to stay lit to honor the memory of a mother of two who lost her life in a crash on Interstate 264 . Ebony Taylor, 28, of Portsmouth was with her two daughters and husband on I-264 west Monday morning near the Bowers Hill interchange when her SUV crashed.

House of Delegates adopts its version of the budget, backing Medicaid expansion

House Minority Leader David J. Toscano, D-Charlottesville, left, and Del. S. Chris Jones, R-Suffolk, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, discuss amendments to the state budget Tuesday during the floor session of the House of Delegates at the state Capitol.

Prosecutor in Whitaker case was once admonished by judge for "inappropriate" request

The attorney prosecuting Portsmouth Councilman Mark Whitaker was chastised 11 years ago by a federal judge for advocating on behalf of a police officer the judge believed was untruthful, according to court documents. U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson called a request by Andrew Robbins, then an assistant commonwealth's attorney in Portsmouth, "unprecedented," "misplaced" and "inappropriate."

Three men shot overnight in the parking lot of Issa Bar & Grille

A triple shooting that allegedly happened in the parking lot of Issa Bar & Grille overnight on Sunday left three men injured. Portsmouth police say they were called to the 900 block of Suburban Parkway around 3:30 a.m. after one man was shot.

Paradise Creek Nature Park to open education center

From left, Portsmouth Mayor John Rowe; Marjorie Mayfield Jackson, executive director of the Elizabeth River Project; and Richard Bray, president of the Beazley Foundation. From left, Portsmouth Mayor John Rowe; Marjorie Mayfield Jackson, executive director of the Elizabeth River Project; and Richard Bray, president of the Beazley Foundation.

Three teens injured after a late night shooting in Portsmouth

Portsmouth police say the shooting happened around 10 p.m. When they arrived at the scene, they found two victims with injuries that were not considered life-threatening. Both were transported to a local hospital.

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