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Rabid fox bites person in Newport News

The Peninsula Health District is advising residents in the Lakeside neighborhood near the Mariner’s Museum to be on the lookout for a brownish-red, bushy tailed fox about 2 feet in height that bit a person on April 14, 2014.

The bite occurred near the Lakeside neighborhood in the Mariner’s Museum area in Newport News.

The victim has started post exposure treatment (shots) for the prevention of rabies.

If the fox is found and positively identified as the one biting the victim, and found not to be rabid, the victim may be able to cease taking the shots. Therefore, anyone seeing an animal that fits this description in this area is asked to contact the Peninsula Health District – Newport News Environmental Health Office at (757) 594-7340. After hours, please contact the Newport News Park Rangers or Newport News Animal Control by calling the police non-emergency telephone number at (757) 247-2500.

UPDATE: Teen shot in face in Newport News apartment building

Newport News, Va. – A woman was shot overnight in Aqua Vista Apartments, police tell NewsChannel 3.

At about 1:07 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, police and medics were dispatched to the 600 block of Aqua Vista Drive to a report of a shooting.

An 18-year-old Newport News woman inside the apartment had been struck in the facial area by a bullet that appeared to have traveled through a wall from an adjoining apartment, police say.

She was transported to a local hospital for treatment and, due to her injuries, was later transferred to a Richmond area hospital.

The injuries appear to be non-life threatening.

The early stages of the investigation have provided evidence suggesting that the bullet was fired from the next door apartment, police say.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 as more information becomes available.

Bird causes power outage affecting more than 1,700 in Newport News

UPDATE: Dominion Virginia Power crews are in the process of restoring power to the Hilton area, officials say. Their goal is to get all the lights back on around 12 p.m. on Friday, April 11.

Newport News, Va. – More than 1,700 customers were without power Friday morning due to a bird becoming entangled in some electrical equipment, according to Bonita Harris of Dominion Virginia Power.

It happened at 7:05 a.m. on Friday, April 11. A little more than 1,700 customers, including Hilton Elementary School and a police precinct were affected.

The bird became entangled in the equipment near Warwick Blvd. and Main Street near the railroad tracks, Harris says. It damaged the circuit breakers, which blew two transformer fuses.

Accidental electrical fire destroys Newport News home

Newport News, Va. – A home in Newport News has been condemned after an electrical fire broke out inside on Wednesday morning. Officials say the fire caused about $15, 000.00 worth of damage.

Emergency crews received calls about the fire from a person passing by at around 11:30 a.m.

This happened in the 1200 block of 29th Street in the Southeast Community.

The fire was under control within 20 minutes.

Officials say the fire was accidental.

They say crews were working on renovations in the home and it was not being lived in at the time. They do not know if anyone has been displaced.

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Man wanted for attempted armed robbery of Newport News mini-mart

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Newport News, Va. – Newport News police need your help to solve an attempted robbery from a business.

On Friday night, April 4, 2014, at 11:55 p.m., an unknown man entered the Exxon gas station and mini-mart located at 14793 Warwick Blvd. and attempted to rob a clerk at gunpoint.

Surveillance video shows the man entering the store, displaying a handgun, then abruptly running away.

The clerk/owner was armed and saw the man entering with the handgun, police say. The clerk displayed his handgun before the robbery suspect could react. When the suspect recognized the situation, he turned and ran from the business.

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Man shot in foot near 27th Street in Newport News

Police in Newport News are investigating a shooting.

Police received a call of a shooting at approximately 11:15 p.m. Wednesday night in the 1200 block of 27th Street.

When officers arrived, they located a 36-year-old Newport News man lying on the ground with a gunshot to his foot.

The victim advised that he, along with other individuals, had been standing near the Quick Save when he heard several gunshots. Once the gunshots began, everyone went in different directions and the victim realized he had been shot, according to police.

The victim was taken to an area hospital with a non-life threatening injury. There is no suspect information.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates.