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Kristen Crowley: Major bridge and tunnel closures this weekend

The HRBT I-64 East and the James River Bridge 17 South are closed to all traffic.

The only route to the Southside from the Peninsula will be I-664 Southbound over the Monitor Merrimac Memorial Bridge Tunnel I-664 Southbound.

Follow the backups with our interactive traffic map

Once you cross the M&M I-664 South, you have three options towards the Beach, Chesapeake, and Norfolk. Keep in mind all of these routes take you across a major Bridge or Tunnel: 

1) Western Freeway towards Norfolk, through the Midtown Tunnel, then follow Brambleton to 264 East.

2) 264 East up through the Downtown Tunnel and over the Berkley Bridge continuing to the Beach 

3) 664 South to 64 West, over the High Rise Bridge and then 264 East towards Virginia Beach

Everything will reopen on Monday morning by 5:00 a.m.

Police capture fugitive in Newport News

On Thursday, a fugitive NewsChannel 3 featured as one of the Peninsula’s most wanted was arrested.

Tyrek Allen was taken into custody on Traverse Road in Newport News.

Allen is accused of two shootings this past July. One person on West Queen Street in Hampton survived.


Update: Taking Action Against Crime–Floyd Lee Taybron and Tyrek Laquann Allen

Newport News police tactical unit searches home looking for Tyrek Allen

National Military Voter Readiness Day is Saturday

State deadlines for registering and requesting an absentee ballot are coming up.

Governor McDonnell reminded military personnel of National Military Voter Readiness Day on September 15, 2012. That’s this Saturday.

According to officials, the day is intended to raise awareness among military members and their eligible dependents about the importance of voting and help make sure military voters are election ready.

American who risked life to stop Gadhafi killed in Libya

By the CNN Wire Staff

TRIPOLI, Libya (CNN) — Chris Stevens, an American who risked his life to help Libyans overthrow dictator Moammar Gadhafi, was killed overnight in the former rebel capital of Benghazi — a city he helped save, making it an especially tragic place for him to die, President Obama said Wednesday.

An Arabic speaker who loved Libya and understood it deeply, Stevens died along with three other Americans when an angry mob stormed the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. He was the first U.S. ambassador to be killed in the line of duty since 1979.

The consulate was one of several American diplomatic missions in the Middle East to face protests Tuesday after the release online of a film mocking Islam and depicting the Muslim Prophet Mohammed as a child molester, womanizer and ruthless killer.

Man wanted for selling crack and heroin in Newport News

New details have emerged about a man wanted by the Norfolk FBI.

Police are looking for Antonio Pierce.

And now they’re telling NewsChannel 3 he may be the person who was selling cocaine, crack, heroin and pot in Newport News.

Agents say he’s armed and dangerous.

They also say Pierce goes by the aliases ”Black” and “DJ.”

If you know where he is, call the FBI office in Norfolk at 757-455-0100.

Man wanted for allegedly scamming elderly in Newport News

Newport News, Va.–Police need your help to find a man who has been accused of scamming the elderly. 

Police say a 79-year-old woman was in the parking lot of a local bank when she was approached by a man who spoke with an accent on May 31, 2012.

Police say the victim described him as a light-skinned black man, medium height, 160 to 170lbs, 55 to 60 years old, wearing a cap and casual clothes.

According to police, the man told her he recently came into town from Africa and was looking for an African Church on Madison Avenue because he had a large sum of money he wanted to give his nephew who worked at the church.

During the conversation, police say an accomplice approached who pretended he was not involved. 

The victim and the man agreed to help the African man find his nephew.