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Expect delays on I-64 at the I-264 interchange in Virginia Beach

In Virginia Beach, a crash has been reported on I-64 at the I-264 interchange. Expect delays in both directions.

No injuries have been reported.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates.

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Shore Drive 7-Eleven store robbed overnight

Virginia Beach, Va. – Police are looking for the person who robbed a 7-Eleven store on Shore Drive overnight.

It happened around 1 a.m. at the 7-Eleven store located at 3860 Shore Drive.

The suspect is described as a white male in his late 20s with a silver handgun. He was wearing a black scarf over his face.

No injuries have been reported.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates as they are released.

Beach police prepare for influx of people this weekend at the Oceanfront

Virginia Beach, Va. – Planning to take I-264 this weekend to get to the beach? You won’t be able to do that this weekend if police decide to close part of it on Friday and Saturday.

Police say they`re expecting more cars and people down at the Oceanfront and when NewsChannel 3 asked if it`s because of this upcoming Beach Week, an officer said “This traffic has nothing to do with beach week in and of itself.”

This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of Beach Week when thousands of young people stormed the Oceanfront, causing chaos and violence.

It was just pure chaos at about 9 p.m. It started getting worse at about 11 and then everything happened at once. Police won`t say if this traffic plan has anything to with their concerns about the spring break weekend.

Annual Student Art Show at Pembroke Mall

Pembroke Mall once again will host the Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) Annual Student Art Show.

Artwork created by secondary students will be on display April 25 – May 13. Elementary students’ work will color the mall from May 16 – June 4.

More than 1,400 works of student art, representing all forms of two-dimensional media, will be showcased.

All VBCPS schools and grade levels participate in the annual show which has been hosted by Pembroke Mall for the past 30 years.

“Throughout the years we have had a wonderful partnership with the mall in supporting our talented students, teachers and schools,” said Anne Wolcott, fine arts coordinator. “Pembroke Mall has been a continuous advocate and supporter of Virginia Beach City Public Schools’ student art shows.”

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VIDEO: Surfers at the First Street jetty

Video: Surfers going out near the First Street jetty at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront:

Just another spring day at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront – skies are clearing throughout the day, with highs in the low 60s this afternoon.

Temperatures will return to the 70s tomorrow before a cold front moves in. That front will give us a chance for showers and storms late Tuesday afternoon and evening.

The UV index is at a “6″ today.

The air quality level is Code Green.

Read more information on the VIPIR Forecast, HERE.

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UPDATE: Dolphin strandings in 2014

Virginia Beach, Va. – A handful of dolphin strandings have been reported so far in 2014, according to the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center.

Mark Swingle, Director of Research and Conservation says the five they’ve seen this year is actually fewer than what they typically see this time of year.

During 2013, more than 320 dolphins washed up dead in Virginia during an Unusual Mortality Event that stretched from New Jersey to Florida.

NewsChannel 3 is working to gather more information – additional resources can be found, below.

2013-2014 Bottlenose Dolphin Unusual Mortality Event in the Mid-Atlantic, NOAA Fisheries

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Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response team honored in Hampton Roads

Virginia Beach, Va. – The Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Program was honored under the Nonprofit Volunteer Program category at the 39th Hampton Roads Volunteer Achievement Awards event, held earlier in April.

The Stranding Response Team is comprised of about 80 volunteers who perform a variety of tasks both on and off site to support the staff with both live and dead marine mammals and sea turtles, officials say.

In 2013, the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team played a vital role during the Aquarium’s response to the largest unusual dolphin mortality event in 25 years.

The team normally responds to approximately 100 stranded marine mammals per year, according to Aquarium officials.

Over the course of a four month time span, (July through October), staff and volunteers were responding, recovering and examining more than 340 dolphins that had stranded sick, injured, or dead on Virginia’s beaches.