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Update: Health department searching for woman who may have been attacked by rabid cat

Chesapeake, Va. – The Chesapeake Health Department has confirmed that a cat has tested positive for rabies. Now they are looking for a woman who may have been attacked by the animal.

A witness told officials that they saw a woman with dark hair get attacked by the cat in the parking lot of Burger King on S. Military Highway on June 6th. Officials would like for this woman to contact the Chesapeake Health Department on Monday for an interview.

Officials originally said two people were bitten by the stray cat.

Authorities say the cat was captured and results show the cat was positive for the rabies virus.

Anyone who may have been bitten or scratched by this cat or who has pets that may have been bitten or scratched by this cat – or knows of any other possible exposures – should immediately notify the Chesapeake Health Department or Animal Control.

Pet rabbit killed in Chesapeake barn fire

Chesapeake, Va. – A pet rabbit was found dead inside a Chesapeake barn after it caught on fire Wednesday morning, officials tell NewsChannel 3.

It happened in the St. Brides section of the city. Crews responded to the 1300 block of Sanderson Road for reports of a barn fire at 8:32 a.m. Crews arrived on scene at 8:47 a.m. The fire was deemed under control at 9:10 a.m.

Horses were found unharmed nearby in a pasture. A pet rabbit was killed during the fire – it was found inside of a cage that was in the barn.

This case is under investigation. No other injuries have been reported.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates as they are released.

Man shot on King Court in Chesapeake

Chesapeake, Va. – A 19-year-old man was taken to the hospital after getting shot in the abdomen on King Ct. in Chesapeake Wednesday night.

Crews received calls about the shooting at 7:45 p.m.

The victim has been taken to Norfolk General Hospital with what appears to be life-threatening injuries police say.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for more updates.

Train severs 35-year-old mother’s foot in Chesapeake

Chesapeake, Va. – A woman is fighting for her life after being hit by a train on Liberty Street in the South Norfolk section of the city.

The woman’s nieces were with her when it happened.

“We actually like seen her foot, as soon as the train went by it just like flew off,” says Deon Robinson, the woman’s niece.

At 3:15 Monday afternoon, they were walking with their aunt Latisha Woodberry to the store.

They could hear the eight car Norfolk Southern train making its way across Liberty Street in South Norfolk.

“I was behind her and I told her I wasn’t walking past period because I was just going to wait ’til the train left anyway,” says Robinson.

Woodberry decided to risk it; it was a move that put her in the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Initially, her nieces thought she died.

The time frame for Woodberry’s recovery is unclear.

Chesapeake police issue warning on solicitation

Chesapeake, Va. – The Chesapeake Police Department has issued a warning for citizens, regarding solicitors in the area.

Recently, citizens have been approached by solicitors who claim they are offering services for water testing, drive-way repair, and other services. Subsequently, they have notified city officials to check their authenticity. The Chesapeake Police Department would like the public to be aware of the following:

If a solicitor approaches your residence you may ask him/her to show you their identification card (permit). It is against the law for any person to offer for sale items and/or services without a permit issued by the police department.

If you suspect the individual is soliciting without a permit, conducting inappropriate business, or acting suspicious, you should contact the Chesapeake Police Department at 757-382-6161. Police encourage citizens to visit cityofchesapeake.net to see the list of approved solicitors.

Ramp to close for Dominion Blvd. Improvement Project

Chesapeake, Va. – The ramp from Route 168 North to southbound Dominion Boulevard (Exit 15B to 17 South) will close starting Tuesday, June 4 through 2015 for the construction of the future Great Bridge Boulevard interchange.

The detour will take motorists to I-464 Exit 1 to I-64 Exit 291B and finally to Exit 15B (17 South).

For more information on the Dominion Boulevard Improvement Project, visit http://www.CityofChesapeake.net/Dominion.

Suspect wanted for attempted computer theft in Chesapeake

Chesapeake, Va. – A suspect is wanted for trying to steal computers from a Chesapeake business on two different occasions, police tell NewsChannel 3.

On April 23, 2013 a male suspect attempted to steal a computer from a department store located in the 1500 block of Sam’s Circle.

The suspect ran away from the scene without the computer when he was approached in the parking lot by a Loss Prevention Officer, police say.

The same suspect returned to the store on April 26, 2013 and again attempted to steal a computer. He fled the store without the computer when an alarm sounded at an emergency exit he passed through.

If anyone has information regarding the identity of the suspect, they are encouraged to call, text, or submit an online tip to the Chesapeake Crime Line.