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Crews battle storage building fire at Gloucester Point marina
Credit: Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue GLUCESTER POINT, Va. (WAVY) - Multiple fire agencies responded to an overnight fire at a marina in the Gloucester Point area. Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue said on Facebook the fire was in a storage building at York River Yacht Haven. Photos posted t
Churches, businesses open doors, hearts on Thanksgiving
Abingdon Episcopal Church, White Marsh, has opened its doors to the community on Thanksgiving Day for more than 20 years. This year will be no different as the church will provide a free full Thanksgiving Day meal from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. today to anyone who desires to come for fellowship. Abingdo
Gloucester planners hear capital needs requests
Gloucester should have a new office building to serve its animal control functions, Chief Animal Control Officer Stephen Baranek said during a Gloucester Planning Commission meeting on Nov. 2. Baranek and several other department heads presented their requests to be included in the county's FY 2019-
Newport News inmate dies Wednesday while on work release
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - An inmate who was on work release died Wednesday while operating a skid-steer loader, according to the Newport News Sheriff's Office. Public information officer Dottie Wikan said 53-year-old Melvin Stanback Jr. was found unconscious by a co-worker, who had left the work si
Local kennel worker gets community service in animal cruelty case
Jennifer Lewis. (Credit: Newport News Police Department) NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - A worker at Coastal Dog Services in Newport News learned her punishment Wednesday for an animal cruelty charge. A judge sentenced Jennifer Lewis for failing to provide emergency care to an injured dog. She got 50 h
Two Hampton men arrested for Newport News convenience store burglary
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Two Hampton men have been arrested and charged for a burglary that occurred October 29 at the Newport News Mart in the 6200 block of Chestnut Avenue. Police were dispatched to the store at 4:27 a.m. that morning and met with a witness who said he spotted a man leaving the store w
On the road today? You picked the worst travel day of the year, according to everybody
Buy Now Traffic congestion looking east from Pine Chapel Road overpass at I-64 looking toward the I-664 interchange in Hampton, VA on March 3, 2005. (Gary C. Knapp) [ interstate 64 ]Gary C. Knapp Heading out for the holiday? Best of luck to you, because today is the worst day of the year to be trave
Virginia Living Museum holds annual turkey pardoning ceremony
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The Virginia Living Museum will pardon a group of wild turkeys for the eighth year during a ceremony on Wednesday. Newport News Vice Mayor Tina Vick will pardon four turkeys, one male and three hens. They'll be fed a delicious meal of cracked corn while they are officially pardon
Police chief and officer charged
Garry McCord resigned his position as Wrens police chief on Tuesday, Nov. 14 and two days later he and the Stapleton officer whose firearm certification he admittedly falsified sat before a Jefferson County Magistrate who read the warrants for their arrest. Both McCord and Officer Thomas Farthing
Movie review: Frances McDormand goes mama bear in 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'
As "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" churns through its final act, you may find yourself thinking - on multiple occasions - "If this movie ends now, I will hate it for the rest of my life." Getting through Martin McDonagh's film feels a bit like driving up a winding mountain road, unsure o
It's Thanksgiving so it's time to think about Christmas
The Screven County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Extravaganza will be on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 3-7 p.m. The Candy Land Christmas parade will start the festival at 3 p.m. in downtown Sylvania. The Extravaganza will offer a variety of activities like a live nativity, petting zoo, carriage rides, Vi
Police report -11-22-17; Someone reported the theft of a handgun from a vehicle.
Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court sys
This sleeping habit DOUBLES your risk of delivering a stillborn baby, recent study reveals
The number of stillborn babies birthed is larger than you may think. One in 200 pregnancies in the United Kingdom and one in 160 pregnancies in the United States ends in stillbirth. In fact, a large percentage of these pregnancies were low-risk and had no complications, leaving doctors stunned as t
Nutrition and infertility: 5 dietitian-approved resources to help
Infertility affects 12 percent of individuals of reproductive age in the United States, which is about 7.3 million women and their partners. And contrary to popular belief, it affects men and women equally. While individuals can't control many of the issues that contribute to infertility, and every
Would you spend $30 to eat Thanksgiving dinner with your family?
Would you pay to spend time with your family on Thanksgiving? Social media went into a frenzy last week when a user mentioned that her aunt charges the family $30 for a Thanksgiving meal. Now, national and local news outlets have picked up on the trend, wondering whether or not people are willing t
6 symptoms of a UTI (and what to do to avoid complications)
If you're a woman, no matter how old you are, you most likely have been or will be the victim of annoying (and sometimes painful) urinary tract infections. According to statistics from the National Kidney Foundation, UTI's are the reason for over 10 million people going to the doctor every year - o
PRINCETON: Kosa set to coach PHS girls hoops
Dave Kosa is excited about seeing what the Princeton High School girls' basketball program can become. Kosa, a math teacher at Princeton High, spent five seasons as the Little Tigers' boys' basketball coach before stopping in 2007. Since then he has been an assistant girls' basketball coach at St. R
LOOSE ENDS - The story behind 'Nutcracker'
Fifty-two years ago, a few Douglass College sophomores living in the Russian House (for Russian majors) took a bus from Rutgers in New Brunswick to Princeton for a Russian cultural experience - to see Princeton Ballet's "Nutcracker," featuring the music of Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
Princeton Day School student wins chess championship fourth year in a row
PRINCETON >> Princeton Day School student Eric Wu won the sixth grade chess championship title for the fourth year in a row at a state tournament this past weekend. "This year our players once again demonstrated that the early introduction of chess in the curriculum allows many talented students to
PRINCETON: Town settles civil suit in Community Park Pool drowning death
A hot summer day at Community Park Pool last year ended in tragedy for 24-year-old Colin P. Simonelli, whose drowning death led his family to file a civil lawsuit that the town has quietly settled for $1.75 million. The settlement, reported by NJ.com, resolved a litigation that Anthony Simonelli, hi