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York-Poquoson deputy fired weapon by accident during traffic stop, sheriff's office says

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) -- The York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office says a deputy accidentally fired their weapon during a traffic stop Thursday night. In a press release sent out Friday, the sheriff's office said the incident happened around 6:40 p.m. in the 400 block of Merrimac Trail, when the deputy


State Bar: Yorktown attorney’s license revoked, accused of misconduct

A Yorktown attorney’s license to practice law in the state was revoked by the Virginia State Bar Association on Feb. 15 for withholding money and other charges, Bar officials said.


Seven facing drug charges after raid at Newport News home

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Seven people are facing drug charges after the Newport News Police Department’s South Precinct High Impact Patrol Unit executed a narcotic search warrant at a home in the 1600 block of Ivy Avenue Thursday.


Woman seriously injured after Virginia Beach Oceanfront shooting

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – One woman is in the hospital after an early-Saturday morning shooting at an Atlantic Avenue hotel. At approximately 12:48 a.m., dispatch received a report of a firearms violation at the Hyatt Hotel, located at 2705 Atlantic Avenue. When officers arrived, they located an adult w


A York County deputy ‘accidentally’ shot his pistol early Thursday night. Cops told the public Friday afternoon

It took 19 hours for the Williamsburg Police Department and The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s office to tell the media one of YPSO’s deputies “accidentally” discharged his service weapon during a traffic stop.


Cameras found in restrooms on Virginia Tech campus

BLACKSBURG, VA (WDBJ) - The person responsible for putting secret cameras in public restrooms on the Virginia Tech campus has been identified and is cooperating with police, according to the Virginia Tech Police Department.


Williamsburg neighborhood on high alert after 'peeping tom' caught

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Neighbors in one Williamsburg apartment complex are uneasy after a woman caught a man peeking in her bedroom window Sunday night. Izzy Muller is the woman's roommate, and a William & Mary student. She found out what happened when she came home from class Monday.


Man seriously hurt in shooting; one person arrested in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Police arrested a man after he witnessed another person get shot Thursday in Newport News. Officers responded to the shooting around 4:11 p.m. in the 500 block of Catina Way.


Police: Manager allegedly embezzled money from Virginia cheerleading gym

FRONT ROYAL, Va. - An employee of a Virginia cheerleading gym has been arrested for allegedly embezzling money from the company’s bank account. Front Royal police say Donna Sue Rogers, manager of Virginia Revolution Athletics allegedly transferred an undisclosed amount of money from the business int


Hampton police investigate shooting on Nickerson Blvd.

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) -- Hampton police are investigating after a person was shot Friday night in the 2000 block of Nickerson Blvd. Dispatchers confirmed one person had non life-threatening injuries after the shooting just before 10 p.m.


'It'll Never Be Enough:" Virginia to Pay $520,163 to Man Wrongfully Imprisoned for 11 Years

The General Assembly has approved more than $520,000 in compensation for Gary Linwood Bush, who served almost 11 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of two bank robberies.


William and Mary students make their community debut at the Williamsburg Contemporary Art Gallery

Thursday night, students from the College of William and Mary and members of the Williamsburg community gathered to celebrate art at the public reception for the second annual Senior Capstone Show at the Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center.


Ever wonder what’s going on with Pottery’s theme park project? Here you go

It has been two years since the Williamsburg Pottery revealed plans to build a theme park adjacent to the property. But since then, nothing seems to have happened. Paul Holt, planning director for James City County, said those behind the project has not submitted any applications or updates to the c


Winchester resident crowned Mrs. Virginia

WINCHESTER, Va. - While many people know about the Miss USA and Miss America pageants, a Winchester resident has earned a different title: Mrs. Virginia. Brieanna King-Kulik was crowned Mrs. Virginia in early February, after holding the title of Mrs. Winchester.


R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago prosecutors have charged R&B star R. Kelly with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, according to media reports citing court records. Friday's charges come after years of allegations directed at Kelly, accusing the now 52-year-old of sexual misconduct involving women and unde


Domestic violence widespread, crosses geographic and economic lines

Fist fights, pushing matches and scuffles — it makes little difference what it’s called because it’s all categorized as one thing by police: assault and battery. In Williamsburg, James City and York counties between 2014 and 2017, there were more than 5,000 reports to police for assault. Of those ca


NBC: Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitution

(WAVY) -- New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being charged with allegedly soliciting prostitution, NBC News reports citing police in Florida. NBC Boston reports Kraft is being charged with two counts of soliciting another to commit prostitution based on two separate visits.


Virginia just killed an amendment that would have helped women so much, and this is BS

It’s 2019, and despite the fact that some people continue to insist that women are entirely equal now, gender equality is still not protected by the U.S. Constitution. In fact, the Equal Rights Amendment, which would codify equal rights for all genders, still needs to pass in one more state before i


Large police presence in Virginia Beach neighborhood

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Virginia Beach Police were called out to Shell Road, off of Independence Boulevard on Friday afternoon. Police tell us they are dealing with a "person in crisis," but could not give any additional information.


Woman shot at Oceanfront hotel in Virginia Beach this morning, police say

A woman suffered serious injuries during a shooting early Saturday at an Oceanfront hotel. Police received a call about 12:48 a.m.,​ reporting a firearms violation at the Hyatt Hotel, 2705 Atlantic Ave., they said in a news release. Responding officers found a woman with a gunshot wound.