UPDATE: Robbery suspect found after Bethel Manor ES placed on modified lockdown

Ezrau Ledema. (Courtesy York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office)

Update 4:20 p.m.: The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office has arrested Ezau Ledezma in connection with two robberies, one on Jan. 28 and one Friday afternoon. A sheriff’s office deputy apprehended Ledezma in Newport News before 4 p.m. Friday afternoon, sheriff’s office spokesman Lt. Dennis Ivey said in a Facebook live video. The man is now in custody […]


Alleged California killer arrested by York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office

York-Poquoson police cruiser (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

A man wanted for murder has been arrested by the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office. Frederick Gaestel, a suspect wanted for murder in Mendocino County, Calif., was captured Friday morning, YPSO said in a release.  At approximately midnight Friday, the YPSO received a tip that Gaestel was staying at a vacant house on the 1200 block of Oriana Road […]


City EDA issues demolition grant to raze vacant Days Inn

The former Days Inn has sat vacant and idle since closing four years ago. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

A building that has stood along Richmond Road since 1964 will soon be demolished. Williamsburg’s Economic Development Authority voted unanimously at its Wednesday meeting to approve a demolition grant application submitted by the owners of the former Days Inn on Richmond Road. The Days Inn, sandwiched between Red Lobster and the Hampton Inn and Suites, […]


City Council and economic developers share their vision for Midtown

(Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

The recent sale of the Williamsburg Shopping Center and demolition of the Super 8 motel across the street will provide opportunities for economic rejuvenation for Williamsburg’s Midtown. The City’s biannual Goals, Initiatives, and Outcomes for 2017-18 list Midtown — the area surrounding the intersection of Monticello Avenue and Richmond Road — as a region ripe for […]


Executive Order leaves William & Mary student stranded abroad

First-year William and Mary students exit the Wren Building during 2016 Convocation.  President Reveley stand to the left and looks on. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order Friday temporarily banning the entry of citizens from seven countries — Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen –and the order is already affecting communities in the Historic Triangle. William and Mary’s Director of News & Media Suzanne Seurattan said some of the college’s students are directly […]


JCC explains new food truck regulations

The Norfolk-based Karnage Asada is the first food truck to apply for a permit to operate regularly in York County. (Image courtesy of Karnage Asada)

With spring on the horizon, James City County residents can expect to see food trucks operating in new locations once warm weather arrives. James City County’s Board of Supervisors voted to permit the operation of food trucks in November and December. The county issued a press release Friday to help citizens understand how food trucks […]