Police: Four adults attempt to steal plush animals from Pizza Hut claw machine

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Police are investigating after a Kiln Creek Pizza Hut employee allegedly attempted to break into a claw machine containing stuffed animals while an accomplice covered a restaurant security camera. York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a York County Pizza Hut, located at 5003 Victory Boulevard, at 11:24 p.m. Jan. 16 in response to a call about […]

Sheriff’s office warns residents of IRS phone scams

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York County officials are warning residents to beware of Internal Revenue Service phone call scams. A York County resident told the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office Tuesday they had received two IRS scam phone calls over the last two days, according to a sheriff’s office news release. Both calls had computer generated voices, which told the resident […]

Three arrested in connection with shooting at York County Walmart

From left to right: Clarence Edmonds Jr., Amber Stewart, Kevin Clark (Courtesy VPRJ)

Three Williamsburg residents have been arrested in connection to a late night shooting that occurred outside a York County Walmart Dec. 29. According to a news release from the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office, police arrested Kevin Clark, 24, on Jan. 11. Clark was charged with reckless handling of a firearm, felony property damage, and possession of a […]

Teen robbed at gunpoint after trying to buy weed near 7-Eleven, police say

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Two teenagers have been arrested after allegedly robbing a 16-year-old at gunpoint when he tried to buy marijuana from them. Two James City County males, 18-year-old Toriano A. Davis Jr. and a 17-year-old, are accused of taking a 16-year-old’s backpack, cell phone, sneakers and headphones on Jan. 12 during an attempted drug deal near the 7-Eleven […]

Two Florida men found guilty for role in sale of ‘spice’ in Hampton Roads

According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, K2 or “Spice” is a mixture of herbs and spices that is typically sprayed with a synthetic compound chemically similar to THC, the psychoactive ingredients in marijuana. (Courtesy DEA)

Two Florida men are each facing up to 79 years in prison after being found guilty for their part in a $21 million spice manufacturing and distribution scheme in federal court Monday. Charles Burton Ritchie, 46 and Benjamin Galecki, 42, both of Pensacola, Fla., operated a company called “Zencense,” a Pensacola-based company that produced and sold smokable, synthetic […]

Booming wine industry boosts Virginia economy

A recent study has shown the economic impact of Virginia’s growing wine industry has increased 82 percent in five years. (Courtesy Williamsburg Winery)

Wine lovers, rejoice! Virginia’s wineries have become a flourishing part of our state’s economy. A recent study has shown the economic impact of Virginia’s growing wine industry has increased 82 percent in five years, contributing more than $1.37 billion dollars to Virginia’s economy in 2015 alone, according to a Governor’s Office news release. Gov. Terry […]

Police asking for help in locating violent sex offender

(Courtesy James City County)

James City County Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a registered violent sex offender who was last known to live in James City County. Police have an arrest warrant out for Bruce Wayne Harris Jr., 34, according to an alert on the James City County Facebook page. He is charged with two counts of […]

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