One dead after head-on crash in York County

A two-vehicle accident in York County left one woman dead Tuesday evening, according to the Virginia State Police. A 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was traveling east on Goodwin Neck Road around 5:27 p.m. when the driver, Tammy Beaumont, 54, of Seaford, attempted to pass a bicyclist, Virginia State Police Sgt. Michelle Anaya said. While attempting the pass, […]

Pho 79 opens Williamsburg location in New Town

Courtesy of Waters & Bridgman Marketing Solutions

A new Vietnamese restaurant has come to town. Pho 79, a well-established restaurant in eastern Virginia, recently opened its eighth location at New Town Shops on Main in Williamsburg, according to a news release from Waters & Bridgman Marketing Solutions. The restaurant — boasting about 3,330 square feet of dining space on the corner of […]

Man faces larceny, gun-related charges after York Crossing barricade

Kyle Andrew Rhoades

A man who police say broke into a York Crossing subdivision townhouse and barricaded himself inside is facing several theft and gun-related charges. Kyle Andrew Rhoades, 26, of York County, is charged with burglary, two counts of grand larceny, reckless handling of a firearm and possession and transportation of a firearm by a convicted felon, […]

Hundreds in Hampton Roads affected by utility scams

(Courtesy Utilities United Against Scams)

If you receive a phone call threatening to turn off your utilities unless you immediately pay a bill, you may be the victim of a utility scam, according to Dominion Virginia Power. In 2015, about 2,800 Dominion Virginia Power customers fell victim to utility scams, totaling about $1.2 million in fraudulent requests for money, according […]

Police: Woman charged with drug possession after almost hitting gas pump


A woman accused of almost hitting several cars and a gas pump at a Valero in Williamsburg has been charged with possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, according to the Williamsburg Police Department. Williamsburg Police received a call about a blue Chevrolet Impala driving erratically near Lafayette Street and Capitol Landing Road around 3:30 p.m. […]

WRL to host presentation on Georgia’s Cumberland Island

Cumberland Island

Williamsburg-area residents will have a chance to experience the beauty and rich history of Georgia’s Cumberland Island on Nov. 16 at the Williamsburg Regional Library’s Stryker Center. Sandy Towers, director of Williamsburg Regional Library Youth Services, will give a free presentation on Cumberland Island as part of the library’s Talks@2 series, according to a library […]

Court hearings continued for seven men charged in Crust shooting

John Lee Johnson (Courtesy Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

Court hearings for seven men charged in an alleged gang-related shooting in Williamsburg have been continued to due to a conflict of interest with one of the defendant’s attorneys, according to the Williamsburg-James City County General District Court Clerk’s Office. The seven men were scheduled to appear Thursday afternoon in the Williamsburg-James City County General […]

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