York County fire chief receives governor’s award

Courtesy of Peninsulas Emergency Medical Services Council, Inc

A York County fire chief has received an award from Gov. Terry McAuliffe recognizing his contributions to emergency medical services in the state. Stephen Kopczynski, fire chief of the York County Department of Fire and Life Safety, was awarded the 2016 Governor’s EMS Award for Outstanding Contribution to EMS Emergency Preparedness and Response award (James […]

Virginia State Police Academy takes on the ‘mannequin challenge’

Courtesy of Virginia State Police

Fifty-five members of the Virginia State Police Academy took a literal stand against hunger Monday as part of their Thanksgiving food drive. The Academy, located in North Chesterfield County, has joined hundreds of other people across the country, taking on the most recent video challenge trend circulating on social media, the “mannequin challenge,” according to a […]

Police: Man arrested after rear-ending police car, eluding police, brandishing BB gun

Maximilian Schober

A man has been charged with several misdemeanors and eluding police, a felony, after allegedly rear-ending an unmarked police car, driving away from the scene, and leading officers on a high-speed chase through James City County, police said. Maximilian Schober, 22, of Toano, is charged with eluding police, brandishing a firearm, driving with a  suspended license, […]

Ramada hotel fire considered arson, police seek suspect

Courtesy of the Ramada WIlliamsburg hotel

A fire that broke out in the Ramada Williamsburg hotel early Friday morning is being considered an act of arson, according to York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office Lt. Dennis Ivey. Now police are seeking to identify a suspect or suspects in the fire, which started around 4:20 a.m. in three different areas of the hotel, Ivey said. […]

Local leaders talk homelessness, poverty in Williamsburg


Three prominent figures from Williamsburg came together Thursday night at the College of William & Mary to address homelessness and poverty in the Historic Triangle. While homelessness and poverty are nationwide struggles, City Council member Benming Zhang, 3e Restoration founder and president Fred Liggin and City of Williamsburg Emergency Outreach Coordinator Roy Gerardi illuminated the […]

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, […]