Police seek man who stole drone from 7-Eleven

Police are seeking to identify a man accused of taking a drone from a 7-Eleven. (Courtesy York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office)

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man they believe stole a drone from a 7-Eleven convenience store. A man entered the 7-Eleven in the 400 block of Bypass Road on Jan. 26 and stole the drone, according to a sheriff’s office Facebook post. If you can help identify this person please call the […]


Motorcyclist eludes police in high-speed pursuit on I-64

Authorities are working to find a motorcyclist who eluded police after a high speed chase on I-64 Sunday. (file photo)

Police are looking to identify a motorcyclist on a yellow sport bike that was involved in a high-speed police pursuit on Interstate 64 Sunday. The motorcyclist eluded both Williamsburg Police and Virginia State Police between 3:50 and 4:36 p.m. Sunday, according to police reports. The motorcyclist was first spotted speeding near the intersection of N. […]


WRL builds milk jug reading igloo for children

Interim Director Janet Crowther invites children and adults to curl up with a good book inside the library's reading igloo. (Courtesy Williamsburg Regional Library)

You don’t have to travel to the Arctic to spend some time in an igloo this February. The Williamsburg Regional Library has built their own igloo, which resides in the heated Youth Services Program Room — no hats, coats or mittens required. The igloo, which is about ten feet in diameter and five feet tall in […]


Students, first responders forge bonds during school lunch

A York County Fire & Life Safety member eats lunch with children at Magruder Elementary School. (Courtesy York County School Division)

York County elementary students are getting a chance to strengthen their bonds with police, firefighters and paramedics – and luckily, it’s not during an emergency situation. Members of the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office, York County Fire & Life Safety and the Virginia State Police have been invited to visit Magruder Elementary School every Friday this year, […]


JCC Planning Commission looks to update definition of ‘group home’

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Update Feb. 6: The James City County Planning Commission Policy Committee is postponing addressing the group home zoning ordinance until a related group home bill is addressed within the General Assembly, according to the JCC Planning Office. The Policy Committee will reevaluate the bill once the group home bill moves through the General Assembly. Original story: James […]


Religious leaders preach unity after president’s refugee order

Like many religious leaders in the Historic Triangle, the Rev. Corwin Hammond is looking for ways to address President Donald Trump’s executive order regarding refugees. (Sarah Fearing/WYDaily)

One topic in particular has been strong in Reverend Corwin Hammond’s mind since Jan. 27, the day President Donald Trump issued an executive order temporarily barring all refugees and citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. It’s been a large part of the conversation at Chickahominy Baptist Church in Toano. Hammond has preached […]


Woman pleads guilty to charges stemming from at-home meth lab

Paul Dunn and Katrina Welch (Courtesy Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

A 41-year-old woman pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to two charges stemming from an at-home meth lab investigation last spring. Katrina Jeanette Welch, of Norfolk, came to the York-Poquoson Circuit Court Tuesday wearing a pinstriped women’s pantsuit, agreeing to plead guilty to possession of a controlled substance and an amended charge of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, […]