Historic Triangle suspends regional funding to PHF in wake of state investigation

A taxi cab driver drops off a passenger at the entrance to the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF) in Newport News. (Steve Roberts, Jr./WYDaily)International Airport.”

Felix “Baba” Simmons, a driver with All City Taxi, said he hasn’t been picking up as many people at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport [PHF] since the state started looking into the airport’s finances. The investigation, which began earlier this year,  has also affected the decisions of some airlines, especially those planning on making PHF a hub […]

Crews extinguish fire in vacant building at Eastern State Hospital

James City County fire crews responded to Eastern State Hospital Sunday, April 9 after a vacant building caught fire. (Courtesy James City County Fire Department)

James City County firefighters spent several hours at Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg Sunday evening after an older vacant building caught fire, according to a James City County news release. Fire crews were called to the scene around 6 p.m. for a report of smoke coming from one of the hospital’s unused buildings, the release said. […]

VIDEO: Historic Triangle’s first full police force equipped with body cams

Maj. Greg Riley of the Williamsburg Police Department at his desk. (Steve Roberts, Jr./WYDaily)

After nearly three years of talks with the city, the Williamsburg Police Department is the first police force in the Historic Triangle to implement body cameras on every officer. Maj. Greg Riley of the Williamsburg Police Department called the use of body cameras in routine police work the next iteration of smart policing. “When I was rookie, […]

100-plus rally against Trump’s plan to defund Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts

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Area politicians, activists, and environmental groups rallied in Williamsburg Saturday morning against the proposed slashing of all federal funding designated for cleanup programs at the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Nearly 150 people met at College Landing Park on College Creek Saturday to rally in support of keeping the $73 million of funding for the […]

Amid shortage, driver who allegedly crashed bus kept on staff at York County Schools

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A York County school bus driver is still an employee of York County School Division after rear-ending a vehicle while driving a bus with students on board, according to a spokesperson for YCSD. The driver, Raymond Bliss of Yorktown, allegedly rear-ended a vehicle at the intersection of Big Bethel Road and Victory Boulevard Wednesday, causing the rear-ended […]

Where We Live: the historic Thomas Nelson House

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The Nelson House was once home to Thomas Nelson, Jr, one of Yorktown’s most famous residents and signer of the Declaration of Independence. The house was constructed around 1730, according to the National Park Service. The home that survived wars and hurricanes remains relatively intact, although cannonballs from the Revolutionary War period pepper the sides […]

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