Police: Man and woman wielding knife attack delivery man during early morning robbery

Crime scene tape (file photo)

Williamsburg Police are investigating an early Thursday morning robbery in which a man and a woman attacked a pizza delivery man at an Americas’ Inn on Richmond Road, according to a statement released by police. The victim was cut during a struggle with Rodney O’Bryan Bartlett, 46 of York County, who is charged with robbery, grand […]

Hampton University and WRL to partner on preserving African American history

African American laborers near a coal wharf in Alexandria. (Courtesy U.S. National Archives)

Hampton University needs your help. Williamsburg Regional Library announced it is supporting a Hampton University project with the goal of preserving historical papers within the local African American community. The aim of the project is to scan and digitally preserve private documents that highlight African American history within Hampton Roads. Residents interested in participating in […]

Elk’s Lodge shooting case heads to grand jury, accused faces four felonies

Johnnie Mathew Chapman (Courtesy JCCPD)

A man who allegedly shot two people at the Elk’s Lodge in September will face four charges before a grand jury in March. Johnnie Chapman appeared in Williamsburg-James City County General District Court Thursday in a preliminary hearing, resulting from his alleged role in the Sept. 25 shooting at the Elk’s Lodge. Chapman initially faced […]