Man robbed at gunpoint while leaving gym, police say


Police are searching for a man they believe robbed another man at gunpoint while he was leaving the gym Monday night. According to a news release from the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office, a man was leaving a gym located at Washington Square Shopping Center, walking in the 2000 block of Piccadilly Loop, when was approached from […]

Police: Three IHOP employees face assault charges after fight in kitchen

Three employees have been charged with assault after an altercation in the kitchen of a Williamsburg IHOP (Steve Roberts Jr/WYDaily)

Williamsburg Police have charged three IHOP restaurant employees with assault after an early-morning altercation in the kitchen area of the business, police say. Police responded to the IHOP, located in the 1400 block of Richmond Road, around 7:30 a.m. Friday morning, Williamsburg Police spokesman Maj. Greg Riley said. The restaurant’s manager reported two of her […]

Embezzlement charges dropped against former Bruton High School bookkeeper


Six embezzlement charges have been dropped against Bruton High School’s former bookkeeper, who was accused of opening an unauthorized corporate credit account in the school’s name and making purchases with it over a span of four and a half years. Prosecutors made a motion to drop the charges, including five felonies and a misdemeanor, against Charlene Flood-Liggon in York-Poquoson […]

Police: peeping Tom climbs on roof to view bathroom window

Police are searching for a man they believe was looking into a woman’s bedroom window Sunday night. (File photo)

Williamsburg Police are investigating a report of a peeping Tom at a home in the 100 block of Griffin Avenue, near the William and Mary campus.  Police responded to a phone call about a man outside a woman’s window around 7:15 p.m. Sunday night, Williamsburg Police spokesman Maj. Greg Riley said. When officers arrived, the […]

Linguistics in the lab: the right chemistry for inclusivity

Anne Charity Hudley  is the Class of 1952 Associate Professor of English & Africana Studies at William & Mary.  (Courtesy Christine Fulgham)

Science teachers increasingly recognize the roles that culture and language have in learning, but they often lack the tools to fully explore and address those issues. Thanks to a William & Mary professor, there’s now an app for that. Anne Charity Hudley, the Class of 1952 Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies at William […]

Demerits and deputies: When school discipline moves from class to courts, minorities most affected

Last year, the Williamsburg Police Department was called to Berkeley Middle School for 26 separate incidents with students and two incidents were referred to the criminal justice system. (Steve Roberts, Jr./WYDaily)

A 15-year-old Grafton High student became a statistic on Jan. 12, when he was arrested after allegedly throwing poppers, a type of small, novelty firework. While school officials searched the teen for the noise-making fireworks, they discovered a switchblade knife. The boy was charged with disorderly conduct and possession of a weapon on school property, […]