Police investigate 7-Eleven robbery Sunday morning


Williamsburg Police are looking to identify a man who robbed a 7-Eleven early Sunday. Police responded to the 7-Eleven, located at the intersection of Second and Page streets, around 8:01 a.m., according to a Williamsburg Police news release. The store’s clerk told police a white or Hispanic man wearing a black shirt pulled up around […]

Crust shooting case moves to higher court, charges against some men in shooting dropped

John Lee Johnson (Courtesy Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

Only two out of seven original charges against a 22-year-old man accused of shooting a security guard at outside the Crust restaurant will continue on to a higher court. Four charges against John Lee Johnson were dismissed Thursday evening in the Williamsburg-James City County General District Court, including two counts of shooting into an occupied […]

Shell station robbery case moves to grand jury

Williamsburg-James City County Courthouse (Sarah Fearing/WYDaily)

The case for a man accused of robbing a Shell gas station Dec. 4 in Williamsburg will move on to a grand jury. A felony charge of robbery against Guillermo Martin Romero Jr, 27, was certified to go to a grand jury in the Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court Thursday morning by General District Court […]

Police: Car stolen during storm found stuck in snow bank

Merrimac Trail is blanketed in snow Jan. 22, 2016. (Elizabeth Hornsby/WYDaily)

Williamsburg Police are investigating the theft of a vehicle that was later found stuck in a snow bank during a winter storm Saturday.  Police responded to an apartment in the 500 block of York Street around 4:50 a.m. Saturday after a man reported his car was missing, Williamsburg Police spokesman Maj. Greg Riley said. The man […]

WYDaily Index 2016: Williamsburg by the numbers


The WYDaily Index is calculated with data provided by the City of Williamsburg, the Williamsburg-James City County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the state Department of Motor Vehicles, and the United States Census Bureau.   Number of days between animal control calls in 2016: 3 Number of days between animal control calls in […]

Demolition of Williamsburg Super 8 begins

Crews used heavy equipment to begin demolishing the Super 8 Wednesday morning. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

A fixture of downtown Williamsburg will soon be reduced to rubble. The demolition of the city-owned Super 8 motel began Wednesday morning, according to Economic Development Director Michele Dewitt. The Super 8, located at 1233 Richmond Road, was constructed in 1963 and purchased by the city in August.  City Council unanimously agreed to spend $3 million […]

Holiday closings in the Historic Triangle

The interior of the WATA trolley decorated for the holidays. (Courtesy WATA)

Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on Sunday this year and that means three- and even four-day weekends for some public employees. For others, it might mean a bit of confusion. Locally, the shutdowns begin as early as noon on Thursday, Dec. 22 in York County’s courts. Some government facilities and offices in the Historic Triangle will […]

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