Feds indict man, woman accused of robbing prostitutes at Peninsula hotels

hotel robbery suspect

Federal prosecutors have picked up a Williamsburg armed robbery case after an investigation revealed a 28-year-old man and 30-year-old woman allegedly robbed prostitutes at Peninsula area hotels. A federal grand jury indicted Craig Alexander Brodie and Kimberly Lannytte Gardner April 12. They are charged with conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery, three counts of […]

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 […]

Local musicians launch Kickstarter campaign to release American Train Collective album

Eight young musicians, all with ties to Hampton Roads, wrote an album during a four-day train trip across the country. They recorded their original tunes in Virginia Beach and want to inspire other musicians.

Members from the American Train Collective rehearse songs the night before they record their debut album. Photos courtesy Matt Fattal

The American Train Collective consists of eight young musicians and they are in no hurry to become recording music icons. Because what they accomplished last summer was even more rewarding than any sold-out international world tour or multi-million dollar record label deal. The whole group went on an epic four-day train trip across the country […]

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. […]

In the wake of Atlanta’s bridge collapse, VDOT assures Hampton Roads’ bridges are safe

Before the summer travel season heats up in Williamsburg, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) wants to reassure drivers that the many bridges and highways in the state are safe to drive.

James River Bridge taken from the Hampton side. (Photo courtesy VDOT)

As the the summer travel season rolls toward the horizon,  motorists living in the Historic Triangle will rely more on area bridges to get around. In the wake of Atlanta’s I-85 bridge collapse due to a fire last week, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) wants to reassure drivers that the many bridges and highways in […]

Places to visit on one tank of gas: Pamunkey Indian Museum & Cultural Center

Visitors have come to the museum from throughout the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan. Many have at least heard of the Pamunkey people, thanks to one well-known member of the tribe: Pocahontas.

Pamunkey woman Kim Cook Taylor shows young visitors a collage of past and present members of the Pamunkey Tribe. Photo courtesy Ben Swenson

Editor’s note: No need for a plane ticket. Put that passport away. This story is part of a series that features regional attractions outside of the Williamsburg area that can be driven to on a tank of gas or less. Buckle up and hit the road.    Southeastern Virginia touts several remarkable historical sites, but […]

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, […]

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