Thursday, January 20, 2022

ICYMI this week: Where the crashes happen, inside Oswaldo Martinez, Funhouse Fest and more

With dozens of headlines every week, it’s easy to miss some here and there.

Get in on the conversation. Here are this week’s most-read stories.

Here’s where the DMV says crashes are happening most in the Historic Triangle

In Hampton Roads, we know about bad traffic. READ MORE

Traffic backs up on Route 143 in the Historic Triangle. (WYDaily/File photo)
Traffic backs up on Route 143 in the Historic Triangle. (WYDaily/File photo)

Election 2018: Your comprehensive guide to voting in the Historic Triangle

Although the ballots in the Historic Triangle are fairly short this year, WYDaily staff wanted to ensure residents know what’s on the ballot, as well as where and when to vote on Nov. 6. READ MORE
Voters throughout the Historic Triangle will vote for their pick for U.S. Senate and two congressional seats this Nov. 6. (WYDaily file photo)
Voters throughout the Historic Triangle will vote for their pick for U.S. Senate and two congressional seats this Nov. 6. (WYDaily file photo)

Funhouse Fest on ‘hiatus’ in 2019

Event organizer and headliner Bruce Hornsby will dedicate himself to some “ambitious” projects in 2019. READ MORE

Bruce Hornsby performs Saturday, June 23, 2018, on the closing day of Funhouse Fest in downtown Williamsburg. (Bryan DeVasher/WYDaily)
Bruce Hornsby performs Saturday, June 23, 2018, on the closing day of Funhouse Fest in downtown Williamsburg. (WYDaily/Bryan DeVasher)

Inside Oswaldo: 13 years and no trial — Can ICE deport an undocumented immigrant accused of rape, murder?

It’s been nearly 14 years since 16-year-old Brittany Binger was found raped and murdered on the side of the road in James City County. READ MORE

Read part II here.

Oswaldo Elias Martinez at the age of 33. Photo taken in 2005. (WYDaily/Courtesy JCCPD)
Oswaldo Elias Martinez at the age of 33. Photo taken in 2005. (WYDaily/Courtesy JCCPD)

Details in this film came from WYDaily’s story in March.

Graffitied and fringed by shallow ditches, Crawford Road tunnels through the thick, unlit woods of York County and Newport News for 3.6 miles. READ MORE

Buried in the center of York County, the 3.6-mile-long Crawford Road carries a decades-long history of homicides, ghost stories and mischief. (Sarah Fearing/WYDaily)
Buried in the center of York County, the 3.6-mile-long Crawford Road carries a decades-long history of homicides, ghost stories and mischief. (Sarah Fearing/WYDaily)

 

Topping our most-read headlines this week is our story about Bryan DeVasher, WYDaily’s former managing editor. DeVasher died Oct. 30 at the age of 54.

Bryan DeVasher dedicated more than two decades of journalism to Hampton Roads

William Bryan DeVasher, 54, passed away on Tuesday. DeVasher was former managing editor for WYDaily. (WYDaily archives)
William Bryan DeVasher, 54, passed away on Tuesday. DeVasher was former managing editor for WYDaily. (WYDaily archives)

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Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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