Friday, September 30, 2022

ICYMI this week: Williamsburg nursing home ranks poorly, fatal crashes and more

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

Keep the conversation going. Here are five of our top-read headlines this week:

Part I: ‘A pervasive odor’: One Williamsburg nursing home ranks poorly among the rest

Inspection reports detail a sexual assault, an unlocked biohazardous waste closet and other issues at Envoy of Williamsburg. READ MORE

Read Part II here

The most recent federal inspection report available for Envoy of Williamsburg details a patient-on-patient sexual assault, staff members failing to update a resident’s doctor on health changes, rusty vent covers and a “pervasive odor throughout the facility.” (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)
The most recent federal inspection report available for Envoy of Williamsburg details a patient-on-patient sexual assault, staff members failing to update a resident’s doctor on health changes, rusty vent covers and a “pervasive odor throughout the facility.” (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)

Police identify man killed in single-vehicle crash on John Tyler Highway

James City County Police have identified a man who was killed in a single-vehicle accident Thursday morning as 58-year-old county resident David Eugene Lake. READ MORE

The crash happened on John Tyler Highway around 11 a.m. Thursday. (WYDaily/Courtesy Google Maps)
The crash happened on John Tyler Highway around 11 a.m. Thursday. (WYDaily/Courtesy Google Maps)

Yorktown man dies after crash on Route 17 near Colonial Parkway

A 75-year-old Yorktown man died Tuesday after police say he caused a three-car crash on George Washington Memorial Highway (Route 17) in York County. READ MORE

Police investigation shows Gregory Hicks, 75, of Yorktown, was driving northbound on Route 17 and attempted to turn across the southbound lanes, toward the Colonial Parkway, when he was involved in a car crash. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Google Maps)
Police investigation shows Gregory Hicks, 75, of Yorktown, was driving northbound on Route 17 and attempted to turn across the southbound lanes, toward the Colonial Parkway, when he was involved in a car crash. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Google Maps)

 

Look out: Giant hogweed could be headed our way

Although it may sound like a monster from a classic B-movie, giant hogweed is very real and it’s also more than a little bit dangerous. READ MORE

A giant hogweed plant, whose sap can cause severe blistering that may last months or even years (WYDaily/Courtesy of New York Department of Environmental Conservation)
A giant hogweed plant, whose sap can cause severe blistering that may last months or even years (WYDaily/Courtesy of New York Department of Environmental Conservation)

Colonial Pie Co. brings a variety of round food to Richmond Road

Round food is good food, and round food can now be found on Richmond Road. READ MORE

The sign outside Colonial Pie Company says "Round food is good food." (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)
The sign outside Colonial Pie Company says “Round food is good food.” (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)
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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