Tuesday, October 4, 2022

ICYMI this week: Firefighters injured fighting blaze, Pokémon Go player witnesses gun store break-in and more

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

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

Police: Pokémon Go player witnesses armed men shoot up Toano gun store

James City County Police are investigating an attempted break-in at the Toano General gun store after a person playing Pokémon Go witnessed the crime in progress. READ MORE

James City County Police responded to a call at 12:10 a.m. Aug. 28 reporting a breaking and entering in progress at the Toano General gun store. (WYDaily/Courtesy Google Maps)
James City County Police responded to a call at 12:10 a.m. Aug. 28 reporting a breaking and entering in progress at the Toano General gun store. (WYDaily/Courtesy Google Maps)

Former Lafayette baseball player critically injured in Harrisonburg crash

James Madison University student Jared Antle, 19, suffered a severe head injury when a Honda Pilot struck an SUV that was loading passengers, Harrisonburg Police said. READ MORE

Jared Antle (WYDaily photo/Courtesy Antle family)
Jared Antle (WYDaily photo/Courtesy Antle family)

3 firefighters overcome by heat while battling Kingsmill house fire

Three James City County firefighters suffered heat-related illnesses while fighting a blaze at a home in Kingsmill early Tuesday, fire officials said. READ MORE

Two firefighters were injured fighting a blaze in the 300 block of East Landing in Kingsmill early Tuesday. (WYDaily photo/Courtesy JCCFD)
Three firefighters were injured fighting a blaze in the 300 block of East Landing in Kingsmill early Aug. 28. (WYDaily photo/Courtesy JCCFD)

James City County woman killed in York County crash

A 21-year-old woman James City County woman was killed early Friday in a single-vehicle crash in York County, Virginia State Police said. READ MORE

(WYDaily photo/Courtesy Google Maps)
(WYDaily photo/Courtesy Google Maps)

JCC emergency crews identify substance spilled in postal service vehicle

The incident, in which mercury spilled from a container, caused mail service to be disrupted for some residents. READ MORE

The United States Postal Service has released a statement after mercury was spilled inside a mail delivery vehicle. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)
The U.S. Postal Service has released a statement after mercury was spilled inside a mail delivery vehicle. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)
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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