Thursday, December 8, 2022

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: Beer labels, crime stats, cellphone fines 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.

No new beer

Because the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is closed because of the partial government shutdown and some breweries can’t release new beers until further notice. READ MORE.

Some local breweries are feeling the affects of the partial government shutdown

Apply for free

This university is waiving its application fee for students whose parents are government employees affected by the shutdown. The deadline to apply is Feb. 1. READ MORE.

Local university waives application fee for students affected by partial shutdown

Update on crime

At a news conference earlier this week, this city’s police chief shared 2018 crime statistics from murder and aggravated assaults to drug overdoses and domestic violence. This year, he plans to implement multiple community initiatives. READ MORE.

NN police chief talks 2018 crime stats, community initiatives and more

Driving with cellphones

This city recently passed an ordinance which fines $125 if they are caught breaking a law while using their cellphone or other handheld devices or driving while distracted. The second offense could cost you $250. READ MORE.

Driving with a cellphone? This city will fine you $125 if you’re caught driving while distracted

Food for TSA

The Virginia Peninsula Foodbank provided food to TSA agents between shifts at this airport. The employees are not furloughed and continue to work without pay. READ MORE.

Shutdown hits home: Local TSA agents get food donations

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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