Sunday, June 4, 2023

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: VLM’s Silly, sex offenders, school cameras 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.

Dead fox

According to the museum’s website, Silly was orphaned and lived in the wild before the museum acquired him from a zoo in 2009. He died Jan. 27 after he was diagnosed with pneumonia. READ MORE.

This museum’s animal ambassador has died

Sex offenders

According to the sex offender registry on the Virginia State Police website, there are approximately 511 sex offenders in Hampton and 456 in Newport News, or a combined 967 registered sex offenders. READ MORE.

Here’s some info about sex offenders in Hampton, Newport News

Bus cams

Other public school districts in Hampton Roads such as Hampton and Newport News currently do not have exterior cameras installed on school buses. In 2016, Newport News had “several” buses with exterior cameras as part of a pilot program. READ MORE.

School districts across Hampton Roads plan to start camera program on school buses for safety

3D printing

The Naval Sea Systems Command approved the decision to use 3D printing to create values, housings and brackets for the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier last year. READ MORE.

Shipbuilding delivers 3D printed metal part to Navy

Domestic violence

Domestic violence can be anything from emotional and psychological behavior like gaslighting, to threats and physical violence. Last year, the Transitions Family Violence Services in Hampton received 1,541 calls on their 24/7 crisis hotline. READ MORE.

Chances are you know someone who’s in an abusive relationship. There’s help out there

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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