Sunday, April 21, 2024

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: Indoor football, criminal justice, art nonprofit 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.

Pro football

Pro football fans in Hampton Roads won’t have to wait until September to see some action. The Virginia Destroyers were introduced last Thursday as one of the 12 members of the new National Gridiron League. READ MORE.

Are you ready for some football? Indoor football, that is

Community board

For the past 24 years, multiple city agencies and organizations in Hampton and Newport News on the Criminal Justice Community Board have collaborated on how to prevent crime, evaluate new or existing community programs and other duties. READ MORE.

Hampton and Newport News tackle criminal justice, mental illness with community board

Art center

The Peninsula Fine Arts Center is moving to Christopher Newport University‘s campus and construction on the new building has already begun. The nonprofit organization was founded in 1962 and is an accredited art center. READ MORE.

CNU to absorb the Peninsula Fine Arts Center

Late curfews

Across the Peninsula, many jurisdictions have a mandated curfew for minors or children younger than 18 years old. But not every locality has the same consequences. READ MORE.

It’s 10 p.m. Do you know where your children are?

Insurance fraud

A local couple was indicted Thursday for allegedly defrauding Medicaid after they lied to the health care provider about the number of caregiving hours they provided to their disabled son. READ MORE.

Indictment: Hampton couple stole $100K from Medicaid

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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