Friday, October 7, 2022

ICYMI: Busch Gardens’ new coaster, explosive devices in Mirror Lakes, business openings and more

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Busch Gardens’ new coaster shaping up to be ‘high-thrill’ experience

More details about a new roller coaster in the Festa Italia section of Busch Gardens Williamsburg have risen to the surface. READ MORE

A site plan shows the area Madrid will be built in at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing, JCC Planning Department)
A site plan shows the area Project 2020 will be built in at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing, JCC Planning Department)

Chesapeake man arrested in connection with the shooting death of William & Mary football player

A Chesapeake man has been arrested on charges stemming from a shooting on West 43rd Street in Norfolk that killed a William & Mary football player last week. READ MORE

Kri’Shawn D. Beamon (WYDaily photo/Courtesy of the City of Norfolk Police)
Kri’Shawn D. Beamon (WYDaily photo/Courtesy of the City of Norfolk Police)

Man accused of having ‘explosive devices’ was previously charged with firearms offense

A man accused of possessing two “explosive devices” in the trunk of a vehicle in the Mirror Lakes subdivision was arraigned Monday morning and assigned an attorney. READ MORE

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Adam Helms, 30, was arrested on Friday in connection to the two explosive devices found in Mirror Lakes. (WYDaily/Courtesy VPRJ)
Adam Helms, 30, was arrested on Friday in connection to the two explosive devices found in Mirror Lakes. (WYDaily/Courtesy VPRJ)

These Lightfoot businesses have officially opened

Kentucky-based Valvoline announced March 19 the opening of Virginia’s sixth company-owned Valvoline quick lube, in Williamsburg at 6393 Richmond Road. READ MORE

Construction has begun on a Panera Bread and Valvoline Instant Oil Change in Lightfoot. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)
Construction has begun on a Panera Bread and Valvoline Instant Oil Change in Lightfoot. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

Crash in Gloucester County leaves Newport News man dead, state police say

A Newport News man is dead following a single vehicle crash off Route 14 Monday afternoon, authorities said. READ MORE

Crime scene tape (WYDaily/File photo)
Crime scene tape (WYDaily/File photo)
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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