Sunday, December 3, 2023

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: Virginia Beach mass shooting, public housing, city security 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.

Virginia Beach

The man police say shot and killed 12 people and injured others May 31 at the city’s Municipal Center apparently emailed his resignation hours before the carnage. READ MORE.

He emailed his boss that he was quitting, then hours later shot 12 people to death – here’s a timeline of the Municipal Center shooting

Ridley Circle

Dina Snack, 34, a 4-year Ridley resident, lives with her daughter, Xyla, 5 and her son, Zane, 9 months old. Snack said she has not had hot water or heat since late February- early March and she just lost her air conditioning, too. READ MORE.

Residents: Ridley Apartments are infested with mice, mold and roaches

More security

In the wake of the shooting in Virginia Beach Friday, some localities are assessing the level of protection in place through security measures in their own public buildings. READ MORE.

In wake of Virginia Beach mass shooting, localities on the Peninsula assess security

New chapter

Devin Jarvis was a self-proclaimed atheist in high school. Now at 24, he is licensed minister –– and goes to pharmacy school at Hampton University. READ MORE.

This pharmacy student is starting a church in Hampton

Crime tech

Police officials here said it would use ShotSpotter, an app to detect gunshots and alert police. READ MORE.

ShotSpotter, the new tech helping local law enforcement

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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