Wednesday, April 24, 2024

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: Pet spa, police target, crash test 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.

Boarding facility

PetSuites of America, a national pet spa and boarding facility chain, is opening a new location off Warwick Boulevard across the street from Domino’s Pizza. It opens by the end of August. READ MORE.

A national pet spa is opening in Newport News

Target practice

Robotics teams from Heritage High School and Hines Middle School are working with the city’s police department to create a remote controlled moving target. The prototype is expected to be complete by Sept. 1. READ MORE.

Two robotics teams to work with police on moving target

Plane crash

At least 100 NASA employees and their families gathered outside the Landing and Impact Research Facility at NASA Langley in Hampton to see the crash test of the Fokker F-28 on Thursday. READ MORE.

A Fokker F28 crashed at Langley — it was a test

Scholarship money

Hampton University recently announced the Virginia Beach Endowed Scholarship: Educational Fund for Families of the Municipal Center Tragedy. On May 31, a longtime city employee gunned down 12 people at Building 2 of the Virginia Beach Municipal Center. READ MORE.

A scholarship has been created for dependents of Virginia Beach mass shooting victims

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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