Saturday, December 2, 2023

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: Active threats, transportation options, diversity 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.

School lockdowns

Here’s a question: What are school districts like Newport News Public Schools doing to prepare students for the possibility of an active threat or active shooter situation? Michelle Price, spokeswoman for the Newport News Public Schools, said the schools have two active threat drills each year, one in each semester, and faculty and staff are given presentations on active threat and active shooter situations each year. READ MORE.

Here’s how Newport News Public Schools prepare for active threat situations

Car service

Ryan Booney was an insurance agent before he decided to buy Colonial Transit, a private car service company serving the residents of the Historic Triangle and Greater Peninsula. READ MORE.

Colonial Transit: Another transportation option on the Peninsula

Pitbull attack

Police here Monday afternoon said the woman who was attacked by her pet pit bull Sunday has died “as a result of her injuries.” Authorities identified the woman as Morgan Crayton. She was 31 years old. READ MORE.

UPDATE: Hampton woman who was attacked by her pit bull dies

Diversity & Inclusion

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is hiring a Diversity & Inclusion Program Lead to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace and the community. “It just makes sense — it’s a smart business decision,” said Rhonda Barbosa, human resources director for Jefferson Lab. “We want to make sure employees feel welcome in our environment.” READ MORE.

Jefferson Lab wants someone to focus in diversity and inclusion, and a position was created for that

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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