Sunday, February 25, 2024

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: Ink shop, puppy mills, female vets 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.

Judgment Day

The Newport News City Council recently approved a conditional use permit for the Alpine Shoppes LLC to open a tattoo shop called Judgment Day Tattoo. READ MORE.

Ink, anyone? Well, there’s a new shop in Newport News

New ordinance

A recent amendment to a Hampton City Code could soon require the Pet World location there resign from the puppy selling business in 2020. READ MORE.

This Hampton City ordinance is cracking down on pet stores, puppy mills

Domestic violence

Nearly one in five women and one in seven men, or more than 10 million people in the U.S. per year, said they’d experienced severe physical violence from an intimate partner, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. READ MORE.

Here’s a gathering that aims to put conversations about domestic violence in the LGBTQ community to the forefront

Emergency donations

After the Hampton-based organization’s largest emergency shelter flooded last September, they’re asking the community to step in and crowdfund at least $25,000 so that the doors are always open to someone requesting their services. READ MORE.

This organization needs help rebuilding their emergency shelter after it flooded

Homeless vets

As the 75 member congregation at West End Baptist Church emptied their spare change into a collection container each week, they wouldn’t know how far their contributions would go. READ MORE.

This Hampton church bought a house with spare change. Then, they opened it to homeless vets

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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