Sunday, December 10, 2023

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: Bad behavior, crime stats, flu season 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.

New ideas

Joint Base Langley-Eustis will soon have a new innovation lab for its airmen. The “Spark Cell” gives airmen the opportunity to create innovative solutions for their respective jobs in the Air Force, similar to “Shark Tank,” according to the news release. READ MORE.

New innovation lab with coding and 3D printing coming to Langley

Emergency exit

Officials at Newport News Public Schools are investigating following an incident last week where they say “behavioral issues” of the students led a driver to stop the school bus. The students left the bus through an emergency exit, school officials said. READ MORE.

Newport News students leave bus after driver stops for ‘behavioral issues’

Neighborhood transparency

The Hampton Police Division is making it easier for residents to be in the know when it comes to crimes occurring in their neighborhoods. With the recent release of division’s new “Police 2 Citizens” portal, the public now has access to information pulled directly from the police’s reporting system daily, including active warrants, reports, and arrests. READ MORE.

Hampton PD launches ‘Police 2 Citizen’ portal. Here’s what you can get out of it

Soothing music

If you have ever been to the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter in Newport News, you may have noticed it can be noisy with dogs barking, especially during adoption hours. But have you ever noticed the music? On Tuesday, the animal shelter asked for donations in the form of CD players. READ MORE.

This animal shelter plays music for the animals? Here’s why

Face masks

Hospitals in the area have implemented a “collective masking” recommendation for all patients and visitors after the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report showed “widespread” flu levels statewide in Virginia for the second consecutive week. READ MORE.

Flu is on ‘high intensity levels’ in Hampton Roads so hospitals are asking this

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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