Saturday, July 20, 2024

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: Traffic fines, disability travel, in the line of duty 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.

Bus stops

The Newport News City Council recently approved an ordinance to add video cameras to school buses. READ MORE.

Didn’t stop for a school bus? This city will fine you $250

Traveling practice

Air travel is overwhelming enough for anyone with having to get a boarding pass, check bags, go through security, and then systematically board a plane. For people with autism or any other intellectual or developmental disability, the process of it all combined with added crowds, lights, and sounds, can be nothing less than daunting, said Josi Washington, a spokeswoman for VersAbility Resources. READ MORE.

This program lets people with disabilities practice air travel

New Kroger

When one door closes, another opens — at least in the case of the Kroger grocery store locations in Hampton. Kroger officials announced in a recent news release the store’s location on Coliseum Drive is closing Tuesday before the newest location on Mercury Boulevard opens Wednesday. READ MORE.

Kroger is opening a new location in Hampton

Rosie’s parking

As a paying member of BJ’s Wholesale Club, Brian Imes regularly visits the location at Power Plant Parkway in Hampton, often making stops to other retail stores around it, including Lowe’s Home Improvement, and further down, Bass Pro Shops. READ MORE.

Hampton shoppers: Rosie’s Gaming Emporium limits access to neighboring retail stores

In the line of duty

The Newport News Police Department is mourning one of their own – an officer died from her injuries after being dragged by a car during a traffic stop. READ MORE

‘She was full of life’: Newport News Police chief remembers fallen officer

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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