Friday, December 8, 2023

ICYMI in Hampton and Newport News: Katie Thyne, Black History Month, girls camp 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.

Still missing

The Newport News Police Department continue to look for a man who has been missing since mid-January. READ MORE.

Have you seen this man? He’s been missing for more than two weeks

Car crash

A 35-year-old Newport News man died after his car struck a tractor-trailer in York County Feb. 2. READ MORE.

Newport News man killed following crash in York County

Celebrate Black History

February is known as Black History Month and cities across the Peninsula are celebrating African-American leaders’ legacy and memorable moments in history. Here’s a list of localities that have Black History Month events. Some of the events are free, others require a fee but all are open to the public. READ MORE.

Celebrate Black History Month on the Peninsula with these events

Fallen officer

More than 2,000 people gathered Monday night at Liberty Baptist Church in Hampton to remember a Newport News Police officer who was killed in the line of duty. Katherine “Katie” Thyne was just 24 years old when she was killed during a traffic stop on Jan. 23. READ MORE.

‘It’s not about how she died, but how she lived and loved’: Community remembers Officer Katie Thyne

Female firefighters

Less than 7 percent of firefighters in the U.S. were women and only 4 percent were career firefighters during the most recent survey period for the National Fire Protection Association’s “U.S. Fire Department Profile.” READ MORE. 

Camp Fury Hampton encourages girls to break barriers

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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