Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Here are some non-coronavirus local stories you may have missed

With dozens of local coronavirus stories dominating the news cycle every day, it’s easy to miss some other news here and there.

Here are some recent non-coronavirus stories you may have missed.

Local surgeon

An area orthopedic surgeon will pay $1.75 million “to resolve allegations that he accepted kickbacks from SpineFrontier, Inc., a Massachusetts-based medical device manufacturer.” READ MORE

Peninsula surgeon to pay $1.75M to ‘resolve allegations he accepted kickbacks’ from a Massachusetts company

Williamsburg municipal election

The Williamsburg Area League of Women Voters sent out questionnaires to all the candidates. Here are their responses verbatim — the candidates are listed in alphabetical order. READ MORE

Here’s what you need to know about those running for City Council in Williamsburg

Blackmail scam

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a sextortion scam that’s been occurring over the past few weeks. READ MORE

Don’t fall for this ‘blackmail scam.’ This one involves porn

Help wanted

Elections are just around the corner and the Virginia Department of Elections needs election officers for the upcoming May elections and June primary. READ MORE

Elections are coming up and help is needed


Police in Poquoson are asking the public for help in finding a woman missing since March. READ MORE

This woman is missing and police need your help

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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