Monday, July 22, 2024

ICYMI: COVID-19 and veterans, GOP and Dems narrowing the gap locally, a hostage situation and more

With dozens of headlines every day, it’s easy to miss some here and there.

Get in on the conversation with this list of WYDaily’s most-read stories from the past week.

Masks in courthouses

According to the Supreme Court, the presiding judge “may authorize” removal of a face mask to facilitate a proceeding. READ MORE

Are masks required in courthouses in the Historic Triangle? 

I swear…

Some localities were still using the outdated language in their crime logs and arrest reports in November including the Williamsburg Police Department, the James City County Police Department and the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office. READ MORE

Swearing charge, really? Well, it’s been removed, but here’s the deal in the Historic Triangle

Armed barricade and a hostage

An armed barricade/hostage situation that began with gunfire Tuesday night in James City County ended Wednesday morning with no one getting injured. READ MORE

Gunfire and a hostage: Ford’s Colony incident ended with no injuries, police say

Coronavirus and veterans

How have vulnerable populations like military veterans been affected by the pandemic? Do they feel neglected by their country, their community? READ MORE

How has the coronavirus impacted the veteran community?

Narrowing of the gap

While York County has traditionally supported the Republican Party, in more recent years, James City County has grown increasingly more Democratic, with Williamsburg sticking to voting blue. READ MORE

A ‘narrowing of the gap’ between Dems and GOP: Here’s a look at 2020 poll numbers in the Historic Triangle

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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