Friday, December 8, 2023

ICYMI: Hampton sheriff, cell phone ban, Williamsburg fire station 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.

No more tree

Christmas is over, and now it is time to figure out what to do what the tree. WYDaily has local residents covered. READ MORE.

Getting rid of your Christmas tree? Here’s what you need to know

COVID-19 outbreak

The Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail tested all its staff members and inmates for the coronavirus last week. The results? 78 inmates and seven staff members are positive for the virus. READ MORE.

VPRJ: 78 inmates test positive for COVID-19

Hampton sheriff dies

The region is mourning Hampton Sheriff B.J. Roberts, who died at home the morning of Dec. 26 after celebrating Christmas Day with his family. READ MORE.

Region mourns Hampton Sheriff B.J. Roberts

No phones

Residents in the Historic Triangle won’t be able to hold their cell phone while driving starting Jan. 1. READ MORE.

Put down the phone: The cell phone ban starts in January

New fire station

The City of Williamsburg is reaching out to residents to help rank three design options for the new fire station located on North Boundary Street. READ MORE.

City of Williamsburg looks to resident input on new fire station design

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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