Wednesday, January 26, 2022

ICYMI: Hurricane readiness, grim statistics, Hampton crime, free WiFi, Mars water, and more

Are you ready?

Hurricane season began June 1, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Prediction Center says there is a 75 percent chance the Atlantic hurricane season will be either around normal or more active than usual. READ MORE.

Grim statistics

There were a total of 144 motorcycle crashes in Hampton and Newport News in 2017 and 116 in 2016. READ MORE.

Hampton crime

Hampton released the citywide violent crime statistics from Jan. 1 to May 17, 2018. READ MORE.


Free is good

The partnership will provide 600 wireless devices with 3GB per month of free internet access. Students who receive the wireless devices will be able to keep it for their entire four years of high school. READ MORE.

‘Ice, ice baby’

NASA discovered 10 years ago that Mars had huge vats of water — frozen under layers of ice. Scientists wanted to see what it would take to harvest that water. READ MORE.

Here’s a couple more stories people were talking about:

The ‘100 Deadliest Days’ has started. Find out how to stay safe on the roads

Speed, nighttime driving, and distractions are significant factors contributing toward the number of crashes involving teen drivers during the 100 Deadliest Days. The statistics have lead to AAA pushing for more awareness among parents of teen drivers. READ MORE.

There’s going to be a ‘Kustom Made’ band at Hampton Jazz Fest

The group has never played the event, but one of Anthony Johnson’s goals this year was to perform closer to home more often. READ MORE.


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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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