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Danger presents itself differently on the water during the winter and can cause long search, rescue and recovery missions for emergency officials. (Photo courtesy/Virginia State Police.)

The water may look nice but boaters should be cautious of winter excursions

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As the weather turns colder, boaters should be wary of unseen dangers in the water. “Winter can be treacherous,” said Capt. Milt Robinson, conservation police...
As mating season picks up, motorists should keep an eye out for deer crossing the roadways. (WYDaily/Flickr)

Oh deer! They’re everywhere so you might want to refresh your driving skills

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As fall turns to winter over the next few months, drivers on the roadways in the Historic Triangle need to keep an eye out...
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries police officers netted 38 citations on the water during Operation Dry Water last year. (WYDaily/ Courtesy Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries)

Conservation Police to patrol James River during weekend of Pork, Peanut and Pine Festival

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As the Pork, Peanut and Pine Festival gets underway in Surry County for its 43rd year, Virginia Conservation Police will also be out on...
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries police officers netted 38 citations on the water during Operation Dry Water last year. (WYDaily/ Courtesy Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries)

Dozens of boaters cited during crackdown on James, York rivers

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The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has released the results from its water patrols last weekend. Called Operation Dry Water, the VDGIF issued...
James River (WYDaily/File photo)

Boaters urged to use ‘extreme caution’ on rivers this weekend

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Heat and unstable weather conditions may lead to dangerous boating conditions on Virginia’s rivers this weekend. Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries officials are...
From June 1-3, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries will open up recreational rod and reel freshwater fishing to the public. (WYDaily/File photo)

No license needed for freshwater fishing June 1-3

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While fishing in Virginia typically requires a fishing license, the first weekend in June will be open fishing for everyone — no license required. From...
Danger presents itself differently on the water during the winter and can cause long search, rescue and recovery missions for emergency officials. (Photo courtesy/Virginia State Police.)

VDGIF identifies body found on James River as missing boater Brian Savage

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The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has identified a body found on the James River as one of two missing boaters. A body...
"A fed coyote is a dead coyote," said state wildlife biologist Mike Fies of urban coyotes in Greater Williamsburg. (Courtesy photo/Virginia Living Museum)

Neighborhood coyote? That might be a problem.

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Over the last 25 years, scavenging relatives of domestic dogs have become more and more common in Greater Williamsburg. Coyotes are not native to Virginia,...