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Man Murders Colonial Williamsburg Reenactor: “I thought this was Westworld”

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Colonial Williamsburg historical interpreter George Mandel was murdered today by tourist Jim Anderson after Anderson mistook him for a human-like android working in a historical amusement park, similar to the HBO television series “Westworld.” 413 more words


Man dies following dirt bike crash in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -Police have identified the victim of last night’s fatal accident as 36-year-old James Laughlin.

Upon investigation, Newport News Police have discovered that the victim was driving a dirt bike, not a motorcycle. 67 more words


Newport News teacher placed on leave after alleged incident involving student

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A teacher at Epes Elementary School has been placed on administrative leave after a report of misconduct involving a student, a spokesperson with Newport News Public Schools said Friday. 42 more words


Newport News man accused of strangling, sexually assaulting ex-girlfriend

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A Newport News man is facing charges after he allegedly sexually assaulted and strangled his ex-girlfriend, according to police.

Police were sent to Riverside Regional Medical Center on May 15 around 6:30 p.m. 96 more words


Letter sent to parents on the Peninsula says their child may have been exposed to meningitis

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – “We’ve identified a person in the school who has meningococcal meningitis, and your child may have been exposed.” In a letter sent out to parents, the Peninsula Health District warns the severity of the situation. 242 more words

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New police chief named in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Steve Drew has been named the new police chief in the city, the city manager announced Thursday.

Drew is currently the deputy chief of patrol operations and business services for the Richmond Police Department. 244 more words


Newport News Police called to Denbigh High for student with knife, drugs

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Newport News Police Department was called to Denbigh High School on Tuesday because of a student found with contraband.

According to officials, the 16-year-old had a knife, marijuana, a lighter and pills in his backpack when met by police at the school. 138 more words