| Aug 19, 2014
| 4:07 PM
Street closed after accident
A residential street near Riverside Elementary School in Newport News was blocked off Tuesday morning after a city truck hit a power pole, causing it to catch on fire. Police and firefighters responded to Parkway Drive...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:07 AM
Maybe it was the 1980s-era software he saw at the Hampton VA hospital, maybe the four-mile traffic jam heading into the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, but when Sen. Mark Warner came to open his Hampton campaign office, his inner policy wonk was in full...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:55 PM
More than 200 people from around the Peninsula "stood in solidarity with Israel" Thursday night, raising nearly $10,000 to give shelter, counseling and other aid to Israel as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues.
So far, the United Jewish...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 12:06 AM
For the past week, Robert Suhay has often imagined sailing the Chesapeake Bay, visualizing various tide patterns, weather conditions and landmarks as he tames the vast body of water. That mental exercise has helped the long-distance sailor keep his...
| May 23, 2014
| 4:57 AM
Transportation and traffic are perennial topics in Hampton Roads, a region laced with interstates and highways and dependent on a range of water crossings, from bridge-tunnels to drawbridges to ferries. The area also has two airports, rail transport and...
| May 23, 2014
| 4:56 AM
Help navigating the region
The Virginia Department of Transportation offers a smart phone app with updated information about traffic on the state's interstates and highways. The free app is available through app stores or at http://www.virginiadot.org/...
| May 23, 2014
| 4:53 AM
Hampton Roads is a funny place. Interstate 64 East goes south — and then west. Things aren't said the way they're spelled: Gloucester, Norfolk, Portsmouth. A rain-snow mix is enough to throw the area into chaos.
There's a funny email that has...
| Nov 5, 2013
Fifty-six years ago this November the vast expanse of water that divided Hampton Roads was finally spanned in a way that made this sprawling, geographically fractured region feel noticeably smaller and more closely knit.
In just a few hours, in fact,...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 1:09 PM
On the day the nation paused to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Hampton Roads residents found themselves under heightened security measures after threats were called into local police, leaving drivers traveling along...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 4:50 PM
Editors' Note: "DP Buzz" is an interactive feature of the Daily Press Opinion Page. We email weekly questions on issues and topics affecting Peninsula-area citizens. Each week, subscribers can choose whether to weigh in or not with a short answer. Here is...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 2:34 PM
When Jon Hatch decided he was retiring after 17 years as Gloucester's athletic director, he had a favorite in mind for his ideal replacement. It wasn't a mystery, really. She had worked out of the same office and essentially was his right hand....