| Jun 17, 2014
| 7:30 PM
Crime was down again in both Virginia and Hampton Roads in 2013 — with several Peninsula cities and counties experiencing sharp reductions that helped drive down the region's crime rate.
The new report from the Virginia State Police shows the rate...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 5:31 PM
Juneteenth, which marks the end of slavery in the United States, takes place Thursday, and several local events are scheduled this weekend and in August to mark the occasion.
Juneteenth, which takes its name from its date, June 19, commemorates the...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 8:21 AM
Alcoa Howmet will invest $25 million to increase production of lightweight jet engine blades made at its Power and Propulsion facility in Copeland Industrial Park, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday morning.
The company will create at least 75 new...
| Jun 15, 2014
As a clear zone just beyond Langley Air Force Base's airstrip grows, so does the bill that city and state taxpayers are footing to keep development from encroaching on the military installation.
With the state's financial help, the city has spent almost...
| Jun 16, 2014
HAMPTON — When defendants take part in local "drug court" programs, they can be sent off to jail for nights at a time should they test positive for drugs.
But if those violations lead them to get kicked out of the program, should they get credit...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:09 PM
Showing rare bipartisan spirit, Congress is advancing legislation to address veterans' health care in the wake of Monday's report that highlighted problems in Virginia and around the country.
In the House on Tuesday, members voted 421-0 to allow...
| Jun 8, 2014
The Hampton VA Medical Center released a letter, late Friday, about wait times at the facility amid an ongoing national scandal roiling the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system.
The letter from director Michael H. Dunfee, posted after...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 5:08 PM
The Hampton VA Medical Center received mixed grades Monday in a nationwide audit from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The center's director said he was pleased with grades on quality of care while conceding much work remains to improve patient wait...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:21 PM
Adam Otstot was a determined man going into Saturday's Run for the Dream 8K in Williamsburg.
That determination — plus a wide range of running talent — would soon carry the Williamsburg standout to the 8K title in a field of 1,545 runners....
| Jun 1, 2014
MinuteClinics are springing up in CVS retail stores at the rate of 150 a year across the country. The first one on the Peninsula opened in Hampton in mid-May and will be followed by additional locations in Newport News and Williamsburg within the month....
| Apr 20, 2014
| 8:10 PM
Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. Read the entire series at www.dailypress.com/watchdog.
Cities fearing their individual voices will get lost in the chaos and hubbub of...