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Jury recommends 55-year sentence in Newport News first-degree murder, armed robbery case

A Newport News Circuit Court jury recommended a 55-year sentence in the slaying of a 42-year-old man during a robbery six years ago. James Curtis Miles, 39, was one of three men who opened fire on Tommy Jason Strayhorn on Nov. 25, 2016, outside a home on Randolph Road and Jefferson Avenue. He died three days later. Though the overwhelming majority of defendants now ask to be sentenced by a ...

2 men arrested in connection to Williamsburg Road murder

Henrico Police officials Nov. 30 arrested a Richmond man and a Henrico man in connection with a Nov. 15 murder in Eastern Henrico. The suspects, Cornelius Lamont Carrington, 44, of Richmond, and Jerome Dominick Carrington, 40, of Henrico, each face a second-degree murder charge and a charge of using a firearm in the commission of a felony, in connection with a shooting in the 5500 block of Williamsburg Road that left 38-year-old Henrico man James Sneed dead. Sneed was found suffering from a gunshot wound in the stairway of a building shortly after 4:30 a.m. that day and died at the scene.

Dancers Unveiled For 2023 Dancing With the Williamsburg Stars

WILLIAMSBURG-The lineup of dancers for the 2023 Dancing with the Williamsburg Stars fundraising contest has been announced. Roughly 20 local “stars” will compete in this year’s event, which will be held on February 25, 2023. Want to read the rest of the article?. Already a subscriber? Log...

Hopewell winery says customers paid with fake $100 bill

HOPEWELL, Va. (WRIC) — The owner of a winery in Hopewell says two customers ripped off the gift shop with a fake bill. Surveillance footage from Sunday, Nov. 27, shows two people walking into Haley’s Honey Meadery on E. Broadway in downtown Hopewell. One person is seen wearing a blue hoodie while the other is […]

Hacked accounts getting little help from Facebook, experts warn

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Hackers are getting increasingly creative with their scams, making it harder for many of us to spot suspicious activity. For one family in New Kent, a Facebook puppy scam is taking up their time and peace of mind. NBC12 first reported about the scam that wiped...

Short-term Rentals Stir Concern In James City County

JAMES CITY-A nearly surefire way to make waves in the neighborhood is to rent out rooms in your home, or the whole home itself, to tourists. Yet more than 30 James City County property owners may be doing just that, illegally, according to Planning Director Paul Holt, who gave the James City County Board of Supervisors an update on short-term rentals within the county at its November 22 business meeting.

Urban Air Adventure Park Slated To Open In Newport News In 2023

NEWPORT NEWS-Urban Air Adventure Park, an indoor amusement facility, has been given the go-ahead to open a location on the Peninsula. On November 22, the Newport News City Council approved a conditional use permit to operate the facility in the Victory Crossing at Kiln Creek shopping center. Want to read...