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Gloucester resident protests court’s cell phone policy (7/17/2019) - Gloucester resident David Weller has been standing outside Gloucester’s courthouse recently protesting the judge’s policy of the use of cell phones in the court building. Weller said he feels that…
Active shooter drill Friday at RWRH (6/26/2019) - Riverside Walter Reed Hospital will be conducting a Code Silver, Simulated-Active Shooter Emergency Preparedness Exercise between 9 a.m. and noon Friday. This will be a campus-wide exercise, according to a…
AG office seeks to declare McKenney sexually violent predator (6/26/2019) - The office of the Virginia Attorney General has filed a petition in Mathews County Circuit Court requesting that convicted sex offender Leroy McKenney, 77, formerly of Cobbs Creek, remain in…
Middlesex inmate dies in suspected overdose (6/26/2019) - A Middlesex County resident serving time in the Haynesville Correctional Center died on June 15 as a result of a suspected overdose in the Northern Neck prison. Seven additional prisoners…
Sheriff to discuss crime trends tonight (6/19/2019) - The Piankatank Community League will host Sheriff Darrell Warren and Master Deputy Bill Adams tonight for an update on crime trends in the neighborhood and county. The meeting will begin…
13-year-old killed in Middlesex accident (6/19/2019) - A 13-year-old boy was killed Friday while he was a passenger in a car that struck the rear of a log trailer in Middlesex County.  According to state police, a…
Topping man sentenced for role in double homicide (6/12/2019) - A Topping man was sentenced Monday to two years in prison for his role in a double homicide that took the lives of two Hayes women in December of 2017.…
Call volume continues to rise for GVFR (6/12/2019) - Call volume for the first responders of Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue has risen 18 percent since 2016, and GVFR chief J.D. Clements expects that trend to continue. Clements addressed…
Mathews recognized for zero traffic fatalities in 2018 (5/29/2019) - Mathews County was one of 20 Virginia cities and counties that were recognized by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles for having zero traffic fatalities in 2018. The localities were…
Hampton man arrested following shooting at Hayes (5/22/2019) - A 39-year-old Hampton man was arrested and charged with shooting from a vehicle following an incident at Hayes last Wednesday night. Around 8 p.m. on May 15, Gloucester Sheriff’s Office…
Hayes resident sentenced for stealing from disabled woman (5/1/2019) - A Hayes woman was sentenced Friday to more than five years in prison for stealing approximately $100,000 from a disabled woman for whom she provided caregiving services, according the U.S.…
Driver in fatal accident charged with involuntary DUI manslaughter (4/10/2019) - The driver involved in a fatal single-vehicle accident last month in Gloucester has been charged with involuntary DUI manslaughter.  Jiree Dequayne Burrell, 24, of Gloucester was driving a 1998 Ford…
Drug Take Back Day to be held April 27 (4/10/2019) - Bay Aging is encouraging residents of the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula to participate in the federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to…
Opioid misuse presentation to be held March 28 (2/27/2019) - A program on “Protecting Our Kids From The Opioid Epidemic” will be held on Thursday, March 28, at the Moody’s Event Center in the White Marsh Shopping Center.  Attendees can…
Burglary suspect arrested after returning to scene (2/27/2019) - A Gloucester burglary suspect eluded police Monday afternoon but was taken into custody that evening after he returned to the home he had allegedly broken into earlier. The Gloucester Sheriff’s…
Local residents among Virginia State Trooper grads (2/20/2019) - Eighty new Virginia State Troopers graduated from the State Police Training Academy on Friday and four are assigned to Gloucester and Mathews. Another graduate from Gloucester was assigned to the…
Suspects sought in 7-Eleven armed robbery (2/20/2019) - The Gloucester Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, at the 7-Eleven at Ordinary.  GSO Capt. John Schick Jr. said the…
KKK recruitment flyers distributed in Mathews (2/13/2019) - White supremacist flyers were distributed in the Mathews Court House area over the past weekend. A resident turned one in to the Gazette-Journal, and Major John Williams of the Mathews…
Speed limit increase for section of Rt. 17 considered (2/13/2019) - The speed limit on a portion of Route 17 north of Gloucester Court House may be raised from 55 to 60 miles per hour. This is if the county’s board…
VSP Relief Fund accepting donations in memory of trooper (2/13/2019) - The family of slain Virginia State Trooper Lucas B. Dowell has asked that expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to the Virginia State Police Association—Emergency Relief…
Guilty plea entered in Middlesex murder (2/13/2019) - In a plea agreement filed in Middlesex County Circuit Court on Feb. 6, Alvin Bernard Keyser pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree murder and concealment of a dead body. Keyser,…
Norfolk man arrested for Gloucester Walmart thefts (2/6/2019) - A 31-year-old Norfolk man was arrested Jan. 29 after allegedly stealing over $6,200 worth of smartwatches and other electronics from the Gloucester Walmart between Jan. 26 and 28. Gloucester Sheriff’s…
Third person convicted in Hayes double homicide (1/9/2019) - The third person charged in connection with the shooting deaths of two Hayes women in December 2017 pleaded guilty to the charges against him Monday in Gloucester Circuit Court. Charley…
Hayes caregiver pleads guilty to fraud (12/19/2018) - A Hayes woman pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Monday to charges of fraud and identity theft in connection with stealing nearly $100,000 from a Gloucester woman.  According to…
Mathews woman pleads guilty in fraud scheme (12/19/2018) - A Mathews woman pleaded guilty last week to defrauding the federal government of over $1.4 million in a long-running time and attendance fraud scheme. According to federal court documents, Michelle…