Monthly Archives May 2019

Spratley House, Ashe Manor earn high marks on federal housing inspection

Seen is the exterior of public housing complex Spratley House located in downtown Newport News on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. (Aileen Devlin/Daily Press)

Two public housing complexes designed for the elderly have again passed a federal inspection with mostly flying colors.

However, the latest scores for Spratley House, 651 25th St., and Wilbert & Effie Ashe Manor Apartments, 900 36th St., were lower than when both were last inspected in 2014.

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Both Spratley House and Ashe Manor, inspected last month, have 50 one- and two-unit bed apartments for the elderly. Apartments are designed for people who need special accommodations and have special cords that can be used to call for emergency medical help.

Spratley House earned 94 points out of 100, and Ashe...

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Newport News to utilize ShotSpotter technology to detect gunshots

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — New technology is coming to the city of Newport News with the goal of helping police get to shooting scenes faster.

The technology is called ShotSpotter.

It’s a sensor system that detects the sound of gunfire and uses GPS technology to detect its exact location.

The technology then alerts police about the gunshots within 60 seconds.

Newport News city officials believe this will help officers respond faster and give them more accurate information in investigations.

"It’s just a matter of hearing those shots and then locating where those shots are coming from," said Mayor McKinley Price...

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Control of House may hinge on ‘Panera moms’ in the suburbs

Sally Mattson pulls out of a Starbucks at the Westchester Commons shopping complex in central Virginia, her trunk stocked with campaign literature. She’s about to go knock on doors for a Democrat who has a real chance of winning a House seat that’s been under Republican control for nearly five decades.

The last time voters here sent a Democrat to Congress, Richard Nixon was president, and the sprawling retail center that is disappearing in Ms. Mattson’s rear-view mirror didn’t even exist.

As the former nurse heads out on the highway that connects the suburb of Midlothian to downtown Richmond, green fields quickly give way to generously sized homes, and then smaller ones...

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Stratford University closing Virginia Beach, Newport News campuses

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Students at Stratford University got a shocking announcement on Wednesday.

The school sent out an email saying three campuses are shutting their doors — two of them are in Hampton Roads.

The campuses that are closing are in Virginia Beach, Newport News and Glen Allen, and over 500 students are affected.

The school said it’s working with students to help them through this transition, but some students said they were blindsided by the announcement.

“I was in shock like ‘what are you talking about?’ said Keith Reese.

Reese has been a culinary student at the Virginia Beach campus since 2015. Another student we spoke to off camera said some students were crying after the news spread.

10 On Your Side sat down with school administrators who said Stratford Uni...

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Stratford University closing Virginia Beach, Newport News campuses

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Students at Stratford University got a shocking announcement on Wednesday.

The school sent out an email saying three campuses are shutting their doors — two of them are in Hampton Roads.

The campuses that are closing are in Virginia Beach, Newport News and Glen Allen, and over 500 students are affected.

The school said it’s working with students to help them through this transition, but some students said they were blindsided by the announcement.

“I was in shock like ‘what are you talking about?’ said Keith Reese.

Reese has been a culinary student at the Virginia Beach campus since 2015. Another student we spoke to off camera said some students were crying after the news spread.

10 On Your Side sat down with school administrators who said Stratford Uni...

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Work underway to replace bridge in Newport News, expected to take two years

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — VDOT is tearing down the Denbigh Boulevard bridge and building a new one in its place. The bridge sits over Interstate 64 between Warwick Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue.

VDOT said the bridge, built more than 50 years ago, is structurally deficient, and the project will upgrade the interstate overpass to meet current design standards.

The work will be done in two stages so that VDOT can keep one lane of traffic open in each direction.

Right now, Denbigh Boulevard at the bridge is two lanes for the time being as VDOT works to build the first side of the new bridge. Once that’s finished, next year VDOT will replace the other side of the bridge. When it’s all said and done, drivers are getting a new four-lane bridge, raised median and wider sidewalks.

Jenna Vandijk said she...

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