Hampton Archive

Virginia Beach-based sailors to honor veterans at Hampton nursing home

VIRGINIA BEACH Veterans at a senior assisted living facility are being honored Monday by sailors assigned to the Virginia Beach-based Navy Expeditionary Combat Command.

3 detained after search warrant served in Hampton

HAMPTON Police detained three people this afternoon after serving a search warrant in the 400 block of Greenbriar Ave. Police blocked the road while the warrant was served, according to a post on the police Twitter feed. The search involved the department’s SWAT officers. No other details were immediately available.

Hampton police charge man in Seldendale Drive shooting

HAMPTON Police have charged a man in a shooting in the 2000 block of Seldendale Drive. Officers were sent to the scene of the shooting shortly after 6:55 p.m. When they arrived, they found a 19-year-old who was taken to a hospital with injuries believed to be life-threatening.

Booker Elementary School in Hampton evacuated after small fire

HAMPTON Booker Elementary School was evacuated this morning because of a small fire. Police and firefighters are at the scene, according to a police posting on Twitter. Students are being taken to the Spratley Gifted Center and will go back to Booker Elementary, at 160 Apollo Drive, before they are dismissed for the day. 

65-year-old pedestrian injured in Hampton crash

HAMPTON A 65-year-old man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries Tuesday afternoon after he was struck while crossing Victoria Boulevard in the 2400 block. An SUV struck the man while he was crossing the boulevard shortly after 4 p.m., Hampton police tweeted. He was taken to the hospital with injuries that are believed non-life threatening.

Early-morning fire at Hampton hotel displaces about 120

HAMPTON An early-morning fire displaced about 120 people from a hotel today. The blaze started at an InTown Suites, an extended stay hotel in the 2100 block of W. Mercury Blvd. It started about 3:30 a.m., and was put out by about 3:50 a.m. The fire affected one room and the cause was careless cooking, fire officials said.

In two years, HU women's soccer reaches Division I

HAMPTON The morning practices come early and often, bringing another reminder of all that's changed in a matter of months. Before dawn most days, Maya Bouyer and the Hampton University women's soccer team make their way to practice. A year ago, Bouyer was playing club soccer at the school. Practices were later in the day and more relaxed. Less of a grind, more of an exercise.

Lockdown lifted at Syms Middle School in Hampton

HAMPTON Police have lifted a lockdown at Syms Middle School after investigating a possible weapon on school property. Police said on Twitter this morning they searched the school at 170 Fox Hill Road as a precautionary measure after receiving conflicting information from students. School officials later said it was a false weapon report and the lockdown was lifted.    

52-year-old Hampton man found dead

HAMPTON A man whom police were searching for has been found dead, officials said today. Phillip David Woodland, 52, had last been seen Friday at his home in the 200 block of Hankins Drive. Family said it was unusual for Woodland not to contact them and they could not reach him. Police said today that Woodland was found dead in the 100 block of Garrett Drive.

Patient numbers lagging at Hampton University proton therapy center

HAMPTON The Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute has treated a fraction of the cancer patients it was expected to serve since it treated its first patient in September 2010. The institute blames several reasons for the lower-than-anticipated number of patients, including increasing competition and decreasing insurance reimbursements, among other factors, according to The Daily Press.

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