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9 people without a home after Williamsburg fire

Williamsburg, Va. – Six adults and three children are now without a home after a fire in Brentwood Apartments located in the 500 block of York Street in Williamsburg.

There are four apartments in the building; two units were damaged by fire.

No injuries have been reported.

Investigators believe the fire started in the HVAC system and moved to the attic.

The fire is still under investigation. Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates.

UPDATE: One arrested in Williamsburg meth lab investigation

Williamsburg, Va. – A 36-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after police responded to a suspected meth lab at his home.

It happened around 10 a.m. when Williamsburg Police executed a search warrant at a home located at 224 B Virginia Avenue for suspected meth manufacturing with the assistance of Virginia State Police and the Williamsburg Fire Department.

The neighborhood is located across the street from the College of William & Mary campus.

Tyson Keala Hanna was arrested for manufacturing meth and taken to the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail where he is being held without bond.

Williamsburg Police began investigating this incident in mid-March when they received an anonymous tip about the possible manufacturing of meth at the home.

That person told investigators that Hanna’s mother was noticing residue on her cookware and that her son was using the stove.

On the way to the NCAAs

This is where you will find Brittany Stover on most days – inside the Tribe Gymnastics practice gym. She runs, flips, flies, and balances – all in the hopes of bringing home a national title.

The William and Mary sophomore was named the E.C.A.C. gymnast of the year, and with it, she has qualified for the NCAA gymnastics regionals next week where the best of the best will compete.

“I will focus on cleaning up the little things,” she says before practice on Wednesday. “I will be going against the top girls in the nation and a tenth here or there could be a difference.”

Is she nervous?

“Maybe a little, I tend to keep my nerves under control. I know I have nothing to lose. I will go out and do my best.”

Brittany will compete in the all-around competition where the top two scores will advance to the national championship. What is her best or favorite event?

Tribe athletes take action to fight hunger

William and Mary student athletes are taking action - it’s the Tribe Food Drop.

All 23 Tribe athletic teams will be collecting non-perishable food this week for the Fish and Grove Christian Outreach Center food pantries. Both centers depend entirely upon the community for all donations.

On Thursday, you can help by dropping off non-perishable food at the Phi Beta Kappa parking lot off Jamestown Road from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bullets riddle York County home, neighborhood now on guard

“I was asleep, and heard three booms. That’s when I woke up.”

Eva Hollins later learned those noises…were actually gunshots.

According to York County deputies, someone riddled her next-door neighbor’s home and van with bullets.

It all happened on Hickory Hills Drive near Williamsburg, where Hollins has lived for more than 20 years.

“I’m 84-years-old, I don’t want to be around that kind of stuff,” said Hollins.
“All the neighbors, we are very scared.”

Another woman who lives near Eva didn’t want to show her face on camera, but described the scary moments that took place early Saturday morning around 1:00 a.m.

“I’m in my bed, and I heard these shots. I thought I was dreaming, but they were real.”

She and her son were some of the first to call deputies, especially because the family who lives inside the home has several young kids.

Coyote tests positive for rabies in Williamsburg

Williamsburg, Va. – A coyote has tested positive for rabies in Williamsburg, according to the Peninsula Health District.

The Peninsula Health District would like to notify the residents in the area of Cedar Grove Cemetery, Henry Street, and South England Street in the Williamsburg City limits.

Anyone having information regarding any exposure to this animal (bite, scratch or contact with saliva by open wound or eyes, nose, mouth) is asked to contact the Health Department at Peninsula Health District – Williamsburg Environmental Health Office, (757) 603-4277.

Exposures also include direct contact between your pet and the rabid animal.

After hours, please contact local Animal Control, James City County/Williamsburg Animal Control: 253-1800.

Rabies is a fatal, but preventable, disease that is carried by mammals and has been in the wild animal population on the Peninsula since the mid 1980s.

Man wanted for stealing liquor from counter display

Williamsburg, Va. – A man is wanted for stealing a bottle of liquor from a Williamsburg store, according to Lt. Dennis Ivey with the York-Poquoson’s Sheriff’s Office.

On March 12, 2014 at 2 p.m. a black male suspect came into the ABC store located in the 800 block of Merrimac Trail in Williamsburg and stole a bottle of alcohol from the counter display, Lt. Ivey says.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-lock-u-up.