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  • Video: Ella Fitzgerald Mural Unveiling

    Video: Ella Fitzgerald Mural Unveiling

    Fitzgerald was born in Newport News on April 25, 1917, and lived in the city for her childhood before moving to Yonkers in the 1920s. The City of Newport News unveiled a 3-foot mock mural for the real mural which will located in downtown Newport News in honor of Fitzgerald's 100th birthday.

  • Pictures: 100 Black Men gala

    Pictures: 100 Black Men gala

    The Virginia Peninsula chapter of the 100 Black Men held its 25th annual Black Tie Gala at the Marriott City Center on April 22, 2017.

  • Look Back: Ella Fitzgerald

    Look Back: Ella Fitzgerald

    Here are photos from the Daily Press archives of Ella Fitzgerald. Newport News is putting together a yearlong celebration of Ella Fitzgerald to coincide with what would be the singer's 100th birthday.

  • Pictures: Phoebus Spring Fling

    Pictures: Phoebus Spring Fling

    The Phoebus Spring Fling and craft beer festival held along Mellen Street included vendors, food trucks, a pet parade and more. Saturday, April 22, 2017.

  • Pictures: Daily Press Spring Fitness

    Pictures: Daily Press Spring Fitness

    Daily Press feature reporters Jonathan Black and Natalie Joseph work with personal fitness trainer Spring Teller to learn some quick spring and summer fitness tips. April 13, 2017.

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  • Super League turns 'Minecraft' into competitive gaming

    Super League turns 'Minecraft' into competitive gaming

    Shacknews.com Does your child love to play "Minecraft" for hours on end, but you have hardly a clue as to what the game is all about? Don't worry. "Minecraft" is not only fun, but it can be educational as well. We constructed this brief outline of what "Minecraft" is and what it can teach kids...

  • Switch gears with 'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe'

    Switch gears with 'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe'

    Shacknews.com "Mario Kart 8" was easily one of the best games on Wii U. Three years later, it's easy to dismiss "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe" for the Nintendo Switch as a mere stopgap to smooth over the lineup as the developer puts the finishing touches on brand new games like "Super Mario Odyssey." What...

  • 'The Disney Afternoon Collection' presentation is top-notch

    Shacknews.com The "Mega Man Legacy Collection" was the first big outing for the Eclipse Engine, and, paired with six classic "Mega Man" games, showed its value as a game preservation tool with aplomb. This second time around, the games are tied together by nostalgia itself more than franchise,...

  • 'Full Throttle Remastered' hits all the right notes

    Shacknews.com "Full Throttle Remastered" is LucasArts' best adventure game. It's also the only LucasArts adventure I've ever played. While several publishers vied for the crown back in the genre's heyday, the cream of the point-and-click crop came from Sierra On-Line and LucasArts. The game you...

  • 'Snake Pass' is a certified charmer

    'Snake Pass' is a certified charmer

    Shacknews.com "Snake Pass" by Sumo Digital honors its platformer routes with good fun, cute characters, and a host of collectibles to find. Featuring the snake and hummingbird duo, Noodle and Doodle, you'll need to master the hidden art of "snake physics" as you navigate your way through a series...

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  • Video: Identical Twins Retire from Shipyard

    Video: Identical Twins Retire from Shipyard

    Dave and Danny Brookman moved to the Peninsula from Narrows, VA to start working at the Newport News Shipyard. After 43-1/2 years, they will retire together at the end of 2016.

  • Hampton Planning Commission backs Fort Monroe zoning plan

    Hampton Planning Commission backs Fort Monroe zoning plan

    HAMPTON — Hampton's Planning Commission has given the thumbs up to a series of new zoning types and rezoning measures to dictate how land can be used at Fort Monroe — but not without dissent over uses for the controversial Wherry Quarter. The provisions would create four special zoning districts...

  • Resurrecting the USS Monitor's famous pump

    Resurrecting the USS Monitor's famous pump

    For more than 150 years after the celebrated Civil War ironclad USS Monitor sank off Cape Hatteras, N.C., the landmark engines and pumps that drove history's first mechanized warship have been silent. Recovered from the Atlantic in 2001, the Victorian-era machines weighing more than 20 tons have...

  • Commonwealth's attorney: Newport News police officer justified in fatal shooting

    Commonwealth's attorney: Newport News police officer justified in fatal shooting

    NEWPORT NEWS — Two different scenes played out in the city Friday on the same street corner. A mother wept on the sidewalk after hearing that the Newport News commonwealth's attorney's office had ruled that the police officer who killed her son was legally justified in the shooting. An hour later,...

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