Last month, approximately 150 community members, local businesses, elected officials and County leaders came together to celebrate the completion of the Huntington Levee and improvements to Farrington Park. Mount Vernon District Supervisor Dan Storck welcomed those assembled and thanked form…
After a month of build-up, the Virginia General Assembly’s special session intended to look at gun violence prevention legislation lasted all of 90 minutes.
Given the frequency with which it occurs, gun violence has become a near-constant topic of discussion in U.S. national politics, but it is particularly urgent in Virginia right now as state legislators prepare to convene on July 9 for a special session to address the issue.
An Alexandria man was sentenced June 28 to 10 years in prison for enticing a minor to engage in sexual conduct and transferring obscene matter to a minor.
The Virginia General Assembly will reassemble in Richmond on July 9 for a special session to consider legislation intended to address gun violence after a Virginia Beach city employee killed 12 people on May 31.
Fairfax County is on track to host Virginia’s first state-funded self-driving public transportation project after receiving a grant for an autonomous electric shuttle pilot planned for the Merrifield area.
A lawsuit arguing that Fairfax County Public Schools officials failed to efficiently and properly respond to a student’s allegation of sexual assault will go to trial after a federal judge denied the county school board’s motion for summary judgment on June 10.
Multiple lanes of southbound Route 28 near the on-ramp from eastbound Sterling Boulevard to southbound Route 28 will be closed during overnight hours this weekend for underground pipe installation work, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. The two ramps from Sterling Boule…
A Manassas man is facing multiple charges after an early morning shooting left one man dead and sent others to the hospital. The shooting happened in the 14500 block of Lee Jackson Memorial Highway in Chantilly on May 24 at 1:30 a.m. When officers arrived, they found a man who had been shot …
The proposed Lorton Community Center project will go before the Fairfax County Planning Commission during its May 22 meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m.
It took more than two years and the involvement of a foreign country, but a suspect is at last headed to trial for the December 2016 murders of Springfield residents Kedest Simeneh and Henok Yohannes.
Opioid manufacturers and distributors should be held responsible for the national prescription drug abuse epidemic and compensate Fairfax County for the damages it has experienced as a result, county officials argued in a lawsuit filed in Fairfax County Circuit Court on Apr. 30.
Parking will be free at the Franconia-Springfield, Huntington, and Van Dorn Street Metro stations this summer when the public transit system experiences its longest-ever shutdown.
On April 30, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors filed a lawsuit in Virginia state court against more than 50 known defendants, including opioid manufacturers, distributors and pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs, for their role in creating the public health emergency caused by the opioid…
So far in 2019, Fairfax County firefighters say there have been ten significant fires caused by improperly discarded cigarettes, cigars or other recreational smoking materials. They say that the combined monetary damages for the ten fires is very near the $1M mark. They also say all ten fire…
On April 19, City of Falls Church Police arrested Dongfang Chen, 60, and Zao Wen Xie, 55, both of Falls Church, for charges related to sexual assault and administering a massage without a permit.
An El Salvadoran man who is in the United States illegally was sentenced April 12 to more than two years in prison for running an illegal commercial sex business that catered to the Hispanic community in northern Virginia.
Budget season is always a hectic time in Fairfax County, as different groups and interests fight for funding that inevitably seems limited, even as the county advertises $4.4 billion in revenue for Fiscal Year 2020.
George Mason University will double the number of Title IX staff on its Fairfax campus by hiring two new coordinators before the 2019 fall semester, university administrators revealed on Tuesday at a student-organized town hall on sexual assault prevention.
Tuesday marked the 154th anniversary of the Confederate Army surrendering to the Union on April 9, 1865. The American Civil Liberties Union used the event, which ended the Civil War, as another call for action: to remove the Monument Avenue statue honoring Robert E. Lee.
Fairfax County police can no longer store data collected with its automatic vehicle license plate reader, a Fairfax County judge ruled on Apr. 1.
Fairfax County fielded 8,469 Freedom of Information Act requests in 2018, the county found in its first annual FOIA report released on Mar. 27.
Approximately 33,200 automobiles travel along Maple Avenue in Vienna on a daily basis, a multimodal transportation and land use study commissioned by the Town of Vienna found.
The U.S. Park Police officers involved in the death of Bijan Ghaisar were publicly identified for the first time last week, more than a year after the McLean accountant was fatally shot on Nov. 17, 2017 during a vehicle pursuit in Alexandria.
Work continues on the Herndon-Monroe Park and Ride facilities in preparation for the new Herndon Metrorail Station and the arrival of Silver Line Phase 2 service. With construction of the new garage nearing completion, work now begins on the existing parking garage. Effective on or around A…
A local Fairfax pet store is under police scrutiny after an undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) found that store employees neglected sick and injured rabbits while also leaving dead rabbits in a freezer.
A tractor trailer crash and fire led to the closure of all lanes on the Beltway just before 2 p.m. today. Since then, a single lane of traffic has reopened on the Inner Loop and two lanes have reopened on the Outer Loop, according to officials.
Detectives from the FCPD Major Crimes Bureau Child Abuse Squad arrested Rolly Hammond, 38, of Burke on March 28 and charged him with three counts of aggravated sexual battery, one count of forcible sodomy and one count of indecent liberties by a custodian.
The possibility of an award was the furthest thing from Lt. Peter Massaro’s mind when he responded to a call of an active shooter at 8111 Gatehouse Road in Falls Church on Sept. 27, 2017.
Darwin Martinez Torres, the Sterling man who pleaded guilty to murdering Reston teenager Nabra Hassanen, has been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole.
Virginia Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner had strong words for the military and its contractors during a visit to Fort Belvoir on Mar. 14 after complaints of subpar workmanship and potentially dangerous housing conditions that went unaddressed for years.
For the first time since his initial election in 2007, Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Raymond Morrogh has a challenger.
As communities around the world grapple with challenges ranging from flooding in the Midwest to a mass shooting in New Zealand, Fairfax County wants to ensure that its citizens are prepared in case a disaster hits closer to home.
On March 5, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors announced the completion of work by two affordable housing advisory groups, the Affordable Housing Resources Panel (AHRP) and the Embark Housing Advisory Group. The recommendations of these groups are helping to aggressively and deliberate…
During informal discussions with citizens at a community roundtable at the Herndon Municipal Center on Mar. 2, Herndon Town Council members expressed a general sense of optimism in the town’s ongoing efforts to redevelop its downtown area, despite developer Comstock’s decision to withdraw ap…
The Boy Scouts in McLean’s Troop 128 had spent many camping trips practicing their first-aid skills, but it was not until Memorial Day, 2018 that some of them got the opportunity to put their training into action.
If local husband-and-wife real estate team Kevin and Elizabeth Ann Kline had not intervened, The Lamb Center would have been forced to halt its Fairfax City Day Work Program a mere three months after finally getting the program off the ground.