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Arlington News

BREAKING: Shots fired as Arlington officers chase suspect into Fairfax County

Approximate route of chase (via Google Maps) A suspect fired gunshots at police in Arlington, sparking a high-speed chase down Route 50 that ended in the West Falls Church area…

Shirlington-based WETA will now broadcast teen quiz show ‘It’s Academic’

The logo for ‘It’s Academic’ (via YouTube) After 61 years with D.C.’s local NBC station, the teen quiz show “It’s Academic” has a new broadcast home: WETA-TV in Arlington. And…

Police respond to rumble in Rocky Run Park, shots fired in Arlington Mill

File photo A fight among teen girls in Rocky Run Park, near Courthouse, prompted a police response yesterday (Wednesday) evening. Arlington County police say three girls attacked another after a…

NOVA Parks executive director lauded by Fairfax NAACP

Karen Campblin, president of the NAACP Fairfax County branch, poses with NOVA Parks executive director Paul Gilbert in February following the installation of an interpretive sign on Jim Crow laws…

Arlington tourism receipts battle back from COVID freefall

Though still down from pre-pandemic levels and having fallen behind Loudoun County to the No. 2 position statewide, tourism spending in Arlington rebounded in 2021 and continues to help fill…

Arlington Democrats aim to be on same page in explaining Missing Middle to voters

Leaders of the Arlington County Democratic Committee appear concerned enough about the impact the Missing Middle housing debate could have on the Nov. 8 election to give their foot soldiers…

Some Planning Commission members say micro-fulfillment center proposal lacks ‘due diligence’

An Amazon delivery worker delivers packages in Ballston (staff photo by Jay Westcott) Feeling the pressure to respond to its soaring office vacancy rate, Arlington County is looking to fill…

Long-time Pentagon City restaurant Tasteful Delight appears to be closed

Tasteful Delight in Pentagon City now appears closed (staff photo by Jay Westcott) It appears that Pentagon City mainstay Tasteful Delight has closed. The signage is now gone at the…

Road closures: Army Ten Miler race in Arlington

Here's what you need to know as runners take the starting line for the 38th year.

NEW: Police searching for man with gun who said he needed help but then drove off

Police activity outside of the Arlington County courthouse and police headquarters in Courthouse (file photo) Police are searching for an armed man who told law enforcement he needed help but…

Construction kicks off on I-66 Rosslyn tunnel project

I-66 Rosslyn tunnel (photo courtesy VDOT) VDOT has kicked off work on its I-66 Rosslyn Tunnel Rehabilitation project. The nearly $38 million project is expected to stretch well into 2025,…

Morning Notes

Birds on power lines along Langston Blvd (staff photo by Jay Westcott) Not Guilty Verdict in Murder Case — “An Arlington County jury Tuesday deliberated for only one hour before…
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Fairfax News

Pedestrian Dies in Richmond Highway Crash

Mount Vernon Police District – Detectives from our Crash Reconstruction Unit continue to investigate a fatal crash that occurred at 6:49 a.m. this morning on Richmond Highway at the Tully…

Affordable-housing proposal for site near Tysons receives generally favorable reviews

An up-to-460-unit residential project with 300 affordable dwellings near Tysons on Sept. 21 received the Fairfax County Planning Commission’s unanimous recommendation to the Board of Supervisors.

Mount Vernon Man Wanted in Sunday Morning Homicide 

Mount Vernon District – The Fairfax County Police Department is actively investigating the murder of Brandon Wims, 31, of Maryland and has identified Kyjuan Omar Braxton Trott, 43, of Mount Vernon, as a wanted…

Victim Identified in Fatal Crash

Mason Police District – The victim from Sunday’s fatal pedestrian crash on Annandale Road has been identified Dalchoon Park, 74, of Annadale. The victim’s family has been notified of her…

Pedestrian killed in crash on Richmond Highway in Fairfax County

Police are still investigating what led to the crash.

2 killed in Fairfax Co. crash, police say

Eastbound lanes of Route 7 at Leesburg Pike are closed for the crash investigation.

FCPD Releases Photos of ATM Burglary Suspects

SPRINGFIELD, VA – Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau have been investigating several commercial ATM burglaries occurring in Fairfax County and surrounding jurisdictions. FCPD is asking community members to help identify…

Virginia Railway Express projecting incremental improvements in farebox collections

It’s all guesstimating at this point, but Virginia Railway Express (VRE) officials are aiming to be able to recoup about a quarter of annual operating expenses through slowly returning passenger…

Virginia celebrating Hindu Heritage Month for first time

October is being celebrated as “Hindu Heritage Month” for the first time across Virginia.

Workhouse Haunt returns for Halloween season

The Workhouse Haunt, an immersive scare-inducing outdoor haunted trail, is returning to the Workhouse Arts Center for the Halloween season.

Attorney explains a Felony Vehicle Stop

Many are asking what a Felony Vehicle Stop is after a video of a young Virginia mother being pulled over by Fairfax County Police has gone viral.

Fairfax mom starts nonprofit to support DMV women mourning a child

Tauheedah Washington lost her oldest son the day after his 21st birthday. Now, she's joining with other local mothers to uplift, heal and rebuild together.
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Prince William News

Artist reception planned at ARTfactory for David Amoroso exhibit

The ARTfactory in Manassas will host a reception Saturday, Oct. 8, for artist David Amoroso, whose exhibit, “Entre Dos Mundos (Between Two Worlds),” is on display through Nov. 5.

Police release photos of suspect in Wells Fargo robbery in Manassas

Police are releasing photographs of a suspect in the Tuesday morning robbery of a Wells Fargo bank in Manassas during which a man brandished a firearm and passed a note…

Satterwhite announces bid for Gainesville seat on Prince William Board of County Supervisors

Former Prince William School Board member Alyson Satterwhite is running for the Board of County Supervisors.

Dispute between ‘PW Digital Gateway’ property owners lands in court

A dispute between property owners involved in a plan to create a major new data center corridor near Manassas National Battlefield Park known as the “Prince William Digital Gateway” is…

10th District candidates Wexton, Cao trade barbs in second debate in four days

Democratic Rep. Jennifer Wexton and Republican challenger Hung Cao traded barbs once again in a 10th Congressional District debate Wednesday night.

Vowing to 'protect the rural crescent,' Satterwhite announces her bid for county supervisor

The ongoing controversy over opening Prince William County’s rural crescent to data centers and industrial development has prompted former school board member Alyson Satterwhite to announce a run for the…

Historical Commission opposes PW Digital Gateway

The Prince William County Historical Commission has reiterated its opposition to the proposed PW Digital Gateway and is urging the county to abandon development plans for the area.

Crumbl Cookies to open at Stafford Marketplace

Crumbl Cookies will open its first location in Stafford County. Owners Cory and Joanna Ellis and Matt and Kyla Beecroft will open the business at 1495 Stafford Marketplace, inside an…

Tax payment system crashes, Prince William extends deadline

Those who waited until the last minute to pay their personal property taxes in Prince William County encountered problems. At 9:30 p.m., the county announced its online tax payment system…

Helicopter search ensues after felony suspect escapes

Felton [Mug shot from 2021]Police said a suspect wanted in connection to multiple violent felonies fled police during a traffic stop. Officers stopped the suspect area of Belleplain Court and…

Satterwhite says Gainesville needs representation, to challenge Candland on BOCS

Satterwhite A familiar face in local politics will make a run for the Prince William Board of County Supervisors in 2023. Alyson Satterwhite, a Republican, announced her bid to become…

MEGA Networking, business expo coming to Prince William Realtor Association

The Prince William Chamber will hold its popular MEGA Networking Expo in Woodbridge. The MEGA Networking Expo takes place Thursday, November 3, from 9  to 11 a.m. at the Realtor…
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Reston / Herndon News

Virginia’s limits on local authority are becoming “more intrusive” for Fairfax County, board chair says

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chair Jeff McKay (file photo) Fairfax County deserves more local authority, Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeff McKay says, calling Virginia’s Dillon Rule “increasingly more intrusive”…

Hundreds expected to race in South Lakes HS food pantry’s annual 0.5K fundraiser

The South Lakes High School PTSA Food Pantry’s annual “Do It Your Way 0.5K” fundraiser returns this month (photo by Alexis Doty) The South Lakes High School PTSA’s annual “Do…

Reston’s Lake Thoreau pool has been demolished for major renovation

The Lake Thoreau pool in Reston has been reduced to a dirt ditch at the corner of Sunrise Valley and Upper Lake drives, paving the way for a full renovation…

Not on the List: Reston Again Snubbed By Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live

No need to roust Kasey Kasem from his unmarked grave in Norway this "spooky szn," as the kids may have said as recently as last year, as listicle-generating sweatshop Money…

Herndon avoided service disruptions despite staff shortages, town’s annual report says

Herndon Town Manager Bill Ashton presents the town’s fiscal year 2022 annual report (via Town of Herndon) The Town of Herndon hasn’t missed a single trash day during the COVID-19…

GMU music scholarship fund launches in memory of Reston jazz musician

Lake Anne Plaza’s concert commemorating jazz musician Mykle Lyons is back for a second year (courtesy Alec Berry/Roxplosion) The Mykle Lyons Commemorative Concert will return to Reston this weekend with…

County plans to get more HOAs on board with electric vehicle chargers, starting in Reston

Electric vehicle chargers in Oakton (staff photo by Jay Westcott) Fairfax County is looking to charge up a new electric vehicle charging station program and pilot it in Reston. At…

Reno of the Month: Dated design elements in your home — Part 2

By Nicola Caul Shelley, Synergy Design & Construction Well, last month’s “Design Elements That Are Dating Your Home” column clearly struck a chord with many local homeowners! We heard from…

New Lake Anne House now open in Reston, providing housing for low-income seniors

Lake Anne House ribbon cutting (photo courtesy of Harry Connolly/Fellowship Square) After a nearly decade-long effort to redevelop a 1970s-era housing community, the Lake Anne House is finally open. A…

Fairfax County must pay MWAA another $40M for Silver Line Phase II

The Herndon Metro station (staff photo by Jay Westcott) With the Silver Line Phase II opening still in flux, Fairfax County is being asked to pay another $40 million. At…

New Route 7 travel lane opens earlier than expected in Reston

Route 7 has a new eastbound lane between Reston Avenue and Riva Ridge Drive (via VDOT) Drivers headed east on Route 7 in Reston can now get a small taste…

Reston Home Tour returns for 20th year this fall

11925 Triple Crown Road is one of eight houses in the 2022 Reston Home Tour (courtesy Reston Museum) Visitors will have a chance to step into an assortment of Reston…
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Tysons Corner / McLean News

Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend October 7 – October 9

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Here are our picks for the best events happening in the area! Ichabod: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Friday, October 7 &…

Trick-or-Treat at Worldgate Athletic Club & Spa

Open to Members and the Public at No Cost Safe Community Event for Families and Children of All Ages Worldgate Athletic Club & Spa (13037 Worldgate Dr., Herndon, Va.) is sponsoring a…

Business News from the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority – October 6

Unleashing the power of quantum The global convening of the inaugural Quantum World Congress will take place Nov. 29 – Dec. 1, 2022, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington,…

Annual Lucketts Fall Vintage Market to Be Held October 14-16 at Clarke County Fairground

Join the Hunt during the weekend finding treasures, unique and vintage furniture, bonding with like minded friends and living the country life Lucketts Fall Vintage Market is pleased to announce…

Shocktober™ Haunt Party with They Might Be Giants

Annual Fall Fundraiser for the Arc of Loudoun Moves to the Ion International Training Center for 2022 A ShocktoberTM-themed Haunt Party will be held at Ion International Training Center on…

Fashion house Dior to open store at Tysons Galleria next year

The view from Tysons Galleria’s third floor (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) The high-end gowns of Dior will soon grace the halls of Tysons Galleria. The Parisian fashion house will...…

Fairfax County could introduce speed enforcement cameras with pilot next year

A sign warns drivers on Blake Lane to slow down (staff photo by Jay Westcott) The Fairfax County Police Department could begin using cameras to catch speeders in nine school...…

Three dead after vehicle crashes in Tysons and Fort Belvoir, FCPD says

Eastbound Route 7 is partially closed at Route 123 after a fatal crash in Tysons (via VDOT) Three more people were killed on Fairfax County roads this morning, police reported....…

Fairfax County proposes compelling developers to replace lost affordable housing

Construction on The Rylan apartments in the Highland District (staff photo by Jay Westcott) Fairfax County is moving forward with an update to its affordable housing policy that could ensure...…

Washington West Film Festival kicks off next week in Tysons

Journalist Bob Woodward at the Washington West Film Festival’s 40th anniversary screening for “All the President’s Men” (courtesy of Washington West Film Festival) The movie world’s annual parade of fall...…

County’s new data dashboard shines a light on opioid overdoses, deaths

Fairfax County has launched a new data dashboard on opioid overdoses (via Fairfax County Health Department) With opioids topping the list of causes of non-natural death in Fairfax County, local...…

I-495 widening will require removal of cell tower in McLean, potentially affecting service

The cell tower by I-495 at the Old Dominion Drive bridge in McLean (via Google Maps) A cell tower by the Capital Beltway in McLean must be removed before the...…
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Loudoun News

Gyro Kitchen Express coming to Leesburg

A new quick-service restaurant featuring New York style gyros and rice platters is coming to Leesburg.

LCFR Fire Marshal’s Office Makes Arrest in Aldie Vehicle Fire

Bilstad’s Beignets to start soft opening in Ashburn next week

The new Bilstad’s Beignets bakery and coffeeshop will start a soft opening next week.

Building Exterior Work Nears Completion for Sterling Park Safety Center

In the last several weeks, crews have completed several items on the building exterior, including the brick, siding, glass, the trellis, and patio for the new Sterling Park Safety Center…

Three Loudoun teams ace regional golf tournaments

Freedom, Independence and Loudoun County high schools each claimed team championships at their respective regional golf tournaments.

Family remembers Leesburg homicide victim; suspect on bond at time of killing

Besides grieving his loss, the family of homicide victim Carroll Thomas Davis is angry that suspect Mario Rob Hernandez-Navarrate was free on bond when Davis was killed on or around…

Electrical malfunction blamed for Purcellville blaze

No one was seriously hurt in a barn fire in Purcellville on Tuesday that authorities said was caused by an electrical malfunction.

Commentary: Is the COVID-19 pandemic really over?

President Joe Biden elucidated his thoughts on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic in an interview with “60 Minutes” last month. “The pandemic is over. … We still have a…

Cleanup of fuel spill from Inova Loudoun generator underway in Leesburg

Overfilling of a fuel tank for a generator at Inova Loudoun Hospital led to a spill into the Town Branch and Tuscarora Creek waterways around 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

IT problems delay some voter registrations; no data lost

Virginia officials say intermittent computer network problems led to a recently discovered backlog of voter registration applications. Virginia Commissioner of the Department of Elections Susan Beals says no voter registration…

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Responds to Fuel Floating in Waterways in Leesburg

Leesburg's new Church + Market development 'weeks away' from breaking ground

With the recent closure of a town-leased parking lot behind the former Loudoun Times-Mirror building, Blair White, a vice president with Landmark Commercial said developers are preparing to start construction…
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Alexandria News

Out of the Attic: Robert Prettyman and Friendship Firehouse’s hose carriage

National Fire Prevention Week is observed from Oct. 9 to 16, in memory of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first National…

About Alexandria: The development test

Infrastructure decisions in Alexandria, particularly those related to new development, are topics of continuing and vigorous debate. A former City Councilor defined a test of a proposed development this way:…

Resident Spotlight: Finding safety and security in yoga

By Kassidy McDonald │kmcdonald@alextimes.com Masuda Mohamadi is an accomplished business owner, yoga instructor and now an author. She has helped students for over two decades find balance and stability in…

Community reacts to Gov. Youngkin’s transgender policy

By Kassidy McDonald │kmcdonald@alextimes.com The Alexandria community is reacting to Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s announcement of updated model policies for transgender students, which were released last month. Known by the Virginia…

Alexandria’s first speed cameras headed to City Council review this month

A plan to install Alexandria’s first speed cameras is headed to final review at the City Council later this month. The ordinance will authorize the installation of five cameras across…

Wine Gallery 108 holds reopening

By Ariana Wilson | awilson@alextimes.com Wine Gallery 108, a boutique wine shop in Old Town, celebrated its grand re-opening and five-year anniversary on Oct. 1, where guests stopped by to see…

Potomac Yard Metro delayed until 2023

By Kassidy McDonald │kmcdonald@alextimes.com The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority recently announced that it would be extending the closure of six stations south of Reagan National Airport due to unexpected structural…

Alexandria public sector workers vote to unionize

Alexandria workers post-unionization (image via AFSCME) Nearly 200 Alexandria workers hopped onto a wave of unionization in Virginia following a new law allowing collective bargaining. In an election held by…

Olympian Noah Lyles and other Alexandria athletes inducted into Hall of Fame this weekend

Noah Lyles comes home to Alexandria City High School, Tuesday, September 7, 2021. (Via Elijah Walter Griffin, Sr.) Alexandrian Olympic medalist Noah Lyles and his brother Josephus are among the…

Visit Alexandria reports record tourism rebound

Pandemic? Alexandria just broke the all-time record for consumption-based tax revenue with $76 million for fiscal year 2022, according to the city’s tourism bureau. At its annual meeting this week,…

Kay-Wyatt settles into new role

By Olivia Anderson | oanderson@alextimes.com Melanie Kay-Wyatt began her new position as interim superintendent at Alexandria City Public Schools one month ago, a role she’s been preparing for since the…

Tying the knot: Love in paradise

By Olivia Anderson | oanderson@alextimes.com Sarah and Jeremy Simmons are explorers. The Alexandria couple, who moved to the area last year, spends much of their free time hiking and trying…
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