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Arlington News

Police: Fairfax hospital caretaker arrested for aggravated sexual battery against patient

The suspect is currently working as a medical technician at a hospital in Arlington County.

Police: Arlington man arrested in Seven Corners homicide, fire

Fairfax County police have arrested a 47-year-old Arlington man in the Aug. 10 fatal stabbing and burning of a Falls Church woman.

Police: Off-duty officer charged in Arlington assault

On Aug. 5 at 5:08 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 2300 block of Columbia Pike for a report of an assault with injury, Arlington police said.

Arlington Republicans hoping to have full corps of pollwatchers in November

“Trust, but verify” being a phrase Republicans particularly identify with (given its Ronald Reagan provenance), the Arlington County Republican Committee is ramping up its efforts to have a full cadre…

'We will be back' | Beloved Arlington pub devastated by fiery crash that injured 14 people

Three of those injured were staff members at Ireland's Four Courts on Wilson Boulevard. Interior photos showed the business is severely damaged.

NEW: Quick-thinking customers and first responders helped to save lives, Four Courts manager says

The four people severely injured when a car plowed into Ireland’s Four Courts last night may not have survived but for the quick actions of fellow pub-goers and first responders.…

14 people injured after car crashed into Arlington pub, catching fire

According to Arlington Fire & EMS, eight people were taken to area hospitals, and four were in critical condition.

Like an explosion’: At least 14 hurt as car crashes into building in Arlington

At least 14 people were hurt, including eight who are in the hospital, after a car slammed into a building Friday evening in Arlington.

Car crashes into building, multiple people injured in Arlington, officials say

According to Arlington Fire & EMS, eight people have been taken to area hospitals, four in critical condition.

'We thought a bomb went off' | Car crashes into building, multiple people injured in Arlington, officials say

There is no word on how many people were hurt or the extent of their injuries.

Vehicle crashes into building, multiple people injured in Arlington, officials say

There is no word on how many people were hurt or the extent of their injuries.

BREAKING: Restaurant on fire after crash in Courthouse

(Updated at 7:15 p.m.) A restaurant caught fire in Courthouse after reports that a car crashed into it. There are reports of multiple people injured in longtime local bar Ireland’s…
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Fairfax News

Man found dead on the scene after Fairfax motorcycle crash

The 43-year-old man from Lorton has been identified as Abdul Lee.

Man dies in Fairfax motorcycle crash

The 43-year-old man from Lorton has been identified as Abdul Lee.

Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Fairfax Station

West Springfield Police District  – A 43-year-old Lorton man has died following a fatal crash that occurred yesterday evening. Officers responded at 5:46 p.m. to Henderson Road near Devereux Station…

Va. hospitals saluted for working to establish paternity

Just over three-quarters of unmarried mothers who gave birth in Virginia hospitals in 2021 had the paternity of their children established, an increase from 2020 and a positive step, state…

Local area home-appreciation lags nation … and that may be a good thing

Despite escalating mortgage rates and slumping home sales in the second quarter of 2022, a greater number of metropolitan areas experienced double-digit annual price gains compared to the prior quarter,…

Man wanted for stabbing following argument in Fairfax County, police say

Police have a vague description of the suspect but believe he is a Hispanic teenager with black curly hair.

Police: Caretaker charged in alleged hospital assault

Authorities have arrested a 21-year-old Falls Church man and charged him with aggravated sexual battery that allegedly occurred while has was working as a caretaker at Inova Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax…

FCPD WEEKLY RECAPS FOR FRIDAY, August 12

CALLS FOR SERVICE SUMMARY:                   Date Covered: 8/5-8/11/22 Total Calls for Service: 8,196 Total Domestic Related Calls for Service: 208 Total Persons Experiencing Mental Health Crisis Calls for Service: 219…

Celebrate National Lemonade Day with Tasty Treats

(BPT) - Aug. 20 is National Lemonade Day, and with temperatures reaching record highs, it’s the perfect time to indulge in a thirst-quenching lemonade treat.

Dam finally bursts: Local region seeing increasing homes inventory

Forty consecutive months of year-over-year declines in the number of homes listed for sale across the Washington region came to a screeching end in July, when inventory spiked 15.6 percent…

Regional-park agency to keep up push to eradicate invasives

The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (NOVA Parks) aims to ramp up efforts to eradicate invasive-species plants from its landholdings while also planting a significant number of trees in the…

Hospital Caretaker Arrested for Sexual Assault

Fair Oaks Police District – A 21-year-old man has been arrested and charged with aggravated sexual battery while working as a hospital caretaker. On July 7, the victim reported to…
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Prince William News

Occoquan Town Hall officially named

The town hall in the Town of Occoquan has officially been named in honor of the late June Randolph and the late Mamie Davis.

Motorcyclist dies after hitting tree on Joplin Rd.

PW County Police said their investigation revealed that the operator of a 2013 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster motorcycle was traveling southbound on Joplin Rd. with a group of other riders.…

Warrenton Catholic church gets first-ever embedded fiber cable system, thanks to a Gainesville firm

In June, a Gainesville business called TRAXyL installed a fully functioning fiber optic network into the surface layer of concrete in the parking lot at St. John the Evangelist Catholic…

Fauquier Hospital names new CEO after a yearlong search

Rebecca Segal, CEO at a hospital system in North Carolina, has been named the new CEO at Fauquier Health, nearly a year after Chad Melton resigned to take a position…

LETTER: We need affordable housing close to transit, services – not in the rural crescent

Smart growth and affordable housing go together. Affordable housing should be placed in Prince William County’s “development area,” not in the rural countryside where there are no services to support…

Police: Motorcyclist dies after striking a tree on Joplin Road in Triangle

A group motorcycling trip turned tragic Saturday afternoon after a 56-year-old Oakton woman lost control of her Harley Davidson on Joplin Road in Triangle, left the roadway and struck a…

Motorcyclist killed in crash on Joplin Road

A 56-year-old Oakton woman died in a Sunday afternoon motorcycle crash on Joplin Road in Triangle.

About 10,000 Fauquier rural homes, businesses on track to get access to fiber internet connections by 2025

The $65-million private-public initiative to subsidize fiber-optic internet connections for nearly 10,000 Fauquier County rural homes and businesses has moved to the next phase. The high-speed service should be available…

Germanna, UMU partner to provide ultra-accelerated business degree

University of Mary Washington [Photo: Univesity of Mary Washington Facebook page]The University of Mary Washington and Germanna Community College signed an agreement that creates a fast track to earning college…

Overnight work expected on I-395 Express Lanes

Express Lanes on I-395 near Seminary Road Drivers headed north on the I-395 E-ZPass Express Lanes should expect changes during the overnight hours next week. Express Lanes operators tell us…

McKenzie and Wood dazzle, FredNats split doubleheader with Augusta

Jared McKenzie homered in his FredNat debut, James Wood had four more hits across two games, and the FredNats split tonight’s doubleheader with Augusta, winning 8-2 in game one and…

Man with face tattoo wanted in connection to strangulation

Police are searching for a man with a tattoo on the side of his face. The man is wanted in connection with strangulation of a woman in Lake Ridge. Prince…
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Reston / Herndon News

Most-read Fairfax County stories of the week: Aug. 8-12

The Town of Vienna has now committed about a third of the $7 million bequeathed by late councilmember Maud Robinson for building sidewalks to specific projects. As of Aug. 2,……

Herndon’s Sunset Business Park could get a new look

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Staff shortages force partial closure of Reston’s Water Mine

While school doesn’t officially start until Aug. 22, The Water Mine at Lake Fairfax will wind its summer operations down a week early this year, beginning Monday (Aug. 18). The…

Utility poles collapse after vehicle crash, closing Herndon Parkway for hours

A car crashed into a utility pole on the 900 block of Herndon Parkway yesterday (Wednesday) evening, resulting in an ongoing, hours-long road closure. Shortly before 5 p.m., a driver…

Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse to open this fall in Reston Station

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Flash Flood Warning in for Fairfax County, as storm takes out power

An ongoing thunderstorm has taken out power for hundreds of Fairfax County residents, as the threat of flash flooding looms. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning…

Major mixed-used development approved near Herndon Metro Station

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The American Dream (Way): Gated Communities Apparently A-Ok for Reston, Says County Board

So this filthy "web log" has been a bit lax about detailing the tortuous path to approval for specific Reston development proposals of late, because (waves arms to encompass most…

Fairfax County police charge driver after fatal crash in Herndon

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Midtown Jewelers in Reston Town Center to open new location

A company representative did not immediately return a request for comment. Photo via Midtown Jewelers/Facebook News Read more…

Weird Brothers Coffee plans to relocate in Herndon

Weird Brothers Coffee — a staple in the Town of Herndon’s coffee scene — is expected to relocate one of its locations in Herndon. The coffee shop and roastery, a…

Free fresh food marketplace coming to Reston this week

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Tysons Corner / McLean News

Vienna makes strides in use of trust funds to expand sidewalk network

The Town of Vienna has now committed about a third of the $7 million bequeathed by late councilmember Maud Robinson for building sidewalks to specific projects. As of Aug. 2,...

Oktoberfest 2022: Calling Sponsors, Vendors & Volunteers!

The the 14th Annual Vienna Oktoberfest is returning to the Town Green and historic Church Street in the heart of Vienna, VA on October 1, 2022 from 11:00am – 7:00pm.…

Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend August 12 – August 14

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Here are our picks for the best events happening in the area! Starlight CinemaEncanto (PG) Friday, August 12Gates open at 6:00pm Trinity…

Vienna Public Works Director Steps Down

It’s been 12 years since Michael Gallagher signed on with the Town of Vienna in the position of civil engineer, after which he rose through the ranks to eventually become…

Late Summer 2022 Local Real Estate Experts

Our real estate market is the envy of the nation. So, it comes as no surprise that so many of our area Realtors are celebrated in national magazines and newspapers…

NEW: McLean Community Center leader resigns, replaced temporarily

For the second time in as many years, the McLean Community Center is in need of a new executive director. Daniel Singh resigned from the position on July 26, but...

Business News from the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority – August 11

Fairfax County EDA visits Israel to foster business expansion opportunities to the U.S. After a more than two-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) returned…

NEW: As Fairfax County heats up, advocates seek more options to cool off unhoused residents

With the D.C. area’s summer heat in full swing, local organizers worry that there are too few options for unhoused residents in the county to cool down. Last month, the...

July 2022 Real Estate Update

Data  as of August 4, 2022 Washington Metro Market Key Findings Slowest Price Growth in More than 2 Years The median sales price in the Washington metro area was nearly…

Thrill-seekers to rappel down Tysons Corner Center’s Hyatt for charity

For those who find the prospect of being 14 stories in the air exciting instead of terrifying, the Hyatt Regency at Tysons Corner Center has some available views without the...

Northern Virginia arts agencies join forces for new collective

Arts agencies from Fairfax County, Arlington and Alexandria are forming a supergroup. Unveiled Monday (Aug. 8), the newly created Northern Virginia Local Arts Agencies (NVLAA) consists of ArtsFairfax, the Alexandria...

Work to begin on contentious Vienna sidewalk project this week

A sidewalk is coming to Vienna’s Alma Street SE, whether the residents there want it or not. Construction to add about 1,500 linear feet of concrete, curb and gutter, driveway...
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Loudoun News

Popeyes opens at Compass Creek in Leesburg

Popeyes, the fast-food fried chicken restaurant, has opened its newest location in Loudoun County.

LCSO Investigates Assault in Ashburn

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an assault that occurred early this morning in the Ashburn area.

Biberaj: New Data Show Loudoun County is Safer and Smarter on Crime

I was sworn into office in 2020 on a platform of bringing change to the Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office—to ensure Loudoun County becomes safer and smarter on criminal justice…

Firefighters rescue cat in Loudoun County house fire

A Friday house fire in the Lucketts area of Loudoun County displaced a family of four.

Lucketts House Fire Displaces Four

Sephora to open next month at One Loudoun

The signs have gone up at the new Sephora store coming to One Loudoun in Ashburn, and now we know when the popular beauty products store is planning on opening.

FBI seized 'top secret' documents from Trump home

Court papers show that the FBI recovered documents labeled “top secret” from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. The papers released Friday indicate the seized records include some…

Fugitive suspected in 2001 Leesburg child rapes extradited from El Salvador

Twenty-one years after he was accused of raping a girl, fugitive Franklin Antonio Carcamo Giron is back in Leesburg to face charges.

Loudoun Seeks Public Input to Update Transit Equity Policy

The comment period is open through September 12, 2022.

Deadline to Express Interest in HUD Grant to Address Homelessness is August 15

A letter of intent to apply is due by close of business August 15.

Ashburn man who stabbed 16-year-old sentenced to 2 years in prison

An Ashburn man who stabbed a 16-year-old boy in the chest last year in Leesburg will be imprisoned up to two years.

LCSO Announces 48th Citizens’ Police Academy

Members of the class will participate in training classes taught by Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office personnel. The classes provide an overview of all the aspects of law enforcement within the…
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Alexandria News

Alexandria repaving shifts to hit major sidewalks around the city

Gibbon Street in Old Town, where the city is scheduled to do sidewalk maintenance (image via Google Maps) Alexandria’s streets have been getting the spotlight for the last few months…

‘A Special Place’

The Principle Gallery on King Street, in partnership with the Torpedo Factory Art Center, hosted an opening reception for an exhibit showcasing artwork by recently juried artists selected to be…

Alexandria nonprofit Momentum Collective wants to be a charter school teaching the arts

In five years, Jason Ellis wants Momentum Collective, Inc. to be a charter school teaching kids the arts in Northern Virginia. The nonprofit resumed programming in October, after a two-year…

Special use permit filed for coffee/bubble tea shop on Cameron Street in Old Town

A new coffee/bubble tea shop is being planned for 411 Cameron Street in Old Town, according to a special use permit (SUP) filed with the city. The location was previously…

Out Of The Attic: Making archaeology accessible

Alexandria Archaeology, a division of the Office of Historic Alexandria, holds nearly three million artifacts from 250 registered archaeological sites in the public trust for present and future research, education…

City launches new app for paratransit users

By Liana Hardy | lhardy@alextimes.com The City of Alexandria introduced a new app for users of the city’s paratransit service DOT on July 11, which provides riders with disabilities more…

Port City Brewing honored

By Olivia Anderson | oanderson@alextimes.com Port City Brewing Company, located at 3950 Wheeler Ave., won multiple awards in the 2022 Virginia Craft Beer Cup, according to a news release. The…

Assistance available for first-time homebuyers

By Liana Hardy | lhardy@alextimes.com Alexandria’s Office of Housing will provide an equity loan of up to $75,000 for first-time homebuyers looking to purchase 4862 Eisenhower Ave., #158. The one-bedroom,…

Poll: Would you ever serve on an Alexandria commission or board?

Several vacancies have popped up across a dozen of Alexandria’ various boards and commissions — bodies that ultimately help to shape the future of the city. Some of those boards…

Creative Neighborhood Grant winners announced

By Olivia Anderson | oanderson@alextimes.com Alexandria’s Office of the Arts announced the winners of its Creative Neighborhood Grant Program, which will provide funding for various arts programs throughout the city.…

Filling in the Blanks: Forever a Titan

By Gregory C. Hutchings, ED.D.  We all face crossroads as we navi- gate through life. Some take us away from where we are only to bring us back to our…

NOVA Parks says new plans coming for Cameron Run Regional Park in the next few years

Great Waves Waterpark (image via NOVA Parks) It barely got more than a blip in the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority’s (NOVA Parks) new strategic plan, but the regional park…
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