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Arlington News

NEW: Bear struck by car and killed on I-395

Virginia State Police out with a bear struck and killed on I-395 (via traffic camera) A bear was struck and killed on I-395 Saturday afternoon. The bear was earlier spotted…

Expect earlier trash collection times next week due to the heat

Make sure to get you trash carts out for collection early next week. Arlington County’s solid waste crews are planning to start collections earlier due to a week-long bout of…

Neighborhood Spotlight: Let’s talk about the Go-Go George Community Day

17th Annual Go-Go George Community Day This is the 20th year anniversary of The Go-Go George Community Day which is organized and sponsored by Brother 2 Brother MC and J…

ARLnow Daily Debrief for Jun 14, 2024

Good Friday evening, Arlington. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. News recap The following articles were published earlier today —…

JUST IN: Man convicted of 2023 Virginia Square murder

Police response to homicide, left, and convicted murderer Alimamy Fornah, right (photos via Dave Statter/Twitter and Arlington County Sheriff’s Office) A man has been convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend in…

NEW: Another large police response at the Key Bridge Marriott

Police and fire personnel at the Key Bridge Marriott site on June 14, 2024 (courtesy anonymous) A large Arlington County police and fire department response is once again on scene…

Here’s where you can watch Euro 2024 soccer in Arlington

Crystal City Sports Pub (Staff Photo by Jay Westcott) One of the world’s biggest soccer tournaments begins today, and you can bet there will be viewers in Arlington. Euro 2024…

Permanent outdoor dining sought by South American eatery on Columbia Pike

Cafe Sazon’s outdoor patio area (staff photo by Jared Serre) A South American restaurant on Columbia Pike has asked for county approval to implement outdoor dining. Café Sazón would use…

Morning Notes

Water Bar at Water Park in Crystal City (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) ART Changes Coming — “Starting Monday, July 1, Arlington Transit (ART) will increase fares, discontinue three routes,…

ARLnow Daily Debrief for Jun 13, 2024

Good Thursday evening, Arlington. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. News recap The following articles were published earlier today —…

Plan to swap proposed Crystal City library for $5.8M could become final this weekend

The existing 1901 S. Bell Street, where a library branch was meant to be located (via Google Maps) A plan to have a developer pay Arlington County $5.8 million instead…

Arts Focus: Celebrate women in the blues at Columbia Pike Blues Festival this Saturday

This column is sponsored by Arlington Arts/Arlington Cultural Affairs, a division of Arlington Economic Development. The event that “Arlington Magazine” calls “Arlington’s best block party,” the 27th annual Columbia Pike Blues…
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Fairfax News

Missing woman found dead in Springfield

A woman reported missing in Fairfax County on June 10 was found dead Friday evening in Springfield.

Death Investigation Underway in Springfield

Franconia Police District –Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau are investigating the death of a Springfield woman. Yesterday, around 6:04 p.m., officers responded to the 7600 block of Highland Street…

UPDATE: Driver Charged in Fatal Motorcycle Crash

West Springfield Police District – Detectives from our Crash Reconstruction Unit have charged the driver from the April 24th fatal vehicle crash in Burke. Detectives determined Martin McDonnell, 68, of…

People and Places – Week of June 14, 2024

James Madison Girl’s Soccer ends the season on a high note

The Lady Warhawks lost to Freedom in the state semi-finals, 2-1, on June 7. Head Coach Jim Mensah explained that he didn’t anticipate the season-ending yet but was grateful to…

Being poor and sick should not be a crime

I have been watching other communities nationwide struggling with how to address homelessness. For some areas, their answer is to criminalize it, which now may be decided by the Supreme…

Practical ways to stay hydrated this summer

It is that time of the year for us in NoVa when we trade in our light jackets and hoodies for t-shirts, shorts, and a fresh pair of sunglasses. Whether…

Fairfax artist among special “Portraits” project at Kennedy Center

The program combines art, music, and dance

Adorable Adoptable – A Forever Home

Basket Pup Lady

“American Idol” winner Chayce Beckham heading to The Birchmere

The country singer recently released his debut album

Local equine center allows seniors to experience horses in a different way

At Family Day at the Farm, senior residents showed off the new skills they had learned through a program at Cloverleaf Equine Center. For the senior’s families, they had a…

Opening Minds Through Art benefits individuals with dementia

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Prince William News

Eight people displaced after four townhouses catch fire in Dumfries; passerby reports fire

Four townhouses were damaged in varying degrees after a passerby reported a townhouse fire in Dumfries last night, June 15, shortly before 8 p.m. The townhome of origin sustained extensive…

Fire damages 4 townhomes in Dumfries, displacing 8 residents

An electrical fire damaged a string of four townhomes in the Stockbridge neighborhood Saturday night, displacing six adults and two children, according to Prince William County fire and rescue officials.

Hilton plans ‘pop up’ hotel on Gainesville golf course for upcoming Solheim Cup

Robert Trent Jones Golf Club plans to host a pop-up hotel room for the 19th Solheim Cup, which is coming in September to the private course in Gainesville.

Woodbridge man pleads guilty to dealing fentanyl pills

A Woodbridge man will serve five years in prison after pleading guilty to dealing fentanyl pills to undercover law enforcement in Prince William County.

Early voting ends Saturday for June 18 Senate, congressional primaries

Early voting ends Saturday for the June 18 primary when local voters will select candidates for one Virginia seat in the U.S. Senate and in the hotly contested 7th and…

4th annual Prince William Juneteenth parade set for June 19 at Prince William Forest Park

The fourth annual Greater Prince William Juneteenth parade steps off at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19 at the National Park Service’s Prince William Forest Park.

Virginia House and Senate will take up military tuition benefit on different days

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'I don't think what we're doing is ethical': Prince William teachers dispirited by what they see as slipping standards

Summer has arrived for Prince William County students, but some teachers are finding themselves reflecting on the burnout and low morale they say is common among their peers.

Raging Reptiles to slither into Potomac Mills mall

After 30 years of taking snakes and lizards on the road, Sean Masciandaro is ready to expand his reptilian world to a storefront at Potomac Mills mall.

Hyde Park Capital Advises One of the Largest Skilled Home Health Services Companies in Florida, Pinnacle Home Care, on its Strategic Partnership with HCS-Girling

TAMPA, Fla., June 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyde Park Capital announced today that its client, Pinnacle Home Care ("Pinnacle"), one of the largest home health care companies in Florida, has…

The American Diabetes Association Kicks Off the 84th Scientific Sessions with Breakthrough Diabetes Research

Leading Diabetes Scientific Sessions Meeting Will Present Groundbreaking Data on Key Topics Including: Obesity, Technology, AI Health and the Latest in Diabetes Innovation

SEE Announces New CEO and Executive Promotions

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- SEE (NYSE: SEE) today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Patrick Kivits as its new Chief Executive Officer, following an extensive…
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Reston / Herndon News

Let’s Go Reston!

Based on this blurry cellular telephone photograph shared by a Confidential Restonian Operative this morning, our fellow Restonians are, as one might expect of residents of a community with covenants…

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Most Loudoun County Sentence Ever

Maybe getting rid of the "pizza" will help with the smell.

County board allows fewer parking spots at Reston Town Center expansion

The Reston Town Center expansion seen from the Dulles Access Road (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) Fewer parking spaces will be required in the expansion of Reston Town Center than…

Replacement project for ‘unsound’ Herndon pedestrian bridge advances

A pedestrian bridge on Hunters Creek Trail in Herndon is due for replacement (via Town of Herndon) The Town of Herndon has taken a crucial step towards constructing a new…

Senior living developer proposes additional housing option for planned Reston facility

Developer Silverstone Senior Living is seeking to revise its plan for The Canopy in Reston (via Fairfax County) The Canopy, a planned assisted living community that was once supposed to…

JW Marriott hotel makes progress toward 2025 opening at Reston Station

Developer Comstock celebrated the topping out of JW Marriott Hotel and Residences, a new hotel and condominium building under construction in The Row at Reston Station (courtesy Comstock) The developer…

NOW: Woman seriously injured in Reston car crash, police say

Summerchase Court in Reston (via Google Maps) A woman has been hospitalized with critical injuries after a car crash in Reston’s Summer Ridge neighborhood near the North Point Village Center.…

Indoor golf studio CitySwing has opened at Reston Town Center

CitySwing at Reston Town Center (staff photo by James Jarvis) Reston golfers can now hone their swing in a temperature-controlled, indoor environment. CitySwing opened an indoor golf studio in Reston…

Herndon man arrested after alleged ‘sexual display’ on W&OD Trail

The Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail at Sterling Blvd (via Google Maps) A 30-year-old man from Herndon was arrested on Sunday (May 12) for allegedly exposing himself to a…

Reston Town Center announces lineup for summer concert series

Reston Town Center (staff photo by James Jarvis) Reston Concerts on the Town will kick off this Saturday (May 18) in conjunction with the Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art’s annual…

Herndon to conduct pilot program on lowering outdoor dining fees

Aslin Beer Company in downtown Herndon (staff photo by James Jarvis) The Town of Herndon will look into lowering how much restaurants and other businesses pay for using public space…

BREAKING: DRB Cites Magnetosphere

Reston, Virginia, after the clouds cleared around 4:00 AM!!! @dougkammerer @TenaciousTopper @SPACEdotcom @spaceweather @NOAA @NWS @accuweather #AuroraBorealis #NorthernLights pic.twitter.com/mZmUvPmLMV— The Snow Dog (@26Below) May 11, 2024 This shocking photo posted on…
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Tysons Corner / McLean News

Tony®-Nominated Writer Joe Iconis to Perform Concert at NextStop Theatre This Summer

NextStop Theatre has announced that Joe Iconis, the Tony®-nominated composer and lyricist of the cult-hit Broadway musical Be More Chill, will perform his solo concert/cabaret at the company’s black-box theater in…

Business News from the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority – June 14

HawkEye 360 Celebrates Grand Opening of New Headquarters HawkEye 360 celebrated the grand opening of its new headquarters in Herndon at a ribbon cutting event on June 10, 2024. Located on…

Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend June 14 – June 16

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Here are our picks for the best events happening in the area! Primavera 2024 – Benefit Performance Friday, June 14Doors 6:30pm Capital…

Creative Cauldron Welcomes in the Summer with “Summer Concert Series” Lineup!

Creative Cauldron’s annual “Summer Concert Series” featuring some of the most talented and diverse musicians in the Metro D.C. area and beyond will launch on June 28 and run through August 24, 2024.  The Series is curated by Wammy…

Tysons Corner Center Welcomes Three New Retailers in the Coming Months: Buck Mason, Hobbs and Primark

Tysons Corner Center – one of the nation’s top-performing shopping centers featuring more than 300 specialty stores and restaurants, continues its momentum in bringing the best retail experience to its…

Liberty Amendments Month Commemorates the American Story

Liberty Amendments Month 2024 is set to begin on June 15, 2024, highlighting history, citizenship rights and culture as they relate to the 13th, 14th, 15th and 19th Amendments to…

NextStop Theatre Company Announces 2024/2025 Season

Producing Artistic Director Evan Hoffmann and Executive Director Vicki Kile are proud to announce NextStop Theatre Company’s 2024-2025 season of professional theater in and for Northern Virginia. Get ready for…

2023 Fairfax County Demographics Report

Fairfax County’s population is older, more diverse, and wealthier than it was a year ago. After a pandemic-induced slump in population and the economy, Fairfax County is showing signs of recovery with…

Fun Ways to Celebrate with Dad This Father’s Day 2024

Show Dad how much you appreciate him this Father’s Day! Take him on special outing to celebrate at one of these area events: Dad & Me – Epoxy Coaster &…

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

When is the last time you visited George Washington’s Mount Vernon? If it’s been a while, it’s worth another visit. Nestled along the banks of the Potomac River sits George…

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

17 Fairfax County-based Companies Land on Fortune 1000 List 10 Fairfax County Companies Remain on the Fortune 500 Seventeen Fairfax County-headquartered companies landed on Fortune magazine’s 70th annual Fortune 1000 list, with…

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

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Here are our picks for the best events happening in the area! One Loudoun Carnival at Uptown Friday, June 75:00pm – 11:00pm…
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Loudoun News

Vice President Kamala Harris Came to Atlanta for Her Economic Opportunity Tour with the 100 Black Men of America, Inc.

ATLANTA, June 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Vice President Kamala Harris, in a significant move, brought her economic opportunity tours to Atlanta to visit the 38th Conference of the 100 Black…

Fabia: Article was an embarrassment

Your story on Helmer fails to include a single contemporary who can corroborate the accuser’s statement, not a single witness to the alleged harassment in question, and not even a…

Freedom-South Riding's Addy Hess, Chris Campbell headline Class 6 all-state girls soccer team

Freedom (South Riding) senior forward Addy Hess is the Virginia High School League's Class 6 Player of the Year, and Freedom (South Riding) head coach Chris Campbell is the Class…

8 Israeli soldiers killed in southern Gaza in deadliest attack on Israeli forces in months

Israel’s military says that eight soldiers have been killed in southern Gaza in the deadliest attack on Israeli forces in months. The army said Saturday without elaborating that the troops…

Muslim pilgrims converge at Mount Arafat for daylong worship as Hajj reaches its peak

More than 1.83 million Muslims from around the world gathered at the sacred hill of Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia for worship and reflection on the second day of the…

Davis: Concerns about the allegations against Helmer

As a resident of Virginia’s 10th Congressional District, I have serious concerns about the recent sexual assault allegations that have surfaced against Dan Helmer.

¿Puede reconocer las “4 P” de una estafa?

(BPT) - ¿Alguna vez ha recibido una llamada o mensaje de alguien que afirma ser funcionario de una agencia gubernamental como el Servicio de Impuestos Internos, la Administración del Seguro…

Can you recognize the 4 Ps of a scam?

(BPT) - Have you ever received a call or message from someone claiming to be from a governmental agency like the Internal Revenue Service or Social Security, or even claiming…

Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging federal rules to accommodate abortions for workers

A lawsuit challenging federal rules entitling workers to time off and other accommodations for abortions lacks standing, a federal judge in Arkansas ruled on Friday. Republican attorneys general from 17…

The RNC is launching a massive effort to monitor voting. Critics say it threatens to undermine trust

The Republican National Committee is launching a battleground state initiative to mobilize thousands of polling place monitors, poll workers and attorneys to serve as “election integrity” watchdogs in November. The…

NY governor's subway mask ban proposal sparks debate over right to anonymous protest

A new proposal by Gov. Kathy Hochul to ban masks on the New York subway is drawing pushback from disability advocates and civil liberties, who say the measure could violate…

Woman accuses Helmer of groping her 6 years ago

Just days before the June 18 primary, five of the 11 Democrats running against Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax) in their party's 10th Congressional District primary have called for him to…
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Alexandria News

ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

Sunset as seen from King Street (Staff photo by Jay Westcott) It’s been a busy week in Alexandria! There was some conversation and contention about the top story: King Street…

Two teens charged after stabbing in Alexandria’s West End

An 18-year-old man was stabbed in the leg in the 200 block of S. Van Dorn Street on May 12, 2024 (via Google Maps) Two Alexandria teens have been charged…

Woodrow Wilson Bridge openings scheduled for Monday and Tuesday

The Woodrow Wilson Bridge at sunset (Staff photo by Jay Westcott) The Woodrow Wilson Bridge is scheduled to open on Monday and Tuesday next week. The first opening is at…

APD says man who died in hospital parking lot was shot in D.C.

The Alexandria Police Department says that the man who died of a gunshot wound early Wednesday morning in the Inova Alexandria Hospital parking lot was shot in D.C. and has…

City of Alexandria-Notice of a Public Hearing

Public Hearing will be held by the City Council of the City of Alexandria, Virginia, held at City Hall, 301 King Street, Council Chamber and on Zoom webinar on Saturday,…

Kindred Spirits: Sip, soak and summer

By Kellie Gunderman As the temperature rises, so does our desire for light, refreshing fare that pairs perfectly with a chilled glass of vino. So, grab your corkscrews, don your…

Affordable preschool registration kicks off in Alexandria

Child at preschool (photo via Erika Fletcher/Unsplash) Alexandria has kicked off registration for a ticket hotter than Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour: affordable Alexandria preschools. Affordable childcare and preschool programs are…

Notes: Former Mayor Allison Silberberg endorses Amy Jackson for mayor

Good Friday morning, Alexandria! Today’s weather: Expect showers and thunderstorms, primarily after 5pm, accompanied by sunny skies and a high near 93. South winds will range from 6 to 8…

Del Ray pop-up bar for LGBTQ+ community signals more inclusivity in Alexandria

Pride on the Avenue is planned to stay open for the next two months.

Local cyclist, Scott Binde, dies at 64

By James Matheson | jmatheson@alextimes.com Longtime leader in the Washington, D.C.-area cycling community and LGBTQ+ activist, Scott Binde, died in a cycling accident on June 1 north of Frederick, Md.…

Filling in the Blanks with Melanie Kay-Wyatt: Be true to yourself

By Melanie Kay-Wyatt, Ed.D In addressing our Alexandria City High School graduates, I offered the advice in the title as they received diplomas on June 1 at the EagleBank Arena…

Crime Roundup: Week of June 10, 2024

By James Matheson | jmatheson@alextimes.com The suspect in an Arlandria neighborhood shooting told the Alexandria Police Department that he was acting out of retaliation after the alleged victim grabbed his…
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