: Fairfax County


Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/02/2014

The death of John Geer: Now seven months of silence on Fairfax police shooting

Still, no one is talking in the police killing of an unarmed man in August.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chief Edwin Roessler, Dana Boente, Fairfax County Police Department, John Geer, police shootings, Raymond Morrogh

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/26/2014

Serious crime rose slightly in Fairfax County in 2013, but homicides plummeted

Only eight homicides last year, the second-lowest total ever, and another record for fewest stolen autos.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County, Fairfax County crime, Fairfax County Police Department

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Snow days are adding up at Washington area schools this winter

A breakdown of how many days have been taken so far and the impact on the academic calendar.

By The Washington Post  |  03:30 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alexandria, Arlington, Education, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Montgomery County, prince george's county, Prince William County, Schools, snow, The District, Virginia

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/10/2014

Fairfax’s John Dowd, investigated Pete Rose in 1989, responds to Sports Illustrated push for Rose

The local lawyer still feels strongly that Rose should be kept out of baseball and Hall of Fame.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bud Selig, Dowd Report, Fairfax County, John Dowd, Pete Rose

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 03/07/2014

Chief Fairfax County spokeswoman Merni Fitzgerald steps down after 14 years

The longtime spokeswoman operated professionally and efficiently behind the scenes.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:55 PM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County, Merni Fitzgerald

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/14/2014

Ronnie Lee Durham Johnson, Fairfax byline thief, pleads guilty to federal crimes in Philadelphia

Fairfax man who fled to avoid $1.3 million judgment admits identity theft, Social Security fraud.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bucks County, Fairfax County, identity theft, Ronnie Lee Durham, Ronnie Lee Johnson, Terri Harley

Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Snow days are adding up at Washington area schools this winter

A breakdown of how many days have been taken so far and the impact on the academic calendar.

By The Washington Post  |  09:00 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alexandria, Arlington, Education, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Montgomery County, prince george's county, Prince William County, Schools, snow, The District, Virginia

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/12/2014

Another snowy owl lands in Fairfax County, perches atop Springfield Mall

After one Arctic visitor had a D.C. misadventure, another checks out the parking in Springfield.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County, Larry Meade, Northern Virginia Bird Club, snowy owl, Springfield, Springfield Mall

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/07/2014

Five months after Fairfax police killed John Geer, more delays ahead in resolving case

As case moves to federal level, witness provides first detailed recounting of police shooting.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County police, Jeff Stewart, John Geer, Raymond Morrogh, Springfield

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/06/2014

Two Northern Virginians, Ashley Caldwell and Ashley Wagner, to compete in Winter Olympics

Both are underdogs trying to overcome adversity, injury to win medals in Sochi.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ashburn, Ashley Caldwell, Ashley Wagner, Fairfax County, Sochi, West Potomac High School, Winter Olympics

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/28/2014

Springfield’s Dave Grohl snubbed by Oscars and by Fairfax County, but not by Grammys

Musician’s film documentary doesn’t get an Academy Award nomination, and Fairfax still hasn’t honored its greatest musician.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Academy Awards, Dave Grohl, Fairfax County, Grammy Awards, Sound City

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 01/27/2014

Outdoor skating still not safe, people still doing it at Lake Barcroft in Fairfax County

It hasn’t been cold enough for ice to be sufficiently thick to support skaters, but skaters are out anyway.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:33 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County, Lake Barcroft, outdoor ice skating

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Va. Wireless Association donates $3,000 to Fairfax’s Project Lifesaver program

Program helps locate lost youth, seniors with GPS technology.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Donohue, Fairfax County Sheriff's Office, Project Lifesaver, Stacey Kincaid, Virginia Wireless Assocation

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/23/2013

‘Lockup,’ MSNBC reality show, films six episodes in Fairfax County jail

The popular reality show documents life in the Fairfax jail, will air next summer.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  44 Blue, Fairfax County, Fairfax County jail, Fairfax County Sheriff's Office, Lockup

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/16/2013

In Fairfax County’s Hybla Valley, some help for the west side of Route 1 but residents want more

Two new turf fields coming for the high schools, but residents and VOICE members want space on west side of Route 1.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County, Hybla Valley, Mount Vernon, Route 1, VOICE

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Loudoun maintains Wealthiest County in U.S. title, other NoVa counties drop slightly

Loudoun at top despite slight drop in median household income, Fairfax, Arlington and Prince William move down in rankings.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County, Falls Church, Loudoun County, median household income, Prince William County, wealthiest counties

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 11/29/2013

No noise is bad noise in Fairfax County -- for now

A 2009 state Supreme Court ruling invalidated most municipal noise ordinances. Fairfax and Arlington are moving to fix theirs.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington County, Fairfax County, noise ordinance, Peppermint Beach Club, Virginia Supreme Court

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/19/2013

Battle over the future of Fairfax libraries to be joined again today by county supervisors

The county library’s board of trustees will report on two months of public input and reconsideration of its future plans and book destruction.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County, Fairfax County Public Library, Sam Clay, Sharon Bulova, Willard Jasper

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 11/04/2013

My day as a Fairfax County firefighter: I could do that if I were smarter, stronger and braver

A journalist gets a hands-on taste of what firefighters deal with every day.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Fire, media training, Tom Jackman

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Brother of Fairfax Democratic sheriff candidate charged with stealing Republican’s signs

Brother of Stacey Kincaid allegedly had her opponent’s signs in his car.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:16 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryan Wolfe, Erik Kleiner, Fairfax County, Fairfax County Sheriff's Office, Stacey Kincaid, Vienna

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 10/21/2013

First female sheriff of Fairfax County could emerge from November election

Democrat Stacey Kincaid faces one Republican and two independent candidates.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:01 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryan Wolfe, Chris DeCarlo, Fairfax County, Fairfax County Sheriff's Office, Robert Rivera, Stacey Kincaid

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 10/16/2013

What I learned when a Reston man with Alzheimer’s disease went missing

An all-out police search, and the inability of financial or phone technology to help, opened a family’s eyes.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alzheimer's disease, Fairfax County, Fairfax County Police Department, Project Lifesaver, Reston

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 10/03/2013

Fairfax County crime hit another record low in 2012, statistics show

With larcenies, robberies and auto thefts on the decline, serious crime reaches new lows in Fairfax.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  crime statistics, Edwin Roessler, Fairfax County, Fairfax County Police Department, Fairfax crime

Posted at 05:03 AM ET, 09/27/2013

Vacant Fairfax County fire station near Tysons Corner set to open next week

Money to staff station, originally not available, is found in mid-year budget surplus.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:03 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dan Schmidt, Fairfax County, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Tysons Corner, Vienna, Wolftrap station

Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Fairfax library board suspends strategic plan pending input from public, employees

Library will hear from the public, review policy for discarding books.

By Tom Jackman  |  07:31 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County, Fairfax County Public Library, Sam Clay, Willard Jasper

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Fairfax library board to put its strategic plan to revamp system on hold, vice-chair says

Complaints about trashing of books, proposed reductions spurs board to put plan on hold.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charles Fegan, Fairfax County, Fairfax County Library Board of Trustees, Fairfax County Public Library, Linda Smyth, Sam Clay

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 08/30/2013

The Summer Olympics in Fairfax? Officials want to be part of D.C.’s 2024 bid

Fairfax believes hosting the 2015 World Police and Fire Games will showcase its ability to help D.C.'s Olympic bid.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2024 Olympics, Fairfax County, sports, World Police and Fire Games

Posted at 05:07 AM ET, 08/29/2013

In Fairfax, cameras in the Pham murder trial: Not intrusive, but did they affect the sentence?

Lawyers for the defendant say they didn't call witnesses who didn't want to be on camera, possibly affecting his sentence

By Tom Jackman  |  05:07 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cameras in court, David Bernhard, Fairfax County Circuit Court, Judge Jane Marum Roush, Julio Blanco Garcia, Media, Vanessa Pham

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 08/29/2013

At Mount Vernon High, no improper jeggings, hats or gym shorts (also, what are jeggings?)

The Fairfax County high school has set its own rules for what's cool for both school and prom wear.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education, Fairfax County, jeggings, Mount Vernon High School, student dress code

Posted at 10:44 PM ET, 07/29/2013

Edwin Roessler to be named new chief of Fairfax County Police Department

The current acting chief, a deputy chief since 2010, is reportedly picked for the top slot in Fairfax.

By Tom Jackman  |  10:44 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Edwin Roessler, Fairfax County, Fairfax County Police Department

Posted at 05:03 AM ET, 07/29/2013

Fairfax judge allows cameras in a trial for the first time since 1994, and that's a good thing

A video and a still camera will be allowed in the trial of the man accused of killing 19-year-old Vanessa Pham.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:03 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cameras in courtroom, Fairfax County, Jane Marum Roush, Julio Blanco Garcia, Media, Vanessa Pham

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Fairfax County to Henrico County: Step off!

Henrico County makes pitch for D.C. area businesses to move south. Fairfax County says fellow members of 'Team Virginia' shouldn't compete.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:13 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County, Gary McLaren, Gerald Gordon, Henrico County

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 06/18/2013

Fairfax's Mark Mitchell is one of nation's top historians, collectors of African Americana

He used his vast collection to motivate Congress to create the National Museum of African American History on the Mall.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County, History, Mark Mitchell, National Museum of African American History and Culture

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 06/10/2013

Kristin Gardner Kelly gets 5 years for embezzling $90K from star DJ Sharam Tayebi

After stealing $237,000 from a Springfield company, the Fairfax woman admitted stealing another $90,000 from the world famous DJ while he dealt with a sick child.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Crime, DJ Sharam, Fairfax County, Great Falls, Judge Bruce White, Kristin Gardner Kelly, Mark Oberndorf

Posted at 05:06 AM ET, 06/05/2013

Fairfax County schools take the lead nationwide in teaching safe football tackling

'Heads Up' program designed to instill better techniques, reassure parents that football is safe.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:06 AM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Haddock, Dick Adams, Fairfax County Public Schools, Football, Heads Up, tackling

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 05/10/2013

Should Fairfax County give non-profits a property tax break?

The very worthy Brain Foundation would seem a good candidate for a tax waiver. But the county stopped granting them years ago.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:51 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County, mental health, Pete Earley, The Brain Foundation

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 05/07/2013

George Mason drops appeal, Navy vet Stephanie Kermgard wins in-state tuition case

As law makes in-state tuition easier for veterans, GMU decides not to continue case against Fairfax resident

By Tom Jackman  |  12:12 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Amanda DeFede, Fairfax County Circuit Court, George Mason University, in-state tuition, Jennifer Connors, Office of Military Services, Stephanie Kermgard