The State of NoVa: Fairfax County


Posted at 06:15 AM ET, 04/12/2013

Fairfax City votes to join Fairfax Water, Great Water Wars of Fairfax County nearly over

Vienna also joined Fairfax, dropped its lawsuit. Falls Church will vote on it.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:15 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax City, Fairfax County, Falls Church, Vienna | Tags:  Fairfax City, Va., Fairfax Water, Fairfax County, Va., Falls Church, Va., Vienna, Va.

Posted at 05:06 AM ET, 04/05/2013

McLean’s John Tran named first Asian-American judge in Virginia history, to join Fairfax bench

Va. General Assembly elects him to Fairfax County Circuit Court bench.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:06 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, McLean | Tags:  John M. Tran, Judge Gerald Bruce Lee, Fairfax County Circuit Court

Posted at 05:07 AM ET, 04/03/2013

Fairfax County launches search for police chief

Waited until fire search was done; Edwin Roessler now acting chief.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:07 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Police | Tags:  Fairfax County, Va., Fairfax County Police Department, Edwin Roessler, David Rohrer, Jim Morris

Posted at 05:12 AM ET, 03/25/2013

Fairfax, Loudoun and Arlington top the rankings as three healthiest counties in Virginia

New national study considers many health factors, finds NoVa healthiest.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:12 AM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County | Tags:  Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Arlington County, Virginia Department of Health, health rankings

Posted at 05:08 AM ET, 03/25/2013

Fairfax County deer, and their journey from the woods to the butcher to those in need

How the deer management program works, from beginning to end.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:08 AM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County | Tags:  Fairfax County, Va., deer, deer control, Rock Creek Park

Posted at 05:10 AM ET, 03/21/2013

Are you smarter than a Fairfax supervisor? John Cook invites residents to figure out county budget

Budget simulation ‘game’ simplifies dollars, lets citizens decide tax rate

By Tom Jackman  |  05:10 AM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County | Tags:  John Cook, Fairfax County, Va., Fairfax Board of Supervisors

Posted at 05:14 AM ET, 03/14/2013

Fairfax vs. Prince George’s: As FBI HQ race heats up, is it acceptable to disparage the competition?

Fairfax economic director Gordon jokes about FBI being near crime

By Tom Jackman  |  05:14 AM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Development, Fairfax County | Tags:  Gerald Gordon, Fairfax County, Va., Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, FBI headquarters, Prince George's County, Md.

Posted at 05:03 AM ET, 03/13/2013

Alexandria, Prince William residents step up to help fallen police officers and their families

Fundraisers held for officers Peter Laboy and Chris Yung

By Tom Jackman  |  05:03 AM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Prince William County, Fairfax County, Police | Tags:  Peter Laboy, Chris Yung, Long Dinh, Junius Walker, Alexandria, Va., Prince William County, Va., Fairfax County, Va.

Posted at 05:05 AM ET, 02/25/2013

Bryan Glenn, missing W.T. Woodson student, committed suicide, medical examiner rules

Bryan Glenn was object of intense search by police and community

By Tom Jackman  |  05:05 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Fairfax City | Tags:  Bryan Glenn, Fairfax County police, Virginia medical examiner, teen suicide

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 02/20/2013

Vienna names Jim Morris, current acting chief of Fairfax County, to head Vienna Police Department

His departure opens up the competition for top Fairfax job.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:34 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vienna, Police, Fairfax County | Tags:  Jim Morris, Vienna, Va., Vienna Police Department, Fairfax County Police Department

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 01/29/2013

Fairfax County, with Ashley Wagner win, rules U.S. figure skating championships again

And Northern Virginia has a slew of young talent close behind

By Tom Jackman  |  05:01 AM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Ashburn, Fairfax County, NoVa, Sports | Tags:  Ashley Wagner, figure skating, Fairfax County, Va., Michael Weiss, Madison Vinci, Brianna Laxson, Maria Yang, Washington Figure Skating Club, Armin Mahbanoozadeh

Posted at 05:15 AM ET, 01/17/2013

Tysons Forest is preserved by Fairfax supervisors

Vienna neighbors banded together to oppose paving popular parkland

By Tom Jackman  |  05:15 AM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Tyson's Corner, Development | Tags:  Tysons Forest, Tysons Corner, Old Courthouse Spring Branch Park, Save Tysons Last Forest, Pamela Konde, Cathy Hudgins, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

Posted at 05:15 AM ET, 12/31/2012

Loudoun deer hunters rank 3rd in Virginia in kills

Fairfax set its all-time high in 2011, but only ranked 54th statewide

By Tom Jackman  |  05:15 AM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Fairfax County | Tags:  Deer hunting, Deer harvesting, Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Lee Walker

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 12/21/2012

Fairfax Underground website ordered to remove Fairfax High School grades

More than 2,000 pages of grades from last year posted anonymously

By Tom Jackman  |  06:15 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Schools, Fairfax City, Courts | Tags:  Fairfax Underground, Cary Wiedemann, Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax High School

Posted at 05:34 AM ET, 12/21/2012

Fairfax County fire chief Ronald Mastin to retire; no public or internal announcement made

No announcement made, search for successor already well underway

By Tom Jackman  |  05:34 AM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ronald Mastin, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/05/2012

Annandale’s John McHenry collapses while waiting for jury duty, saved by other jurors and defibrillator

Nearby defibrillator in Fairfax courthouse beats “the Widowmaker.”

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Annandale, Fairfax County, Courts | Tags:  John McHenry, Fairfax County, Annandale

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/27/2012

Fairfax board takes big step in removing planned road through Tysons Corner’s last green space

A planned highway ramp through a Tysons Corner park is meeting resistance.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Tyson's Corner, Development, Fairfax County, Vienna | Tags:  Tysons Corner, Tysons forest, Old Courthouse Spring Branch park, Cathy Hudgins, Fairfax County

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 11/27/2012

John Frey, longtime Fairfax circuit court clerk, drops out of race for Virginia attorney general

The Fairfax circuit court clerk entered race last year.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:30 AM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Frey, Virginia attorney general, Fairfax County Circuit Court

Posted at 01:13 AM ET, 11/08/2012

Sean Lanigan: The rest of the story (Vol. 3)

A report concluded the district saw Sean Lanigan as ‘an unsavory fellow.’

By Tom Jackman  |  01:13 AM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Centreville, Schools, Courts | Tags:  Sean Lanigan, Fairfax County Public Schools

Posted at 01:37 AM ET, 11/02/2012

Rain, erosion from Sandy did not harm NoVa water

Utilities were ready for heavy rain and erosion

By Donna Peterson  |  01:37 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Alexandria, Fairfax County | Tags:  Potomac River, Northern Virginia water, Fairfax County, Arlington County, Alexandria

Posted at 09:48 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Falls Church will enter mediation to sell its water utility to Fairfax County, where most customers are

Falls Church charges 60 percent more than Fairfax Water, Fairfax says

By Tom Jackman  |  09:48 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Falls Church, Fairfax County, Fairfax City, Vienna | Tags:  Falls Church, Fairfax County, Falls Church water, Fairfax Water

Posted at 01:14 AM ET, 10/22/2012

Fairfax Police Chief David Rohrer posts farewell video

After 32 years as a cop, becomes Deputy County Executive.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:14 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Government, Police | Tags:  David Rohrer, Fairfax County Police Department, Fairfax County

Posted at 12:58 AM ET, 10/16/2012

The death of Bryan Glenn: Did the Fairfax County police mishandle it? Did the news media?

STATE OF NOVA | After a Va. teen disappeared, the police didn’t find him and are now silent.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:58 AM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryan Glenn, Fairfax County, Fairfax City, teen suicide

Posted at 01:18 AM ET, 10/03/2012

Rabies in NoVa: Is it on the rise? Must all kids and pets stay inside at all times? Experts say no

Experts say no. But it sure seems like a lot of rabies out here.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:18 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax City, NoVa, Fairfax County | Tags:  Rabies, Fairfax City, Lake Barcroft, Fairfax County, rabid beaver, rabid fox, rabid raccoon, rabid Indonesia

Posted at 03:34 AM ET, 10/01/2012

Take a look around: Political signs have vanished from Fairfax County roads and medians

After a law change, a look at area roads shows candidates seem to be voluntarily complying.

By Tom Jackman  |  03:34 AM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Traffic | Tags:  Political signs, Pat Herrity, Fairfax County, David Albo

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Fairfax police Chief David Rohrer stepping down: A look at his legacy and possible successors

Will he get a new HQ built? Who will take his place?

By Tom Jackman  |  05:17 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Police | Tags:  David Rohrer, Fairfax County, Fairfax County police

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 09/23/2012

Kathrine Switzer, Boston Marathon pioneer, started running in Fairfax County, went to Marshall HS

At 65, the Marshall High grad is still running, advocating for women.

By Tom Jackman  |  03:35 PM ET, 09/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Sports | Tags:  Kathrine Switzer, George C. Marshall High School, Boston Marathon, women's running, Dunn Loring, Va., Fairfax County

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 09/20/2012

The rich State of NoVa: Loudoun, Fairfax, Arlington top wealthiest counties list (with P.Wm., Alex. rising)

And both Prince William and Alexandria saw big jumps in 2011.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:13 AM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Arlington County, Prince William County, Alexandria

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Fairfax County crime hit all-time low in 2011

Even as the population grows, crime in the region’s biggest county plummeted to record depths.

By Tom Jackman  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Crime, Police | Tags:  Fairfax County crime, crime statistics

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Why change the numbers of the Fairfax, Prince William and Franconia parkways? Here’s why

Three popular Northern Virginia roads are getting new numbers, even as their names remain.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:41 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Prince William County, Traffic | Tags:  Fairfax County Parkway, Prince William Parkway, Franconia-Springfield Parkway

Posted at 11:22 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Fairfax County seeing rise in ‘gray divorces’

Divorces in younger age groups declined, but those ages 55 and older are splitting up more than before.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:22 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Courts | Tags:  Gray divorce, Fairfax County

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 08/01/2012

Fairfax joins Arlington, approves streetcar in Baileys Crossroads

A short, uncontroversial segment will start in Skyline, run through Baileys Crossroads and connect with Columbia Pike.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:30 AM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Arlington County | Tags:  Fairfax County streetcar, Arlington County streetcar, Bailey's Crossroads

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Will Fairfax County determine the next president?

Congressmen respond to theory that defense contractors will sway Fairfax County and the entire state.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:10 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Politics | Tags:  Fairfax County, presidential election, swing state

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 06/25/2012

Sean Lanigan: The rest of the story (Vol. 2)

If Fairfax County had paid his legal fees in 2010, his case would have faded from public view.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:30 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Schools | Tags:  Sean Lanigan, Fairfax County schools

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 06/19/2012

New Fairfax police-fire HQ pushed back to 2016

The current 45-year-old building has a leaky roof, asbestos, and bad electrical, ventilation and water systems. But a good location.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County | Tags:  Fairfax County public safety headquarters, Massey Building

Posted at 04:04 AM ET, 06/04/2012

Tysons Corner’s last green space: Will it be paved to make way for Tysons City?

Plans for an urban street grid may call for destroying a beloved park and important watershed.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:04 AM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Tyson's Corner, Development | Tags:  Tysons Corner, Fairfax County, Old Courthouse Spring Branch park

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 09/27/2011

Loudoun, Fairfax remain top two wealthiest counties in America

Newly released census figures show that Loudoun County, with a median household income of more than $119,000, remains the wealthiest county in the country, Fairfax County is second and Arlington County is fifth.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Fairfax County | Tags:  Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Virginia

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 06/16/2011

Fairfax reduces its homeless population, even in recession

Their plan included creating an office to end homelessness and building partnerships with groups already battling the problem.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:55 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County | Tags:  Fairfax County homelessness, Virginia

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 05/16/2011

Lanigan update: Fairfax schools issue statement

The Fairfax County schools issued a statement on the Sean Lanigan case Monday evening, saying it was standard practice to transfer a teacher after a “serious disciplinary proceeding,” and that Lanigan should seek reimbursement from the teachers’ association.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:30 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Schools | Tags:  Sean Lanigan, Fairfax County schools, Virginia

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 04/20/2011

Fairfax officers pull woman from burning car

Three Fairfax County police officers saved the life of a woman by pulling her from a burning car shortly before it exploded last week.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:56 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Police | Tags:  Fairfax County police, Virginia

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 04/04/2011

I-66 in Fairfax to be nightmare for next 18 months. AAGGH!

I-66 in Fairfax County, between the Beltway and Route 50 in Fair Oaks, is going to be down to one lane at nights for resurfacing.

By Tom Jackman  |  02:51 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Traffic | Tags:  I-66, Fairfax County, Traffic

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 04/03/2011

Tysons goes legit, is recognized by Post Office

Tysons Corner is finally recognized by the U.S. Postal Service as a real address.

By Tom Jackman  |  03:33 PM ET, 04/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tysons Corner, Fairfax County