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The State of NoVa: May, 2012

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 05/30/2012

Ex-Loudoun County prosecutor Jim Fisher at center of police shooting case in Culpeper County

Jim Fisher, now commonwealth’s attorney in Fauquier County, boldly has charged a police officer with murder.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:56 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime, Loudoun County | Tags:  Jim Fisher, Culpeper County, Daniel Harmon-Wright

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 05/26/2012

Across NoVa, the crack of the bat returns

An all-wood bat youth baseball tournament raises $500,000 for pediatric cancer research.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:56 PM ET, 05/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Sports, NoVa | Tags:  Rob Hahne, Kyle Hahne, Washington Nationals Memorial Day Tournament, wood bats

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 05/25/2012

Ambulance chasing: it’s not just for lawyers anymore

A benefit 5K “ambulance chase” raises money for a Fairfax County volunteer fire station.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Firefighters | Tags:  Fair Oaks Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, ambulance chasing

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 05/24/2012

Fairfax County native Matt Bondurant hits big screen with ‘Lawless’ film based on Va. bootleggers

The film of Matt Bondurant’s 2008 book “The Wettest County in the World” debuted at Cannes on Saturday.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:28 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Books, Fairfax County, Media | Tags:  Matt Bondurant, Lawless movie, The Wettest County in the World

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 05/23/2012

In RoVa: Latin tattoo fan stabs girlfriend

A man with Latin sayings tattooed on his face and head still has space for more. Ideas?

By Tom Jackman  |  08:32 AM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  RoVa | Tags:  Roland Smith II, Latin tattoos

Posted at 08:14 PM ET, 05/22/2012

Arlingtonians love their services

Government services? Satisfied. Quality of life? Big thumbs up. Arlingtonians love their ‘burg.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:14 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 05/22/2012

Arlington’s Zapatat speeds up tattoo removal

In the growing tat removal biz, now you can get four laser treatments in one visit.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County | Tags:  Zapatat, tattoo removal

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 05/22/2012

Vienna’s Wolftrap Elementary School gets $800,000 building from alumnus Chris Shumway

Alumnus Chris Shumway honors one of his favorite teachers.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:30 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vienna, Schools | Tags:  Chris Shumway, Wolftrap Elementary School, Candace Leyton, philantrhopy

Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 05/18/2012

Kitten Facebook page raises surgery funds

Facebook page to raise money for kitten surgeery

By Martin Weil  |  06:56 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:41 AM ET, 05/17/2012

Chuck Brown live at Lorton

Chuck appeared to be genuinely moved by being in the place where he was once incarcerated.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:41 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lorton, Music | Tags:  Chuck Brown, Lorton, go-go music

Posted at 08:09 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Prince William Supervisor Peter Candland wants to eliminate ‘discretionary funds’

The longtime practice of allocating unspent district funds to charities and non-profits lacks oversight, critics say.

By Jeremy Borden  |  08:09 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 05/14/2012

Mount Vernon’s Woodlawn Stables threatened by expansion of Route 1

Traffic planners say the highway needs to be expanded, but that could cut through the heart of the historic property.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:37 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Mount Vernon, Sports, Fairfax County | Tags:  Woodlawn Stables, Mount Vernon, Route 1 expansion

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 05/12/2012

All-day hearing on Alexandria’s Beauregard development plans

It featured heated testimony, chanting demonstrators and a woman who fainted from lack of food and water

By Patricia Sullivan  |  05:36 PM ET, 05/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

A suicide in Burke. Should we have reported it?

A woman killed herself in a busy department store. Would you have printed that?

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County | Tags:  suicide, mainstream media

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 05/10/2012

Armed man seeks room at Arlington Ritz-Carlton: ‘$600? Say hello to my little friends!’

Police said the man, unable to afford a room, then asked for a drink. He couldn’t get that either.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:24 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Crime | Tags:  Andrew Dziuk, Pentagon City Ritz-Carlton, guns

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

NoVa’s poor have been hurt disproportionately by recession, new economic analysis says

The gap between top household incomes and bottom household incomes increased, and the number of people living below the poverty level is substantial.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  NoVa, Social Services | Tags:  Northern Virginia economy, The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Paul Draisey suspected of embezzling $500,000 from Middleburg Volunteer Fire Department

The popular former WAGE radio personality was treasurer for the fire department before he committed suicide last month.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:47 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Crime, Firefighters | Tags:  Paul Draisey, Middleburg Volunteer Fire Department, embezzlement, theft

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 05/08/2012

Springfield’s Fischer Hardware battles to survive; says Ace Hardware led it on path to bankruptcy

Owners Roy and Pattie Ewers say that affiliating with Ace Hardware led them to bankruptcy, brink of closure.

By Tom Jackman  |  10:49 AM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Springfield, Courts | Tags:  Fischer Hardware, Ace Hardware, Roy Ewers, Pattie Ewers

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 05/07/2012

New Loudoun Sheriff Mike Chapman makes fast progress after taking office

The former DEA agent installs a new command team, moves quickly on consolidating jail, improving operations.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:30 AM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Police | Tags:  Mike Chapman, Loudoun County Sheriff's Office

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 05/07/2012

Northern Virginia is a beer drinker’s paradise

Smart beer stores, excellent breweries and tasty brewpubs abound. Put down that light beer!

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  NoVa, Nightlife | Tags:  NoVa beer, NoVa breweries, NoVa brewpubs

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 05/04/2012

GMU students design anti-gang video games for kids

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli was on hand to introduce the good idea and try out some of the games.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:01 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  George Mason University | Tags:  Computer game design, George Mason University, anti-gang video games, Ken Cuccinelli

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 05/02/2012

NoVa ‘Girls on the Run’ learn, raise money, run more

Thousands of elementary and middle school girls are learning about life and running in a popular after-school program.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:30 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Schools, NoVa, Sports | Tags:  Girls on the Run, Kim Copenhaver, Terra Centre Elementary School, Weems Elementary School

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 05/02/2012

Alexandria budget, pay raises spark debate

Alexandria City Council members wrestle over pay raises, budgets.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  01:38 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria

Posted at 11:14 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Prince William supervisors approve new housing

The plan for Villages of Piedmont II includes a large nature preserve with walking trails.

By Jeremy Borden  |  11:14 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Manassas voters back GOP ticket

13 percent of registered voters come to the polls – more than the last two election cycles in 2010 and 2008

By Jeremy Borden  |  10:02 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Manassas polls close at 7 p.m. in city election

Candidates are vying for seats on the City Council and School Board. The mayor is running unopposed.

By Jeremy Borden  |  05:46 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Manassas

Posted at 06:10 AM ET, 05/01/2012

‘Arlington’ captures grief of fallen soldier’s mother

A new song and video by Lisa Nemzo honor the journey of Teresa Arciola, and all families of the fallen.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:10 AM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Music | Tags:  Arlington the Film, Teresa Arciola, Pfc. Michael A. Arciola, Lisa Nemzo, Artie Colatrella, post-traumatic stress disorder

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 05/01/2012

Clifton and Haymarket have more town council vacancies than candidates running for them

Both small towns now have write-in campaigns launched. But could an unknown suddenly seize a council seat?

By Tom Jackman  |  05:30 AM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics, Fairfax County, Prince William County | Tags:  Clifton town council, Haymarket town council, write-in candidates, write-in election

 

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