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Scanlon’s jumper sends Westfield into region final

(Pete Marovich / For The Washington Post)

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Tyler Scanlon’s late jumper lifts Westfield past Fairfax; Matt Ayoub and Eric Bowles help send W.T. Woodson back to the 6A North region final.


Major rift in Metro’s board disrupted search for new chief executive

(Linda Davidson / The Washington Post)

Some Metro directors want a turnaround expert as CEO because of concerns over financial woes.


Woman walking toward commuter lot killed by car in Fairfax County

Pavithra Kenjige was about 350 feet east of an intersection when she started walking across Lee Highway.


It may be legal for these police officers to racially profile you in Virginia

(Evelyn Hockstein / For The Washington Post)

Seven answers about a little-known law that allows private citizens to get law enforcement powers in the state.

Tips on when to expect the snow plow

Thursday’s forecast is flat-out awful, which should be good for your planning.


Drivers a bit too eager to declare personal emergencies

(Mark Gail / For The Washington Post)

Consider why four-way flashers are called “hazard lights.”


Fairfax County adopt a pet

(Mary O'Malley / Mary O'Malley)

Three dogs, Rico, Mason and Frito, are available.


Fairfax County Animal Watch

Incidents reported by the animal control divisions of police in Fairfax County, Fairfax City and Vienna.


Going Out Guide

(Carie Cole / Carie Cole)

Going Out Guide, Northern Virginia


Fairfax County volunteer opportunities

Meals on Wheels, tax assistance, animal welfare, grief support, riding programs and help for seniors.


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Geer case has Fairfax supervisors taking another look at attorney

Lawmakers want answers from the county attorney about a probe of the police shooting of an unarmed man.

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Fairfax prosecutor asked state police to investigate Fairfax police shooting

Frustrated by obstruction from the county attorney Raymond F. Morrogh asked outside agency to investigate.

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Herndon’s Jason Sturm wins world title as amputee bobsledder

A wounded warrior is now teaching clinics nationwide in how to train “adaptive athletes.”

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Fairfax prosecutor resumes probe in police killing of John Geer in 2013

As police turn over officer’s internal affairs files, prosecutor prepares to rule on charges against officer.

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Heavy snow throughout the East Coast

Winter refuses to surrender as D.C., New York and more endure another snowy blast.

Remnants of the war

Experts are combing through items that have been left at the Vietnam Wall over the years for a planned education display.

It’s all business at D.C.’s ‘Cannabis Academy’

City hosts a two-day expo to teach attendees how to make greenbacks from pot’s legalization.

A snowy Saturday for the Washington area

The cold ground was allowing snow to stick faster, making it difficult for road clearing crews to keep up.

Sentencing of Maureen McDonnell

Former first lady has been convicted of conspiring to sell the prestige of the governor’s office in exchange for loans.

The polar vortex makes a comeback

Washington-area residents prepare for more cold weather, as Friday’s temperatures promise to be extreme.

Obama chooses Joseph Clancy as new Secret Service chief

Obama has named his acting director and trusted former detail leader as the new permanent leader of the Secret Service.

Snowstorm Octavia hits Washington area

The nation’s capital clears out from another round of snow.

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