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Plans on tap for easing I-66 commute, more D.C. bike lanes

Under the plan, solo drivers will pay to use I-66 inside the Beltway during peak hours.


Former ATF agent’s killer sentenced to life in prison

Aric Smith never spoke to the victim, who was walking his dog when he was shot.


Arlington’s urbanization creates stress over construction

Residents and officials try to balance the need for schools, parks and housing in growing Northern Virginia.

Virginia open houses Jan. 24-25

A list of properties in Virginia that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.


Prince William County news in brief

Workshop focuses on the siblings of disabled children; IOccoquan forest project


Prince William County volunteer opportunities

Food pantry donations, language and literacy tutoring, animal care, transportation for cancer patients.


Prince William County crime report

A listing of incidents reported by police in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park.


Prince William County community calendar

“Peter Pan,” a Scottish festival, ‘Wine, Nibbles and Scribbles’ in Occoquan, winter markets and more.


Going Out Guide

(courtesy of Brad and Ken Kolodner / courtesy of the artists (Brad and Ken Kolodner))

Going Out Guide, Northern Virginia


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Soldier’s family makes a horrifying discovery: Wrong body in the casket

The family settled with the Fairfax City funeral home that lost the body — it was buried in another grave.

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Va. weighs medical marijuana bills for kids with epilepsy

Three new bills would allow the use of a cannabis oil to battle children’s debilitating seizures.

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Professional photographers challenge $100 fee to shoot in Fairfax County parks

No other counties in Northern Va. charge for commercial portrait shooting.

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Power outage hits Tysons Corner Center

The entire Tysons 1 mall went dark around 1 p.m. No injuries or evacuation reported.

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Annapolis mansion destroyed by fire

Owners Don and Sandra Pyle and four of their grandchildren are unaccounted for after flames consumed the house.

Leesburg celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

Nearly 1,000 people parade through the town’s historic streets to honor the slain civil rights leader.

Maryland’s inauguration day

New Gov. Larry Hogan and his lieutenant, Boyd Rutherford, are sworn in after an interfaith prayer service.

Another bout of snow

The Washington area endured another round of slick roads and rocky commutes.

Virginia doctor keeps on trucking

Rob Marsh administers care from a clinic at a truck stop in Raphine. Truckers passing through as well as locals are his patient base.

‘Sea of Blue’ demonstrators rally in support of police

The D.C. march is among several staged across the country to counter demonstrations against police brutality.

Spirit of St. Louis touches down again

Lindbergh’s plane is lowered to ground level of the Air and Space Museum for a safety check.

D.C. march honors victims of Paris attacks

The event on Sunday, organized by the French Embassy, featured a talk by Christine Lagarde,the IMF’s managing director.

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