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Arlington County Board rejects proposal for new school

Says more planning needed to decide whether to build on land at Thomas Jefferson Middle School complex.


Seclusion and restraint limits pass out of Virginia Senate

After hearing “horror stories,” lawmakers move to regulate public school punishments.


Va. unemployment rate drops to lowest level since 2008

The drop puts the jobless rate at 4.8 percent, ahead of the national rate of 5.6 percent.


Police seek driver in hit-and-run that critically injured man

He was struck in a parking lot off Columbia Pike in Arlington.


McAuliffe donates pricey gifts — even embroidered dragon

(Steve Helber / AP)

The Virginia governor has banned gifts over $100, but people can’t resist giving a visiting leader something.


Fairfax puts off decision on supervisor salary increase

After only three people showed up at a public hearing, the board deferred action until next month.


Police: Investigators arrest Montclair area mailbox vandals

(Prince William County Police Department / Prince William County Police Department)

Prince William County authorities said the duo damaged 45 mailboxes, causing around $2,500 worth of damage.


Burglar takes meat and beans intended for needy families

The burglar stole two cases of chicken, one of hot dogs, one of pollock and one of beans.

Weather messing with meetings on I-66’s future

A second public session on Virginia’s HOT lanes plan has been called off because of wintry weather.


Republicans scrutinize McAuliffe’s appointments

(Bob Brown / AP)

Lawmakers want documentation on all current nominees, saying there have been questions.


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Fairfax SWAT team raids high stakes Great Falls poker game, seizes cash, terrifies players

Police continue to aggressively enforce anti-gambling laws, though charges against the players are set to be dismissed.

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Fairfax County turns over investigative materials to lawyers for John Geer family

The release was ordered by a Fairfax judge in the family’s wrongful death lawsuit against the police.

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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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Learning the fine art of bottling whiskey

At Purcellville distillery, spirit lovers process Roundstone Rye from cask to bottle.

Sinkhole swallows car in Bladensburg area

A 12-inch water-main break caused a residential street to give way and swallow a car in the Bladensburg area.

A prize patrol’s delivery: College acceptance

Forget fat envelopes in the mail. For some University of Maryland applicants, getting in meant getting a knock on the front door.

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.

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