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Police charge grandmother in connection with abduction

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

Prince William County authorities arrested a Woodbridge woman after her grandson were found Friday.

What to expect in 95 Express Lanes work zone

The I-95/395 HOV lanes in Northern Virginia will again be closed overnights this weekend.

One summer getaway route getting better

The southbound side of a Delaware bypass highway has reopened.

Virginia open houses Aug. 2-3

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


Hitting an extensive new mountain biking trail in Va.

(Christine Dell'Amore / Christine Dell'Amore)

The 480-mile trail through Virginia’s national forest offers challenge and exhilaration in equal measure.


Va. GOP treasurer offered resignation, 2 officials say

(Courtesy photo / ROBERT S. FITZSIMMONDS)

But party Treasurer FitzSimmonds tells a blog he will not step down after controversial comment on Muslims.


Fairfax County volunteer opportunities

IT help for seniors, therapeutic riding programs, animal welfare, language and literacy instruction and more.


Here’s Jonnie: Cue the rapt gaze from Maureen McDonnell

(Nikki Kahn / The Washington Post)

The former first lady’s supposed crush is a sad act to help her and her husband avoid jail time.

The $20 Diner visits Richmond for Washington Redskins training camp

Virginia’s capital is home to Redskins training camp and a competitive restaurant market.

Signature Theatre celebrates its 25 anniversary with — what else? — song

Eric Schaeffer and Donna Migliaccio, the co-founders of Signature Theatre, weren’t really dreaming big when it all started a quarter of a century ago. “We just thought, ‘Let’s hope we make it through another year,’ ” Schaeffer remembers.


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Leesburg chief defends police role in shoplifting case

He says that in an investigation taking six weeks there was no attempt to protect a Fairfax sheriff’s deputy.

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Woodbridge doctor arrested in narcotics investigation

Samad Oraee allegedly put pain pills onto the streets of Prince William County.

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P.Wm. prosecutors say they won’t use, seek explicit photos in Manassas City ‘sexting’ case

Photos taken of the teen last month will not be used, and a new search warrant will not be served, prosecutors said.

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Leesburg man charged in shoplifting case from Target

Leesburg police Tuesday announced that they have formally charged a former Fairfax County deputy in an alleged shoplifting case in which a Target security officer said he lost his job when he reported the incident

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200-year-old mystery unravels

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Fairfax tries to address overcrowded housing

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Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam: Out of the shadows

Virginia’s low-profile second-in-command juggles pediatrics with politics

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