Northern Virginia’s clout is fading amid General Assembly retirements

The pending departures of Senate Majority Leader Richard A. Saslaw and other veteran lawmakers has local officials in the region worried about state funding.

By Antonio OlivoMarch 30, 2023

Youngkin criticized at funeral for man who died at state mental hospital

At Irvo Otieno's funeral, Rev. Al Sharpton said the Virginia governor "can’t be president if he can’t explain his policies on the mentally challenged."

By Laura VozzellaMarch 29, 2023

172-townhouse community rising in Falls Church, Va.

BUYING NEW: Townhomes at Graham Park have three models

By Benjamin C TankersleyMarch 29, 2023

Voters pick Bagby, a Democrat, for Va. Senate seat vacated by McClellan

Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Henrico) was projected to defeat Republican Stephen Imholt for a seat in the state Senate.

By Gregory S. SchneiderMarch 28, 2023

Lawsuit filed over nomination method for one Va. GOP race

A GOP party official from Suffolk brought the lawsuit, which was filed in Richmond Circuit Court this month.

By Laura VozzellaMarch 27, 2023

Burning smell in D.C. area probably drifted from North Carolina fires

Fire departments across Maryland, Virginia and D.C. received several calls from people reporting something burning.

By Dan Morse and Dan StillmanMarch 27, 2023

Jury recommends McLean woman face 78-year sentence for killing 2 daughters

Veronica Youngblood was convicted of first-degree murder in the killings of Sharon Castro, 15, and Brooklynn Youngblood, 5.

By Omari DanielsMarch 27, 2023

Irvo Otieno’s last days: How a mental health system ‘completely failed’

Irvo Otieno died after being piled on by deputies and hospital workers in Virginia's Central State Hospital. Ten have been charged with murder in the case.

By Justin Jouvenal, Laura Vozzella, Joe Heim and Salvador RizzoMarch 25, 2023

Man who drove into Verizon store in Alexandria sentenced to 10 years

Employees at the store had told Chip R. Daniels they could not help him disconnect his phone service, authorities said.

By Salvador RizzoMarch 24, 2023

Arlington officials clear homeless people out of condemned hotel

At least five people had been living inside a shuttered three-star hotel that still appeared to contain beds and pillows.

By Teo Armus and Kyle SwensonMarch 24, 2023

Couple identified in apparent murder-suicide on Fairfax County trail

Richard Garverick, 75, and Patricia Garverick, 69, were found fatally shot, according to police.

By Jasmine HiltonMarch 24, 2023

Virginia court ruling on virtual board meetings worries local officials

The ruling could affect other local governments whose boards met virtually during the start of the coronavirus pandemic on issues unrelated to essential services.

By Antonio OlivoMarch 24, 2023

Questions loom about Virginia health agency head, duties of interim leader

Questions about the next commissioner come at a critical time for public health workers in Virginia.

By Jenna PortnoyMarch 24, 2023

Fairfax officer to be fired over shooting of unarmed Black man near Tysons

The announcement that a Fairfax police officer would be fired came during the release of body-cam footage of Timothy Johnson's fatal shooting near Tysons.

By Olivia Diaz and Samuel OakfordMarch 23, 2023

Top adviser to Youngkin moves to pro-DeSantis group

The move by Jeff Roe raises further doubts about Glenn Youngkin’s interest in a 2024 presidential campaign.

By Michael Scherer and Hannah KnowlesMarch 23, 2023

Arlington ends single-family-only zoning

Arlington will become the first locality in the D.C. region to loosen zoning rules and make it easier to build “missing middle” housing in any neighborhood.

By Teo ArmusMarch 22, 2023

Video shows Va. officer appearing to throw punches in Irvo Otieno’s cell

The video released Wednesday shows an encounter with Henrico County sheriff's deputies two hours before the 28-year-old died at Central State Hospital.

By Laura Vozzella, Salvador Rizzo and Samuel OakfordMarch 22, 2023

Bowser budget plan defunds panel that advised criminal code rewrite

The D.C. Council chairman and the commission director said they disagree with the mayor’s proposal, arguing that the commission’s expertise remains important.

By Emily Davies, Ellie Silverman, Meagan Flynn and Michael Brice-SaddlerMarch 22, 2023

Family views video of police shooting unarmed Black man near Tysons Corner

The family of Timothy McCree Johnson, an unarmed Black man fatally shot by Fairfax County police, said the footage did not show the officers in any danger.

By Olivia DiazMarch 22, 2023

Fairfax County supervisors raise board salaries amid opposition

The county board increased salaries for supervisors by 30 percent and the chairman's salary by nearly 40 percent, to be applied to the next board in January.

By Antonio OlivoMarch 22, 2023