Fairfax County officer injured in Braddock Road crash

A Fairfax County officer driving a motorcycle was hit by a Jeep Friday while driving on Braddock Road

By Olivia DiazDecember 9, 2022

Convicted killer pleads guilty in 1987 cold case murder

Charles Helem pleaded guilty in the 1987 cold-case killing of Eige Sober-Adler, and is scheduled to plead guilty in the 2002 death of Jennifer Landry.

By Olivia DiazDecember 9, 2022

Special counsels named to probe events leading to U-Va. shooting

The student is accused of shooting and killing three University of Virginia football players and injuring two other students after a field trip last month.

By Justin JouvenalDecember 8, 2022

Virginia U.S. attorney says she is ‘taking illegal guns off the streets’

U.S. Attorney Jessica D. Aber has made a priority of prosecuting and publicizing as many gun-related cases as possible during her first year in office.

By Salvador RizzoDecember 8, 2022

Police fatally shoot dog during search of Virginia home

Fairfax County police said officers were executing a search warrant, looking for stolen law enforcement equipment.

By Omari DanielsDecember 7, 2022

Another employee warned Walmart about shooter’s behavior, suit claims

An employee of the Walmart in Chesapeake, Va., claims that the gunman harassed him before the shooting, and that he reported the man to management.

By Justin JouvenalDecember 7, 2022

Va. county delays vote on Confederate statue as more oppose giveaway plan

Virginia's Mathews County put off voting on whether to deed part of its historic courthouse green to a private group to preserve a Confederate statue, as opposition grows.

By Gregory S. SchneiderDecember 7, 2022

Youngkin vows to reimburse shutdown violators who paid ‘unjust’ fines

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) wants to reimburse individuals and businesses who paid "unjust" fines and fees for pandemic shutdown violations.

By Laura VozzellaDecember 7, 2022

Wooded Glen residents are all about the location, location, location

WHERE WE LIVE | Friendships and commuting access offer the best of both worlds.

By Laura ScudderDecember 7, 2022

Youngkin panel pushes to curb antisemitism, indirectly criticizes Trump

A commission created by Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) has released a report on combatting antisemitism, including a muted criticism of former president Donald Trump.

By Gregory S. Schneider and Laura VozzellaDecember 5, 2022

Ex-Scott Taylor consultant pleads no contest in petition fraud case

The case dogged both Taylor's 2018 and 2020 congressional campaigns.

By Meagan FlynnDecember 5, 2022

Walmart gunman showed troubling behavior before attack, ex-colleagues say

Eleven days after the rampage, clues about what precipitated the shooting have emerged.

By Joe Heim, Justin Wm. Moyer and Marissa J. LangDecember 4, 2022

After a Va. queer bar shooting, LGBTQ residents decided they’d had enough

A 2000 shooting in Roanoke galvanized its queer community. The city now has more LGBTQ elected officials than any locality in Virginia.

By Mark Lynn FergusonDecember 4, 2022

Traffic shift on I-66: 3 people required to use HOV lanes

The new HOV-3 requirement is set to go into effect from Route 15 in Haymarket to Route 29 in Rosslyn.

By Luz LazoDecember 3, 2022

On the road for politics, Va. Gov. Youngkin skips travel for trade

Youngkin will be the state’s only governor in nearly 30 years not to lead an international trade mission in his first year.

By Laura VozzellaDecember 3, 2022

Virginia county poised to take unusual step to preserve Confederate statue

Virginia's rural Mathews County is poised to deed a small piece of the public courthouse green to a private group to protect a Confederate statue forever.

By Gregory S. SchneiderDecember 2, 2022

Woman found slain in 1993 is identified through genetic genealogy

Her skeletal remains were found in Centreville, and she'd been stabbed. Fairfax County police could not identify her until a genetic genealogy lab stepped in.

By Tom JackmanDecember 2, 2022

Fairfax County has a police officer shortage. A youth program may help

Like many big departments across the country, the county has many unfilled positions, and is working to build a pipeline of young recruits.

By Olivia DiazDecember 2, 2022

Driver is killed after exiting his truck on I-495 in Virginia

State police said a tractor-trailer driver was fatally struck Wednesday after getting out of his vehicle on Interstate 495 near Braddock Road in Fairfax County.

By Olivia DiazDecember 1, 2022