Latest from Laurel Demkovich

Fairfax County police’s newest — and furriest — recruits to help first responders cope with stress of job

The police department is partnering with a new organization to train service dogs.
  • Sep 1, 2019

Suspect in random D.C. fatal stabbing has history of mental illness

Police said he told them a “dark force” was speaking to him.
  • Aug 29, 2019

Maryland, Virginia among 22 states reporting incidents of vaping-related illness

Maryland announced Wednesday that the state had seen five cases while Virginia has seen three cases.
  • Aug 28, 2019

U.S. Park Police identify body found at Great Falls Park

Russell Larkin, 77, was described as the retired pastor of a Fairfax County church.
  • Aug 27, 2019

Man said devil urged him to fatally stab worker on Frederick Douglass Bridge, court document states

Lance Ammons made his first court appearance Friday after he was arrested for stabbing a construction worker
  • Aug 23, 2019

Contractor killed in stabbing on South Capitol Street bridge, police say

Police said a suspect who was arrested did not appear to be someone who worked with the victim.
  • Aug 22, 2019

D.C. mayor asks federal prosecutors to launch criminal investigation into deadly fire

A man and a 9-year-old boy died after a fire in a rowhouse that city officials said was not approved for rental units.
  • Aug 21, 2019

Man charged in death of his mother in a Crystal City hotel

Police found the victim inside the lobby after a fall from an upper floor.
  • Aug 21, 2019

Man found knocking on doors in Bowie while wearing only underwear dies in custody

The cause of death for Kevin Jessie, 38, is unknown. An autopsy is planned for Monday.
  • Aug 18, 2019

Virginia and Florida firefighters missing after failing to return from fishing trip near Port Canaveral

Master technician Justin Walker and Brian McCluney have been missing since Friday evening, authorities said.
  • Aug 18, 2019