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Mysterious Gunfire Brings Heavy Police Presence To Virginia Farm Market
Reports of shots fired brought a heavy police presence to a restaurant on a farm in Loudoun County on Thursday, June 8.Deputies from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) were called to the Stoney Brook Farm Market in the 3700 block of Charles Town Pike, in Hillsboro, for a report of…
Deputies Respond to Hillsboro Shooting Report
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has deescalated the tactical response to the report of a shooting at a Hillsboro business Thursday afternoon. The incident began shortly after 12 p.m. when a diner sitting outside the Stoneybrook Farm & Market reported hearing a loud noise and turned to see two men, at least one with a long gun, in the field across the street. It appeared to witnesses that a round had struck the door of the market nearby.
Fire Destroys Vacant South Riding Home
The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a Wednesday morning fire that destroyed a South Riding home. Crews responded to the Leonard Drive home just before 5:30 a.m. June 7 after callers reported smoke and fire coming from the residence. Units from Dulles South, Kirkpatrick Farms, Arcola, Moorefield, Metro-Washington Airports Authority, and Fairfax County.
NTSB dismantles TWA Flight 800 wreckage in Loudoun County this week
ASHBURN, Va. — The remnants of one of the nation’s most tragic air disasters are finally being dismantled in Loudoun County this week. TWA Flight 800, a Boeing 747, exploded minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport over the Atlantic Ocean in 1996, killing 230 passengers and crew members on board.
DC police officer killed in motorcycle crash in Prince William County
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. (DC News Now) — Virginia State Police (VSP) said it was investigating a deadly motorcycle crash that took place on Interstate 95 Wednesday afternoon. VSP said the wreck took place shortly after 1 p.m. on northbound I-95. It happened in the access lanes near Exit 156 for Dale City. Troopers said […]
10-year-old escapes masked man’s grip during walk to bus stop, Virginia police say
The boy went home and told a family member, who contacted police.
UPDATED: Northern Virginia air quality index now Code Purple; unhealthy for all
Smoke from Canadian wildfires remains heavy today across the D.C. area, prompting a rare Code Purple air quality alert for most of Northern Virginia. The purple index, upgraded from Code Red earlier this morning, means air quality is "very unhealthy" for everyone. The National Zoo is closed today due to...
Former priest sentenced for carnal knowledge of 14-year-old in Loudoun
Scott Asalone, a 66-year-old who served as priest of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Purcellville, VA, is now a convicted sex offender. On June 6, Asalone was sentenced to 8 years in prison for carnal knowledge of a 14-year-old boy.
Giant Food Announces Return of Summer Local Produce Boxes; Adenike Olaleye Details
LANDOVER, MD - Two words: local produce. That is the central focus of Giant Food’s latest strategy, as the retailer has announced the return of its Local Produce Boxes, sold exclusively through Giant Delivers. The boxes will now be available all summer, featuring eight varieties of locally sourced, in-season produce from local farms across Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware.
Lakeforest Mall items up for auction
GAITHERSBURG, Md. - You can now own a part of Gaithersburg's Lakeforest Mall, thanks to an online auction. The mall closed its doors at the end of March, but owners are letting people bid on items that were left inside. A Lakeforest Mall pickup truck, a candy machine, and a...
Police Seek Public's Help in Identifying Suspect in Motel 6 Armed Robbery
Police in Gaithersburg, Maryland are investigating an armed robbery that took place at a Motel 6 on May 26. The Montgomery County Department of Police’s Special Investigations Division has released photos of the suspect and is asking for the public’s help in identifying him.
LCSO Investigates Armed Robbery at Sterling Gas Station
The Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery and assault that occurred at a Sterling convenience store early Wednesday morning. According to the report, deputies were called to the Exxon gas station at the Rt. 606/Pacific Boulevard intersection just after 1:30 a.m. The preliminary investigation revealed that a man entered the store, displayed a handgun, and demanded money. He struck the store employee in the head with the gun before fleeing the area. The employee was treated at the scene.
$50,000 Winning Scratch-off Sold at 7-Eleven
A Gaithersburg resident is $50,000 richer after purchasing a winning scratch-off ticket from 7-Eleven at 7980 Georgia Ave in Silver Spring. Additional details below courtesy of the Maryland Lottery:. Having hobbies can be beneficial. Just ask a 51-year-old Gaithersburg woman who plays scratch-offs as a pastime. She tried her luck...
An inside look at Fairfax County police's 'Road Shark' program
An inside look at Fairfax County police's 'Road Shark' program. According to the Fairfax County Police Department, driving behaviors have gotten a lot worse ever since the pandemic. Statistics reveal year-to-date there have been more traffic citations and distracted driving citations in 2023 than both 2022 and 2021 combined. Featured.
Here's When Air Quality Will Improve — But It's Going To Get Worse First, Forecasters Say
The air quality in the Northeast could get worse before it gets better, meteorologists say. (Click here for the updated smoke forecast).A red air quality alert (unhealthy) was issued across Washington, DC and most of Maryland, while parts of Virginia were in the orange (unhealthy for certain groups…
Police: Man tried to light spray canister on fire toward man in grocery store parking lot
WOODBRIDGE, Va. — A 20-year-old man was injured after a stranger attempted to light a spray canister on fire toward the man at a grocery store in Woodbridge on Wednesday. According to the Prince William County Police Department, officers were called to a Food Lion on Richmond Highway just before 8 p.m.
These cars were abandoned at DC-area airports. Auto tech students in Fairfax Co. went to work fixing them up
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Maryland prepares for recreational cannabis on July 1st
Change is, literally, in the air. And no, we do not mean the smoke from the Canadian wildfires. As of next month, the laws around marijuana are set to change. In three weeks, if you are 21 years old or older, the possession and use of small amounts of recreational cannabis will be legal. Voters approved legalization last fall, but it has fallen to legislators and regulators to figure out how the sale and distribution of marijuana is handled.
LIST: DMV closures and cancellations due to poor air quality
WASHINGTON — Calling all DMV residents! Smoke pouring into the region from Canada is causing issues for people all over. The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and District Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) issued a “Code Purple” air quality alert for Washington, D.C. for Thursday. A Code Purple air quality alert indicates very unhealthy air conditions for the entire public, not just those with respiratory illnesses.
Loudoun’s first Sonic Drive-In planning July opening
The anticipation is building as the new Sonic Drive-In takes shape along Battlefield Parkway SE in Leesburg. And we have an update from the owner on when they are hoping to open for business. The popular fast-food restaurant — famous for its burgers, shakes, tater tots, and other treats —...
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