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Incendiary Fire at Vacant Chantilly Home Causes Over $522K in Damages
A fire at a vacant home on Leonard Drive in Chantilly caused over half a million dollars in damage on June 7, 2023. Firefighters from several units worked to extinguish the blaze and protect neighboring homes.
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…
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.
These cars were abandoned at DC-area airports. Auto tech students in Fairfax Co. went to work fixing them up
Some local high school students are learning valuable skills that they can take into the workforce after graduating. The students are part of auto tech at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Fairfax County. Leith Mosmar, a junior at the school, says that through the program, he’s learned skills including communication...
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...
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
Person critically hurt in 3-car crash in Fairfax County
FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (DC News Now) — Police said they were investigating a three-car crash Wednesday afternoon that shut down part of Richmond Highway in the Mount Vernon area. The Fairfax County Police Department first tweeted about the incident at 2 p.m. In the tweet, the department said the wreck happened on southbound Richmond Highway […]
‘I’m making everybody proud, especially my daughter’: Fairfax Co. high school senior gives grad speech
Anyeli Salguero walked across the stage on Wednesday alongside her Bryant High School classmates. “I know we all have different stories, but I know we all have one thing in common,” Salguero said in a graduation speech at the Fairfax County High School. “And that is today, we can say we made it.”
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.
Toad the Wet Sprocket hopping into Tysons
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How to reduce pollution in your car as wildfire smoke compromises air quality
BALTIMORE -- An air quality alert for Maryland continues Thursday as smoke from wildfires in Canada pours into the region, clogging the skies and posing health risks to millions in the Northeast. Residents are urged not to leave the house or be outside for extended periods of time, but many still need to drive to work or run important errands. So how do you minimize health impacts while traveling? While indoors, keep all windows and doors shut, according to AirNow, a government-run site on air quality data. But if you need to leave the house, there are some ways to protect...
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.
Public Safety - Week of June 9, 2023
A Brandywine, Md. man has been arrested for the April 29 burglary of Dominion Defense gun store in Springfield. Fairfax County detectives identified and obtained an arrest warrant for one of the four suspects involved in the burglary. On May 22, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) arrested Cedric Antonio Minger, 20, at a home in Washington, D.C. Minger was partially identified by a clergyman after surveillance footage was disseminated, according to Fairfax County Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Ashleigh Landers Sutton. She said that during the arrest Minger tried to flee and one agent was wounded. At that time 11 weapons were recovered from the home where he was taken into custody.
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…
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.
Oakton Girl’s varsity soccer heading to states with a positive approach
Oakton Girl’s varsity were crowned Northern region champions for the first time in the school’s history by defeating Madison 2-0 on May. 31. The approach was set in stone through training sessions and athletes working collectively. “Just knowing how big this game is. Mentally they went focused throughout...
The FBI Reportedly Prefers Virginia For Its New Headquarters, Drawing Heat from the Maryland Delegation
This article was updated with comment from the FBI at 6:10 p.m. EST. The FBI is reportedly leaning toward Virginia for its new headquarters, thus turning up the heat from the Maryland delegation in this years-long battle. WUSA9 reported on Wednesday on a document from the FBI laying out why...
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