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2 hrs ago | Fairfax County

Alexandria Area Mobile Home Explosion, Fire

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department 4100 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, Virginia 22030 Phone: 703-246-3801, TTY: 711 and Fax:703-385-1687 Duty PIO : 703-877-3702 News Release 14-40 Date: April 17, 2014 Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to an explosion and mobile home fire Thursday, April ... (more)


Related Topix: Explosion, Fairfax, VA, Mount Vernon, VA, Alexandria, VA

6 hrs ago | Fairfax Times

Stepping up to the challenge of Alzheimera s

Shamus Ian Fatzinger/ Fairfax County Times Andrew Carle, founding director of the Program in Senior Housing Administration at George Mason University, poses with the GPS Smart Sole he devloped for Alzheimer's patients.


Related Topix: George Mason University, Reston, VA

11 hrs ago | CBS Local

Man Killed In Violent Crash In McLean

A man was killed when a car slammed into a tree on Old Dominion Drive near Towlston Road shortly after 3 a.m. Old Dominion Drive is closed in both direction between Towlston Road and Peacock station while Fairfax County Police investigate the crash.


11 hrs ago | Fairfax Times

Historical Fairfax City walking tours set to begin

Shamus Ian Fatzinger/ Fairfax County Times Jenee Lindner, a board member of Historic Fairfax City, Inc , stands in the historic Fairfax County Courthouse built in April of 1800.


13 hrs ago |

Water Mine Passes On Sale Now; Pool Opens May 24

It's still a bit chilly out there this week in Northern Virginia, after the cold front hit, but soon school will be out and the kids will want to hit the pool.


Related Topix: Reston, VA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Food Delivery Man Held Up by Four Suspects

Fairfax County Police report that a food delivery man was robbed by four men in the early hours Tuesday morning; one of the men displayed a handgun, according to police.


WJLA-TV Arlington

Peter Laboy receives Alexandria Valor Award

These men and women have been by his side every step of the way, beginning with the moment on February 27, 2013, when Laboy was shot in the head while making a traffic stop.


The Washington Post

Three people linked in death, by heroin, a longtime D.C. drug dealer and an addiction

Ann Schachinger's daughter, Kara, 22, died of a heroin overdose in February 2012.


Related Topix: Drugs, Mantua, VA, US Military, US Army, Fort Belvoir, Fort Belvoir, VA

Easter Weekend: Wagon Rides, Campfires, Garden Tours and Breakfast with the Birds

Saturday Bunny Train Visits McLean Central Park Hop aboard the Bunny Train at McLean Central Park ! Take an interpretive tour on Engine #62 of the Resources Railroad from noon to 2 p.m. The cost is $3.


Related Topix: Breakfast, Life, Food, Home Gardening, Home, Holidays, Easter, McLean, VA

Laurel Hill Equestrian Center to Open Ring Saturday, April 26

It stands in the shadow of the old dairy barn at Lorton Reformatory, but the newly completed Laurel Hill Equestrian Center holds nothing but promise for a bright future.


Related Topix: Lorton, VA

The Washington Post

Clear leaders emerge in primary races in Northern Virginia, finance reports show

Both Republican Barbara Comstock, in the 10th district, and Democrat Don Beyer, in the 8th District, were far ahead of their opponents in raising funds for their respective contests to win party nominations.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Frank Wolf

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Rescue dogs, handlers heading home from Wash.

Three Fairfax County rescue dogs and their handlers are heading home after two weeks searching for victims of a deadly mudslide in Washington state.


Wed Apr 16, 2014

Police: Two Assaults, Robberies of Pedestrians Saturday and Sunday

Fairfax County Police report Wednesday two separate cases of assault and robbery in the Mount Vernon area over the weekend: ROBBERY , 2800 block of Camellia Drive, Saturday, 11:30 p.m. Two men were walking when five to six suspects approached them.


Related Topix: Mount Vernon, VA

Scam Alert: Jury Duty? Fairfax County Law Enforcement Warns Residents of Fake Calls

The Fairfax County Police Department and Sheriff's Office are warning of a scam related to jury duty.


Fairfax County

McLean Man Charged With Setting Fire

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department 4100 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, Virginia 22030 Phone: 703-246-3801, TTY: 711 and Fax:703-385-1687 Duty PIO : 703-877-3702 News Release 14-39 Date: April 16, 2014 Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department fire investigators charged Michael Gordon, 62, 8350 Greensboro ... (more)


Related Topix: McLean, VA, Fairfax, VA

WTOP-FM Washington

Man behind Tysons standoff charged with setting fires

A man who spurred the evacuation of a Tysons Corner condominium building faces multiple charges related to the almost eight-hour standoff with police.


Related Topix: Tysons Corner, VA, Fire

New Fairfax County School in Bailey's Crossroads Gets a Name

The Fairfax County School Board has selected Bailey's Upper Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences as the name of the new elementary school in the Seven Corners area.


Related Topix: Bailey's Crossroads, VA, Seven Corners, VA, Falls Church, VA

Jay's Giants Blog

Cameron Rises Again

Real estate geeks in the DMV got some small but noteworthy news last week. As reported by Daniel J. Sernovitz with The Washington Business Journal , Arlington-based Paradigm Development Co.


Related Topix: Arlington, VA, Alexandria, VA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Fairfax Times

Fairfax antidrug group warns of marijuanaa s dangers

Lori Shapiro of Fairfax talks about her family's journey with her college-age son Jacob, who is in recovery from drug abuse.


Related Topix: Drugs, Fairfax, VA, Marijuana, Annandale, VA, Drug Enforcement Administration

Fairfax County Police: Do You Recognize This Man?

This photo depicts a suspect who reportedly stole a credit card from a shopping cart at the Burke Walmart, 6000 Burke Commons Road, in March 2014.


Related Topix: Crime Solvers, eGames, Video Games