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2 hrs ago | The Chronicle Herald

Silver Line will link air and space museums

When Metro's new Silver Line opens later this month, it will provide the first public transportation link between the National Air and Space Museum's locations in D.C. and northern Virginia.


Related Topix: Chantilly, VA, Travel

6 hrs ago | Fairfax Times

Turning up the heat on climate change

A new faith-based group has formed to try and get the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to take a larger leadership role in the area of climate change.


Related Topix: Fairfax, VA, Arlington County, VA

10 hrs ago |

Fire at Jefferson High School Contained to Roof

A fire Thursday night at Jefferson High School was contained to the roof, according to Fairfax County Fire and Rescue.


13 hrs ago |

Pool Drowning, ATM Skimmers, Weekend Weather, Rocket Launch and Streetcar Cash

Patch has 31 sites in Northern Virginia communities. Here are some of the top posts from the past 24 hours.


Related Topix: Tysons Corner, VA

17 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

I Was 16 And In Solitary Before I Even Went To Trial

February is cold in Northern Virginia. It's even colder when you're in a cell alone, without a mattress, a blanket, a pillow, or a sheet.


Fri Jul 11, 2014


Over 1400 texting and driving convictions in Virginia

So far, Virginia's convicted 1427 people of texting while driving, that's double what we saw 6 months ago.


Related Topix: Virginia, Prince William County, VA, Virginia Beach, VA

Photos: Missing Pets in Loudoun/Fairfax County Area As of July 11

Recognize any of these furry friends? Animal shelters are filled with pets who went missing or were found over the holiday weekend.


ATM Skimmer Scam at Fairfax County ATMs

Detectives are hoping to identify three suspects in a case of ATMs in the Fairfax area compromised by skimming devices .


Related Topix: Fairfax, VA

Business Journal

Virginia tosses in $65M more for Columbia Pike streetcar, no federal funding needed

Virginia will boost its financial role in the controversial Columbia Pike streetcar project by up to $65 million, bringing the state's contribution to roughly 50 percent of the $358 million job.


Related Topix: Arlington County, VA, Arlington, VA, Fairfax, VA

Fairfax Times

Potomac School investigation uncovers more victims

Fairfax County Police photo Christopher Kloman is currently serving a 43-year sentence for pleading guilty to innapropriately touching five female students at the Potomac School in McLean during his tenure there from 1965 to 1994.


Related Topix: McLean, VA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Business Journal

From Pholicious to Torrid, 15 more tenants for the Springfield Town Center

The tenants continue to roll in for the new Springfield Town Center. I've counted at least 15 previously unreported tenants since our last update on Vornado Realty Trust's $250 million overhaul of the former Springfield Mall.


Loudoun Times

Sterling gets its exciting back

Rio Cantina in Sterling is one of the major nightlife offerings in the "fourth most exciting place in Virginia," according to Movoto.


Related Topix: Sterling, VA, Virginia, Loudoun County, VA, Blog News, Alexandria, VA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Wilderness Survival Camp Set at Lake Accotink

Two Fairfax County Park Authority parks are teaming up to offer kids an opportunity to be part of an adventurous camp in Springfield this summer, according to a news release from Fairfax County.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Springfield, VA

Weather Alert for Northern Virginia

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the entire Northern Virginia area, including Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax County and Falls Church.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Arlington, VA, Falls Church, VA

Police Plan Sobriety Checkpoint Saturday Night in Reston Police District

Fairfax County Police announced Thursday that there will be a sobriety checkpoint in the Reston Police District Saturday night, July 12. The Reston Police District includes Reston and parts of Great Falls, Vienna, Oak Hill and Herndon.


Related Topix: Reston, VA, Herndon, VA

Candidate to Ask for Accessible Voting for McLean's Absentee Voters

Rip Sullivan, the Democratic nominee for delegate in Virginia's 48th House District, will speak before the Fairfax County Electoral Board and advocate for an early, in-person satellite voting location in the Fairfax County portion of the 48th District.


Related Topix: McLean, VA, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News

The Virginian-Pilot

Virginia teen's lawyer: Police want explicit photo in sexting case

Police in Manassas City, Virginia and Prince William County prosecutors are taking a unique approach to collecting evidence in a "sexting" case involving a 17-year-old male: Authorities want to take a photo of the teen's erect genitalia to compare with a cellphone video, his attorneys said.


Related Topix: Prince William County, VA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Petition Seeks to Ban Outdoor Smoking at Reston Town Center

Reston was the first and perhaps only town in the DC area to ban the e-cigarette from Reston Association common areas.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Reston, VA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Traffic Alert Near Fairfax After Dump Truck Overturns

Fairfax County authorities are encouraging motorists to avoid the area of Lee Highway at Ridge Top Road on Wednesday morning.


Fire Does $150,000 Damage to Vienna Area Home

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire Tuesday night in the Vienna area of Fairfax County.


Related Topix: Vienna, VA