Possible mesovortex damages Lorton family's yard

It's called a mesovortex -- a weather phenomenon with a circular pattern that packs a punch but isn't quite as strong as a tornado. And on Friday morning, it may have hit the region.

Friday - 05/16/2014, 04:20pm EDT

Va. man gets 7 years for hiding heroin death

Va. man, 20, gets nearly 7 years for hiding friend's heroin death; dragged body into woods

Friday - 05/16/2014, 12:47pm EDT

Area high school students show off projects at international science competition

They are some of the smartest kids in the world and they hail from the D.C. area.

Friday - 05/16/2014, 05:40am EDT

Master plan phase II will look at future of Reston's village centers

What should the Reston of the future look like? That’s the question as Fairfax County planners are beginning Phase II of the Reston Master Plan Special Study — about two years behind schedule.

Thursday - 05/15/2014, 03:30pm EDT

Animal groups agree to pay nearly $16M to Ringling

Animal rights groups, including Humane Society, agree to nearly $16M settlement with Ringling

Thursday - 05/15/2014, 10:18am EDT

Man arrested after 11-hour standoff in Falls Church

It began when sheriff's deputies were serving an eviction notice on Kenney Drive.

Thursday - 05/15/2014, 03:54am EDT

Fairfax County superintendent proposes changes to discipline policies

Fairfax County Public School are considering disciplinary policy changes that would shorten suspension times for most serious offenses.

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 07:09am EDT

Changes should make voting in Fairfax County easier in 2016

After hours-long waits during the 2012 presidential election, the Fairfax County Electoral Board said Tuesday it has moved to follow all 57 recommendations from a bipartisan commission to keep the long lines from happening again.

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 05:12am EDT

Tickets still available for arts festival opening night party

plan to attend the opening night party for the 23rd annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival this Friday.

Monday - 05/12/2014, 04:30pm EDT

Fairfax County parents can weigh in on school start-time plan

Starting next week, parents can let the school board know what they think about a plan to move back high school start times.

Monday - 05/12/2014, 05:12am EDT

Report shows widespread causes for domestic violence

The findings were compiled by the Fairfax County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team.

Sunday - 05/11/2014, 06:39pm EDT

3 arrested after fans scammed for Wizards tickets

Three men are under arrest in Fairfax County charged with selling multiple Wizards fans fake playoff tickets.

Friday - 05/09/2014, 02:04pm EDT

Children's Science Center to open interactive spaces

Children's Science Center, a nonprofit that has been operating as a museum without walls for several years, has announced it will open two permanent Northern Virginia locations in Fairfax and Loudoun counties.

Friday - 05/09/2014, 10:00am EDT

Fairfax County residents speak out about limits to home gatherings (Video)

Fairfax County is considering whether to regulate how frequently people can host large gatherings in their homes.

Thursday - 05/08/2014, 07:29am EDT

S.C. driver killed in crash at 495 Express Lanes entrance

An out-of-town driver hit the brakes suddenly at the entrance to the 495 Express Lanes and the three-car, fiery crash that followed sent five people to the hospital.

Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 07:36pm EDT

Va. woman gets 6 months in trail crash

Va. woman sentenced to nearly 6 months for trail crash with bicyclist

Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 09:51am EDT

Fairfax considers limiting size of home gatherings, events

The Fairfax Board of Supervisors is considering limiting how many people can be at a private residence at any one time.

Monday - 05/05/2014, 05:17pm EDT

Smithsonian makes deal to offer online courses

Smithsonian makes deal to offer online education through The Great Courses

Monday - 05/05/2014, 06:55am EDT

$1.9B loan secured for Dulles Rail

Virginia congressmen say they have secured a critical piece of funding that will pave the way for construction to begin on the final phase of the Dulles Rail project.

Thursday - 05/01/2014, 12:34pm EDT

Springfield pastry chef raises needed bakery funds on Kickstarter

The crowdfunding effort will help Soul Cakes by Tanya move out of Tanya Logan's home kitchen and into a commercial bakery in Lorton, Va.

Thursday - 05/01/2014, 04:55am EDT
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