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Fuel from Soviet warheads powered local homes

Converted fuel from 429 former Soviet nuclear warheads helped generate electricity at Virginia power plants during the past two decades.

Thursday - 12/26/2013, 05:28pm EST

Tags: nuclear power plants, nuclear weapons, Dominion Power, Surry, North Anna Nuclear Power Station,

Tips for coping with grief during the holidays

This is supposed to be a joyful time of year, but for those who have lost a loved one, this time of year can hit like an emotional tidal wave.

Monday - 12/23/2013, 05:31am EST

Tags: Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Ami Neiberger-Miller, dealing with grief,

Holidays inspire fake debt collectors

With so much shopping, scammers often use the holiday season to try to separate people from their money.

Sunday - 12/22/2013, 08:05am EST

Tags: Federal Trade Commission, scammers, debt collectors, Scam, scams

Shoppers conflicted on Super Saturday

Super Saturday is the last Saturday before Christmas. Local shoppers had mixed feelings about whether the deals were really super.

Saturday - 12/21/2013, 05:17pm EST

Tags: Super Saturday, National Harbor

UVA student wins a free trip to space

Patrick Carney beat out more than 1 million other contestants for the chance of a lifetime on board the XCOR Aerospace Lynx spacecraft.

Saturday - 12/21/2013, 07:07am EST

Tags: Patrick Carney, space

Study: Hospital beds found for most Va. psychiatric patients

In the wake of a state senator's stabbing and his son's suicide, a new study from the University of Virginia finds that most psychaitric patients who require hospitalization are able to find a bed within six hours. But in rare cases when no bed can be found quickly, the results can be devastating.

Friday - 12/20/2013, 05:35pm EST

Tags: mental health care, Creigh Deeds, Gus Deeds, University of Virginia,

Legislation in honor of Va. girl could change cancer research

The legacy of a 10-year-old Leesburg, Va., girl is living on after she lost her battle with childhood cancer in October.

Monday - 12/16/2013, 04:56am EST

Tags: Gabriella Miller, Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act

Dozens of blackbirds found dead in Prince William

Prince William County police say dozens of blackbirds were found dead along a Nokesville Road and authorities are investigating the cause.

Friday - 12/13/2013, 03:58pm EST

Tags: Nokesville, Va., blackbirds, USGS, Prince William County Police Department,

Donations needed at Virginia food pantry

On Dec. 14, the House of Mercy will hold its big toy distribution in partnership with Georgetown South Community Council.

Sunday - 12/08/2013, 08:00am EST

Tags: House of Mercy, food pantries, food pantry, donations,

Police offer driver safety tips ahead of wintry weather

With snow and later ice predicted to fall over the D.C. region Sunday, emergency responders urge drivers to remember some basic winter weather rules.

Saturday - 12/07/2013, 07:21am EST

Tags: winter driving, snow, ice, forecast, Maryland State Highway Administration, Max Smith, Redskins, Ravens,

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