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  • Family picks up police officers’ breakfast bill

    WASHINGTON — By job description, police officers have to act quickly. But on Christmas morning, a family traveling through the area beat a group of officers to the punch. Six Prince George’s County Police officers…

  • Your Beermonger: Beers of the Year 2014

    Editor’s Note: This sponsored column is written by Nick Anderson, beermonger at Arrowine (4508 Lee Highway). Saving me from finding one more angle for a Christmas-themed column, I realized that the 26th will mark the last “Your Beermonger”…

  • Live Beyond 9 Lives: How to Spot FVR in your Cat

    This is a sponsored post by veterinarian Elizabeth Arguelles, owner of Just Cats Clinic at Lake Anne Plaza. She writes weekly on Reston Now. Have your ever heard your cat sneeze and noticed watery eyes, a runny…

  • Heart of Dallas Bowl

    FAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG Louisiana Tech 4 6½ (57½) Illinois Quick Lane Bowl At Detroit North Carolina 3 3½ (68) Rutgers St. Petersburg (Fla.) Bowl UCF 3 2½ (49) NC State Tomorrow Military Bowl…

  • Arlington Homes Hit Record Median Price

    The median cost of a home in Arlington hit $590,000 in November, the highest on record according to a real estate data firm. The median price of a home is up 18.4 percent over last year,…

  • Md. officer whose K9 partner died to get new one

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A Hagerstown police officer still mourning the death of his K9 partner in October soon will get a new police dog. Hagerstown City Council members on Tuesday approved of two new…

  • Police need help finding 2 Mont. Co. teens

      WASHINGTON — Montgomery County police are asking for the public’s help locating two missing teenagers. Daniela Carmen Quintanilla, 15, of the 18000 block of Lost Knife Circle in Montgomery Village, was last seen on…

  • Minimal damage from fire in tunnel along W.Va.-Va. border

    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say a Christmas night fire caused minimal damage to an Interstate 77 tunnel along the Virginia-West Virginia border. The Virginia Department of Transportation says all lanes of the East River…

  • Md. man arrested in arson that hurt firefighter

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Harford County man has been charged with attempted murder and arson in a fire that injured a firefighter on Christmas morning. The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office says 32-year-old Nicholas Lester…

  • Hit 2015 Running at Reston’s New Year’s Day 5K

    Who is ready to run? Get 2015 off to a healthy start with the New Year’s Day 5k at Reston Town Center. Online registration for the 10 a.m. race is still open. Entry fee is…

  • Montgomery, Howard counties’ trash crews go on strike following Christmas pileup

    LAUREL, Md. — At a time many homes are littered with wrapping paper, boxes and leftovers, trash haulers have gone on strike. Workers at Unity Disposal & Recycling serve about 40,000 households in Montgomery County…

  • Ex-Baltimore officer files whistleblower lawsuit

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A former Baltimore police detective who testified against two fellow officers in a suspect’s beating has sued the department, his former supervisor and the police commissioner for at least $2.5 million, accusing…

  • Va. agriculture grants sprout jobs, development

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A grant program that supports agriculture and forestry industries in Virginia is sprouting job growth and economic development across the state. According to data provided to The Associated Press, officials have…

  • Today: Last Chance for Reston Now’s Gift Local Contest

    Christmas may be over, but we are still giving gifts away at Reston Now. Today is the last day of our Gift Local sweepstakes. To enter the contest, free of charge, all you need to…

  • This Week in the Civil War

    This Week in The Civil War for Sunday, Dec. 28: Fighting at Fort Fisher in North Carolina. On Dec. 24, 1864, a Union amphibious expedition under the command of Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler began shelling…