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Snowfall sets records across the region

The snow that fell set records at all three area airports. Some areas received a foot of snow.

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  • Arlington County apologizes for salt mishap

    WASHINGTON – Arlington County residents are sounding off on the state of the icy roads after the county ran so low on road salt, it started mixing in sand to help motorists get enough traction to get around.…

  • Sinkhole Swallows Up Dog in Lyon Park

    A dog fell into a sinkhole that opened up right under its tiny feet in Rockwell Park on Wednesday, according to a witness. The park, which sits at the intersection of N. Cleveland, Edgewood and 1st Streets, is popular for dog…

  • D.C. AG says legalizing marijuana won’t end in arrests

    WASHINGTON — Despite threats from Congress, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine says no one will be getting arrested for legalizing marijuana within the District. “I don’t think Mayor [Muriel] Bowser, nor any member of the council, nor…

  • Maryland Senate approves Cabinet appointments

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Senate has confirmed four of Gov. Larry Hogan’s Cabinet appointments. The Senate voted 47-0 Friday for the governor’s nominees. One of them is Pete Rahn, who is Hogan’s choice…

  • Open Houses in Arlington This Weekend

    The roads are still covered in ice today, but this weekend the temperature should soar into the 40s and 50s, creating a wet but warm atmosphere for checking out open houses in the neighborhood. See our real…

  • Op-Ed: Your RA Vote Matters

    This is an op-ed by Lake Anne resident John Lovaas. By the time you read this, your ballot for the 2015 Reston Association Board election has arrived. It’s easy to vote, with a maximum of…

  • Town near Antietam finally ready to join tourism program

    SHARPSBURG, Md. (AP) — The western Maryland town that witnessed the bloodiest one-day battle of the Civil War is considering joining a state-sponsored tourism program it rejected 16 years ago. The proposal would make Sharpsburg…

  • SingStrong Friday Location Moved Due to Snow

    Updated, 10 a.m. Friday: Because Fairfax County Public Schools are closed on Friday, tonight’s Sing Strong events have been moved to a new location. Tonight’s events have been moved from South Lakes High School to Floris United…

  • Lyon Park Resident Finds Drunk Man Sleeping on Porch

    An 37-year-old Arlington man was arrested early Thursday morning after he was found sleeping on the porch of a Lyon Park home. A homeowner on the 200 block of N. Fillmore Street says he woke…

  • NC man charged after road rage shooting incident in Va.

    STONY CREEK, Va. (AP) — A North Carolina man is behind bars after law enforcement officials say he shot at a tractor-trailer during a road rage incident on Interstate 95 in Southside Virginia. Officials say…

  • Mother, 4 kids injured after jumping to escape fire

    EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — Fire officials say a Harford County woman and her four children were injured after they jumped from the third floor of a townhouse to escape a fire. Firefighters were called to…

  • Taking the Stress Out of Traveling with Pets

    This is a sponsored post by veterinarian Elizabeth Arguelles of Just Cats Clinic at Lake Anne Plaza. Traveling with your furry feline, whether for vacation or due to a move, can be stressful for everyone…

  • 4 proms on 1 night means stress for merchants in Md. town

    CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — Prom night is stressing out some merchants in the western Maryland city of Cumberland, where four area high schools have scheduled formal spring dances on May 9. The Cumberland Times-News reports…

  • I-66 EB reopens near Fauquier/Prince William county line

    WASHINGTON — Interstate 66 eastbound at mile marker 38, near the Fauquier/Prince William county line, has reopened after a tractor-trailer crash just before 9 a.m. The accident caused huge delays and force th Virginia Department of Transportation…

  • Tejada: Democrats Must Prevent ‘New Arlington of Rich, Entitled People’

    When Arlington County Board member Walter Tejada retires at the end of his term this year, he hopes his replacement represents the same “progressive values” he worked toward in 12 years on the dais. Tejada is…