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  • Portrait of frontiersman Crockett’s widow heads to auction

    DAMASCUS, Va. (AP) — A southwest Virginia auction house is auctioning off a portrait of the widow of folk hero frontiersman Davy Crockett. The Bristol Herald Courier (http://bit.ly/1wIBN56 ) reports that Alan Shope of A-OK…

  • VCU keeps a door open for possible Sweet Briar transfers

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth University is leaving the door open for Sweet Briar College students. VCU says it has extended its transfer application deadline and will work with Sweet Briar students who want…

  • Authorities: Woodbridge teen helps ISIS recruit

    WASHINGTON — A 17-year-old Northern Virginia high school student is charged with helping recruit for the Islamic State. Federal officials say the teen successfully helped a man not much older than himself make his way to Syria…

  • 4-wheel drive is not foolproof in snow

    DALE CITY, Va. — Even as schools close and transportation leaders ask people to stay off the roads, police and other experts have advice for drivers who do have to be out when it’s snowing…

  • Coach’s adopted toddler builds a life with hoops team

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Joanne Boyle offered a quick prayer before clicking the photo link of a days-old girl in a Senegalese orphanage. Maybe, after so many years of waiting, this would be the child…

  • Arlington Public Schools Closed Thursday

    Arlington Public Schools will be closed Thursday due to snow, the school system announced tonight. From APS’ “School Talk” email: “All APS schools and offices will be closed on Thu, Mar. 5. Extracurricular activities, interscholastic…

  • George Washington beats George Mason 67-51

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Patricio Garino scored 15 points and grabbed nine boards to lead George Washington to a 67-51 win over George Mason on Wednesday night. Kevin Larsen and Paul Jorgensen added 11 points…

  • FCPS: No School Thursday

    Fairfax County remains under a Winter Storm Warning through Thursday night. Fairfax County Public Schools have canceled school Thursday as 4 to 8 inches of snow may fall in Northern Virginia. From FCPS: All Fairfax…

  • Small plane crashes in botanical garden in Virginia; 3 dead

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A small airplane approaching a runway in heavy fog crashed into an adjacent botanical garden, killing three people inside the plane early Wednesday. The airplane’s owner, James Beauchamp of Corapeake, North…

  • LEBANON: Add Ski Report

    PACIFIC SOUTH Arizona Arizona Snowbowl — Wed 6:56 am powder machine groomed 77 – 77 base 40 of 40 trails 100% open, 5 of 6 lifts, Mon-Fri: 9a-4p; Sat/Sun: 9a-4p; Sunrise Park — Wed 4:46…

  • LEBANON: Add Ski Report

    SOUTHEAST Alabama Cloudmont — Tue Reopen 03/05 wet packed snow machine groomed 3 – 48 base Mon-Fri: 10a-4p, 6p-10p; Sat/Sun: 9a-4p, 6p-10p; Maryland Wisp — Wed 8:25 am MG machine groomed 27 – 32 base…

  • Virginia Tech suspends RB McKenzie after arrest in sex case

    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer has suspended running back Shai McKenzie following his arrest in a sex case. An arrest warrant filed in Montgomery County juvenile court shows the 19-year-old McKenzie…

  • Fairfax Teen Arrested in Police Impersonation Cases

    Fairfax County Police have arrested a teenager in connection with a series of police impersonations on Fairfax County roads. Police charged Tyler Scott Polkinghorne, 19, of 5066 Dequincey Dr. in Fairfax, with one count of Impersonating…

  • Snowfall Prediction May Mean Imminent Chaos at Grocery Stores

    With forecasters calling for up to 8 inches of snow on Thursday, Arlington residents are hunkering down for yet another snow day. Part of the ritual preparation for many includes heading to the grocery store…

  • Planned closure of small Virginia college stirs alumnae

    SWEET BRIAR, Va. (AP) — Tears gave way to determination Wednesday as fiercely loyal Sweet Briar College students and alumnae vowed to keep their small private women’s college open. The resolve followed the announcement Tuesday…