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  • Time is running out to shop for Christmas

    WASHINGTON — While time is running out to get your Christmas shopping done, you can still get one or two pieces to finish your list. So, what are D.C.-area residents still looking for? “Electronics,” Xavier Alire…

  • Navy testing stealthy robot tuna

    WASHINGTON — It looks like a tuna and swims like a tuna, but the Navy’s “biomimetic autonomous artificial fish UUV” is an underwater drone that could protect fighting forces by going where people can’t or…

  • Thousands in Va. without power

    UPDATE 2:15 a.m. 12/22/2014: Dominion Power is now reporting only 13 outages in Northern Virginia. EARLIER: WASHINGTON — Thousands of people in Prince William County are without power on Sunday night. Dominion Power is reporting…

  • No. 6 Virginia slams Harvard 76-27

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Mike Tobey is the X factor for No. 6 Virginia, and when the 7-footer is a big factor, the Cavaliers are dangerous. Tobey scored a season-high 15 points, grabbed 10 rebounds…

  • Authorities investigate Ruckersville fire that killed child

    RUCKERSVILLE, Va. (AP) — A fire in Ruckersville that killed a 4-year-old child is under investigation by Greene County authorities. Ruckersville Fire Chief Enoch Hord tells media outlets that the fire occurred Friday night at…

  • Jesse Matthew’s lawyers want gag order on 2005 rape

    Lawyers for the  man connected to Hannah Graham’s disappearance have requested a gag order in separate criminal investigation involving an attack and rape of a woman in Fairfax in 2005. Jesse Matthew’s defense team wants to ban the…

  • No. 22 West Virginia turns back Marshall 69-56

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Bria Holmes scored 16 points, Lanay Montgomery had 15 points and 14 rebounds as No. 22 West Virginia used a strong first half to beat Marshall 69-56 on Saturday. Averee Fields…

  • Manassas man arrested after shooting at acquaintances

    WASHINGTON — Police in Prince William County, Virginia are investigating a shooting in Manassas in which three people were wounded. Shortly after 10 p.m. Friday, officers went to the 10100 block of Portsmouth Road to…

  • Virginia Tech tops The Citadel 64-61

    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Adam Smith scored 16 points to lead Virginia Tech to a 64-61 victory over The Citadel on Saturday. Smith scored 14 of his 16 in the second half, helping the Hokies…

  • Summers Restaurant to Close

    Summers Restaurant and Sports Bar in Courthouse will close after Dec. 31. The restaurant announced on its Facebook page Friday that it is terminating its lease as of Jan. 1, 2015. It did not specify…

  • Don’t speed: it could get your EZ Pass suspended

    WASHINGTON – Speeding through toll plazas can get your EZ Pass privileges suspended. USA TODAY reports that some states flag drivers and issue warnings if they drive too fast through the EZ Pass toll plaza lanes.…

  • Car seized in hit-and-run that killed Va. teen

     UPDATED: Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 A Volkswagen Beetle was voluntarily surrendered to Virginia State Police as evidence in this ongoing investigation. The car was processed and returned to the owner as of Sunday morning.  At…

  • Kehres takes some blame after latest Stagg Bowl loss

    SALEM, Va. (AP) — Vince Kehres has been a head coach for 30 games in his career, and part of the staff at Mount Union for 10 of its 11 national championships. He doesn’t have…

  • Wis-Whitewater beats Mount Union for D-III title

    SALEM, Va. (AP) — Matt Behrendt was the overshadowed quarterback again. Until they played the game. The Wisconsin-Whitewater senior threw for 365 yards and four touchdowns and the Warhawks continued their mastery of Mount Union…

  • Possible Norovirus Outbreak at Long Branch Elementary

    School and health department officials are investigating a possible norovirus outbreak at Long Branch Elementary School. At least 20 students went to the school clinic Friday because of nausea or vomiting, according to Arlington Dept. of…