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  • Seven Ways to Lose Weight Without Dieting

    This is a sponsored column by Jessica Storm, ACSM Health/Fitness Specialist and NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist and owner of Storm Fitness – A Personal Training and Nutrition Company based in Reston. Yes, losing weight without dieting is possible. In fact, it’s how I help my clients achieve their weight loss goals.  Just the mention of…

  • Va. lawmaker says he’s resigning after teen sex case

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ A Virginia Democratic state lawmaker is resigning from office after recently entering a plea in connection with accusations that he had an improper sexual relationship with a teenager. Del. Joseph D. Morrissey sent a letter Thursday to the House speaker saying he will resign, effective Jan. 13. Morrissey entered the Alford…

  • Morning Poll: Is Reston a Safe Place?

    Three bank robberies in Reston in the last month have made some residents a little on edge. One reader wrote to Reston Now yesterday saying this: I’d originally planned on renting in Reston before moving to Virginia, but the posts on this page have more than changed my mind.  I have to wonder if you’re…

  • Pa. man charged with 1990 slaying of Virginia Beach woman

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Police have charged a Pennsylvania man with the slaying of a Virginia Beach woman more than two decades ago. Virginia Beach police said Thursday that 46-year-old Robert William Malick of Erie, Pennsylvania, is charged with second-degree murder in the 1990 death of 17-year-old Joan Schoppaul. Schoppaul’s body was found on…

  • Top Va. House Republican to seek university athletic fee cap

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia state House Republican Majority Leader Kirk Cox says he wants to limit the amount of mandatory fees public universities can collect from students to pay for athletic programs. Cox said Thursday that he plans to introduce legislation limiting fees during the 2015 legislative session. The lawmaker says legislation is needed…

  • RA Board Proposes to End Bocce Plan — Again

    It has been more than a year since the Reston Association Board of Directors approved a bocce court for Cabots Point Recreation Area. For nearly as long, the RA Board has been trying to start the process over — or abandon it all together. RA President Ken Knueven has proposed to “direct staff, in light…

  • Thursday Morning Rundown

    Be Prepared — Making your holiday gift list? In honor of Winter Preparedness Week, Fairfax County has some useful ideas to keep everyone safe. [Fairfax County] SACC Prices To Rise? — Fairfax County is considering changing the fees for School Age Child Care in its schools. A new sliding scale would increase fees for some and decrease…

  • Feds investigate possible thefts at Va. hospital pharmacy

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating possible thefts at Lynchburg General Hospital’s pharmacy. U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents served a warrant at the pharmacy on Wednesday. Special agent in charge Gregory Cherundolo tells The News & Advance (http://bit.ly/1wOF8M7 ) that the warrant is related to an investigation of possible prescription drug thefts. He…

  • Trial set for ex-Navy engineer in military secrets case

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former Navy civilian engineer is scheduled to stand trial next summer on charges of trying to steal aircraft carrier schematics. Media outlets report that 35-year-old Mostafa Awwad of Yorktown pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to two counts of attempted exportation of defense articles and technical data. His trial is set…

  • U.Va. to make public reviews of response to rape allegations

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan says the school will make public reviews of how it responds to sexual assault allegations. The Daily Progress (http://bit.ly/1r2m0Lf ) reports that Sullivan announced the move Wednesday at a Faculty Senate meeting. Sullivan established an ad hoc group to conduct a review of the school’s…

  • Artisphere arts center likely to close in Arlington

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan says the money-losing Artisphere arts center should close next June because it has failed to break even after years of subsidies. Members of the County Board tell The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1AKftod ) they will likely support the recommendation. Donnellan says Artisphere hasn’t drawn enough visitors or…

  • Prince William County board OKs early school-year start

    WASHINGTON — This year, Prince William County Public Schools started classes Sept. 2, the day after Labor Day. But next year, classes will start before Labor Day. The school system has racked up enough snow days in recent years to earn a waiver from Virginia’s so-called “King’s Dominion Law,” which prevents school systems from starting…

  • Update on the latest religion news

    UNITED STATES-CUBA-ALAN GROSS Freed Jewish American thanks supporters for their prayers WASHINGTON (AP) — The Jewish American freed after five years in a Cuban prison says this is the best Hanukkah of his life. Arriving in Washington after his release in Cuba, Gross thanked his Jewish congregation in Maryland and other Jews, Christians and Muslims…

  • Lawmaker: Herring to probe Va. tunnel toll late fees

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A lawmaker says state Attorney General Mark Herring’s office will look into late fees that Elizabeth River Crossings adds to motorists’ bills on unpaid tunnel toll invoices. Sen. Kenny Alexander told The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1C14nwC) that Herring’s office agreed to research the $25 fees that are tacked on when an invoice goes…

  • Fort Lee aims to reduce congestion, wait times at entrance

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Fort Lee is hoping to reduce traffic congestion and wait times at its entrance. Starting Jan. 5, Fort Lee says it’s allowing uniformed military members, their spouses and others to vouch for occupants in their vehicle as long as those occupants have a valid Department of Defense identification card. Otherwise, all…