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  • After student’s death, Prince William County launches drug operation

    WASHINGTON – A high school student’s homicide near his school last fall was the catalyst for a full-scale narcotics operation in Prince WIlliam County focusing on youth drug use.   Shortly after 16-year-old Woodbridge High School senior Brenden Wilson was…

  • ARLnow Weekend Discussion

    It’s the weekend, which means it’s time to turn over the discussion to you, the readers. Feel free to discuss any topic of local interest in the comments. Also, please welcome Heather Mongilio, our new…

  • Substitute teacher arrested on drug charges in Woodbridge

    WASHINGTON — A Prince William County substitute teacher who had been on the job for a month was arrested Friday on drug charges. Wesley F. Fountain, 21, of Woodbridge, had marijuana and what investigators believe…

  • More cancer success with drugs that enlist immune system

    CHICAGO (AP) — For the first time, a major study shows that a drug targeting the body’s disease-fighting immune system may improve survival for the most common form of lung cancer. These newer kinds of…

  • FCPD Breaks Down Hunters Woods-Area Car Break-ins

    Fairfax County Police said that the string of car break-ins along Glade Drive near Hunters Woods Village Center has abated in the last several weeks. Speaking at a community meeting at Reston Community Center Hunters…

  • Va. police step up enforcement of move over laws

    WASHINGTON — Some drivers found themselves pulled over Friday as part of an “education blitz” by area police. Officers from Fairfax County, Prince William County and Virginia State Police stepped up enforcement of the state’s…

  • Guard of escaped prisoner had only been on job for weeks

    WASHINGTON — One of the guards from whom a prisoner escaped, which launched an hourslong manhunt, had only been on the job for a few weeks, according to records obtained by WTOP. Wossen Assaye, 42,…

  • Photos: Tupelo Honey Cafe to Open Monday

    (Updated at 4:05 p.m.) Tupelo Honey Cafe will bring southern food and craft cocktails to Arlington with its planned opening on Monday. The restaurant plans to open June 1 in its new Rosslyn location at 1616 N.…

  • Va. senators recommend Boente to stay on as US Attorney

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s U.S. senators are recommending that the top federal prosecutor in northern Virginia, Richmond and Hampton Roads stay on as U.S. Attorney. Dana Boente (BENN’-tay) has been acting U.S. Attorney for…

  • Open Houses This Weekend in Reston

    Check out these open houses this weekend in Reston. For complete real estate information, check out Reston Now’s Real Estate section. 2237 Cartwright Place 4 BR, 2.5 BA TH $349,900 Open Sunday 1 to 3…

  • WWBG: Summertime in the Biergarten

    Editor’s Note: This biweekly column is sponsored by Dominion Wine and Beer (107 Rowell Court, Falls Church). This column is written by Garrett Cruce. “Furthermore, we wish to emphasize that in the future in all cities,…

  • Video surveillance shows missing SATs leaving Loudoun Co. school

    WASHINGTON — School surveillance video has added a new layer of intrigue to the search for hundreds of SAT exams that went missing from a Loudoun County school. Earlier this month, about 300 students at…

  • Georgetown air gondolas gain traction, funding for study

    WASHINGTON — Why build a new bridge over the Potomac River when a sky gondola would do the trick — at least, that’s what the Georgetown Business Improvement District says. The organization proposed a gondola…

  • Va. Campus Sexual Assault Bills Signed Into Law

    Three bills dealing with sexual assault on college campuses, championed by local state Sen. Barbara Favola, were signed into law by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe yesterday (May 28). The bills deal with reporting of sexual assault…

  • Police: Shooter Not Charged in Shadowood Incident

    Fairfax County Police said the three men who have been charged in the attempted robbery-turned-shooting death in Reston nearly two weeks ago were all visitors to the Stoneview Square apartment, but none was the shooter.…