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  • Death sentences, executions in Virginia since 1998

    The death penalty has been on the decline in Virginia and nationally. The numbers of death sentences, followed by the number of executions annually in Virginia since 1998: — 1998: Death sentences, 9. Executions, 13.…

  • Arlington Agenda (May 4-10)

    Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form. Also, be sure to check out our event…

  • Arlington lawmakers poised to pass parking meter hikes

    ARLINGTON, Va. — Arlington lawmakers are poised to pass a measure to increase the cost at meters $0.25 per-hour, but could also reject another measure to extend meter hours to 8:00 p.m. If approved, the…

  • Redskins wrap up busy NFL draft, moves result in 10 players

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The offensive line was an area of concern for the Washington Redskins when they finished at the bottom of the NFC East last year for the sixth time in seven seasons.…

  • 2015 NFL Draft Early Entries Fared

    April 30-May 2 (overall pick in parentheses) Graduated with college football eligibility remaining Deion Barnes, de, Penn State, not selected. Sammie Coates, wr, Auburn, Pittsburgh-third (87). Zach D’Orazio, wr, Akron, not selected. Charles Gaines, db,…

  • It’s Virginia in May and that means Gold Cup

    WASHINGTON — This is the first Saturday in May, and that means it is Virginia Gold Cup time. This is the 90th anniversary for the races, and officials say about 50,000 spectators were expected to attend. Amelia…

  • Redskins draft Alabama guard Arie Kouandjio in 4th round

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The offensive line was an area of concern for the Washington Redskins when they finished last in the NFC East last year for the sixth time in seven seasons. So they…

  • Dan Farley, longtime horse racing writer, dies at 72

    MECHANICSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Dan Farley, an award-winning horse racing writer who covered hundreds of Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup races and was a former president of the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters Association, has…

  • Just Listed in Reston

    This is a sponsored post by Eve Thompson of Reston Real Estate. This week in Reston, 51 new listings hit the real estate market. That takes our total number of houses for sale to a…

  • CNU board raises tuition

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Christopher Newport University is raising the cost of attendance. The university’s board of visitors has voted to increase the total cost of attendance for in-state undergraduate students by more than…

  • U.Va. creates Hannah Graham Award

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia has created an award in honor of a student who was slain last fall. The university announced the creation of the Hannah Graham Award on Friday. The…

  • Navy training alters where coal ships anchor

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Navy training off the coast of Virginia Beach has resulted in coal ships being told to drop their anchors elsewhere. Coal ships awaiting to pick up their cargo in Hampton…

  • After taking OL, LB, RB, Redskins enter Day 3 with 7 picks

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan vowed to wind up with 10 picks in his first draft with the team, and after taking three players, he enters Day 3 with seven more…

  • UPDATE: Missing Va. toddler recovered

    WASHINGTON –On Saturday night, the Hanover Sheriff’s Office says a missing two-year-old boy has been recovered. The Virginia State Police and Virginia Missing Children Clearinghouse issued an endangered missing child media alert Friday night for…

  • Redskins take Mississippi State LB Smith, Florida RB Jones

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins second-round draft pick Preston Smith dropped some weight recently — and it had nothing to do with a possible change from defensive end at Mississippi State to outside linebacker…