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  • Man dead after parking lot stabbing in Leesburg, Va.

    WASHINGTON — Leesburg, Va., police are investigating a stabbing death outside the 7-11 on Plaza Street early Saturday morning. According to police, officers were called out to a disturbance involving a “large group of people”…

  • New Va. transit plan could ease traffic, help with jobs

    WASHINGTON — Looking around at the trees, cul-de-sacs, and wide, traffic-clogged roads that run through Loudoun County, it may be hard to imagine a future where many more people are crisscrossing the area by bus…

  • Fairfax issues senior alert for man with cognitive impairment

    WASHINGTON – UPDATE: 7 a.m. Saturday, Fairfax has cancelled the alert. The Virginia State Police has issued a Senior Alert on behalf of the Fairfax County Police Department Saturday morning, looking for a man they…

  • For Jim Larranaga, NIT semifinal trip is a homecoming

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — One of Miami coach Jim Larranaga’s earliest basketball memories in basketball goes back to when he was 9 or 10 years old, watching his older brother play for St. John’s…

  • Victory for Alexandria in waterfront plan battle

    WASHINGTON — The long legal fight over the Alexandria waterfront plan has led to another victory for the city. Virginia’s Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the Alexandria City Council’s decision to take a second…

  • Public hearings on site of Potomac Yard station set

    WASHINGTON – Plans for the new Potomac Yard Metro station have taken another big step forward now that Alexandria has released the long-awaited draft environmental impact statement for the project. The report considers the impact…

  • All 8-car trains on Metro: Virginia yes, Maryland no

    WASHINGTON — Everyone agrees that Metro’s new 7000 series will replace the old 1000 series cars, but Maryland and Virginia disagree about whether extra 7000 series cars should help form all eight-car trains during rush…

  • McAuliffe submits dozens of changes to ethics reform bill

    WASHINGTON – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has submitted dozens of amendments to an ethics bill passed in response to the corruption convictions of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen, saying the measure is…

  • 4 sought in man’s death in Fairfax Co.

    WASHINGTON — A man died Thursday after he was shot multiple times and Fairfax County police are looking for four men who may be involved. Santos R. Zelaya, 64, was found suffering from multiple gunshot…

  • Bomb Threat Closes Pentagon Centre Mall

    (Updated at 1:35 p.m.) The Pentagon Centre Mall is under evacuation this afternoon as the Arlington County Police Department investigates a bomb threat. The ACPD brought bomb-sniffing dogs to the complex that includes a Best Buy and…

  • Body of boy missing since Sunday found in septic tank

    DUBLIN, Va. (AP) — Virginia authorities on Friday were investigating the death of a 5-year-old boy whose body was found in a septic tank near his home. Noah Thomas was last seen by his mother…

  • Open Houses in Arlington This Weekend

    The real estate inventory in Arlington is booming, and this week’s listings include a two-bedroom condo in Virginia Square for $435,000 and a new four-bedroom townhouses near Columbia Pike for $870,000. See our real estate section for…

  • Swiss bankers avoid prison, get probation for tax fraud

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Two former Swiss bankers avoided jail time Friday for their roles in a tax fraud scheme that helped U.S. customers hide billions of dollars in assets. Prosecutors in U.S. District Court…

  • Crime Report: Chokeholds and Knockouts

    A man was robbed by a team of thieves on Columbia Pike early Wednesday morning, according to this week’s Arlington County crime report. Police say a male suspect put the victim in a chokehold while…

  • ‘Back to Basics’ for Police in Reston, Says New Leader

    Fairfax County Police’s Reston District Station has a new commander. Capt. Ronald Manzo took over as the district’s top cop on March 1. Manzo, a 47-year-old Fairfax County native, has been with FCPD for 22…