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  • Teen dies after Fairfax County crash

    WASHINGTON — Fairfax County police say a 17-year-old died at the hospital following a crash in Franconia Sunday. Police say Steve Carbajal Fuentes, a 17-year-old from Springfield, was a passenger is a 2006 Acura that crashed…

  • Morning Notes

    Car Towed With Dog Inside — A car was towed from a private parking lot in Arlington while the owner’s 8-year-old Golden Retriever was still inside. Car owner Jennifer Geisler said she didn’t know she was…

  • Virginia Lottery sells out tickets for Millionaire Raffle

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Lottery’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle is a sellout. The lottery’s website shows no tickets are left for sale. Sales of the $20 tickets began Nov. 4. Winners will be…

  • Reston Spectrum’s Future: Urban, Walkable, Mixed-Use

    The recent closure of Romano’s Macaroni Grill at Reston’s Spectrum Center took many residents by surprise While the shutdown was sudden — the employees have said they received no notice — the plans for the future…

  • Monday Morning Rundown

    New Rules For Senior Drivers — Anew Virginia law goes into effect Jan. 1 that requires drivers to renew their license in person starting at age 75 instead of 80. Drivers 75 and older will…

  • Retired Va. nurse awarded France’s Legion of Honor

    CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A retired Virginia nurse has been awarded France’s Legion of Honor for her service during World War II. Frances “Rusty” Rice was 23 years old when she joined the U.S. Army…

  • Va. holds more than $1 billion worth of unclaimed property

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — More than $1 billion worth of property is waiting to be claimed in Virginia. Typically, unclaimed property includes items from abandoned safety deposit boxes and money from bank accounts, stocks, dividends,…

  • How Va. State Police will catch I-95 Express Lane toll violators

    WASHINGTON — Drivers have been able to use the I-95 Express Lanes for free, but starting Monday morning, the lanes’ tolls begin. “Enforcement begins [Monday],” says Virginia State Police Captain James DeFord, commander of the…

  • Sun Devils knock off Crimson 56-46

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Shaquielle McKissic scored 13 points, Gerry Blakes added 12 and Arizona State pulled away for a 56-46 victory over Harvard on Sunday. Arizona State (8-5) followed up a blowout win over…

  • Holiday flu hits Washington D.C. metro area

    WASHINGTON —  A lot of kids and adults in the Washington, D.C. area are spending the holidays in bed with the flu, and the latest government surveillance map shows no let-up in new cases. The Centers for Disease Control…

  • VCU group seeks to increase number of black faculty

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A group at Virginia Commonwealth University is working to reverse a decline in black faculty members. Black Education Association president and psychology teacher Faye Z. Belgrave tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1rt4eB3…

  • Why Virginia drivers may soon see a spike in gas prices

  • Va. man killed after colliding with utility pole

    BOWLING GREEN, Va. (AP) — A 45-year-old Caroline County man has died when he brushed against a power line that fell after his vehicle struck a utility pole. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1xXJyn2 ) that…

  • U.Va. alum raise money for sex assault advocacy

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Alumni from the University of Virginia are raising money to provide an attorney to sexual assault survivors at the Charlottesville school. The Sexual Assault Advocacy Fund has raised $31,280 from about…

  • UNDATED: Add 2015 Sports Calendar

    ___ May 1-3 — Men’s golf, PGA Champions, Insperity Championship, The Woodlands, Texas. 1-3 — Diving, FINA World Series, London. 1-17 — Ice Hockey, IIHF World Championships, Prague and Ostrava, Czech Republic. 2 — Horse…