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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Bank robberies increase in the area during holidays

    WASHINGTON — The FBI and local police are trying to end a trend they say takes place every year in December — bank robberies. “Bank robberies increased over the past two years, they’ve tripled in…

  • Police looking for missing woman in Bristow

      WASHINGTON — A woman is missing in Prince William County — and police are asking for your help.   They say 21-year-old Tiffany Brinkley drove away from home in Bristow around 7:30 this morning.  …

  • Virginia drivers set to see gas prices go up

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia drivers can expect to see a 5 cents-per-gallon increase in the cost of gas starting Jan. 1. The increase on wholesale gas, which will likely be passed on to consumers…

  • Navy flies full-sized drone copter from ship at sea

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy is marking a milestone after it flew a full-sized, unmanned helicopter from the deck of a ship at sea. Engineers from Northrop Grumman practiced taking off and landing the…

  • Dead whale in Virginia Beach had broken ribs

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Aquarium officials say a dead whale that washed up in Virginia Beach likely died from a collision with a boat. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/1D0JIJt) that the dead minke whale…

  • Manassas fire destroys house, displaces 8

    MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — Manassas officials say eight people were displaced after a fire destroyed their house. A city spokeswoman says the fire Brackets Ford Circle was ignited early Friday after ashes from a fire…

  • New Year’s Resolutions for Home Design

    This is a sponsored column by Cindy Beyer, ASID,NCIDQ. Beyer is a Reston-based interior designer and Reston Now Best Reston Business Award winner. Find her online at www.CindyLBeyer.com. With the New Year approaching, it is time…

  • Your Beermonger: Beers of the Year 2014

    Editor’s Note: This sponsored column is written by Nick Anderson, beermonger at Arrowine (4508 Lee Highway). Saving me from finding one more angle for a Christmas-themed column, I realized that the 26th will mark the last “Your Beermonger”…

  • Live Beyond 9 Lives: How to Spot FVR in your Cat

    This is a sponsored post by veterinarian Elizabeth Arguelles, owner of Just Cats Clinic at Lake Anne Plaza. She writes weekly on Reston Now. Have your ever heard your cat sneeze and noticed watery eyes, a runny…

  • Arlington Homes Hit Record Median Price

    The median cost of a home in Arlington hit $590,000 in November, the highest on record according to a real estate data firm. The median price of a home is up 18.4 percent over last year,…

  • Minimal damage from fire in tunnel along W.Va.-Va. border

    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say a Christmas night fire caused minimal damage to an Interstate 77 tunnel along the Virginia-West Virginia border. The Virginia Department of Transportation says all lanes of the East River…

  • Hit 2015 Running at Reston’s New Year’s Day 5K

    Who is ready to run? Get 2015 off to a healthy start with the New Year’s Day 5k at Reston Town Center. Online registration for the 10 a.m. race is still open. Entry fee is…

  • Va. agriculture grants sprout jobs, development

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A grant program that supports agriculture and forestry industries in Virginia is sprouting job growth and economic development across the state. According to data provided to The Associated Press, officials have…