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  • Man sought in attempted abduction in Fairfax Co.

    WASHINGTON — Fairfax County police officers need help identifying a man they think is responsible for an attempted abduction that occurred Aug. 27. That morning, a 47-year-old woman was grabbed as she walked near the…

  • Va. man arrested following sex offense

    WASHINGTON — A man has been arrested following a sexual assault investigation in Falls Church, Virginia. Tracy E. Lewis, 48, was detained Wednesday and charged with outstanding Fairfax County warrants for abduction and sexual battery.…

  • Cyclist identified in fatal Fairfax Co. crash

    WASHINGTON– Police have identified Andrew Greff Gooden, 38, of St. James, Jamaica, as the victim of a fatal collision in Herndon, Virginia, on Aug. 31. Gooden was riding with another cyclist on Sunset Valley Drive at…

  • Va. girl, 3, survives 5-story fall

    WASHINGTON — A 3-year-old girl managed to survive a fall from a fifth-floor window at an apartment complex in Fairfax County. The girl fell out of a window at the Skyline Towers Apartments in Bailey’s…

  • Is The Fresh Market headed to the Route 1 corridor?

    A specialty grocer that will only open in communities where incomes and education levels are “significantly above average” is eyeing the Route 1 corridor, south of the Capital Beltway, for its latest Washington-area store. Fairfax…

  • Fairfax judge lets ACLU license-plate reader suit go forward

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A judge has declined to throw out a lawsuit challenging the Fairfax County Police Department’s practice of storing data collected through the use of license-plate readers. The American Civil Liberties Union…

  • Former vice president’s McLean home to be sold at auction

    The McLean home owned by former Vice President Dan Quayle and his wife, Marilyn, will be sold at auction, according to Virginia Business. Quayle bought the 4,500-square-foot house located at 1013 Union Church Road for…

  • Body of teen who disappeared in Potomac River located

    WASHINGTON — After an overnight search for a 16-year-old Alexandria boy who went missing in the Potomac River, Fairfax County police say his body has been located. Police say they found the body of 16-year-old Vladimir Antonio Perez…

  • Union head defends ex-officer charged with John Geer’s death

    WASHINGTON — A local police union head who strongly defends a former Fairfax County officer charged with second-degree murder is drawing fire for the contents of a public letter that criticizes his department, elected leaders and the criminal justice system. The President of Fairfax…

  • 1 hurt in Fairfax Co. shooting

    WASHINGTON — Police are investigating a Fairfax County shooting that led one man to be injured Monday afternoon. The shooting happened at about 3:30 p.m. on Cool Oak Lane near St. Germain Drive in Centreville,…

  • Julianne Moore seeks name change for JEB Stuart High School

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Actress Julianne Moore and Hollywood producer Bruce Cohen want a new name for their old high school in northern Virginia, named for a Confederate general. The one-time classmates have started…

  • This house was paid for entirely by strikeouts

    Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer is putting his seven-year, $210 million contract to good use. When he’s not tossing no-hitters and shutting out the other teams in the National League’s Eastern Division, he can…

  • Feds open investigation into Taser death in Fairfax jail

    WASHINGTON – The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice has opened a federal investigation into the February death of Natasha McKenna. McKenna, 37, was a prisoner at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center…

  • Mars Food’s Greenville plant renovations on schedule

    GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mars Foods says the modernization of its Greenville plant is on schedule. Mars Food makes Uncle Ben’s Rice and other products in Greenville. Mars Food North America spokesman Matt Hurst says…

  • Fairfax Co. high school tops nationwide rankings again

    WASHINGTON — Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, in Fairfax County, took the top spot in a nationwide ranking of high schools for the second year in a row. The school topped Newsweek’s…