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  • Police to escort body of man who died in World Police & Fire Games

    WASHINGTON — Police will honorably escort the man who died during a World Police and Fire Games event and his family to Washington Dulles International Airport Wednesday morning. Officers from Fairfax County, City of Alexandria,…

  • Inspiration emerges from the rubble of earthquake

    WASHINGTON — Just before 2 a.m. on Sept. 21, 1999, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake rumbled through Taiwan spreading devastation from its epicenter in Nantou County in Central Taiwan all across the island nation. Roads buckled.…

  • Two years after Geer shooting, Fairfax Police have new directives

    WASHINGTON — The Fairfax County Police Department has released new guidelines on how officers should handle barricade situations. In 2013, county police officers shot and killed Springfield resident John Geer at his home. Geer’s family…

  • Fairfax County man drowns in Lake Anna

    LOUISA, Va. (AP) — Divers have recovered the body of a Fairfax County man who drowned in Lake Anna. Sgt. Scott Renalds with the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office tells The Free Lance-Star (http://bit.ly/1dHeUpn ) that…

  • Person struck by Metro train

    WASHINGTON – Metro trains on the Orange line stopped single-tracking through Falls Church at about 8:30 a.m. Monday, after a person was struck by a train outside of West Falls Church at around 6. Metro says…

  • Rabid fox captured in Fairfax Co.

    WASHINGTON — A rabid fox had a Fairfax County community on alert earlier this week. A young fox with signs of rabies ran toward people in a wooded area near the South Run/Burke Lake Trail of…

  • Russian police officer accused of shoplifting in Virginia

    TYSONS CORNER, Va. (AP) — A Russian police officer who is in Virginia to participate in an international sports competition is accused of trying to steal merchandise from a department store. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1IvJ6AR…

  • Police: Va. karate instructor inappropriately touched student

    WASHINGTON — Police arrested a Fairfax County karate instructor Wednesday who they say inappropriately touched a juvenile karate student. Police arrested Han Tak — a 30-year-old Reston, Virginia, resident — Wednesday afternoon. Tak is charged…

  • Challenge coins offered at World Police & Fire Games

    WASHINGTON — Some in attendance at the World Police & Fire Games will be skipping ubiquitous T-shirts as a memento and opting  for a commemorative challenge coin. Challenge coins feature a group’s insignia and motto. They’re…

  • Shoulder lane to open, relieve Beltway congestion

    WASHINGTON — Next Tuesday, a new left shoulder lane will open up on the Inner Loop of the Capital Beltway from the end of the 495 Express Lanes to the George Washington Parkway. “That left…

  • Photos: World Police & Fire Games

    The 2015 World Police & Fire Games are being held in the D.C. region until Sunday, July 5.

  • Mosaic District seeks removal of restaurant

    Another R.H. Cooper Mid-Atlantic restaurant is facing eviction, this time from the Mosaic District. Gypsy Soul has been asked to leave by Eskridge (E&A), the owner of the property, The Washington Post reports. A lawsuit…

  • Va. golfer shoots 3 holes-in-one in single round

    WASHINGTON — A Northern Virginia golfer has shot what many are calling the greatest round of golf ever. Fifty-nine-year-old Patrick Wills, of Woodbridge, Virginia, carded a 14-under-par 57, including three holes-in-one in an amateur tournament…

  • Police identify man whose body was found in pond

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Fairfax County Police have identified the man whose body was found in a pond. Officers say the body of 36-year-old Kenneth Duane Bernhardt of Falls Church was found Saturday in a…

  • Fairfax County schools add class about gender identity, sexual orientation

    WASHINGTON — A big crowd turned out Thursday night for a contentious public hearing and a controversial vote by the Fairfax County School Board. The board voted to amend its curriculum, adding a class that…