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Man found shot in Alexandria home has died from injuries

A 64-year-old man who was found shot in a Fairfax County home on Thursday night has succumbed to his injuries, police said Friday.Santos Rafael Zelaya died at a local hospital, after suffering multiple gunshot wounds, police said. Officers are still searching for four men wanted in connection with the shooting, which police said did not appear to be random. Read full article >>

Man found shot and seriously wounded in Fairfax County home

Fairfax County police found a man shot and seriously wounded Thursday night inside a home in the Alexandria area, officials said.Police responded to the 6100 block of N. Kings Highway for the report of a wounded person. They found the victim inside of a single family home about 8:15 p.m., said Officer Bud Walker, a spokesman. Show More Summary

Fairfax County supervisor race heats up over ‘troll’ remark on Twitter

The general election for a new supervisor in Fairfax County’s Braddock District is eight months away, but already it has taken on a toxicity that signifies how close it may be.Shortly after Democrat Janet Oleszek attacked RepublicanShow More Summary

Fairfax County supervisor race heats up over ‘troll’ remark on Twitter

The general election for a new supervisor in Fairfax County’s Braddock District is eight months away, but already it has taken on a toxicity that signifies how close it may be.Shortly after Democrat Janet Oleszek attacked RepublicanShow More Summary

Dr. Gridlock: Major backups on Fairfax County Parkway

Drivers should expect major backups on Fairfax County Parkway Thursday morning.There was an earlier vehicle fire and authorities were dealing with the clean up. It was not immediately clear if there were any injuries.Read full article >>

Fairfax County Animal Watch

FAIRFAX COUNTYNo incidents were reported by the Animal Control Division of the Fairfax County Police Department. For information, call 703-246-2253.FAIRFAX CITYThe following incidents were reported by the animal control section of the Fairfax City Police Department. Show More Summary

Fairfax county attorney lays out plans for change after Geer controversy

Fairfax County’s top attorney said Tuesday that he will change the management structure in his office in order to fix communication problems at the heart of the county’s handling of an investigation into the August 2013 fatal shooting of an unarmed man.Read full article >>

Falls Church boy, 14, charged with drunk driving

A 14-year-old boy from Falls Church was charged with drunk driving and other counts after he fled police in a vehicle and then plowed into seven parked cars, Fairfax County police said.The incident began shortly before 2 a.m. on Sunday, when an officer attempted to stop a driver for suspected drunk driving in the 6100 block of Leesburg Pike. Show More Summary

Women said they were raped after being lured to Burke home from Ballston

Two students from Mongolia say they were lured to a Burke home on the pretense of working at a housecleaning job and then sexually assaulted and beaten, according to a search warrant filed in a Fairfax County court.Read full article...

Fairfax County school closed because of bomb threat, but nothing found

Fairfax County authorities closed a school Monday after they received a report of a bomb threat. Officials said nothing was found and the building is deemed safe.Early Monday morning, officials were investigating the reported threat at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Fairfax. Show More Summary

Fairfax police commission begins work with emotional pleas for results

Fairfax County’s new police commisssion held its first meeting Monday, launching a six-month-long process to recommend changes to problems exposed by the 2013 fatal shooting of an unarmed man.The 37-member commission crowded inside a...Show More Summary

Singapore (Lee Kuan Yew) on Marginal Revolution

Our previous blog entries on Singapore are here, there are many dozens of them.  And yet Singapore is about the size of Fairfax County. For the last fifty years, Singapore has been one of the truly special places in the world and a large part of that credit has to go to Lee Kuan Yew. […]

Fatal house fire in Fairfax

Officials in Fairfax County said a house fire that broke out Thursday morning in the Springfield area is a fatal incident.There were no immediate details available.In a Twitter message, Fairfax Fire and Rescue officials said the incident occurred in the 5600 block of Southampton Drive. Read full article >>

Homicide victim found in Annandale creek identified as 19-year-old

Police have identified the man found dead in a creek in Annandale as Milton Adenay Leon Angel, 19.Angel’s body was found on Monday, a few hours after another young man was found dead in a wooded area in Herndon. Fairfax County police are investigating both deaths as homicides.Read full article >>

Police now believe death of Herndon man found near creek was homicide

Police have identified a man found dead in a wooded area in Herndon and said that they now believe his death was a homicide.The victim was William Adolfo Rivas Leiva, 22, of Herndon, Fairfax County police said in a statement on Tuesday.Read full article >>

Fairfax county executive says meal tax needed to generate more revenue

Fairfax County expects the financial impact of a recent Virginia Supreme Court ruling on deductions for business taxes to increase to at least $45 million, adding more worry to what has already been a difficult budget year, officials said Tuesday.Read full article >>

Body found in Annandale creek

A man was found dead in a creek Monday afternoon in Annandale, and Fairfax County police said that they are investigating the death as a homicide.The victim, who was not identified by police, appeared to have suffered trauma to the upper body, police said in a statement. He was found in a wooded area behind apartments in the 4300 block of Ivymount Court.Read full article >>

Man found dead in woods near Fairfax County stream

Fairfax County police are investigating the death of a man found in a wooded area on Monday afternoon.Police said that the death was suspicious but have not ruled it a homicide. The man, who has not yet been identified, appeared to have suffered trauma to his upper body, police said.Read full article >>

State Department official charged with voyeurism

A senior State Department official facing charges of soliciting a juvenile for sex in Fairfax County was arrested in the District Sunday and charged with voyeurism after police said pictures of women were found on his cellphone.Read full article >>

Washington-area obituaries of note

Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.Alan Mackintosh, family physicianAlan Mackintosh, 84, who practiced family medicine in Fairfax County for more than 45 years, died Feb. 13 at his home in Fairfax County, Va. The cause was a heart attack, said a stepson, Dan Leonard.Read full article >>

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