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Suspects allegedly kick, bit, spit at police investigating shoplifting

Two women did not go quietly when police tried to arrest them during a shoplifting investigation at a mall at Tysons Corner, the Fairfax County police said Friday. Police said that two women were approached by officers about 2 p.m. Tuesday and kicked, bit and spat at them. Five officers were injured, police said. Read full article >>

Fairfax School Board approves final $2.6 billion budget, with teacher raises

The Fairfax County School Board passed a final $2.6 billion budget Thursday night that includes pay raises for teachers, funding for full-day Mondays for elementary schools and later high school start times.Read full article >>

Judge continues hearing in Jesse Matthew case

A judge will decide shortly before a high-profile trial whether the victim in a 2005 Fairfax County sexual assault will have the opportunity to attempt to identify her attacker in open court.Circuit Court Judge David S. Schell on Friday continued a motion by attorneys for Jesse L. Show More Summary

17-year-old is charged with shooting acquaintance in his home

A Manassas 17-year-old was arrested for shooting another teenager, Fairfax County police said Wednesday.The shooting happened on Tuesday inside the home of the victim, a 17-year-old who lives on Holly Avenue in Fairfax, police said. The victim was hospitalized with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.Read full article >>

17-year-old is charged with shooting acquaintance in his home

A Manassas 17-year-old was arrested for shooting another teenager, Fairfax County police said Wednesday.The shooting happened on Tuesday inside the home of the victim, a 17-year-old who lives on Holly Avenue in Fairfax, police said. The victim was hospitalized with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.Read full article >>

Rash of suicides sparks widespread training effort for teachers

All Fairfax County middle school and high school teachers have completed an innovative training program to help staffers identify teens in distress this year, part of a response to a series of student suicides across one of the nation’s largest school systems in 2014.Read full article >>

People in Fairfax County, D.C. may have been exposed to measles patient

A person has come down with measles in Fairfax County, and the local health department has published a list of places in the area that the person visited while carrying the contagious illness.Anyone who visited the Embassy Suites hotel...Show More Summary

Two armed suspects on the loose after shooting teenager

A teenager was shot in Fairfax County on Tuesday. Police said that the 17-year-old is expected to survive.Lucy Caldwell, a county police spokeswoman, said that police believe two suspects, who knew the victim, shot the male teenager inside a home on Holly Avenue in Fairfax at about 5:40 p.m.Read full article >>

Two charged with murder in killing of 64-year-old Alexandria man

Two men have been charged with murder in the killing of a 64-year-old Fairfax County man inside his home in March during a home invasion robbery, police said.Gregory Brown, 23, of the District, and Niziah Williams,24, of Clinton, were...Show More Summary

Police officer stole more than 2,500 gallons of gas, indictment says

A former Fairfax County police officer was charged Monday with stealing more than 2,500 gallons of gas while he was an officer.Lon A. Wolber submitted his retirement from the police force the day after he was confronted with evidence of his theft, Chief of Police Edwin C. Show More Summary

Police: Killing in Reston apartment was the result of robbery attempt

A shooting that left one person dead and another injured inside a Reston apartment Sunday was the result of a robbery attempt, not a home invasion as Fairfax County police initially reported.Authorities released the revised information Monday morning, as they continued to investigate the incident that occurred in the 11600 block of Stoneview Square in Reston.Read full article >>

Through dodgeball and stair races Fairfax steps on to global sports stage

They may not be the Olympics, but the 2015 World Police & Fire Games — which begin June 26 and will take place mostly in Fairfax County — should bring a burst of visitors, revenue and attention to the Washington region.Read full article >>

One killed, one wounded during home invasion in Fairfax County

One man was shot and another was injured during a home invasion Sunday afternoon in Reston, Fairfax County officials said.The deceased person is believed to be one of at least five men who entered the home in the 11600 block of Stoneview Square, Fairfax police spokewoman Lucy Caldwell said. The injured person is believed to be an accomplice, she said.Read full article >>

Overnight Open Thread (15 May 2015)

Fairfax County to introduce 'gender fluidity' into their curriculum next week. Sounds like the parents in that district are pissed too as they can't opt out of this class and the school board also voted last week to allow...

Gender Fluidity: Schools To Teach There’s No Such Thing As ‘Boys And Girls,’ Columnist Warns

Gender fluidity is a relatively new concept that some school districts — particularly Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia — are considering adding to their curriculum, and it has one Fox News columnist irate. Todd Starnes recently...Show More Summary

About 50 people fight in restaurant parking lot; one shot

A brawl involving about 50 people outside a restaurant in Fairfax County ended with one person shot early Friday morning.Fairfax County police said that the victim, a 37-year-old man from Woodbridge, was in critical condition when he was hospitalized at about 1:50 a.m.Read full article >>

Law firm charges Fairfax $85,000 to write second letter in John Geer police killing

Fairfax County’s decision to hire outside lawyers to handle matters related to the 2013 police killing of John Geer has now cost Fairfax taxpayers more than $225,000, after county officials revealed Thursday that a second letter prepared by a Richmond-based law firm cost at least $85,000. Show More Summary

Dr. Gridlock: Traffic delays on Fairfax County Parkway due to jackknifed tractor trailer

Updated at 7:23 a.m.Police now said that one lane — on the southbound side — of the Fairfax County Parkway is closed after a jackknife tractor trailer in the area near Lee Highway. The northbound lanes are now open. Still, there are traffic delays.Read full article >>

A neighborhood known for its stability

Alicia Coleman is one of many residents of the Cabell’s Mill neighborhood in Fairfax County who opted to stay put there rather than downsize and relocate after their children moved out.“There’s no point in leaving as long as you’re still...Show More Summary

Man charged after being shot during burglary bid, flagging down school bus

A Sterling man has been charged with attempted burglary after an incident during which he was shot by a homeowner, Fairfax County police said.Arnold Dussol, 27, tried to enter a home in the 5700 block of Lenore Lane in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County on the morning of March 17, police said. Show More Summary

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