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Fairfax County budget proposal includes raises for teachers, county employees

Virginia’s largest jurisdiction wants to increase property taxes an average of $268 per household.

Fairfax County fire chief announces retirement amid complaints about handling of sexual harassment

The announcement comes a week after the county announced it was launching a probe of the department.

Fairfax heightens security at schools after Florida shooting

Security at Fairfax County schools was tightened Thursday — the day after 17 people were killed in a school shooting in Florida. The increased security wasn’t a response to a specific threat in the Northern Virginia school system but was intended to help ease worries in the community, according to a message sent to Langley High School community members in […]

Reporter found guilty of disorderly conduct in clash with police captured on video

The judge ruled that Mike Stark had actively sought the confrontation during a Fairfax County parade.

Southbound lanes of Fairfax County Parkway blocked after crash

Part of the southbound lanes along the Fairfax County Parkway are blocked after a crash. It was not known if anyone was seriously hurt. Delays are reaching two miles after the crash at the parkway and Lee Chapel Road in Burke. Crash w/Inj. VA-286 SB at Lee Chapel Rd Ffx Co VA. All SB lanes […]

Water-main break creates sinkhole in Fairfax County

A water-main break created a sinkhole Friday morning in Fairfax County. At 8:40 a.m., Fairfax County police tweeted that a sinkhole had appeared in the 4500 block of Twinbrook Road, north of Braddock Road. Fairfax Water was on the scene making repairs and commuters should expect delays, the tweet said. TRAFFIC UPDATE: The water main break and […]

EMS Tips – FD Harassment – Learn Leadership – Emotional Support Animals

1. There was supposed to be change at Fairfax County Fire and Rescue  Investigations, reports and training programs were supposed to change and improve the culture at the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department after the suicide death of FF/Paramedic Nicole Mittendorff. Show More Summary

Fairfax County to investigate claims that fire department tolerated sexual harassment

The allegations were outlined in a resignation letter by a top female in the department.

School system's appeals process leaves some minorities out

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — It's an annual rite in Fairfax County, which has one of the wealthiest, best-educated populations in America: Hundreds of second-graders troop off to private psychologists for IQ tests to prove they're worthy of advanced academic programs in the public schools.

Two-bedroom, two-bathroom townhouse in Fairfax County lists for $375,000

AFFORDABLE HOME OF THE WEEK | The development includes a swimming pool, a fitness center, a community center, tennis courts, basketball courts and a playground.

Deadly house fire in Fairfax County is ruled an accident

Firefighters found 64-year-old resident during blaze, started by smoking materials, officials said.

After a female firefighter’s suicide, the ugly sexual harassment was supposed to end. It hasn’t.

Nicole Mittendorff’s death prompted the Fairfax County Fire Department to appoint a women’s-program director. She just resigned, saying the department refuses to change.

Body found in Fairfax County park positively identified as Jholie Moussa, 16

Police say teenager’s death is being investigated as a homicide and call it an “isolated incident.”

Police release sketch of man who tried to abduct girl after she got off school bus

Assailant tried to grab the 8-year-old in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County, police said.

Virginia sheriff’s office accused of constitutional violations to cancel controversial ICE contract

The Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia is canceling a controversial detention contract with federal immigration authorities and will no longer hold people in jail past their release date for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) unless the request is accompanied by a court order, according to a statement released Tuesday by Fairfax County Sheriff Stacey […]

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