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At last, a new Fairfax police and fire headquarters is in sight (in 2017)

For those who run the Fairfax County police and fire departments, and have endured years of leaky ceilings, bad ventilation and asbestos, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. County officials on Tuesday morning broke ground on a new $142 million public safety center, in the current Fairfax government center complex near […]

Jacob Sullum Explains How Cops Became Robbers

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

One afternoon in August 2012, Mandrel Stuart was driving with his girlfriend into Washington, D.C., when a Fairfax County cop pulled him over on Interstate 66, ostensibly because the windows of his SUV were too dark. Lacking the device...Show More Summary

‘Lockup’ off to solid start in portraying life in Fairfax County jail

The fruits of spending four months, day in and day out, in the Fairfax County jail were unveiled Saturday night when “Lockup: Fairfax” premiered on MSNBC. The show did a fine job capturing slices of life in a jail in one of America’s wealthiest counties, particularly in portraying the professionalism of the deputies here, but […]

Fairfax County jail stars in ‘Lockup’ on MSNBC starting Sunday

The reality show “Lockup,” focusing on inmates in county jails around the country, will broadcast six shows on the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center beginning Sunday night at 10 p.m. on MSNBC. The crew from production company 44 Blue spent four months in Fairfax City last fall, for a documentary-style program which gets very high […]

The Geer slaying: Where are Fairfax’s elected officials?

After our latest story on the death of John Geer, shot while unarmed by a Fairfax County police officer in August 2013, a number of readers raised parallels with the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., and asked where the elected officials of Northern Virginia have been over the last year. The short answer is, they’ve […]

Document: Lawsuit in Fairfax County police slaying of John Geer

Here is the wrongful death lawsuit filed Tuesday in Fairfax County Circuit Court by Maura Harrington, John Geer’s partner of 24 years. Geer was shot and killed by a Fairfax County police officer in August 2013. Harrington is the executor of Geer’s estate, but their two teenage daughters would be the beneficiaries:

Document: Jayson Werth’s reckless driving ticket

After news spread Tuesday night that Jayson Werth of the Washington Nationals had picked up a reckless driving charge last month, Post reporter Justin Jouvenal went to the Fairfax County courthouse and picked up a copy of the ticket. It confirms that Werth is accused of going 105 miles per hour in a 55 miles per […]

Jayson Werth Charged with Reckless Driving: Latest Details and Reaction

Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth was reportedly charged with misdemeanor reckless driving in Virginia stemming from an incident over the summer, per Court documents from Fairfax County, Virginia, revealed that the 35-year-old was driving 105 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone. Show More Summary

The Association of Dealers & Collectors of Ancient and Ethnographic Art (ADCAEA)

Sue McGovern kindly sent me the link to the website of the Association of Dealers and Collectors of Ancient and Ethnographic Art (ADCAEA) of which she is president. It is based in Dunn Loring in Fairfax County, Virginia (basically part of the Washington DC urban sprawl). Show More Summary


Nothing like a good frightening local legend to both titillate and traumatize. Let's look at a few from around the country... Fairfax County, VA -- The Bunny Man is the legend of a man in a bunny suit who traipses around with an axe....Show More Summary

I Was Confined to Solitary at Age 16 and It Still Haunts Me

February is cold in Northern Virginia. It's even colder when you're in a cell alone, without a mattress, a blanket, a pillow, or a sheet. When I walked into that cell in the basement of the Fairfax County Jail, my hands cuffed behind my back and stomach grumbling from a half a day without food, I was almost relieved. Show More Summary

Leesburg man charged in shoplifting case from Target

  Leesburg police Tuesday announced that they have formally charged a former Fairfax County deputy in an alleged shoplifting case in which a Target security officer said he lost his job when he reported the incident: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On Monday July 14, 2014, the Leesburg Police Department obtained two Petit Larceny warrants on Robert […]

Target Employee Files Report On Alleged Shoplifting By Deputy . . . Employee Is Fired And No Charges Are Brought Against the Deputy

3 months agoNews : Jonathan Turley

There is a disturbing case out of the Leesburg Virginia (near my home) where Dallas Northington, an eight-year employee of Target, has been fired as he reportedly caught a Fairfax County sheriff’s deputy shoplifting. He filed a report and was told that both his manager and the investigator recognized the culprit on a videotape. However, […]

I Was 16 and in Solitary Before I Ever Even Went to Trial

February is cold in Northern Virginia. It's even colder when you're in a cell alone, without a mattress, a blanket, a pillow or a sheet. When I walked into that cell in the basement of the Fairfax County Jail, my hands cuffed behind my back and stomach grumbling from a half a day without food, I was almost relieved. Show More Summary

Ten months of silence in the Fairfax police shooting death of John Geer

There may be a very good reason why a Fairfax County police officer shot and killed John Geer as he stood in his townhouse doorway on Aug. 29, 2013. Or there may be no reason. But after ten months, the authorities in Northern Virginia still have provided no explanation for why this unarmed citizen was gunned […]

Three new Virginia Civil War highway markers approved

Highway markers in Fairfax County, Petersburg and Charlottesville commemorating a site or an event in the Civil War have been approved by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, continuing a statewide program begun in 1927 to identify historic locations. Read full article >>

Northern Virginia Schools Struggle Under Influx of Immigrants

A new report by the Washington Post details how Northern Virginia school districts, including those in Fairfax County, are struggling under the weight of an influx of new students seemingly poised to tax both the system and Virginia taxpayers to prop up a system that may be destined for decline. Show More Summary

Fairfax County fires an attorney for winning a city election

Fairfax County fired one of its assistant county attorneys Friday afternoon because she won election last month to the Fairfax City Council, allegedly creating an incurable conflict in legal matters that might involve both the city and the county. Nancy Fry Loftus worked on the staff of County Attorney David Bobzien for 17 years, mostly […]

Hybla Valley mobile home park gets small soccer field, larger nearby space still empty

Last year, folks on both sides of Route 1 in the Hybla Valley area of Fairfax County got together to try to improve the recreational options for kids on the west side of “The Highway,” particularly for the roughly 1,500 kids who live in the Audubon Mobile Home Park. The 700-unit mobile home park is the […]

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