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Weather Gang: D.C. weather radar detects cloud… of birds!

They were spotted on radar over northwest Charles County, heading northwest toward Fairfax County.

Fairfax County rescue group headed to Nepal to help in recovery efforts

Members of a Fairfax County rescue group headed to Nepal over the weekend to take part in disaster-recovery efforts after Saturday’s earthquake, which has already claimed more than 4,300 lives.The Fire and Rescue Department said its team, Virginia Task Force 1, departed from Chantilly and headed to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Show More Summary

Fairfax receives $8 million for traffic relief on Route 1 and two other roads

After aggressive lobbying, Fairfax County received an additional $8 million in regional transportation funds for congestion relief along Route 1 and two other corridors.The money for a project to widen a three-mile stretch of Route 1...Show More Summary

Attempted abduction reported near Fairfax elementary school

Police in Fairfax County said they are investigating an attempted abduction that happened at an elementary school in the Springfield area.The incident occurred Friday around 3:15 p.m., police said, when a man approached a boy in front of the main entrance at Ravensworth Elementary School in the 5400 block of Nutting Drive. Read full article >>

John Guevara takes Republican nomination in Fairfax supervisor race

John Guevara, a novice politician in Fairfax County, took the Republican nomination for the county’s Sully District supervisor Saturday, in a firehouse canvass election that drew just 1,362 voters.Guevara collected 478 votes during the election at Westfield High School in Chantilly to replace retiring Superivsor Michael R. Show More Summary

Va. delegates bash effort to protect transgender students

Two state Republican delegates spoke out against a proposal in Fairfax County to include transgender students and staff in the school system's non-discrimination policy.The proposal, submitted by School Board member Ryan McElveen (At...Show More Summary

Va. Jail Bans Use of Tasers After Female Inmate Dies 

Virginia’s Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office now prohibits the use of Tasers at its jail after a mentally ill inmate died after being shocked four times while being prepared for medical transport, WUSA 9 reports.

Man charged with shooting his wife, before he shot himself

A Reston man who apparently shot his wife and then himself has been charged with wounding his wife, Fairfax County police said on Friday.Police spokeswoman Lucy Caldwell said in a statement that Stephen Thompson, 29, had apparently been arguing with his 33-year-old wife in their home in Reston. At about 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, he shot her, then shot himself.Read full article >>

Sheriff temporarily suspends use of stun guns at Fairfax County jail

The Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday that it has temporarily suspended the use of stun guns at the county jail following the death of a mentally ill inmate in February.The sheriff’s office said in a statement that it is reviewing its policy on the use of the stun devices. Show More Summary

Republicans vye to replace retiring supervisor in Fairfax’s Sully District

Twenty-four years have passed since Republican Michael R. Frey became supervisor of the newly created Sully District in western Fairfax County. Now, Frey is retiring, and the once-rural area that has become a hub for businesses and immigration must launch a new political era.Read full article >>

Republicans vye to replace retiring supervisor in Fairfax’s Sully District

Twenty-four years have passed since Republican Michael R. Frey became supervisor of the newly created Sully District in western Fairfax County. Now, Frey is retiring, and the once-rural area that has become a hub for businesses and immigration must launch a new political era.Read full article >>

Fairfax prosecutor to convene special grand jury in John Geer police slaying

The Fairfax County prosecutor said Wednesday he will convene a special grand jury to hear evidence, and possibly return an indictment, in the police killing of an unarmed Springfield man in August 2013.Read full article >>

Fairfax prosecutor to convene special grand jury in John Geer police killing

The Fairfax County prosecutor said Wednesday he will convene a special grand jury to hear evidence, and possibly issue an indictment, in the Fairfax police killing of John Geer in August 2013.Commonwealth’s Attorney Raymond F. Morrogh...Show More Summary

Dr. Gridlock: Crash closes part of Route 7 in Fairfax County

The eastbound lanes of Route 7 in Fairfax County are closed Wednesday morning because of a crash, authorities said.There were no immediate details on the extent of injuries and it was also not known how long the roadway would be closed.Read full article >>

This Isn’t News?!? “D.C. Suburb Posts Lowest Crime Rate in Its Statistical History”

. So it’s not Silver Spring, Maryland. It’s on the other side of D.C., in suburban Virginia. Still, Tom Jackman at The Washington Post reports: With zero fanfare, Fairfax County quietly released crime statistics showing that in 2014, the Washington region’s largest jurisdiction recorded its lowest crime rate in its statistical history, dating to 1970. […]

Fairfax pays $2.95 million to settle suit in John Geer police killing

Fairfax County on Tuesday agreed to pay $2.95 million to the family of John Geer to settle their wrongful death lawsuit over the August 2013 shooting of the unarmed Springfield man by a Fairfax County police officer.Read full articl...

Fairfax supervisors approve budget $14 million shy of what schools want

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a 2016 budget on Tuesday that keeps the property tax rate for homeowners the same and falls $14 million short of what county school officials were seeking for next year.Read full article >>

Fairfax posts record low crime rate in 2014

With zero fanfare, Fairfax County quietly released crime statistics showing that in 2014, the Washington region’s largest jurisdiction recorded its lowest crime rate in its statistical history, dating to 1970.Read full article >>

All Opinions Are Local: Beware stalling growth in Northern Virginia

For at least a half a century, Fairfax County, Alexandria and Arlington County have been a growth engine that that has reshaped how things are in the Great Washington area as well as the Old Dominion.But now, these Northern Virginia localities have stopped growing, according to an intriguing article in The Post.Read full article >>

Washington-area population increase slowing down, census figures indicate

After decades of expansion, new census numbers show that population growth in the Washington region has slowed dramatically, with Fairfax County, Arlington and Alexandria losing population over the past year.Read full article >>

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