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A shockingly close race in Virginia

Going into the 11 p.m. hour on Tuesday, the Virginia Senate race is still undecided, with 100 percent of Fairfax County counted and Sen. Mark Warner (R-Va.) up by a few thousand votes. If Ed Gillespie loses, the blame can go to independent libertarian Robert Sarvis who took 55,000 votes. But by any calculation it […]

Warrant for Jesse Matthew issued in 2005 rape case

last monthNews / Crime : Crimesider

Matthew, suspected of abducting missing U.Va. student Hannah Graham, could soon be headed to Fairfax County to face charges in 9-year-old case

Annandale’s Caleb Hymans runs 5K world record time (for 9-year-olds)

At this point there can be little doubt that Fairfax County is home to two bona fide distance-running prodigies, and the latest star is nine-year-old Caleb Hymans of Annandale. Last month, on the runways of Dulles International Airport, Caleb practically sprinted through a five-kilometer run in 18 minutes and 47 seconds, breaking the world record […]

Fairfax supervisors seek movement in John Geer slaying, get no reply from feds

A 13th month has now come and gone in the remarkable saga of the Fairfax County police killing of unarmed citizen John Geer. Still no information has been released about how or why a Fairfax police officer gunned down Geer as he stood in the doorway of his Springfield home in August 2013, or why […]

Deny Much of VA and MD the Vote: A Longshot Legal Manuever For D.C. Statehood

No, I don’t think Fairfax and Montgomery Counties should lose Congressional representation. But the District’s lack of representation was predicated on the idea that D.C. would have an inherent conflict of interest, and so should not vote. Here’s where things … Continue reading ?

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 months 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 NBCWashington.com. 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

HOMETOWN HORRORS

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

4 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

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