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Arlington News

Media Alert: Arlington Withdraws Police from District of Columbia

At the direction of the County Board, County Manager and Police Chief, all ACPD officers left the District of Columbia at 8:30 tonight. The County is re-evaluating the agreements that…

BREAKING: Arlington Officers Ordered to ‘Immediately Leave D.C.’

Arlington County police officers who were assisting U.S. Park Police during protests in D.C. have been ordered “to immediately leave,” County Board Chair Libby Garvey tweeted Monday night. This is…

D.C. Police Blocking Traffic from Key Bridge to Georgetown

With a 7 p.m. curfew and protesters marching on M Street NW, D.C. police are blocking lanes of the Key Bridge heading towards Georgetown. Stores and restaurants are boarded up…

Arlington County Board Condemns George Floyd Murder

The Arlington County Board condemns the murder of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, including the complicit officers who participated in and witnessed the murder. While the video was…

ACPD Officers Are Assisting With Response to D.C. Protests

If you were watching cable news coverage of the fiery clashes near the White House last night, you might have spotted “ACPD” on the helmets of some of the riot…

Man Upset with Drive-Thru Wait Throws Phone at Restaurant Window

Police are looking for a man who broke a window at a fast-food restaurant along Lee Highway last night. The incident happened around 11:30 p.m. on the 5000 block of…

Church Hosting Protest Along George Mason Drive Tonight

Demonstrators will line N. George Mason Drive near Route 50 tonight to protest in support of Black Lives Matter. The peaceful protest, organized by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Car Fire on I-395

A vehicle is on fire on northbound I-395 near Shirlington. A portion of the highway is expected to be shut down temporarily while firefighters battle the blaze. The car is…

Woman Run Over By Own Vehicle in Parking Lot

A woman in her 70s was run over by her own SUV in a store parking lot along Lee Highway this afternoon. The incident happened around 1:30 p.m. in the…

Las tasas de respuesta del Censo revelan la existencia de áreas que no han sido contadas

Más del 68% de los hogares de Arlington han respondido al Censo 2020, pero esto también indica que un poco más del 31% (cerca de 30.000 hogares) no han sido…

JUST IN: Arlington Sees Significant Drop in New Coronavirus Cases

If the data is accurate, Arlington has seen a big drop in new coronavirus cases over the past few days, despite a big increase in testing. As of Monday morning,…

Crime Report: June 1, 2020

This report is published every weekday, except County holidays. The information in each report covers significant criminal incidents generally from the day before; reports published on Monday cover the preceding…
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Fairfax

Falls Church City Council, Manager, Police Chief Address George Floyd Death

The Falls Church City Council and City Manager issued a joint statement, and F.C. Chief of Police Mary Gavin issued a similar statement on Monday in response to last week’s…

June 1 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Update: 111 New Cases, Face Coverings Donations Accepted at Police Stations, Key COVID-19 Contacts, Spring Hill Community Village N2N Program, More

Posted at 5:07 p.m. A summary of recent news about COVID-19 for June 1, 2020: LATEST DATA June 1: New Positive Cases Reported Today: 111 Total Positive Cases: 11,341 (Health…

Men arrested for shooting in Wakefield Park

Werzeg [FCPD]The weekend crime report from the Fairfax County Police Department includes an incident of reckless discharge of a firearm and narcotics possession at Wakefield Park in Annandale at about…

You Can Now Drop Off Donated Face Coverings at County Police Stations

Posted at 4:30 p.m. In just a little over a weeks time, more than 4,000 face coverings have been collected. However, Fairfax County is still in need of cloth mask…

From the Front Page: Worth The Wait

(Photo: J. Michael Whalen)An HOURS-LONG LINE was endured by the public at Bailey’s Elementary School last Sunday for the free coronavirus testing event.Read From the Front Page: Worth The Wait…

Who to Contact About COVID-19 Issues

Posted at 3:10 p.m. As COVID-19 continues to impact our community, here are some key contact points if you have questions, concerns or a need for specific services. Email for…

Snyder: 2.5 Hours for a Covid-19 Test Last Weekend

Falls Church City Council member David Snyder reported to Tuesday’s virtual meeting of the F.C. Council that he went to one of two regional locations last weekend where free Covid-19…

FCPD Weekend Recap For Monday, June 1

CALLS FOR SERVICE SUMMARY: Date Covered: 05/29/2020 – 05/31/2020 Total calls for Service: 3190 Total Domestic Related Calls for Service: 123 Total Persons Experiencing Mental Health Crisis Calls for Service:…

Virtual Theaters Lift Curtains Around F.C.

By Mark Dreisonstok CREATIVE CAULDRON in Falls Church has turned to a mix of community-based shows and classes on its website while the theater can’t have in-person performances. (Photo: News-Press)The…

8th District Republicans tilt right in selecting Beyer challenger

The candidate who positioned himself as the more conservative in the field emerged the victor and will become the Republican challenger in a decidedly uphill battle to unseat U.S. Rep.…

House fire in Idylwood area displaces four

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and Arlington County Fire Department on May 27 at 8:34 p.m. dispatched units to a reported house fire in the 7100 block of…

Narcotics, firearms charges leveled in Tysons incident

Fairfax County police officers on May 24 at 6:39 p.m. stopped two men and a woman in the parking lot of Walmart, 1500 Cornerside Blvd. in Tysons, who allegedly were…
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Prince William

Police shut down U.S. 29 in Gainesville as protestors spill onto highway

They left the area. Now they’re back.

Protesters on Falmouth bridge target family with child, CS gas deployed

Protestors clashed with the Stafford sheriff's deputies again Monday night, this time of the Falmouth Bridge over the Rappahannock River.

Windows smashed after Manassas protests take violent turn

Windows at businesses along Liberia Avenue in Manassas were smashed following protest Sunday evening.

Police: Gainesville protesters spend two hours in roadway

Protesters in the roadway at Lee Highway and Linton Hall Road caused traffic to be diverted for nearly two hours Monday night, according to Prince William police.

City of Manassas Declares Unlawful Assembly Following Liberia Ave Protest, Sunday

Windows to Glory Days Grill (9516 Signal Hill Road) were broken and two Manassas City Police cruisers were vandalized. The post City of Manassas Declares Unlawful Assembly Following Liberia Ave…

Happening now: Protesters descend on Manassas for third day of demonstation

Protesters fanned out across Manassas on Monday afternoon in the latest in a series of protests in the Manassas area in the past three days following the death of 46-year-old…

Gainesville Supervisor Addresses Unlawful Assembly in his District

Gainesville Supervisor Candland (R) addressed the events Saturday night when the peaceful Black Lives Matter protest on Sudley Road turned into violent and police responded to the civil unrest. The…

Fredericksburg government offices close early in preparation for additional protests

The Fredericksburg City Government, in an abundance of caution for additional protests, has closed government offices at 2 p.m. according to a press release from the city's Public Information Officer,…

Critter Corner: Fighting the COVID 15

A friend who is a veterinary technician at an emergency clinic was lamenting recently about the increase in morbidly obese pets she has been seeing. We have been hearing on…

‘We’re going to do it in peace’

Manassas native Laz Holmes stood in front of the Wawa on Liberia Avenue holding a “Black Lives Matter” sign for hours Sunday afternoon, raising his fist as cars drove by…

$5 million grant program for small businesses taking applications in Prince William County

Small business owners in Prince William County have until the end of Friday, June 5, to apply for an emergency relief grant of up to $10,000 due to COVID-19.

UPDATED: Prince William adds 155 new COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

The Prince William Health District added fewer new COVID-19 cases on Monday but lost another resident to the disease, bringing the local death toll to 121.
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Reston / Herndon

Greater Reston Arts Center Debuts First Digital Summer Art Camp

As local camps announce cancellations for the summer, the Greater Reston Arts Center is transitioning to its first digital summer art camp. The program, which is geared toward children between…

Herndon Police Department Cruisers Get More ‘Modern’ Branding

The Herndon Police Department’s cruisers are getting a new look. All of HPD’s vehicles will have a more updated and modern design as part of the project, which is currently…

Frying Pan Farm Park Fundraiser Aims to Save Farm Animals

After Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon lost income from visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a fundraiser is working to provide care for the animals. The park, known around the…

FCPD Police Chief on Floyd’s Death: ‘Righteous Anger Needs to be Constructively Exercised’

As the sixth day of protests following George Floyd’s death at hands of a Minneapolis police officer continue, local law enforcement officials say they have faith the justice system will…

On Day One of Reopening, Customer Leaves $1,300 Tip at Reston Restaurant

A customer at a local Reston restaurant left a big welcome gift on Northern Virginia’s first day of reopening on Friday (May 29). The customer left a $1,000 tip for…

Monday Morning Notes

Reston Association Meetings Coming Up — RA’s board operations committee will meet virtually on June 8 at 6:30 p.m. A special board governance committee is also set for June 9…

Unlike County, Outdoor Dining Permits Required for Town of Herndon Restaurants

Restaurants in the Town of Herndon must apply for an outdoor dining permit as Northern Virginia’s reopening today opens up the opportunity for outdoor dining. The move comes as Fairfax…

Endangered Reston Man Still Missing After 19 Days

Local residents and family members are still searching for an endangered Reston man who went missing after walking out of Reston Hospital Center on May 10. Despite several community-wide efforts…

Vandalism, Theft Report at Hunters Woods Garden Plots

Vandalism and theft were reported at the Hunter Woods Garden Plots earlier this week, according to the Reston Association. RA is encouraging residents to “be aware of your surroundings when…

What’s Open, What’s Required as Fairfax County Reopens Today

COVID-19 restrictions have started to ease up around Fairfax County today (Friday). Now that the county is joining the first phase of Gov. Ralph Northam’s reopening plan, here’s what people…

Here Are the Reopenings, New Protocols Around Fairfax County

COVID-19 restrictions have started to ease up around Fairfax County today (Friday). Now that the county is joining the first phase of Gov. Ralph Northam’s reopening plan, here’s what people…

County Libraries to Start Contactless Services, Grab-and-go Pickup Next Week

Book lovers can check out books and pick up holds at Fairfax County Public Libraries beginning next week — albeit under different circumstances. On Monday, June 1, FCPL will kick…
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Tysons Corner / McLean

Photos: Mosaic District Starts to Welcome Back More People

Now that Fairfax County has started to ease some COVID-19 restrictions, new activity at the Mosaic District suggests that the shopping center may return to its pre-pandemic popularity. Tysons Reporter’s staff…

New CVS COVID-19 Testing Sites in Virginia Include Three Near Tysons

CVS announced dozens of new drive-thru testing sites for COVID-19 in Virginia with a few near Tysons. Of the 39 pharmacies offering the tests, two locations are near Merrifield and one is…

Police: Man Tried to Buy Maserati With Stolen Credit Cards, Fake IDs

Fairfax County Police arrested a man for allegedly trying to buy a Maserati in Tysons using fake IDs and stolen credit cards. The incident happened Thursday (May 28) morning at the Imperial Highline…

Fun Dessert Visitors: Scoops2U and Kona Ice Trucks

Laura Schwartz is a licensed Realtor in VA, D.C. and MD with McEnearney Associates in McLean. Reach the office at 703-790-9090. Since quarantine hit, Facebook stalking has been my new (okay, fine,…

House Fire in Idylwood Area Displaces Four Residents

Four people are displaced following a fire at their home in the Idylwood area last week. Fairfax County Fire and Rescue said that the fire started around 8:30 p.m. on…

FCPD Chief on Floyd’s Death: ‘Righteous Anger Needs to be Constructively Exercised’

As the sixth day of protests following George Floyd’s death at hands of a Minneapolis police officer continue, local law enforcement officials say they have faith the justice system will…

Parking Lots, Restrooms Reopening Along GW Parkway

Parking lots and restrooms are reopening along the George Washington Memorial Parkway. The National Park Service recently announced that the parking areas and restrooms will be available by Wednesday (June…

Tysons After Dark: Victory Comics Offers Supplies, Guide for Painting Miniatures

Nightlife is zilch in Tysons at the moment due to the pandemic. After a brief hiatus, the “Tysons After Dark” series is back to highlight different online and at-home activities…

Alcorn Addressing Damage Concerns With Tysons Restoration Project

After upcoming restoration projects sparked concerns from residents in a Tysons neighborhood, Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn is trying to minimize potential damage to local flora and fauna. Some…

Vienna Town Council to Hold Hearing on Next Steps for MAC Zone

The Vienna Town Council plans to hold a public hearing on Monday about what to do about the contentious Maple Avenue Commercial (MAC) zone. The hearing will solicit feedback from…

Where People Can Get Tested for COVID-19 Around Tysons

People wondering where they can go to get tested for COVID-19 in Virginia now have a new resource. The Virginia Department of Health made a map of facilities offering testing. Tysons…

Elementary School in Vienna Looking to Keep Modular, Trailers Until Renovation

As the Louise Archer Elementary School gears up for a renovation, the Vienna Planning Commission supports keeping temporary facilities at the school for a few more years. Currently, there are two trailers…
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Loudoun

Wegmans pulls out of deal in south Loudoun

The grocery store chain had signed a lease for a location in the future Arcola Center development. The post Wegmans pulls out of deal in south Loudoun appeared first on…

Interested to see what happened in #Loudoun over the weekend? Check out the Daily Incident Report (DIR) at https://bit.ly/DIR06012020  To receive this report via email, register here: and click the ‘Neighborhood Watch’ category. https://bit.ly/2Vgo9mY pic.twitter.com/5kyxmHvoOX

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Loudoun coronavirus testing site open with no wait

The test can determine if a patient currently has the Covid-19 virus. The post Loudoun coronavirus testing site open with no wait appeared first on The Burn.

Virginia Del. Samirah says he was tear-gassed during D.C. protests

Virginia state Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-86th) says he was sprayed with tear gas while peacefully protesting near the White House on Sunday night.

Fruitman: Our nation is at stake. Can we wait?

We know by now that we have suffered for three-plus years under President Donald Trump in ways that are absolutely unprecedented. The lies. The ignorance. The racism. The scandals. The…

Dickinson: Randall burning through our tax dollars

In April, President Donald Trump sent me a check for thousands of dollars. That same month, Loudoun County Chairwoman Phyllis Randall (D-At Large) sent me a bill for higher property…

Avila: Loudoun Soccer is stealing from local families

Imagine ordering a pizza online for delivery and paying for it, only to be told that not only were they not going to deliver it because of COVID-19, but they…

June 1 Update: Four new deaths, 36 new coronavirus cases reported in Loudoun County

Four more Loudoun County residents have died as a result of COVID-19, state health officials reported on Monday, bringing the county's total number of the coronavirus-related deaths to 66.

VHSL state champions: Loudoun teams have won 158 titles

Loudoun County public high schools have combined to win 158 Virginia High School League state championships in varsity team sports.

Loudoun County to hold second COVID-19 mass testing event Monday

Loudoun County has scheduled a second round of free, drive-through testing for COVID-19 at Philip A. Bolen Memorial Park in Leesburg for Monday beginning at 10 a.m.

New Cafe Rio Mexican restaurant opens Monday in Ashburn

The opening off the restaurant was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. The post New Cafe Rio Mexican restaurant opens Monday in Ashburn appeared first on The Burn.

Large crowds turn out for peaceful protest in Leesburg

The march was in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, who died while being arrested by local police officers. The post Large crowds turn out for peaceful…
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Alexandria

Living in Alexandria, Shopping nationwide, Saving all the time

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Residents of Alexandria know they have easy access to some of the best boutique shops in the state. You can spend hours strolling down King Street, weaving…

City of Alexandria Celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The City of Alexandria will celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month in June through a series of workshops and the display of Rainbow…

Tyler Crabtree Enjoys a Parade of Love on His 5th Anniversary of “No Mo Chemo”

Alexandria, VA – They lined up at Aldersgate Church in Alexandria while 11-year-old Tyler Crabtree was home with his family, quietly celebrating his 5th anniversary of finishing chemo. (all photos…

FTC Urges Alexandria Residents to Beware of Contact Tracing Scams

Pixabay photoAlexandria, VA – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning the public that scammers pretending to be contract tracers are using calls and text messages to steal private information.…

Alexandria Police Chief: I Witnessed a Homicide

Alexandria Police Chief, Michael Brown, gives an upodate to the media after the shooting in a baseball field where Republican members of Congress were practicing for a charity game. 14th…

Today Only, Metrorail and Metrobus Adjust Service Hours

The Braddock Road Metro station, Sept. 9, 2019. (Zebra file photo)Alexandria, VA – Today only, June 1, Metrorail will close one hour early, with last outbound trains departing at 8…

Watch members of the Alexandria Police Department speak from the heart about the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis on May 25: https://youtu.be/Rm-RA3hL7so  . To read an open letter from Chief Brown, visit http://alexandriva.gov/Police  .

Watch members of the Alexandria Police Department speak from the heart about the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis on May 25: https://youtu.be/Rm-RA3hL7so  . To read…

Wegmans is Increasing their Hours of Operation as They Adapt to Phase I

Alexandria, VA – As Virginia moves further into Phase 1 re-openings, Wegmans would like their customers to know they are increasing their hours of operation to 6 am – midnight…

Chief Brown has shared an open letter with the Alexandria community and the Alexandria Police Department: http://alexandriava.gov/115657 pic.twitter.com/TRP4BQm1aL

Chief Brown has shared an open letter with the Alexandria community and the Alexandria Police Department: http://alexandriava.gov/115657  pic.twitter.com/TRP4BQm1aL

A Letter to the Alexandria Community and the Alexandria Police Department

Last week, I too watched a video that shocked me in many ways.  Personally and professionally, I was appalled at what I saw.  I witnessed a homicide at the hands…

COVID-19 update for June 1: 1,981 cases, 45 deaths in Alexandria

By Staff As of June 1, the City of Alexandria has reported 1,981 positive cases of COVID-19 in Alexandria, including 45 fatalities. In addition, 192 Alexandria residents have been hospitalized…

Alexandria Sheriff Issues Statement on the Death of George Floyd

Alexandria, Virginia Sheriff Dana Lawhorne speaking at an Alexandria event earlier in the year.” (Photo: City of Alexandria)ALEXANDRIA, VA – ALexandria Sheriff Dana Lawhorne released the following statement over the…
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