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Woman struck by train near Courthouse Metro Station

A woman was struck by a train Thursday afternoon on the tracks near the Arlington Courthouse Metro Station, according to Arlington County Fire Department.

Woman struck by Metro train at Court House station

A woman was struck by a Metro train at Court House station on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (Courtesy Arlington Fire and EMS)A woman was struck by a Silver Line train…

BREAKING: Person Struck By Train at Courthouse Metro Station

(Updated at 5:40 p.m.) Arlington County firefighters are on scene at the Courthouse Metro station after a person was struck by a train. Initial reports suggest that a woman was…

Police Seek Public’s Assistance Locating Critically Missing Adult

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance locating a critically missing 68-year-old man. Mr. Paul Winfred Coleman was last seen approximately 10:00 a.m. on…

County Board to Consider Contract for Pershing Drive Safety Upgrades

The Arlington County Board is set to vote this weekend on a $1.4 million construction contract for improvements to N. Pershing Drive. The project calls for “Complete Streets” safety upgrades…

Hard Work and Tight Knit Community Keeps Bakeshop in Clarendon Thriving 10 Years On

In some ways, Justin Stegall has a hard time recognizing his bakery — Bakeshop at 1025 N. Fillmore Street in Clarendon — today, given how it started. When the shop opened, in…

Bob & Edith’s Diner to franchise. It’s the same size today that Five Guys was when it blew up.

Northern Virginia dining staple Bob & Edith’s Diner is recruiting investors to open franchise locations across the country. The chain, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in November, is looking to…

Excerpts From the W-L Alumni Lawsuit Over the High School’s Name Change

The Washington-Lee High School Alumni Association filed suit against the Arlington School Board last week, alleging that changing the school’s name to “Washington-Liberty” was done unlawfully and is causing harm…

Arlingtonian unopposed to retain seat on Republican National Committee

It’ll be a case of “four more years” for Arlington resident Morton Blackwell.

Some of Arlington’s Glass is Now Being Recycled into New Glass Products

As much as it seemed to make economic sense, the announcement last year that Arlington County would no longer recycle glass collected curbside struck many residents as wasteful. But there is…

Crime Report: January 23, 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…

Rosslyn Marriott Redevelopment Still Moving Forward, but Some Want More From the Project

A plan to redevelop the Key Bridge Marriott is moving forward, but some Arlington officials have lingering concerns about parking and impervious space at the site. At a Transportation Commission…
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Fairfax

Software developer Macedon expands Reston HQ, will double staff

“The quality of living in Northern Virginia and its proximity to Washington, D.C., helps us to attract and retain top talent,” founder and CEO Austin Rosenfeld said. (Courtesy Macedon Technologies)Reston,…

STAMP volunteers met the Valentine Challenge with 894 valentines

On Jan. 11, 76 volunteers including FCPS Board Members Karl Frisch, Karen Keys-Gamarra, and Rachna Sizemore Heizer; Principal Greg Brotemarkle; teachers on the STAMP committee; Waples Mill Elementary School students,…

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Reston generosity a ‘Boone’ for children in need

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Thirteen Fairfax County-based companies make Forbes ranking of ‘America’s Best Employers for Diversity 2020’

Thirteen Fairfax County companies rank among the top 500 on Forbes magazine’s third annual America's Best Employers for Diversity list for 2020. The list recognizes 500 companies across all industries…

Arlington ammunition sales up 339% from last year

Gun rights activists from across the country filled the state capital on

Update – Reported Attempted Abduction is a False Report

Detectives from the Major Crimes and Forensics Bureaus continued their investigation into the attempted abduction that was reported to have taken place on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in the 6600…

Madison Ice Hockey falls to McLean

The Madison Ice Hockey team was upended by McLean Friday night 3-9. McLean would score off of the opening faceoff and tally a 2nd goal about a minute later giving…

McLean-based DynCorp pays $1.5M to resolve kickback allegations

DynCorp International, LLC (DynCorp), located in McLean, has agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle civil fraud allegations involving two former DynCorp officials, Wesley Aaron Struble and Jose Rivera, who…

Henderson Top Geo Bee Contestants Determined

(Photo: FCCPS Photo/Carol Sly)The final for the Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School Geography Bee was last Thursday and finished in just under an hour. The top three placers were (from…

Joanna: It would be ‘really cool’ to be on ‘World of Dance’

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Prince William

Woodbridge H.S. teacher wins technology award

Katie Fielding, Woodbridge Senior High School’s instructional technology coach, has been named the Virginia Society for Technology in Education coach of the year.

Diocese of Arlington Bishop to visit Triangle

On Sunday, January 26, 2020, the Catholic Diocese of Arlington begins celebrating National Catholic Schools Week (January 26 - February 1).

Retiring admin says Stafford prepared for future growth and change

Stafford County Administrator Tom Foley will retire on July 1 after a 30-year career serving jurisdictions in Virginia.  

Woodbridge Airport historical marker destroyed 3 months after it was installed

A historical marker noting the location of the old Woodbridge Airport was destroyed.

County recognizes 6 with human rights awards

Six Prince William residents and one organization were recognized for their unique contributions to civil and human rights during a Jan. 18 ceremony celebrating Universal Human Rights Day.

Prince William schools will add two electric school buses in 2020

Dominion Energy plans to bring 50 electric school buses to 16 localities within its service area in 2020, including two in Prince William County. All 50 buses are expected to…

Va. Senate approves bill allowing transgender people to change their birth certificate

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Virginia Senate has passed a bill that would allow a person who changed their sex to get a new birth certificate, something the transgender community says…

How about Almond juice? Soy fluid?

RICHMOND, Va. -- As people drink less dairy milk and some turn to plant-based alternatives such as oat, soy and almond milk, dairy farmers say they're struggling. That’s why Virginia…

Manasssas bookstore building eyed for landmark status

The 108-year old Hibbs & Giddings building in Old Town Manassas is finally getting its due.

Prince William Schools Presents Options for Adding Natural Light to Older High Schools

The Prince William County School Board looked at options to bring more natural light into four of its older high schools at its Jan. 15 work session. The post Prince…

Manassas airport needs a new $7 million replacement tower

The observation tower overlooking the Manassas Regional Airport has reached the end of its useful life.

Smithsonian Metro Station to temporarily close on Friday

Planning on doing some sightseeing on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Friday?
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Reston / Herndon

New Glass Recycling Program Shatters Expectations

A new glass recycling program that went into effect in Fairfax County last year has shattered expectations, officials say. The policy shift resulted in the placement of several purple bins…

The Capital Burger to Open in Reston Town Center Next Week

The Capital Burger, which promises to bring a “luxe burger” experience, will open in Reston Town Center next. week. The restaurant, which is an extension of The Capital Grille, will…

Local Companies Rank High in National List for ‘Best Employers for Diversity’

Several Reston-based companies made it to a national list that recognizes employers for dedication to diversity and inclusion. The yearly list of 500 companies, which is compiled by Forbes magazine,…

Del. Ken Plum: Siege of the Capital

This is an opinion column by Del. Ken Plum (D), who represents Reston in Virginia’s House of Delegates. It does not reflect the opinion of Reston Now. This column is…

Reston Community Center Drive Collects Dresses for Kids in Need

As prom season approaches, the Reston Community Center is collecting lightly used formal wear to donate for students who might not be able to afford it themselves. The Diva Central…

Glitchy System Causes Changes to Reston Association Payment Portal

The Reston Association recently decided to institute a new payment method for its annual assessment fees. Starting later this week, people will be able to pay the 2020 assessment fee using…

Reston District Police Officers to Host Community Meeting

The Fairfax County Police Department’s Reston District Station is hosting a community meeting next week. The station’s neighborhood patrol unit will discuss their mission, training and community engagement efforts on…

Howell’s Bill to Update Absentee Voting Process Advances

A bill that no longer requires voters to provide an excuse to cast an absentee ballot cleared the Senate this week. The bill, which was introduced by Sen. Janet Howell…

Teen Arrested for Sexual Assault of Minor in Herndon

The Herndon Police Department announced an arrest in a 2019 sexual assault case yesterday (Tuesday). Police arrested a 15-year-old boy for sexual assault on Saturday, Jan 18. The incident happened…

Police: Two Businesses, Men Robbed Over the Weekend

Two businesses were robbed over the long weekend, according to the Fairfax County Police Department. On Monday, Jan. 20, a man threatened a clerk at CVS Pharmacy (2525 Centreville Road)…

JUST IN: Small Fire Breaks Out at The Signature Apartments

A small fire broke out at the Signature apartments in Reston Town Center this afternoon. Local fire and rescue crews put out the fire, which started on a stovetop around…

New Hunter Mill District Supervisor Sets Priorities For First Term

New Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn has plans to tackle a range of issues now that he’s joined the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. Alcorn recently met with journalists and…
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Tysons Corner / McLean

JUST IN: Tysons-Based DynCorp to Pay $1.5M to Settle Civil Fraud Allegations

DynCorp International, LLC has agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle civil fraud allegations, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. Located near the…

EXCLUSIVE: Biergarten, Sky Park to Open Atop Capital One Hall Next Year

A new beer garden in a sky park plans to open next year atop Capital One Hall. Construction is underway on the Capital One Center — the second phase of Capital…

Local Food Scene Appetizing Draw For Tysons Vacationers

Recently labeled by Forbes as a “hidden gem” getaway spot for travelers, Tysons has plenty of options for a vacation or staycation — especially for foodies. Tysons is undergoing major…

Falls Church Staff Look to Stop CIP Projects From Stalling

City of Falls Church staff want to create a guide to ensure the projects in the Capital Improvements Program all get completed. Currently, the staff is managing 26 projects —…

2020 Presidential Campaign Events, Activities Around Tysons

Editor’s Note: Tysons Reporter does not endorse any specific candidate for the upcoming 2020 election.  With the upcoming November presidential elections, several candidates have campaign offices and events in Tysons’…

American Tandoor Temporarily Closed in Tysons Corner Center

  Diners looking to eat Indian cuisine at American Tandoor in Tysons will need to find another restaurant for the time being. American Tandoor is “temporarily closed until further notice,” a…

Gannett, Capital One Among Tysons Companies on Forbes’ Diversity List

Seven companies in the Tysons area landed on Forbes’ “America’s Best Employers for Diversity 2020” list. In total, 13 Fairfax County-based companies made the list, according to the Fairfax County…

JUST IN: Falls Church Man Arrested for Alleged Sexual Relationship With Student

Fairfax County police arrested a Falls Church man today for an alleged inappropriate sexual relationship with a high school student. Police charged 57-year-old Philip Spivey with four counts of indecent liberties by…

EXCLUSIVE: Traveling Players Ensemble Finds Permanent Home in Tysons

The Traveling Players Ensemble now has its first permanent indoor facility since the organization’s founding 18 years ago. And it’s in Tysons. Located in Tysons Corner Center, adjacent to the former…

Board of Zoning Appeals Delays Decision on Newport Academy

Fairfax County’s Board of Zoning Appeals has delayed making a decision on appeals of a zoning determination for a controversial teen rehab facility proposed in McLean. Newport Academy, a therapy program for teens with…

Verse Condos to Hold Grand Opening in The Boro

A luxury tower with condominiums plans to celebrate its grand opening this weekend in The Boro. Known as Verse, the 25-story-tall tower offers one-, two- and three-bedroom condos, along with a private…

Bodega Now Open Near Dunn Loring Metro Stop

A neighborhood market tucked into the Halstead Square apartment complex is now open. The Bodega (2730 Gallows Road) opened last Tuesday (Jan. 14), according to its website and Instagram. Shoppers can find…
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Loudoun

Suder is first player at Riverside to score 1,000 points

Senior Elizabeth Suder is the first student-athlete at Riverside High School to score 1,000 career points in varsity basketball. Riverside opened in 2015.

Steinberg, Burk, Martinez: Colleagues are hatching plot to oust town attorney

In what appears to be a concerted strategy to assist a Loudoun County developer in his attempt to subvert the planning processes of both the Town of Leesburg and Loudoun…

Leesburg councilman claims four colleagues planning to oust town attorney

Leesburg Town Councilman Neil Steinberg, Mayor Kelly Burk and Vice Mayor Fernando “Marty” Martinez leveled accusations this week that their council colleagues are planning to show Town Attorney Barbara Notar…

Annual Grassroots Campaign Raises $1 Million in One Month for Cancer-Fighting Technology

(BPT) - Cycle for Survival’s indoor cycling fundraisers are known for their party-like atmosphere with dancing, music, colorful team signs, and a sea of orange pom poms. Behind the event-day…

How to find the best tires for winter driving

(BPT) - Here’s something you may not know: All-season tires are only meant for year-round driving if you live in the extreme southern United States.

4 simple steps to reduce the cost of diabetes medications

(BPT) - Approximately 30 million people in the U.S. are living with diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many require insulin to manage their condition, but…

Virginia Senate passes ‘red flag’ gun law over fierce opposition

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Senate approved legislation Wednesday that would allow authorities to take guns away from people deemed dangerous to themselves or others, as the state moves…

Photos: Loudoun Valley earns key Dulles District win over Tuscarora

The Loudoun Valley Vikings defeated the host Tuscarora Huskies 83-67 in varsity girls' basketball Tuesday night in Leesburg. The Vikings remain undefeated this season at 10-0.

Loudoun’s all-state football player selections

Broad Run, Briar Woods, Independence, John Champe, Loudoun County, Loudoun Valley, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge, Tuscarora and Woodgrove high schools are represented by student-athletes on Virginia High School League all-state…

Plasma Donations Can Add Up to Life-Changing Medicines for People All Around the World

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Origin Story of the SUV Wowing the Auto Industry and Consumers Alike [Video]

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Pennsylvania man facing multiple charges after Great Falls crash

A Pennsylvania man was arrested Wednesday in Great Falls after allegedly driving while intoxicated and committing a hit-and-run, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.
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Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA DOG: Juju Needs Your Help

ALEXANDRIA, VA – 8-week-old Juju was brought to the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria when someone saw her limping on the side of the road. “An examination from our shelter…

Poor Robert’s Ruminations with Rob Whittle: Only in Alexandria

Some things could only happen in Alexandria. For example, only here does the water company make the return slip in your bill upside down. Only here do we take a…

ACPS receives grant for five electric school buses

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Alexandria City Public Schools will be purchasing five electric school buses thanks to a recent grant from Dominion Energy, ACPS announced on Jan. 17. The…

Alexandria Times’ first podcast arrives next week

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Speak Easy, the Alexandria Times’ first foray into the world of podcasting, is set to hit the airwaves next week on Jan. 29. Based around…

One hospitalized in Van Dorn Street crash

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com A vehicle crash on Van Dorn Street resulted in the hospitalization of one person on Wednesday morning. The accident occurred on North Van Dorn Street…

Alexandria couple clears T.C. lunch debt

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Jay and Arline Hoffman of the Hoffman Company, the developer behind Hoffman Town Center, paid off all $18,500 in student lunch debt at T.C. Williams…

City, ACPS exploring co-located housing at Douglas MacArthur

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Members of the MacArthur Advisory Committee and the community were left scrambling last week after the city indicated it would be exploring affordable housing on…

Celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage

By Gayle Converse and Pat Miller “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State…

Appeal of Alexandria Presbyterian Church expansion heads to council

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com A local church’s expansion project has nearby residents reading up on their scripture. “If one of the rules of the good book is to love…

City of Alexandria to Host Opening Ceremony for New Glass Recycling Bin

Alexandria, VA – The City of Alexandria invites the public to attend an opening ceremony for the newly installed purple glass-only bin at MOM’s Organics Market (3831 Mt. Vernon Ave.)…

Welcome to Flag Star Football In Alexandria and Arlington

Alexandria, VA – This organization is about positive coaches who love teaching. They’re about supportive parents and compassionate referees.We’re about low-pressure environments where kids can just play!  WHO THEY ARE…

Bill would require Northern Va. stores to collect abandoned shopping carts

If you go to a grocery store, chances are you toss your items in a shopping cart, but what’s convenient at the store is becoming a nuisance in Northern Virginia.…
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