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Two Men Charged with Chantilly Murder of Herndon Man

Homicides surge in the first six months of 2021 in Fairfax County compared to 2020.

With 13 homicides reported across all of Fairfax County already this year, the unprecedented spike in killings is a concern.

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Significant Uptick in FCPD Officer-Involved Shootings

PERF review of FCPD policy and shooting incidents

Police Shootings

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Gunfire Exchange in the Town of Herndon

Two suspects in custody following officer-involved shooting.


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Apparent Double Murder-Suicide in Herndon

Mother who allegedly killed her two sons was an attorney who represented victims of abuse.

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Video Shows Fatal Police Shooting of Unarmed Suspect

Police body camera video shocks; reactions come in.

Police shooting video

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PERF: FCPD Lacked Crisis, Decision Making Training

5 of 7 police shooting incidents involved mental health crises, but training for such situations has been lacking for years.

Police training

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Hardening older FCPS Entrances to Secure Them from Shooters

Multilayered approaches to keep children safe in schools

School shootings

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A Chance to View the Fascinating and Incredible in Reston

2019 Audubon Photography Award Winners Exhibition.


Fundraiser in Reston for Moms Demand Action

Event Saturday, April 14 at Café Montmartre.

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South Lakes Students Join National Walkout

Nationwide event protests Congress’ inaction in response to gun violence.

Trust and Transparency Enhance Public Safety in Reston

Supervisor Alcorn hosts Hunter Mill Town Hall With FCPD

Leadership at the Fairfax County Police Department, Reston District Station are "very proud" of their work but acknowledge there is more work to come.

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Historic Herndon Oak Tree Removed

Nearly 200-year-old witness tree 'struggled' and obstructed sight triangle quadrant to the intersection.

In 1823, an acorn from an Overcup Oak tree sent up a shoot at what is now the corner of Elden and Center Streets in the Town of Herndon.

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Calling Leaders to Action in Wake of Police Shooting

Ecumenical Service links 60th anniversary of MLK’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail” with call to action about police use of force.

Police shooting

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Double Homicide in Herndon

Investigation underway.


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Reston Fulfills a Tree City Requirement

Pull out invasive plants; plant the native plants.

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Reston to Host BioBlitz 2018

Citizen-scientists sought in a real-world ‘Pokémon Go for Nature.’

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Fairfax County Police Use of Force

Police shooting incidents by chief tenure.

Ongoing series about the Fairfax County Police Department and its policies and history on use of deadly force.