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Police Shoot Armed Man in Lorton

Suspect was out on a warrant and in a van parked on a Newington area street; police say he pointed a gun at them.

Shooting in Lorton

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Arlington County Police Respond to Threat at Yorktown High School

Lockdown lasted more than three hours

Yorktown HS Threat

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Our Winter Visitors – Waterfowl in Mount Vernon

Waterfowl

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No Online Shopping This Year? No Worries, the Shelves Are Stocked.

Mount Vernon Gift Guide Part II

Mount Vernon Gift Guide 2

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Red Flags, Confiscated Guns

Police across Virginia use new law to disarm people courts determine to be dangerous.

Since Virginia's new red-flag law was signed by the Gov. Ralph Northam last year, according to data from the Virginia State Police, law enforcement officials across Virginia have issued 170 emergency substantial risk orders to temporarily confiscate firearms from people courts have determined could be dangerous. That includes 32 in Fairfax County, six in Arlington and five in Alexandria. Police officers and sheriffs deputies have also used the law in so-called "Second Amendment sanctuaries," including 13 risk orders in Virginia Beach and seven in Hanover County.

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Teen Film Makes It to the Alexandria Film Festival

A story about friendship, schoolwork and assumptions was shot in Old Town.

Teen Film in Festival

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A Tale of Two Claras in the Nutcracker

Juggling the roles makes for a whirlwind weekend at Metropolitan Arts School.

Nutcracker at Metropolitan

Column: Racial Injustice Is Violence

Develop evidence-based actions to protect dignity and humanity of Black and brown lives.

Racial justice

Needed: Tasers and De-escalation in Fairfax County

Needed: Tasers and De-escalation

No Charges In Fatal Maryland Shooting

Shooting

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They’re Back …For Now in Alexandria

Fractured Council votes 4-3 to temporarily restore SROs.

SRO

FCPS: Opportunities to Shine in Every Area

FCPS

Murder Investigation

Murder Investigation

Murder Investigation

Murder Investigation

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Snakeheads Are Thriving in Area Waters

Snakeheads taste like a tender pork chop, some say.

They lurk in the murky, sluggish shallows, their elongated bodies and splotchy, brown skin camouflaged in the shoreline’s woody detritus and dense vegetation.

Opinion: Commentary: Biden Can Do More to Keep Guns Out of Unsafe Hands

How badly do we want to reduce gun violence in America, whether from suicides, mass shootings, domestic violence or some combination of the above?

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Man Found Dead in Alexandria Apartment; Apparent Shooting

Detectives from Fairfax County Police Department Major Crimes Bureau continue to investigate after a 19-year-old man was found deceased Tuesday night, July 27, inside an apartment in the 3100 block of Southgate Drive in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County. Officers responded at 7:12 p.m. after a family member found Ronald Worthy Jr., of Alexandria, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds to the upper body.

Shots Strike Parked Vehicle in Clarendon

Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit is investigating a shots fired incident which occurred in the Clarendon neighborhood in the early morning hours of July 19, 2021.

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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.