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Owner's 3 rabbits quickly multiply, leading Loudoun Co. animal shelter to take in 40+ rabbits
April 13, 2024, 12:18 am | Source
The rabbits come from a home where their owner acquired three rabbits as pets. It didn't take long for that number to increase as the rabbits began reproducing.

Amazon surprises DMV students with engineering scholarships
April 12, 2024, 1:51 pm | Source
Each student received $40,000 over four years to study computer science or engineering.

'We just want our boys' | Family holds out hope, as 2 young boys fight for their lives after house fire
April 12, 2024, 1:18 pm | Source
Zachariah, 3, and William, 6, remain in the hospital in very serious condition.

Shooting in Fairfax County leaves man injured
April 12, 2024, 11:26 am | Source
The shooting happened just after 5 a.m.

Did Gov. Youngkin throw a wrench in Metro's budget plans?
April 11, 2024, 11:14 pm | Source
WMATA's GM says he is confident the budget will pass. But Gov. Youngkin's budget amendments would cost Northern Virginians more.

After three bomb threats in one day over drag performance, Freddie’s owner emboldened to fight back
April 11, 2024, 10:34 pm | Source
The Arlington LGBTQ+ bar owner said within the hour of a drag storybook hour show, he received the first bomb threat.

Brazen kidnappers used dolly to clean out victim's home while he was bound in back of van, DOJ says
April 11, 2024, 8:09 pm | Source
Timothy Delonte Williams and Jaevonn Archer, both of Maryland, are accused of keeping a man bound in the back of a van for five hours while burglarized his home.

Fairfax County residents voice concerns about 495 NEXT project
April 11, 2024, 5:46 pm | Source
The project is on track and expected to open to traffic next year.

Here's the full Wolf Trap 2024 concert lineup
April 11, 2024, 2:51 pm | Source
Get ready for a variety of artists to take the stage including John Legend, Patti LaBelle, Boyz II Men, and James Taylor to name a few.

Why Black pregnant women need more equitable healthcare
April 11, 2024, 1:13 pm | Source
Raising awareness is crucial, advocates say, to ensure that Black mothers are heard and receive proper care

Former Chantilly music teacher charged with child sexual abuse, police believe there are more victims
April 11, 2024, 3:16 am | Source
Prior to his move to Kansas, Riddell privately taught music in the Chantilly area. Loudoun County Public Schools also employed him between 2008 and 2013.

Child critically injured in I-95 crash in Prince George's County
April 10, 2024, 9:40 pm | Source
A child had to be air lifted and is in critical condition.

Young children among critically injured in Fairfax County house fire
April 10, 2024, 9:30 pm | Source
Firefighters rescued two trapped people from the home. Neighbors say they were young children.

Virginia high school teacher accused of soliciting a minor for sex act
April 10, 2024, 3:45 pm | Source
William Cody Smallwood was arrested on a felony count of using a communications system to propose a sex act to a minor.

Former assistant principal indicted on child abuse charges related to 6-year-old shooting teacher
April 10, 2024, 12:01 pm | Source
Ebony Parker faces 8 counts of child abuse, court records show; offenses occurred on the same day teacher Abby Zwerner was shot by her 6-year-old student.

Virginia man found guilty for dogfighting ring
April 9, 2024, 10:30 pm | Source
From at least May 2015 through August 2020 Mark Rodriguez and multiple co-conspirators exchange videos about dogfighting, and arrange/coordinate dog fights.

Arlington Co. needs more outreach on ranked choice voting for June and November elections
April 9, 2024, 9:42 pm | Source
Voters we talked to still weren't aware of what the voting style is. Arlington County election officials say they will aim to change that.

DOJ seeks 11 years in prison for VA man who smashed Speaker's Lobby door
April 9, 2024, 5:41 pm | Source
Zachary Alam, of Centreville, was convicted of 10 counts, including seven felonies, for his role in the Jan. 6 riot.

Pickleball players from NoVA, DC-Metro hoping to bring home prize at 2024 Minto US OPEN Pickleball Championships
April 9, 2024, 5:10 pm | Source
The event will host more than 3,000 amateur and professional pickleball players of all ages and skill levels.

Prince William County fire leaves 3 people without home
April 9, 2024, 2:45 pm | Source
The apartment was declared unsafe to live in by the building official.

Gov. Youngkin doesn't veto Virginia budget, but wants more than 200 amendments
April 8, 2024, 11:00 pm | Source
In a press conference, Gov. Youngkin said he wants to see Virginia's priorities fully funded without raising taxes. Democrats are skeptical.

2-vehicle crash on I-95 NB leaves 1 person dead
April 8, 2024, 4:46 pm | Source
Police are working to determine the cause of the deadly collision.

'That was an innocent baby in her stomach' | Family says Manassas woman was pregnant when she was killed by her cousin
April 8, 2024, 9:10 am | Source
Edward Jackson Bland, 36, is charged with killing his cousin Leann Harris, 34, and her friend Asia Payne, 22.

Police investigate shooting in Woodbridge near police station
April 7, 2024, 11:44 pm | Source
Police say a man was taken to a nearby hospital and is in stable condition. The investigation is ongoing. Police do not have a suspect in custody at this time.

After 64 years serving Prince William Schools, this teacher left the district $1 million
April 6, 2024, 12:28 pm | Source
Lillian Orlich served PWCS students for 64 years before retiring in 2017. The legendary teacher passed away in March.

Mom charged after elementary student brings gun to school in Alexandria
April 6, 2024, 11:29 am | Source
Alexa Dickens, 31, has been charged with allowing access to firearms by children, a class 1 misdemeanor.

No charges filed after officer shoots, kills man while responding to mental health crisis in Fairfax Co.
April 6, 2024, 3:38 am | Source
Jasper Aaron Lynch, 26, was shot and killed by police, after they responded to calls that he was having a mental health episode in 2022.

Herndon Police terminated from training academy after chief's complaints over Chinese signatures on certificates
April 5, 2024, 11:01 pm | Source
Herndon Police Chief Maggie DeBoard raised concerns about the academy's director signing the certificates in Chinese characters.

Former Clarke County Public School employee arrested for indecent liberties with a child
April 5, 2024, 10:28 pm | Source
State police initiated an investigation in July 2023 into allegations made against Shapiro while he was a Clarke County Public School employee.

This Virginia math teacher just received a major award
April 5, 2024, 4:42 pm | Source
Darnell Greene has served as a teacher, mentor, and coach for more than 21 years.

'They were cousins' | Family of Manassas woman who was killed says her accused killer was her cousin
April 5, 2024, 11:30 am | Source
Police say Edward James Jackson Bland, 36, is accused of shooting and killing two women, before carjacking a man and taking off.

Bill to ban child marriages in Virginia would give Commonwealth strongest protections in the DMV
April 5, 2024, 10:57 am | Source
Between 2000 and 2021 nearly 8,000 minors were married in Virginia, and 80% were underage girls married to adult men.

5 men facing charges for attempting to commit sexual acts with minors in Fairfax County
April 5, 2024, 9:39 am | Source
The men are facing a total of 12 felonies charges.

Virginia woman shot, killed while on call with 911 laid to rest
April 5, 2024, 3:20 am | Source
Anesha Isaacs, 30, is remembered as compassionate and funny. Police say her ex-boyfriend, who she had a restraining order against, shot her several times.

Prince George's Co. Police investigate deadly shooting in Woodlawn
April 5, 2024, 2:29 am | Source
Police have not yet determined a motive in this shooting.

Man convicted of sexually abusing non-verbal, special needs child
April 5, 2024, 12:25 am | Source
The man was on bond for similar charges from January 2023 when he moved into a camper in Louisa County.

Trial date set for man at center of thwarted Virginia church shooting plot
April 4, 2024, 4:52 pm | Source
If convicted on all counts, 35-year-old Rui Jiang could be sentenced to life in prison.

Future of Potomac Yard up in the air after arena deal fails
April 4, 2024, 1:12 pm | Source
Alexandria says the future development of the undeveloped land will likely be a much smaller project than the Monumental arena proposal.

A dog wall, banana stand, game room and art studio. An inside look at working at Amazon's HQ2
April 4, 2024, 11:33 am | Source
Employees are entitled to free coffee drinks and lattes from baristas. There’s also a banana stand, with the bananas handed out by "banistas."

Virginia woman wins the $1 million lottery by accident
April 4, 2024, 8:59 am | Source
The Virginia Lottery says the odds of matching all six numbers to win the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.

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