The revelation by Alexandria police in the murder investigation of music teacher Ruthanne Lodato has put a renewed focus on the decade-old murder of Nancy Dunning and last November's murder of transportation planner Ronald Kirby. On Thursday, Kirby’s widow spoke with FOX 5 about her husband’s death.
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for some areas of the D.C. area for possible freezing rain and sleet during Friday morning’s commute. More>>
Alexandria police say the murder of a popular music teacher could be connected to two other murders that have taken place in the city over the course of the last 10 years. More>>
A District of Columbia landmark is expanding across the Potomac. Ben's Chili Bowl opened its first location in Virginia on Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Arlington.
It is a murder that remains unsolved to this day. Nancy Dunning, the wife of a former Alexandria sheriff, was shot to death in her Del Ray home on December 5, 2003. More>>
Thursday will mark one month since an Alexandria music teacher was murdered in her home. Police have received hundreds of tips, but still haven't made an arrest. Alexandria police will hold a press conference Thursday afternoon to update the community on where the investigation stands and provide some new details.
People who depend on a community food bank in Fairfax County are on edge. The food bank has lost hundreds of thousands in funding and it could be forced to close its doors. More>>
The father of a slain grocery store clerk has come forward to ask people to help solve the mysterious murder, which happened last week in Woodbridge, Va. The reward for helpful information in the case has gotten a lot larger. More>>
The clean up continues after a huge concrete slab fell from a truck near the intersection of Route 123 and Silver Brook Road Wednesday morning. More>>
Citing interference, the lead investigator of the events that led to an attack on a Virginia state senator by his son has resigned. More>>
An appeals court has affirmed the second-degree murder conviction of a former University of Virginia lacrosse player who fatally beat his ex-girlfriend. More>>
It's Fat Tuesday, and also National Pancake Day! What better way to celebrate the last day before the beginning of lent then with free pancakes. IHOP is offering a free short stack of its buttermilk pancakes, and in return, they hope you'll make a donation to one of their charities.
A snowstorm that dumped more than half a foot of snow on parts of the South, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast is being followed by unusually frigid temperatures. More>>
FOX 5’s Annie Yu on the latest snow conditions in Virginia. More>>
March may not come in like a lion everywhere across the nation, but winter will roar during the first several days of the month and impact more than 100 million people. More>>
Police in Prince William County handed out Crime Solvers flyers in and around Plantanillos Grocery and Jewelry Store on Jefferson Davis Highway. They distributed them to motorists and went door-to-door in area apartment complexes hoping someone will be able to help solve the brazen double shooting at the store on February 21. More>>
By 2017, each and every Arlington Public Schools student would have an iPad or other tablet for their own use and to take home at night if the schools superintendent gets his wish. More>>
Metro's proposal to raise fares hits the poor and disabled hardest. On Thursday, some of them sent a message loud and clear that they don't like it. Now some board members are questioning whether the price is too steep. More>>
A Virginia family is so desperate for marijuana for their 15-month-old son that they will soon be moving thousands of miles away to Arizona to get it. More>>
Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia have each committed $25 million to fund upgrades to the Metro transit system. More>>
Metro's proposal to raise fares is proving very unpopular. After a series of public hearings and surveys, a large majority of people don't like it and some say they will use Metro less if the price goes up. More>>
Teachers in Fairfax County have not gotten much in the way of raises in recent years. But to get more money, they may have to convince the Board of Supervisors to raise the rate at which property is taxed. More>>
Hours after we first showed you video of a burglary at a Maryland home in Prince George's County, the car used by the suspects was found in the District. Police now believe the car was first stolen from a home in Alexandria, Va.
Some local students and parents are scratching their heads over the decision of many area school districts to not delay classes Wednesday morning. The early snowstorm caused many kids to get to school late. More>>
Snow has moved out of the Washington, D.C. region but not before causing traffic accidents and delays during the morning commute. More>>
If you were surprised by the heavier than expected snowfall we got this morning, don’t be surprised when you wake up to more of the white stuff tomorrow. A new winter weather advisory has been issued, and we’ve got more snow on the way across the D.C. region. More>>
It's been one delay after another for Metro rail riders: cold weather cracking rails, trains malfunctioning. So how can Metro say less than one in 10 trains are late? It comes down to your definition. On Metro rail, what is on time for Metro may not be what is on time to you.
A daily task for many people in this Arlington community became a deadly one Monday morning. Arlington County police say 39-year-old Jennifer Lawson died after being hit by a commercial dump truck while putting her child into their minivan. More>>
A Virginia family made a surprising discovery this weekend -- human remains. They knew there was an old family cemetery on their property. But now, some of those bones have been dug up.
For a third time, officials say construction delays will push back the scheduled opening of a $2.8 billion extension of the region's Metrorail system in northern Virginia. More>>
Last week's thaw was a mere tease for the Midwest and Northeast with the polar vortex set to make an encore performance this week. More>>
Jane Seeman, mayor of Vienna, has lost her battle with lung cancer. Seeman died Sunday. She served seven terms as mayor beginning in 2000. Before that, Seeman had been on the Vienna town council. She had lived in Vienna since 1968. More>>
This month marks the one-year anniversary of a life-changing day for Alexandria Police Officer Peter Laboy, who was shot in the head during a traffic stop. Now we hear how Laboy and his family are doing.
A pedestrian was killed just before 5:00 a.m. near Fort Belvoir. The accident happened just outside Tulley Gate on Route 1 in Newington, Virginia.
A man is dead and a police officer was injured after a stabbing in Fairfax County. The incident happened at an apartment on John Marshall Drive. Police say they found a man dead and a woman injured inside of an apartment unit around 6:30 a.m. Thursday. During a chase with a possible suspect, a police officer was injured. The investigation is continuing at this time. More>>
There was a close call for some students heading to school Thursday morning. Their bus got caught in a hole caused by a water main break near North 37th and North Harrison Streets in Arlington. The students attend Williamsburg Elementary. No one was injured but the students had to be escorted to their school by foot. The bus has since been pulled out of that hole. More>>
Arlington County Police say officers shocked a school cafeteria manager with an electronic device after she allegedly told police she had a gun and reached toward her back. More>>
The U.S. Naval Academy has identified a midshipman who died in a car crash on campus. More>>
The mother of a University of Virginia lacrosse player slain by her boyfriend is urging Congress to create a day to increase awareness of dating violence. More>>
A serial armed robber is targeting women in Loudoun County, but he isn't just demanding their money. Authorities say he is also making them take off some of their clothing. It has happened at least four times since December in neighborhoods in Sterling, Va.
When you think about a college student earning a scholarship, maybe you think about a great athlete or an academic superstar. The man you are about to meet is raising scholarship money for something else. It is something he loves and he is putting in the work to prove it. More>>
The streets of Old Town Alexandria came alive Monday afternoon for a Presidents Day parade honoring Virginian George Washington, for whom the nation pauses to celebrate each year on the third Monday of February. More>>
A Virginia couple is trying solve a parking ticket mystery. They keep getting notices in the mail claiming they parked in places they have never been and in a car they don't own. More>>
A reserve police officer from Waynesboro who was found dead Feb. 6 is being remembered at a memorial in Charlottesville. More>>
At about a dozen courthouses throughout Virginia, gay couples attempted to get marriage licenses on Valentine's Day. The effort came only about 12 hours after a federal judge issued a ruling that Virginia's constitutional ban on gay marriage is improperly discriminatory. However, the judge stayed her order to allow an appeal. More>>
With Virginia's gay marriage ban overturned, the legal fight over same-sex unions in that state goes to a court that has shifted to the left since President Barack Obama's election. More>>
Operations are returning to normal at the airports serving Washington and Baltimore a day after a winter storm that dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the region. More>>
A federal judge ruled Thursday that Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, making it the first state in the South to have its voter-approved prohibition overturned. More>>
It's time to clean up the mess! Snow-blowers and shovels are sure to be out in full force Friday after round two of snow Thursday night. Road crews are warning motorists to drive cautiously and to beware of slippery conditions.
Whether it's their first time or the tenth time, kids playing in the snow is a timeless activity. Many of you shared your precious memories of your child basking in the glory of snow with us and we put some of them together in a photo gallery. More>>
Playing in the snow is usually always a good time -- especially for your pets. Here are some of the pictures we received from our FOX 5 viewers of the animals who took in the pleasure of the white stuff. More>>
Tow trucks are working to remove a tractor-trailer that ran off a ramp near the Wilson Bridge. More>>
A winter storm that dumped more than a foot of snow in some parts of the Mid-Atlantic region is causing few power outages even after precipitation changed to an icy mix in some areas. More>>
Metro has suspended most bus service, but Metrorail is running with all stations open. More>>
We were predicting lots of snow and this winter storm delivered! With a lot of snow out there, our FOX 5 viewers came through with some very creative snowmen and snow sculptures. Check them out in our photo gallery. More>>
The Triple A auto club is telling motorists whose vehicles are snowbound in their driveways to wait it out. More>>
The Virginia Department of Transportation says 2,500 workers and more than 12,000 plows and other snow-fighting equipment are clearing snow-covered interstates and primary roads, even as snow continues to fall in the northern part of the state. More>>
Hundreds of flights have been canceled at the three airports serving the Washington and Baltimore areas as a result of a major winter storm. More>>
The nation's capital and surrounding areas are shut down as snow blankets the region. More>>
The snow is here and FOX 5 viewers are sending in their #fox5snowday pictures to us.Take a look at our photo gallery of some of the views from around the area. More>>
A Virginia Department of Transportation contract worker who was operating a salt spreader was killed Thursday when he was struck by a second VDOT truck along a Virginia roadway. The worker had pulled his truck off onto the shoulder near Belmont Ridge Road at the intersection of Chesterton Street in Ashburn, Va.. shortly before 6:00 a.m. The worker was standing near the rear of the vehicle when he was struck by a second VDOT truck. The man who was struck was transported to Loudou... More>>
A storm bringing heavy ice and snow has arrived in the D.C. area Wednesday night and is expected to bring heavy accumulations throughout the region. The weather has caused most school districts along with federal government offices in the area to close.
Md. Gov. Martin O'Malley and Va. Gov. Terry McAuliffe have declared a state of emergency in advance of a winter storm projected to dump several inches of snow in the area.
When will the snow get to you-- and where will the heaviest of it fall? Check out our Futurecast to get hour-by-hour predictions as the FOX 5 Weather Team tracks the latest round of winter weather in the D.C. region.
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With more than 1 foot of snow forecast in some parts of Virginia, travelers are being warned that emergency roadside teams may only be able to respond to motorists in hazardous situations. More>>
Virginia's largest utility is girding for a heavy, wet snow that has the potential to bring down trees, limbs and power lines. More>>
Police restricted access to streets in a residential neighborhood to search for evidence in a shooting that left a music teacher dead and nearby residents rattled. More>>
A storm bringing heavy ice and snow to the interior South will reach the Northeast Wednesday night and Thursday with heavy snow, gusty winds and disruptions to travel and daily activities. More>>
Authorities have identified a slaying victim in Blacksburg as a Virginia Tech student. Virginia Tech says Blacksburg police identified the victim as Samanta Shrestha, a senior from Vienna.
Alexandria community members held a moment of silence Monday in honor of 59-year-old Ruthanne Lodato, four nights after the beloved music teacher was shot and killed at the front door of her home.
A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for the D.C. region from Wednesday night to Thursday night for a storm that could possibly bring five or more inches of snow.
Celebrating the long-standing ties between their nations, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande on Monday toured the sweeping Virginia estate owned by Thomas Jefferson, the former American president and famed Francophile. Obama's rare out-of-town trip with a foreign leader opened two days of events marking Hollande's state visit to the United States. More>>
The FBI is now helping in the murder mystery of a music teacher in Alexandria. Despite hundreds of tips and at least one false-sighting, the man depicted in a composite sketch released by police remains on the loose.
The American Red Cross is asking for more donors to help restock the blood supply after winter weather in January caused numerous cancellations of blood drives across the country. More>>
Prosecutors have dropped charges that three people were involved in a Waynesboro reserve police officer's murder. More>>
The search for a gunman continues in the murder of a popular Alexandria music teacher. Police do not have a motive for the double shooting that killed 59-year-old Ruthanne Lodato and wounded another woman.
Police say they are looking into a possible gang affiliation with three people arrested in connection with the death of a Virginia reserve police officer. More>>
A couple of weak storms will bring some light snow to the Washington D.C. area this weekend. More>>
Police are investigating a shooting of two women at a home Thursday morning in Alexandria. One of the victims, a music teacher, has died. More>>
The Tuskegee Airmen are one of the most famous flying units in U.S. history. On Thursday, they said a final farewell to one of their own. More>>
A Woodbridge, Va., family has been following the developments in the Cecil Mills case. They reached out to FOX 5 because they thought our viewers should know about another emergency. It was a heart attack that also happened in public, but had much a different ending. More>>
What do you do if you have a very overcrowded elementary school in a built-up suburb? Well, in the case of Bailey's Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences in Fairfax County, Va., officials have bought a $10 million office building. They plan on turning it into a school by this fall. More>>
A judge has sentenced former Arlington County sheriff's deputy Craig Patterson, 45, to six years in prison for voluntary manslaughter. That sentence upholds one handed down by a jury in December.
A judge has sentenced former Arlington County sheriff's deputy Craig Patterson, 45, to six years in prison for voluntary manslaughter. That sentence upholds one handed down by a jury in December.More>>
Two people were killed in an accident on Interstate 95 in Prince William County. The accident happened in the northbound lanes when a tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle collided. More>>
Arlington County police are on the lookout for two suspects in a brazen bank robbery that occurred around 12:15 p.m. Wednesday. The BB&T Bank on South Quincy Street in a bustling area of Shirlington was the target.
School officials say two senior students at Langley High School in Fairfax County have died this week. One of the students died Monday and the other on Tuesday. Fairfax County Public Schools and police officials are releasing few details about the deaths.
Authorities say a swan was rescued from the ice at a neighborhood lake in Spotsylvania County last week. More>>
Mid-Atlantic commuters are dealing with tricky travel in the wake of an ice storm. More>>
A winter storm of ice and wintry mix will hit the D.C. area Tuesday night and Wednesday. More>>
A recall effort against a Loudoun County supervisor known for anti-gay rhetoric is temporarily on hold after a judge recused himself. More>>
The ban on same-sex marriage is just like an old Virginia law that made interracial marriages illegal, and it's time for Virginia to stop discriminating against gays and lesbians, a state attorney told a federal judge Tuesday. More>>
An out-of-control car slammed into a northern Virginia barber shop Monday afternoon sending two people to the hospital. More>>
The next storm will hit the Washington, D.C., area Tuesday night into Wednesday with a new round of travel delays and disruptions to daily activities at least in part of the area. More>>
Two men have died and a third suffered serious injuries after police say a driver tried to flee a potential DWI arrest. More>>
An occupational therapist was arrested after police say he sexually assaulted a woman at a Virginia health center. More>>
The D.C. region enjoyed a warm weekend, but things are about to change. The FOX 5 Weather Team is tracking several storms that will bring winter back to the area this week-- and the first comes just in time for Monday. More>>
Matt Plumer has always had an oversized personality. That hasn't changed. But his oversized waistline has changed. Now the 35-year-old from Reston, Va., and his wife could fit in his old jeans.
A Virginia rock climber has been indicted on a manslaughter charge, accused of killing a friend with a claw hammer at the Chesapeake Ohio Canal National Historical Park in Maryland. More>>
Lawyers for former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are set to square off with prosecutors next week over who the former first couple can speak with prior to their July trial on corruption charges. More>>
Authorities in Virginia say they've ticketed more than 700 drivers in the past six months for texting behind the wheel. Virginia made it a punishable offense back in July. More>>
A trip that typically takes a couple of hours when all is said and done in Atlanta turned into 27 hours of travel for acclaimed interior designer Barry Darr Dixon of Warrenton, Va. More>>
A group of voters in Sterling, Va., is employing a little-used state law in an effort to remove an elected official from office. The target is Loudoun County Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R -- Sterling). More>>
This cold weather is doing a number on water mains all across the region. You have seen them: crews tearing up roadways to fix the underground pipes. But we are also hearing about indoor water pipes that are bursting in record numbers this winter causing serious damage to homes all across the metro area.
Three years after her daughter disappeared, a Virginia mother is making a renewed plea for anyone with information about the case to come forward. More>>
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory until 6 a.m. Wednesday for many areas in the southern and eastern part of Maryland and Virginia. More>>
The Fairfax County Public School System admits it mistakenly hired seven convicted felons which is a violation of state law. School officials made the first discovery in the fall of 2012. More>>
Another deep freeze will engulf the Washington, D.C. area resulting in negative wind chills for some areas during the overnight hours.
A Virginia state senator whose mentally ill adult son attacked him before killing himself said Monday the stigma attached to mental health issues has resulted in a lack of awareness and support that leaves the mentally ill to "struggle in silence." More>>
Fairfax County fire investigators remain on the scene of a devastating town house fire. It happened on Towne Manor Court in the Mount Vernon area around 3:15 a.m. Monday. A man was rescued from the home and flown to the hospital. At this time, he remains there in an unknown condition. Another man was able to make it out of the home safely. One dog died in the blaze but four others were rescued. More>>
The Federal Trade Commission continues to crack down on scammers posing as tech support experts to get access your personal information online. Even so, hundreds of people fall victim every day.
The frigid temperatures led to some headaches for school officials and parents in Fairfax County, Va., on Friday when more than 150 school buses wouldn't start. More>>
Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen McDonnell, have formally pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges. Two different judges sternly warned attorneys connected with the case against leaking information to the media. More>>
Nobody has a greater vested interest in seeing Virginia's gay marriage ban overturned than same-sex couples living in the Commonwealth. More>>
Saying it's time for Virginia to be on the "right side of history and the right side of the law," the newly-elected attorney general announced he will not defend the constitutional amendment that bans gay marriage. More>>
The cold temperatures have left many drivers going nowhere fast. AAA Mid-Atlantic is reporting nearly 10,000 calls for service since the snow fall and arctic blast set in on Tuesday. More>>
Some local school systems have maxed out their snow days and may have to add instructional days at the end of the school year. Other districts have no problem at all with snow days. More>>
A judge has refused to delay former Gov. Bob McDonnell's initial court appearance on a 14-count federal corruption indictment. More>>
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife are accused of taking at least $165,000 in loans and gifts to help the chief executive of a health supplement company peddle his products. But proving the couple broke the law may be difficult. More>>
We asked for your snow pictures and you all delivered! Our FOX 5 viewers sent in their photos using the #fox5snowday hashtag on how they spent their snow day and we got a lot of great ones!
We asked for your snow pictures and you all delivered! Our FOX 5 viewers sent in their photos using the #fox5snowday hashtag on how they spent their snow day and we got a lot of great ones!More>>
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, once viewed as a rising star in the GOP, and his wife were indicted Tuesday on federal corruption charges accusing the couple of accepting tens of thousands of dollars in loans, shopping sprees, money for their daughter's wedding — and even a joyride in a Ferrari — from the owner of a company that makes health supplements. More>>
Police in Prince William County say four people were taken to hospitals after a drive-by shooting at a Manassas sports bar and restaurant. More>>
The nation remembers civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Junior on Monday. There are numerous events in this area to honor his legacy including the National Cathedral in northwest which will celebrate his life through a day of music and poetry.
The CDC says flu activity is high in Virginia, and state health officials have reported their first pediatric flu death this season. The news comes just as flu season begins to hit its peak in the region.
The City of Fairfax is now poised to become to first jurisdiction in Virginia to try to control its deer population with a sterilization procedure. A state agency issued the permit Wednesday night. Tranquilizing and sterilizing female deer could begin in less than a month. More>>
Police and U.S. Postal Inspectors are looking for help from the public to find three men who robbed a mail carrier. More>>
A Virginia woman auditioned on American Idol and earned her ticket to Hollywood on Wednesday night. More>>
A Fairfax County woman is one of four finalists for the 2014 National Teacher of the Year. More>>
The top elected official in Fairfax County on Wednesday said "no" to the request by the new superintendent of schools to raise local education spending by 5.7 percent. That almost certainly means larger class sizes in Fairfax County schools next year.
If you’re from the Chantilly, Va. area, one of the faces on American Idol’s Season 13 premiere might look familiar. Munfarid Zaidi—the last contestant to audition in Wednesday night’s episode—went to Chantilly High School! More>>
Veteran Rep. Jim Moran announced Wednesday that he will retire from Congress after 12 terms representing northern Virginia. More>>
A Navy fighter jet crashed Wednesday in Atlantic waters off Virginia and the lone pilot was in critical condition after he ejected and was rescued, the Navy said. More>>
A Virginia Railway Express (VRE) train hit and killed a pedestrian on the tracks near Roberts Parkway in Burke,Virginia on Wednesday morning. More>>
Virginia gun control advocates and Democratic lawmakers say they are hopeful they can enact new measures restricting gun ownership by criminals and the mentally ill. More>>
It's going to take a good deal of time and energy, but a young man from Great Falls, Va., says his mission to map and then end the scourge of cyber-bullying hits close to home. Viraj Puri is a tech-savvy 13-year-old eighth grader hoping to use the internet to help save lives.
A Virginia lawmaker wants to make it a crime to distribute a sexually explicit image of others without their permission, a phenomenon called "revenge porn." More>>
Alexandria, a Northern Virginia city steeped in Civil War history, is considering repeal of an old law requiring certain new streets to be named for Confederate generals. More>>
Fairfax County Police say officers removed more than 1,200 laptop computers from the home of a public schools employee who has been charged with embezzlement. More>>
Days after taking office, Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia told the General Assembly on Monday evening that Medicaid eligibility should be expanded in the state. More>>
Fairfax County is thinking of ways to help students get that extra sleep. A team of sleep science experts from Children's National Medical Center were hired last spring. They are looking into the benefits of starting the school day later for Fairfax County high school students. More>>
Freezing rain Friday morning caused a lot of problems on area roadways. In Loudoun County, 23 school buses got stuck on ice covered roads, stranding some students for up to three hours. More>>
The painting that was supposedly purchased for a few dollars at a flea market is going home to the Baltimore Museum of Art. The picture had been stolen from that museum in 1951. The painting is by the famous French impressionist Renoir.
An advocate for homeless female veterans won the biggest bet of her life this week, skirting a deadline and securing the funds she needed to purchase a house. More>>
An Arlington County fire engine responding to a water main break became stuck in a pothole Friday. The accident happened around 8:30 a.m. near the intersection of 17th Street North and North Harrison Street in Arlington. It took several hours before the engine was freed. No one was injured in the accident. More>>
The number of students per classroom in Fairfax County public schools would go up, slightly under next fiscal year's proposed budget. That's because some teachers' positions, as well as those of administrators and custodians, will be reduced.
Ever feel moved to give negative feedback about a restaurant, company or product online, anonymously? What if the company knew who you were? A new court ruling involving an Alexandria-based carpet cleaner could be a game changer for consumer reviews.
If your child attends a Fairfax County public school, there's an important announcement coming tonight that you won't want to miss. At a public business meeting, new superintendent Karen Garza is expected to bring to light issues that could affect students. More>>
Rescuers called off their search Thursday for a sailor missing since a Navy helicopter with five crew members aboard crashed in the ocean off the Virginia coast, the Coast Guard said. More>>
Outgoing Virginia Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell apologized in a major speech Wednesday to lawmakers for a gift scandal that eroded his political standing, but claimed strong economic leadership and new transportation funding as lasting achievements. More>>
A Navy helicopter with five crew members crashed into the ocean off the Virginia coast during a routine training mission Wednesday, killing two crew members and leaving two in the hospital, the U.S. Navy said. Rescuers searched into the night for a fifth sailor. More>>
The trial of two daycare workers accused of cruelty to children was postponed Wednesday after their attorneys said they needed more time to prepare. There were angry words Wednesday from the parents of children who were allegedly abused at daycare.
In his opening remarks to the Virginia House of Delegates, Speaker William J. Howell [R] expressed firm opposition to accepting the federal offer to pay for an expansion of Medicaid in the Commonwealth. More>>
Officers seized hashish, marijuana seeds and a marijuana cookie from a Las Vegas man flying back from Amsterdam. More>>
A man and a woman are dead in an apparent murder-suicide in Loudoun County. More>>
Gov. Bob McDonnell gives his final State of the Commonwealth speech on the 2014 General Assembly's opening day. The speech is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday. The assembly convenes at noon. McDonnell spokesman Tucker Martin says the speech will run about 50 minutes and will mostly be a recap of the strides Virginia has made during the governor's four-year term. The Republican's term officially ends Saturday with the inauguration of Democrat Terry McAuliffe. More>>
A state senator's return to Richmond less than two months after his son's suicide should provide the impetus for mental health improvements starting in the 2014 General Assembly session and beyond, Gov. Bob McDonnell said Tuesday. More>>
When the temperatures drop, the calls go up at AAA Mid-Atlantic. The auto club had road crews out all night and all day rescuing thousands of drivers in the deep freeze. More>>
As wind chills dropped below zero Tuesday morning, a Fairfax County couple welcomed their brand-new baby girl in a most unlikely place. The healthy, 6-pound, 8-ounce baby girl was born in the back of their SUV on the side of the road. More>>
Metro on Monday showed off prototypes of its newest railcars to a gathering of elected officials and the news media at its Greenbelt station. More>>
Northern Virginia is making preparations for the Arctic air on its way to the region. More>>
FOX 5's Tom Fitzgerald talked with Terry McAuliffe about his plans as he gets ready to take over as the governor of Virginia.
The suspect in the disappearance of a Nelson County teenager is now facing murder charges. More>>
More than 100 Fairfax County firefighters descended on the Skyline Nail Supply store in Falls Church at around 3 p.m. after a two-alarm fire broke out in the back storage area. More>>
A small panel of Virginia legislators heard testimony Friday from a five-year-old boy. The topic: spending on early childhood intervention. The speaker was a recipient of those services. More>>
Metro is asking customers for comment on the transit agency's proposed fiscal year 2015 budget and fare changes. More>>
After a storm blew through the Washington region overnight, roads are being cleared and many schools systems are closed. More>>
A storm with snow and slippery travel will affect Washington, D.C. for a time during Thursday night and will be followed by the coldest weather since 2009 on Friday. Download the FOX 5 Weather App!
A storm with snow and slippery travel will affect Washington, D.C. for a time during Thursday night and will be followed by the coldest weather since 2009 on Friday. Download the FOX 5 Weather App!
Lawyers for a Virginia woman trying to reclaim a Renoir painting seized by the FBI in an ownership dispute say a Baltimore museum's claim to the painting can't be authenticated in court. More>>
In a bright pink running top and her dark brown hair pulled back in a ponytail, Courtney is getting ready for the New Year's Day "5K Resolution Run." On the top of her list for 2014? Find Ben. More>>
14 people were hospitalized after being exposed to carbon monoxide at a townhouse in Ashburn, Va. More>>
Two masked men robbed the State Theatre in Falls Church Wednesday morning, showing up just before 7 a.m. and taking cash at gunpoint from the only employee left in the building. More>>
A very special delivery at some local hospitals -- the first babies of 2014!
Metro will stay open later for New Year's Eve and operate on a weekend schedule on the first day of the new year. More>>
Another rate increase looms for drivers on the Dulles Toll Road. More>>
Authorities in Spotsylvania County are investigating a workplace homicide. More>>
A big country star opened a huge, new restaurant last week in Woodbridge, Va. But a house rule for the new establishment is roiling some Virginians: no guns are allowed inside. More>>
A family in Loudoun County was burned out of their home Saturday night. But by Christmas Eve, they were counting their blessings because of the kindness of neighbors, friends, area churches and the Boy Scouts. More>>
Sometimes when you want to get your message out, you just need to make sure people can see you. You are about to meet a woman who has found a unique way of doing that. More>>
Virginians are expected to spend more money and travel farther this holiday season. More>>
The Arlington School Board is considering a policy of capping how much a family can spend on gifts for teachers.
A driving instructor has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing at least two of his young students. More>>
The Fredericksburg Police Department patrol staff has undergone retraining and re-certification to use a Taser after one of their own used the weapon inappropriately. More>>
Portsmouth's City Council is backing a lawmaker's proposal to legalize casino gambling in the city. More>>
Republican Mark Obenshain has conceded the race for Virginia attorney general to Democrat Mark Herring, who has built an insurmountable lead in a recount. More>>
Fairfax County has reported the final recount result for Virginia’s attorney general race. More>>
The Fairfax County Police and Fire Departments are investigating two school bus fires on Wednesday morning. More>>
Alexandria Police are stepping up efforts to find Ronald Kirby's killer. The well-known public figure served as the Director of Transportation for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. The MWCOF teamed up with the Del Ray Business Foundation to establish the Ron Kirby Reward Fund. More>>
There were some tense moments outside the courthouse in Alexandria Tuesday where a house for homeless female veterans was up for auction. The property was in foreclosure and the non-profit group, Final Salute, was trying to save it. Lose the bidding and the vets would likely be displaced.
The recount in Virginia's cliff-hanging race for attorney general is getting a head start in three localities. Fairfax County and the cities of Alexandria and Chesapeake all start their recount on Monday, with the rest of the state joining in Tuesday and Wednesday.
They are like a team of elves. Trimming the trees, the porch and just about everything in sight. More>>
A new storm will move in Saturday with a wintry mix. While warmer air and rain will move up with that storm around Washington, D.C., odds favor some snow, or icy mix for a brief time at the onset.
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