The manager of the Silver Line project says communications devices along the roadbed are not reliable enough. He has proposed a "Plan B" fix, but that fix may take a year. More>>
After a four-week break for cherry blossom season, Metro is back to doing weekend work again. More>>
The victims of the April 16, 2007, massacre at Virginia Tech will be remembered at ceremonies in Richmond and Blacksburg. More>>
After raining for most the of the afternoon, light snow fell in some parts of the D.C. area Tuesday night. A Freeze Warning has been issued for most of the D.C. area from midnight to 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Fairfax County Police say a standoff in Tysons Corner has ended after a man allegedly threatened officers. More>>
A former Virginia Hospital Center technician has been arrested and charged with rape after a patient says he attacked her while she was being treated in January. More>>
Rain will return and the mild spell will dramatically end on Tuesday as a blast of colder air sweeping in from the Plains arrives. The heaviest rain will pour down Tuesday afternoon. More>>
There is something happening in this country that will drain tax dollars, worry families and even cost lives. As our population ages, the number of people living with dementia is soaring. But new technology could change things for them. More>>
Pam Johnson’s home was crushed when a giant tree came crashing down on it during a recent storm. But even though she’s been dealt a difficult hand recently, it hasn’t stopped her from being there for those who count on her, too.
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>>
Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam will lead a state task force on mental health. Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order Wednesday extending a task force first created by former Gov. Bob McDonnell last year following the suicide of a state senator's son.
A wave of panic set in across Loudoun County on Wednesday as 5,800 teachers and administrators received letters warning them of possible job cuts. More>>
Federal agents were out in Oakton, Va., on Wednesday following a new lead in one of three unsolved murder investigations from Alexandria. More>>
A retiring congressman has lost his quixotic bid to give members of Congress $25 a day to help with their living expenses in Washington. More>>
There is a distinct possibility that the property tax rate in Fairfax County could soon be going up. But before that happens, the Board of Supervisors will hear from taxpayers and stakeholders. More>>
A grand jury in Prince William County has indicted two former daycare workers on 96 combined charges related to child abuse, assault, battery and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. More>>
Virginia State Police say a pilot escaped injury when his small plane crashed at an airport in Leesburg. More>>
An ex-Marine has been convicted of first-degree murder in the 2009 slaying of a fellow service member, and now faces a possible death sentence. More>>
Two people face child abuse and neglect charges stemming from the fatal shooting of a 10-year-old boy in Orange County. The Orange County Sheriff's Office says the shooting occurred late Sunday night at a residence on Matthews Mill Road.
In a somber, tear-filled ceremony, the Navy on Monday remembered a sailor who was fatally shot aboard a destroyer as a selfless hero who saved the lives of others. A memorial service for 24-year-old Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark A. Mayo was held at a 1,200-seat theater at Naval Station Norfolk, where Mayo was a master-at-arms who provided security for the base.
The murder of a popular Alexandria music teacher is still a mystery, but the community where she lived is keeping Ruthanne Lodato's memory alive. On Friday night, they held a memorial concert in her honor. More>>
Voters in Arlington will decide Tuesday on whom to elect to a vacant seat on the County Board. And the proposed streetcar project for Columbia Pike has become a central part of the debate. More>>
Officers, deputies and dispatchers in Arlington were honored for their service in helping save lives Wednesday night at the Virginia Hospital Center. More>>
The inclination of a public school teacher to help a kindergartner cope with cancer may turn into a full-fledged charity. This is the story of Ellie’s Hats. More>>
After a brief appearance before a judge Wednesday, an Ashburn, Va., businessman charged with the murder of his wife remains in jail. More>>
The gunman is still on the loose, but friends and customers of store clerk, Kelly Wood, are going all out to help her after she was shot twice in the head by a robber on March 8. More>>
It has been a heartwarming display of support for a blind Virginia woman who had a giant oak tree crash onto her home and made her house uninhabitable. More>>
The son of a Fairfax County Police officer has a lot of explaining to do. He's accused of taking his dad's police cruiser on a joyride. James Berling is charged with impersonating a cop and unauthorized use of a vehicle.
An Ashburn, Va., man has been charged with killing his estranged wife and investigators say he staged it to look like a suicide. More>>
The son of a Fairfax County police officer has been charged with taking his father's police cruiser on a joyride. More>>
The woman who lives in this house in Springfield is legally blind. Even though she couldn't see it, she certainly heard the sound of the giant oak tree that came crashing down on her roof. More>>
Ruthanne Lodato certainly made her mark on Alexandria and her community honored her and her accomplishments on Monday night. The moments were made all the more emotional as her family accepted the honors on her behalf. More>>
A Virginia couple has won big three times over a two-week period in the Virginia Lottery, including a pair of $1 million prizes. More>>
R. Creigh Deeds, the Virginia state senator whose mentally ill adult son attacked him before killing himself, called mental health reform he helped push through the state's General Assembly in the wake of the tragedy "incremental change." More>>
An 8-year-old Virginia girl who keeps her hair short and wears boys' clothes has withdrawn from a private Christian academy under pressure from its administration. More>>
The civilian truck driver the Navy says killed a sailor aboard a ship in Virginia once faced a murder charge in North Carolina but ended up pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was out of prison less than two years later, court records show. More>>
Fairfax County police say they've charged a man with abducting a girl waiting for a school bus and sexually assaulting her. More>>
Two women from Great Falls, Va., are among the creative forces behind a new feature film winning rave reviews and awards and film festivals across the country. More>>
Fares for riding Metrorail will rise by about three percent starting in July. The board that oversees Metro approved the increases on Thursday. More>>
The civilian truck driver who killed a sailor aboard a destroyer at the world's largest naval base was a convicted felon from Virginia, according to prison records and the Navy. More>>
A report shows state investigators found no evidence a state mental health official tried to contact two facilities that had room to admit state Sen. Creigh Deeds' son hours before he attacked the senator and then killed himself. More>>
Arlington County police say a man walked into a George Mason University classroom and pepper-sprayed a professor. More>>
The family of a Maryland soldier who was shot and killed during a shootout on a guided-missile destroyer at a Virginia military base tells FOX 5 they don't think they've heard the whole story of his death.
Lawyers for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife have asked a federal judge to order separate trials in their public corruption case. More>>
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is asking a federal judge to dismiss most of the charges he and his wife face in a public corruption case. More>>
A civilian approaching a Navy destroyer at the world's largest naval base late at night took a weapon from a sailor who was standing watch and used it to shoot and kill another sailor who was trying to help his embattled colleague, Navy officials said Tuesday. More>>
A Stafford County woman is shopping for a new car after thieves stole three of the four doors off her SUV. And that's not all. They also took the airbag out of the steering wheel. More>>
Police in Leesburg have arrested a man for allegedly sending himself “Molly” in the mail. Investigators say the synthetic drug, also known as ecstasy, is in widespread use in northern Virginia and elsewhere. More>>
The owner of a Virginia market is $3 million richer after she bought a winning Mega Millions ticket—from her own store. More>>
Duct tape can fix pretty much anything. Some local kids found a new use for it at a school in Arlington, Va. More>>
Gov. Terry McAuliffe has approved a request asking West Virginia authorities to extradite a man prosecutors have said is a suspect in three unsolved killings in the city of Alexandria over the past decade. More>>
Prince William County police say a man strangled a woman as he tried to abduct her from a parking lot near Potomac Mills mall. More>>
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Middle-school student in Alexandria will have longer school days to make up for snow days. The city school system requires students to have nine-hundred seventy and and-a-half hours of instructional time. Elementary and high school student are on track to hit that. But middle schools will add 14 minutes to each school day from April 21st to June 18th to make up for missed time.
An Amber Alert has been issued by Virginia State Police for an 11-year-old boy possibly abducted and last seen in Lebanon, Va. More>>
Authorities say a 74-year-old woman has confessed more than two dozen arson-related fires at her Alexandria high-rise apartment building.
Six months after the Silver Line was supposed to be up and running, the Metro line is still a no go. More>>
A Capitol Hill lobbyist has been arrested for a sexual assault in the Bailey’s Crossroad area of Fairfax County. More>>
A man who is possibly connected to three high-profile murders in Alexandria returned to court for a bond review hearing in West Virginia. On Wednesday, a judge has set bond at $100,000 for Severance.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed his first piece of legislation. More>>
Police say a snow plow driver, who was captured on camera driving the wrong way down an Arlington road, was issued a citation after running a stop sign later that same day.
The man who may be linked to three high-profile unsolved murder over the past decade in Alexandria will be back in court on Wednesday. Charles Severance is being held in a West Virginia jail without bond on an unrelated gun charge. We’re taking a deeper look at Severance 18 years ago when he ran for Alexandria mayor.
A federal judge denied a request Tuesday by the defense team of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, to limit prosecutors' involvement in a civil case against the government's key witness, the latest in a string of failed motions by the defense team. More>>
Monday was yet another snow day for most school districts across our region -- adding to the uncertainty of how to make up for so much lost time in the classroom. More>>
The man who may be a possible suspect in three high-profile murders in Alexandria made his first court appearance in Wheeling, W.Va. Inside the county courthouse, the prosecutor said although he hasn't been charged, authorities in Alexandria are looking into whether Severance is connected to the three murders of Ruthanne Lodato last month, Ron Kirby in November 2013 and Nancy Dunning in 2003.
Yet again, we had more snow fall in our area. But this storm was a little bit different than most as it came on St. Patrick's Day. In celebration of this, many of our FOX 5 viewers sent us pictures of their #GREENSNOW and they were really creative! Check them out!
Yet again, we had more snow fall in our area. But this storm was a little bit different than most as it came on St. Patrick's Day. In celebration of this, many of our FOX 5 viewers sent us pictures of their #GREENSNOW and they were really creative! Check them out!More>>
No signs of spring Monday morning as another winter storm pushed through the Washington, D.C. region. More>>
Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille tells FOX 5's Bob Barnard that a man arrested Thursday in West Virginia is a suspect in three unsolved murders that police said last week may be connected. Charles Severance is currently being held on $100,000 bond in Ohio County, West Virginia. More>>
53-year-old Charles Severance ran for mayor of Alexandria back in 1996. Former mayor Kerry Donley won that race and says Severance was an odd bird. More>>
Ashburn, Va., is where Charles Severance is believed to have last resided before he turned up in West Virginia. The person of interest in the unsolved murders in Alexandria lived in an end unit townhouse on Gala Circle in Ashburn with a woman for about the last six years. More>>
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's attorneys are seeking documents from two federal agencies that they hope to use to attack the credibility of the government's expected star witness in his public corruption case. More>>
An Alexandria elementary school will be closed on Friday due to what is believed to be a norovirus outbreak at the school. More>>
Metro will open two hours early to help runners get to the Rock 'N' Roll Marathon in Washington this weekend. More>>
A very cold and strong wind left some residents in the dark and caused damage to homes in the region overnight. More>>
After days of pleading with drug company executives, the parents of a Fredericksburg, Va., boy in danger of dying got what they have been praying for: a chance to get the medicine that could help their son survive. More>>
Seven people remain in the hospital after a high speed police pursuit ended in a crash on Interstate 95 in Virginia. The van flipped over when the female driver hit a guardrail on the ramp from I-95 south to Dale Boulevard in Prince William County Tuesday. More>>
The chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors has delivered a directive to the county executive and police chief to investigate what he says is a recent uptick in violent crime. More>>
There is great news for a 7-year-old Fredericksburg, Va. boy suffering from a life-threatening virus. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital says Josh Hardy will be receiving an experimental drug sought by his family to treat his condition within the next 48 hours. More>>
Police are investigating a burglary at a food pantry at a Winchester, Va., church. Nonperishable and perishable food items as well as wrapping paper were taken. It's the second theft at the church since last fall.
More than 1 million Virginians have signed up to participate in a statewide tornado drill. The drill set for Tuesday morning is a joint effort between the state Department of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service.
Tom and Aimee Hardy are holding out for a miracle. Their 7-year-old son Josh has beat cancer four times, but now a virus he contracted following a bone marrow transplant is threatening his life. The Fredericksburg, Va. family’s quest for access to a drug that could turn it all around has gained national attention. More>>
A federal appeals court has tentatively scheduled May arguments on Virginia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages. More>>
Computer harassment charges are rocking parts of Prince William County after police announced they have charged three teens with sharing nude photos of other students online. More>>
The possible connection of the murders of Nancy Dunning, Ron Kirby and Ruthanne Lodato in Alexandria has many wondering what type of person could commit such crimes. More>>
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 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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
Mid-Atlantic commuters are dealing with tricky travel in the wake of an ice storm. 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>>
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>>