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Ex-Virginia governor talks about marriage at trial Video included

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Former Gov. Bob McDonnell wrote a long, forlorn email to his wife three years ago trying to save his marriage, calling her his "soulmate," yet he also said he grew so weary of her yelling that he began taking refuge in his office late at night rather than go home. More>>

High court blocks same-sex unions in Virginia Video included

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The Supreme Court is delaying the start of same-sex marriage in Virginia. The court on Wednesday granted a request from a county clerk in northern Virginia to block same-sex marriages across the state while the issue is being appealed to the Supreme Court.
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Hornet sting claims life of Fairfax Co. mom

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A road manager for the rock band the Foo Fighters just lost his wife, and he's talking about what happened in hopes it will help save someone else. The mother of his children was stung by a white faced hornet, and it took her life. More>>

Teen surprises Va. emergency crews, family who saved his life

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It was an emotional meet-and-greet Wednesday between 16-year-old Jake Starrett, his family, and the group of people who came together on July 26 to save his life.
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Ex-Virginia governor testifies in his corruption trial Video included

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Former Gov. Bob McDonnell is telling jurors that the former CEO of a dietary supplements maker did not get any special treatment from his administration. More>>

Supreme Court puts hold on same-sex marriages in Virginia Video included

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Same-sex couples will have to wait longer to begin marrying in Virginia after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to delay an appeals court ruling striking down the state's gay marriage ban.
  
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Naked man on motorcycle crashes into vehicles; faces charges including DUI

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A naked man operating a motorcycle struck two vehicles and then fled into a wooded area, police say. The incident happened Friday around 9:30 p.m. on the 1600 block of S. Barton Street. More>>

Former Va. governor's finances examined at trial Video included

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A forensic accountant hired as a defense witness will be back on the stand when the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, resumes in federal court in Richmond.
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Police investigate murder in Manassas

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Police are looking for witnesses in the homicide of a man found dead on Sunday morning. His body was located near a dumpster on the 8900 block Nicol Lane.
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Police investigate Virginia murder cold case

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The unsolved murder of a Virginia state trooper 30 years ago Tuesday may be a step closer to getting solved.The FBI and Virginia state police telling us the latest forensic technology is helping investigators peel away the mystery of this agonizingly cold case.
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Pay It Forward: Jesse's Bags Video included

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It's tough not to spend a ton on school supplies these days, but one northern Virginia mother is trying to help ease that burden for other families.  From new clothes to new shoes to new backpacks, and the supplies that go in them, Sherry Robinson is doing what she can—and teaching a lesson in the process. More>>

Police: Woman called 911, reported robbery after drug deal went wrong

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Prince William County police say a woman who called 911 to report a robbery ended up behind bars herself. Investigators say the money 19-year-old Amanda Twomey reported stolen was cash she gave to the suspect in exchange for marijuana—which he never produced.
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With text messages, ex-governor's lawyers try to show wife had key relationship with businessman

Jurors at the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. McDonnell and his wife have been shown text messages in which the onetime first lady takes exclusive credit for securing loans from a Virginia businessman whose... More>>

Delay responses filed in Va. gay marriage case

The clock is ticking on whether the U.S. Supreme Court will delay a ruling striking down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. More>>

Red panda dies after brain disorder at Smithsonian

The National Zoo says a female red panda has been euthanized at a conservation center in Virginia after suffering brain swelling associated with a microscopic parasite. More>>

Capital Beltway turns 50-years-old Video included

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If you've lived around the Washington metro area for more than five decades you may remember what it was like before the Capital Beltway. You may remember and all the congestion that came along with it too! More>>

Auto theft hits historic lows in DC, MD, VA Video included

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Crime statistics show auto theft is hitting historic lows throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Citing annual crime reports, AAA Mid-Atlantic reported Monday that auto theft in Maryland last year was the lowest ever reported, dating back to 1975. Virginia is also seeing its lowest vehicle theft rates in nearly 40 years. And in the District of Columbia, AAA says car theft has dropped by 60 percent over the past decade. The drops in the region are consistent with nation... More>>

Defense begins case in former Va. governor trial

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The defense is going to start presenting its case in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. The jury will hear the first defense witnesses Monday as the trial enters its fourth week in U.S. District Court in Richmond.
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Judge denies McDonnells' request to dismiss case Video included

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A judge rejected a request Friday to dismiss charges against former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife in their corruption trial. More>>

Slain Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene buried with honors at Arlington National Cemetery Video included

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The highest-ranking U.S. military officer killed in combat since the Vietnam War was buried with full honors Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery in a ceremony attended by his family and platoons of fellow warriors. More>>

Va. man with ALS challenges NFL QB Eli Manning to Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning Thursday accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from a Virginia man and fan suffering from the incurable neuromuscular disease long associated with baseball legend Lou Gehrig. More>>

UMd. student found not guilty of sexually assaulting woman at Jiffy Lube Live Video included

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A University of Maryland student has been found not guilty on charges of assaulting a woman during a concert at Jiffy Lube Live. The defense is crediting three witnesses unknown to the victim or suspect who came forward after seeing the story on FOX 5.
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Prosecutors rest in McDonnell corruption trial

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Prosecutors wrapped up their case in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, on Thursday by giving jurors their first in-person look at the designer clothes and other gifts the couple received from a dietary supplements entrepreneur who says he was seeking their support for his company's products. More>>

#TBT: DC region's major floods of the 2000s

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The D.C. region saw rain fall by the buckets this week, and it took us back to some significant floods of the past that our area has ever seen.  Here's a look back at some of the biggest rain events the D.C. area has experienced in the 2000s. More>>

Gay marriages could begin in Va., barring delay Video included

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A federal appeals court appears to have cleared the way for same-sex marriages to begin in Virginia as early as next week, but that could be put on hold indefinitely if the nation's highest court intervenes. More>>

FBI agent continues testimony in ex-governor trial Video included

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An FBI agent is wrapping up the prosecution's case in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. Agent David Hulser will be back on the stand Thursday to continue testifying about the McDonnells' finances and phone records.
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FBI agent testifies about ex-governor's debts

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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were swamped with heavy credit card debt and money-losing real estate investments when they turned to a wealthy businessman for financial help, an FBI agent testified Wednesday. More>>

Va. dermatologist charged with health care fraud Video included

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A northern Virginia dermatologist has been charged with health care fraud. Prosecutors say he overbilled patients and allowed unskilled workers do his job. More>>

Arlington Public Schools facing teacher shortage as new school year approaches Video included

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We are rapidly approaching the start of the new school year around our area. But one local school district may be finding itself with a shortage of something pretty important: teachers. More>>

Gay marriages could begin by next week in Virginia Video included

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Same-sex couples could begin marrying as early as next week in Virginia after a federal appeals court refused Wednesday to delay its ruling that struck down the state's gay marriage ban. More>>

Alexandria police warn of scam 'spoofing' department's phone number Video included

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Alexandria police are warning of a scammer who has been "spoofing" the department's non-emergency line phone number. More>>

Ice Bucket Challenge helps generate millions of dollars in donations in battle against ALS Video included

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If nominated, you are supposed to either dump the ice cold water over your head or donate money towards the fight to help strike out amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS. Now with all the videos being posted online, are they actually doing anything to help the cause? We found that they certainly are.
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Former shelter dog joins Alexandria Police K-9 unit Video included

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She's a shelter dog turned K-9 officer, and today, she officially graduates from the Alexandria Police Department's K-9 School. Zara, a Belgian Malinois, was given to the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria by her owner in September 2013 because her owner could no longer care for her.
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Spielberg encounter described at McDonnell trial

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The wealthy businessman who showered former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife with thousands of dollars in gifts and loans tried to impress a cardiologist by having the then-first lady introduce him to movie director Steven Spielberg, the doctor testified Tuesday. More>>

Jay Gruden's first camp with Redskins: Drama-free

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The Washington Redskins wrapped up their first training camp under new coach Jay Gruden on Tuesday and headed back up to northern Virginia with the players looking forward to a day off. More>>

4 firefighters taken to hospitals after fire truck crashes in Alexandria

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Four firefighters were hurt Tuesday morning when a fire truck hit a utility pole in Alexandria. The accident happened on Beacon Hill Road at Anthony Street at about 4:30 a.m., and the crash brought down both the pole and power lines, leaving some customers in the area in the dark. More>>

Loudoun County teen dies after car surfing stunt Video included

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A 17-year-old has died after trying to imitate stunts he saw online, including car surfing. It is unclear if the driver, the victim's friend, will face charges. More>>

Manassas principal fired after investigation found he fabricated resume Video included

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A Manassas city school principal is out of a job after it turns out he fabricated his resume. His firing is raising more questions about how he got the job in the first place. More>>

With growing concussion concerns, Loudoun County parents pushing for football helmet sensors Video included

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The start of summer practice for a new high school football season is kicking off a new concussion controversy in northern Virginia. This battle is between parents and school officials in Loudoun County. They both say they have the health and safety of their student athletes at heart, but they just have different points of view on how to achieve it.
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RGIII reflects on ups and downs at Redskins camp Video included

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In a span of a couple of minutes, Robert Griffin III overthrew a receiver on an out pattern, floated a ball deep into double coverage for an easy interception and misfired a screen pass. A little later Monday morning, he scrambled right and made a "wow" play — throwing on the run to hit DeSean Jackson in the back of the end zone for a 5-yard touchdown. More>>

Testimony: Ex-Va. governor touted pill at meeting

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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell ended a meeting in his office by touting the effectiveness of an anti-inflammatory pill marketed by the wealthy businessman who showered him and his wife with thousands of dollars in gifts and loans, a state official said Monday. More>>

Story of their lives: Virginia girls make special plea to One Direction before DC show Video included

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Two special young Virginia girls will be among the thousands of fans watching One Direction perform in D.C. on Monday night, but their moms say as it stands, they won't have the view they had hoped for.  More>>

Police: Man broke into laundromat, stole toilet from bathroom

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Police are searching for a man who allegedly stole a toilet from a Virginia laundromat early Friday morning, leaving the business flooded. More>>

Former executive testifies in McDonnell trial

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A wealthy businessman who showered former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife with thousands of dollars in gifts and loans made a major error in judgment, one of his associates said Friday. More>>

Men who normally fight mosquitoes help fight off store robber in Arlington Video included

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Two employees of the Mosquito Squad were on break at a 7-Eleven in Arlington. But while they were there, they jumped in to stop a thief trying to take off with cash from the store.
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McDonnell corruption trial: Va. health director skeptical of Jonnie Williams Video included

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Virginia's health secretary testified Thursday that he was deeply skeptical of the medical claims made by former Star Scientific Inc. CEO Jonnie Williams about his tobacco-based dietary supplement, but that he met with Williams anyway because then-Gov. Bob McDonnell asked him to. More>>

Body of US general arrives at Dover Air Force Base Video included

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The body of a two-star general killed in an Afghan "insider attack" arrived Thursday at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to be prepared for burial at Arlington National Cemetery. More>>

Tree falls off truck, kills construction worker Video included

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One person is dead after a construction accident in Arlington. A construction crew was loading trees onto a truck on Rock Spring Road Wednesday night when one of the trees fell off of the truck and hit a worker. The identity of the victim has not been released. More>>

Vigils held to remember Culpeper family killed in apparent murder-suicide Video included

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Two Virginia churches held vigils Wednesday night for a Culpeper family found dead in their home. More>>

Man rides to drive-thru on bike, tries to rob Woodbridge bank

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Prince William County Police are looking for a bicyclist who tried to rob a bank by riding to a drive-thru teller speaker and claiming to have a bomb in his backpack. More>>

Aide to ex-Va. 1st lady: No signs of marital woes Video included

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The woman who served as chief of staff to Virginia's former first lady said Wednesday that she never saw any hint of a romantic relationship between her boss and a wealthy businessman. More>>

Vigil set for Woodbridge teen who died of suspected drug overdose at Md. concert

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Officials at a northern Virginia high school are planning a candlelight vigil for a teenager who died of a suspected drug overdose at a recent concert in Maryland. More>>

Amber Alert cancelled after 3-year-old Va. boy is found safe; father in custody Video included

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Authorities have cancelled an Amber Alert issued for a 3-year-old boy missing in Virginia on Tuesday.  They say Tommy lee Able Engle was found safe on Wednesday afternoon, and his father has been taken into custody. More>>

Ride-sharing companies given OK to operate in Va.

Virginia is allowing ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft to operate here under a temporary agreement between the companies and the state. More>>

Amazon expands same-day delivery service to 6 cities, including DC metro area

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Hate to wait? Well, if you live in DC and you’re ordering on Amazon.com, wait no more. Starting Wednesday, Amazon is expanding its same-day delivery service to six more cities, including DC!
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Army general killed in Afghan attack was from Falls Church Video included

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Harold J. Greene, the two-star Army general who on Tuesday became the highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be killed in either of America's post-9/11 wars, was an engineer who rose through the ranks as an expert in developing and fielding the Army's war materiel. He was on his first deployment to a war zone. More>>

Ex-McDonnell aide testifies of concerns over Rolex Video included

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An aide who dispensed legal and policy advice to former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Tuesday that he and other administration officials worried about the propriety of a product launch event at the governor's mansion and about a Rolex watch that McDonnell received from his wife through a wealthy benefactor. More>>

9-year-old becomes 'Chief for the Day' of Arlington County Police Video included

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The Arlington County Police Department has a new police chief. He’s only 9-years-old – but Patrick Omberg wants the public to know that he'll be 10-year-old in September and is ready for the responsibility of keeping the streets of safe.
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Plaintiffs oppose stay of Va. gay marriage ruling

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The plaintiffs in a court case challenging Virginia's same-sex marriage ban have asked a federal appeals court not to stay its ruling striking down the law. More>>

Police locate missing 15-year-old Ciera Sharnee Dawkins

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Police have located a missing 15-year-old girl from Manassas. More>>

Female jogger attacked along trail in Northern Virginia Video included

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Sheriff's deputies in Loudoun County are investigating an attack on a female jogger. The assault happened Monday morning on the Washington and Old Dominion Trail.
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Ex-Va. governor's confidant testifies at trial Video included

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One of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's closest confidants made it clear in testimony Monday that he doesn't have much regard for McDonnell's wife or the wealthy businessman who, according to prosecutors, bought their influence to benefit the nutritional supplements company he headed. More>>

Investigators say family of 5 shot dead in apparent murder-suicide in Culpeper Video included

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Clarence and Shauna Washington hosted a Fourth of July bash for their friends and family, and their three daughters loved to play with neighbors and ride bikes in their close-knit cluster of homes just outside the historic, quaint town of Culpeper. More>>

McDonnell trial exposes CEO's calls, texts to Va. first lady Video included

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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's wife exchanged 1,200 text messages and phone calls with the CEO of a dietary supplement company in less than two years, including 52 in one day, according to evidence presented Friday intended to contradict the businessman's claim their relationship was strictly business. More>>

T.C. Williams High School student pleads guilty for taking upskirting pictures

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A T.C. Williams High School student has pleaded guilty to using a camera to take “upskirting” pictures of female teachers. More>>

New dog gym in Alexandria aims to keep man's best friend in shape Video included

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Worried your dog isn't getting enough exercise? Now there is a brand new option for man's best friend. There is a new gym in Virginia that specializes in getting your pup in shape. More>>

Rolex passed among jurors in ex-Va. gov trial Video included

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The requests for lavish gifts were frequent. Jonnie Williams — the star witness in a corruption trial against the former Virginia governor and his wife — was being asked for everything from a joy ride in his Ferrari to stock in the company he led. More>>

Woodbridge teens arrested for rape of 2 girls Video included

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Prince William County police say three teens have been arrested with sexual assault of two girls -- an 11-year-old and 12-year-old. More>>

Key witness testifies at McDonnell corruption trial Video included

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The government's key witness in the corruption trial for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife testified Wednesday under the cloak of immunity, saying he gave them money because it was a business relationship, not because they were friends. More>>

Fairfax County teen places 5th in the world at international biology competition Video included

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It's not the summer job most high school students would expect. But Will Long is not your typical kid. More>>

Virginia police: "Woman in Black" wants to be left alone

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The mystery “Woman in Black” arrived in Winchester, Virginia on Tuesday night, and now police are asking the public to respect her privacy. They say the woman who was seen walking along roadsides in several U.S. states over the last two months tells them she is from Winchester, and just wants to be left alone.
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Face transplant recipient graces cover of GQ Magazine Video included

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When you think of GQ Magazine, photos of attractive, well-dressed men may come to mind. A Virginia man gracing the pages of the latest edition used to be so ashamed of his appearance that he became a recluse and even covered the mirrors in his house so he wouldn't have to look at his face. Now, he is being celebrated as a medical miracle. More>>

Teen facing attempted murder, arson charges after fire at Woodbridge home Video included

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Neighbors say an alleged old flame is accused of setting his ex-lover’s Woodbridge house on fire. More>>

Shortlist of potential new FBI headquarters sites released Video included

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Three possible locations for the new FBI Headquarters in the D.C. area have been identified, a joint panel of the General Services Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced Tuesday.
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Corruption trial reveals McDonnells' marriage had 'broken down' Video included

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The corruption trial for ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife plunged Tuesday into the sordid details of the couple's marriage and the former first lady's "crush" on a businessman who, according to prosecutors, lavished them with gifts and cash in exchange for promoting his company. More>>

Volunteers give back with "Renewal and Remembrance" at Arlington National Cemetery Video included

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There is perhaps no place in our area that captures what "service" is all about more than Arlington National Cemetery. America's hallowed ground is the final resting place for people who dedicated their lives to serving our country. On Monday, a special group of people put their hands on that ground and showed you are never too young to serve. More>>

Corruption trial of former Va. governor Bob McDonnell begins Video included

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The corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, once a rising star in the Republican Party, and his wife began Monday in federal court with jury selection. More>>

US court: Va. gay marriage ban unconstitutional

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Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Monday in a decision that could overturn similar prohibitions in the Carolinas and West Virginia. More>>

Man who committed suicide linked to 2002 murder of Loudoun County girl Video included

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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office says they have a suspect in the 2002 cold case murder of Erica Smith. However, he will never face justice because he committed suicide. The victim’s family FOX 5 about the news. More>>

Tysons Corner businesses excited for opening of new Silver Line Video included

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We are just hours away from the first Metro train to roll on the Silver Line. Metro isn’t the only one counting down until this service begins at noon Saturday. When it happens, Tysons Corner Center and area businesses nearby are hoping to expand with a lot more profit.
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Va. governor: Blessing more didn't die in tornado at Va. campground Video included

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Speaking a few dozen yards away from where two people were killed in a tornado that swept through a campground on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Friday it's a blessing more people didn't die in the storm given the short notice that campers had to seek shelter. More>>

Meet the first operator of Metro's inaugural Silver Line train Video included

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After nearly a decade, the wait is just about over. On Saturday, Phase 1 of the much anticipated Silver Line will start running. But perhaps the most important job is the person who will be behind the controls of the inaugural train. More>>

Silver Line opens: What you need to know Video included

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Metro officially opens the first phase of the Silver Line to passengers this weekend, and they say they're ready.  Are you?  Here's some important info to help make your first ride a smooth one. More>>

Metro: Silver Line ready to go Video included

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Metro's new Silver Line is all set and ready to go for its grand opening on Saturday. The only thing missing now are the riders, but the buzz is building. On Thursday, the transit agency unveiled a new ad campaign, betting the Silver Line will make a lot of people happy. More>>

Stafford doctor accused of running 'pill mill' Video included

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A doctor in Stafford has been accused of running a pill mill. Investigators say she sold a wide range of prescription drugs to more than 100 people. One of those patients died. More>>

Weekend Watch for July 25-27 Video included

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Still looking for plans this weekend? Here are some ideas for you to check out around the area!
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2 dead, dozens hurt after storm at Va. campground

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A fierce storm packing powerful winds, softball-sized hail and rain toppled dozens of trees and flipped recreational vehicles at a campground Thursday, killing two people and injuring more than two dozen, officials said. More>>

Bus service changes to Silver Line Video included

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Before you get to Metro's new Silver Line, you may have to deal with the ride before the ride. As FOX 5 reported last week, there is little, if any, parking in Tysons Corner. Instead, buses will funnel passengers to the new rail line from as far out as Loudoun and Prince William counties. More>>

National capital area No. 1 for late mail

A U.S. Postal Service report ranks the nation's capital No. 1 - for late mail delivery. More>>

Most Metro lines to have regular weekend service

Most Metro lines will have regular weekend service as the silver line opens. More>>

Police: Dumfries man stabbed and killed pit bull

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Prince William County Police say a Dumfries man stabbed and killed a pit bull and fatally injured a pit bull puppy in a domestic dispute. More>>

Arlington County employee arrested for sexually assaulting 10-year-old girl Video included

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A 10-year-old girl was sexually assaulted and police say a 40-year-old probation counselor with Arlington County is responsible. More>>

Children get hands-on experience at summer medical camp Video included

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Some kids come home from summer camp with mosquito bites or poison ivy. The kids you are about to meet may come home with a career. More>>

Timelapse video: Metro testing Silver line trains Video included

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In just five days, Metro's new Silver line will officially open to passengers, and WMATA is working out the kinks all week long.  Timelapse video shared by Metro shows a Silver line train making a run.  More>>

Falls Church man attempts to visit all 86 Metro stations

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Mark Kawar had the day off from work on Friday. So what did the Falls Church resident have planned for the day? He did what he normally did for his typical morning commute, but a little more extreme. He planned on visiting and exiting all 86 of Metro’s stations!
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Weekend Watch for July 18-20 Video included

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Still looking for plans this weekend? Here are some ideas for you to check out around the area!
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Va. community comes together to help 3 sets of twins who lost father unexpectedly Video included

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A Fredericksburg, Va., father of three sets of twins died unexpectedly at home Sunday. Wayne Beale was 45 years old and suffered from heart failure, friends say, when he died of a respiratory illness. Friends of Beale's widow, Joni, are now raising money to help the family.
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Virginia transportation leaders discuss future of Interstate 66 Video included

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It only takes one accident to foul up traffic on I-66 and the highly congested highway has more than its share. On Thursday, Virginia's Department of Transportation announced a vision for the future of this infamous commuter route. More>>

Prince William County questions presence of immigrant kids Video included

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Prince William County is seeking details from the federal government on immigrant children being housed in the county after crossing the border into the U.S. unaccompanied.
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Fairfax Co. police cracking down on jaywalking near Vienna Metro station Video included

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Police have kicked off a campaign to make the area around the Vienna Metro station safer for pedestrians and bicyclists. More>>

Potential parking shortage on Silver Line through Tysons Corner Video included

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It is ten days and counting until Metro's Silver Line opens through Tysons Corner and Reston, but there may be one thing noticeably missing. In Tysons Corner, those Metro stations will have little if any parking. More>>

Manassas man investigates hit-and-run outside his home, believes he found driver Video included

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A hit-and-run victim in Manassas has turned detective after he says police responded poorly to a crash outside his home last Friday night. After looking over security footage and following clues from the scene, James Carpenter thinks he has found his driver.
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Online company hides Nationals tickets around DC area, hopes others pay it forward Video included

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It was a strange sight for many people in D.C. and Virginia on Tuesday. Baseball plates were placed near the Metro stops and under those plates were a special gift: free Nationals tickets! More>>

More than 130 dogs searching for new homes after being rescued from Va. puppy mill Video included

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More than 130 small breed dogs are looking for a home after being rescued from a deplorable puppy mill in Virginia. More>>

Diamond ring donated to Annandale Goodwill store Video included

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A local charity is counting its blessings after an anonymous donation turned into a small fortune. Someone walked into a Virginia Goodwill store in June and left behind a diamond ring. More>>

Prosecutors will not use explicit photos in teen sexting case Video included

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Prosecutors in Manassas have backed off plans to use explicit photos of a 17-year-old in a sexting case. They had hoped to use the photos as proof the teenager sent a video of his genitalia to a 15-year-old girl. More>>

Texting while driving dangers Video included

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Here is a startling stat for you. The time it takes you to type out one text on your phone driving at a speed of 55 miles per hour is the same as driving blindfolded for the length of a football field. Despite the risks, drivers are still not heeding the warnings. More>>

ATM skimming suspect hits bank in Leesburg Video included

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You may want to check your bank statement tonight. ATM skimmers are increasing their targets and the next bank could be yours. There are new cases of the crime just reported in the D.C. area. More>>

Charles Severance indicted by grand jury in Loudoun County

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The man who is the primary focus in three high-profile murders in Alexandria has been indicted by a grand jury in Loudoun County on an unrelated gun charge. More>>

Fairfax County police seeking ATM skimming suspects Video included

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Fairfax County Police want the public’s help to identify the thieves caught on surveillance video. Police say they placed skimmers on ATMs to access customers’ card numbers. More>>

After 7 decades, 95-year-old World War II veteran finally receives Silver Star Video included

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The Silver Star is one of the highest military decorations in the United States. It is awarded for valor, gallantry and combat and for one Virginia veteran, those qualities never faded over time. More>>

Injured hawk released back into wild

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An injured hawk that's spent three months in a rehabilitation center is set to be released into the wild at Turkey Run Park along the Potomac River in northern Virginia. More>>

Police make arrest in stabbing death of Woodbridge man at his home Video included

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Prince William County police say a 31-year-old man stabbed a 44-year-old man to death at his Woodbridge home Wednesday night. Another man was also wounded. The victim's wife tells FOX 5 it was an unprovoked attack.
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Police back off plan to take explicit photo of teen in sexting case

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Police in Virginia on Thursday backed off efforts to take sexually explicit photos of a 17-year-old to prove a sexting case against him. More>>

Flash Flood Watch issued for DC area

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Heavy rain hitting our area has led to a Flash Flood Watch to be issued for the District of Columbia and portions of Maryland and northern Virginia until midnight. More>>

Va. authorities urge more education for teens on sexting awareness Video included

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Authorities in northern Virginia say parents and school administrators need to wake up and take seriously the perils of teens and sexting. More>>

Wounded warriors find stress relief, concentration at archery clinic Video included

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It's a sport that requires intense concentration. For some wounded warriors, archery also served as a distraction on Thursday. More>>

Fairfax County police release suspect sketch in fireworks stabbing case Video included

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Do you recognize the man in this sketch? Fairfax County police say he stabbed a woman as she watched the fireworks on the 4th of July. More>>

Police want to take graphic photos of Manassas teen for evidence in sexting case Video included

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A Manassas teen could be forced to have a picture snapped of his genitalia by a Virginia cop in a bizarre sexting case. More>>

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued until 10 pm for DC metro area

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Another round of thunderstorms and showers could be passing through your area Wednesday afternoon and evening as the National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10 p.m. for Washington D.C. and many of the surrounding metro areas in Maryland and northern Virginia. More>>

Iraq War veteran from Leesburg attacked at Virginia Beach; 2 juveniles arrested Video included

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Police in Virginia Beach have arrested two juveniles and charged them in the savage beating of Iraq War veteran Sean Dutrow over the 4th of July weekend. More>>

Thousands of customers without power in DC area Video included

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Storms that passed through the D.C. area on Tuesday have caused tens of thousands of customers to be without power while bringing down numerous trees and downed power lines. More>>

Friend of Springfield man fatally shot by police speaks out, seeking answers in case Video included

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It has been more than ten months since an unarmed man was shot to death by Fairfax County police and there is still no resolution in the case. John Geer was standing in the doorway of his Springfield home last August talking with officers when one of them opened fire. A friend of Geer’s is speaking out in hopes of bringing attention to the case. More>>

Manassas man celebrates 102nd birthday Video included

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Anthony Rivera turned 102 years old on Tuesday. He lives in the Willow Oaks nursing home at Birmingham Green in Manassas. More>>

High temperatures to cause train delays in DC area

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Some MARC and VRE customers can expect delays this afternoon because of high heat. More>>

Man caught with gun in carry-on at Reagan National Airport

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Authorities say a man was allowed to board a flight from Washington to Atlanta after an unloaded handgun was confiscated from his carry-on bag. More>>

Family: Slain Alexandria woman kept to herself Video included

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Alexandria police are saying very little about the murder of a 43-year-old woman found dead inside her home on the 4th of July. Aside from calling it a homicide and asking for help, police have said nothing else -- not even how she died. More>>

Hiker rescued after fall from waterfall at Scott's Run Nature Preserve trail Video included

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Authorities say an injured hiker fell about 20 to 30 feet from the top of a waterfall at the Scott’s Run Nature Preserve. More>>

Prince William Co. seeking info of illegal immigrants turned over to ICE since 2008 Video included

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A battle is brewing between Prince William County and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The county says thousands of people that Prince William County police have turned over to the government are no longer in the system. More>>

Metro: 3 lines to be affected by weekend work

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Metro says the red, orange and blue lines will be affected by work this weekend. More>>

High temperatures cause MARC, VRE train delays in DC area

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Some MARC and VRE customers can expect delays this afternoon because of high heat. More>>

Woman stabbed watching fireworks in Virginia Video included

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The search continues for whoever stabbed a woman while she was watching fireworks on Friday. It happened in the parking lot of a shopping center on Leesburg Pike in Falls Church.
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7-year-old Va. boy suffering from genetic disorder becomes honorary Marine Video included

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A little boy in Virginia has received an honor that has been bestowed upon fewer than 100 people in the United States. More>>

Sheriff: Benghazi suspect prompts extra security

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The sheriff's office in Alexandria, Virginia, says it has increased jail security with the arrival of a Libyan militant charged in the 2012 Benghazi attacks. More>>

Tips for using Metro on July 4th Video included

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Take it from a veteran D.C. reporter: Metrorail is the way to get into and out of the District on the Fourth of July. But there are some tips you should know that will make your trip easier. And, if you're seeing the fireworks (and riding home on Metro), don't miss the last two tips on my list -- they are crucial.
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9-year-old Fairfax girl battling brain cancer getting wish to swim with dolphins Video included

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Wednesday was a big day for 9-year-old Tara Sankner. The little girl has been battling Astrocytoma, an inoperable form of brain cancer, for most of her life. Today was not only her last day of chemotherapy, but she also had her wish granted by the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
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Heat Advisory issued for much of the metro area Video included

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It is going to get hot and humid Wednesday with areas generally feeling like the temperatures are in the upper 90s to just over 100 degrees. Because of this heat, the National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. for many areas along the Interstate 95 corridor in D.C. Maryland and northern Virginia. More>>

Va. lawmaker facing charges says he won't resign Video included

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Virginia state Del. Joseph D. Morrissey says there's no chance he'll resign after being indicted on charges he had an improper sexual relationship with a teenager. Morrissey told reporters Tuesday outside the Henrico County Circuit Courthouse that he was innocent of any wrongdoing.
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2 men indicted in movie theater bottle bomb incident Video included

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The two men suspected in a series of bottle bomb incidents at movie theaters in Maryland and Virginia were indicted on Tuesday by a grand jury in Prince George's County. The charges are quite serious, including conspiracy as well as manufacturing and distributing "a destructive device." Each defendant is also charged with multiple counts of second degree assault. More>>

Metro plans little work on Fourth of July weekend

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Metro says weekend work will only affect the red line over the Independence Day holiday weekend. More>>

July 1st marks start of new laws in DC, Maryland, and Virginia Video included

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July 1st marks the start of a number of new laws across our region and D.C.s minimum wage increase to $9.50 per hour.

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Va. lawmaker indicted on charges related to teen Video included

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A Virginia legislator has been indicted on charges that he had an improper sexual relationship with a teenage girl. The charges by a special Henrico County grand jury against House delegate Joe Morrissey include sexual abuse of a minor and possession of sexually explicit images of a minor. The 56-year-old Democrat is a former Richmond prosecutor. He has served in the House of Delegates since 2008. The grand jury was convened after a man called police last August... More>>

3 juveniles charged with taking upskirting pictures at T.C. Williams High School Video included

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A group of students at T.C. Williams High School are facing serious charges after being arrested for using their phones for a crime known as upskirting. More>>

Metro fare increases starting Sunday

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Starting this Sunday, your ride on Metro will cost you more. Rail fares will increase by an average of three percent. More>>

Stafford County residents welcome home fallen Marine Video included

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It was a solemn welcome home ceremony for a local Marine killed in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. David Stewart was one of three Marines killed last week. His body arrived home to Stafford County in a patriotic motorcade Friday afternoon. More>>

UMd. lacrosse player accused of sexual assault released on bond Video included

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The lacrosse player for the University of Maryland who is accused of groping a 49-year-old woman at a concert in Virginia is now free on bond. More>>

5 things to do this weekend in the DC area - June 28-29

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The weekend is here and if you are looking for something to do, we have you covered. More>>

Metro closing 3 stations on Red Line this weekend

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Metro is closing three subway stations and platforms on the red line this weekend and will offer free shuttle buses as an alternative. More>>

Fairfax Co. school board votes to overhaul calendar

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The Fairfax County school board has voted to eliminate half-day Mondays that have been in place for decades and will add 13 days to the school year. More>>

New police unit aimed to increase safety in areas near Silver Line Video included

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In just a few weeks on July 27, Metro's new Silver Line will open in Western Fairfax County, but along with the anticipation comes concerns about crime. Now, Fairfax County police have formed a new unit called the Tysons Urban Team to help increase safety. More>>

Police searching for peeping tom suspect in Alexandria Video included

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An apartment complex in Alexandria is being terrorized by a man who neighbors say is peeping into windows and touching himself. He has apparently targeted a number of women and police have released video of the suspect hoping to get help in identifying him. More>>

National Park Service's 'Trash-Free Parks' campaign appears to be backfiring Video included

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A program by the National Park Service aimed at removing garbage cans seems to be backfiring. Officials hoped people would take their trash home with them after visiting areas along the George Washington Memorial Parkway, the Iwo Jima Memorial, Great Falls Park and Roosevelt Island. More>>

University of Maryland lacrosse player charged with sex assault remains in jail Video included

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A University of Maryland lacrosse player remains in a regional Virginia jail after failing to answer routine questions about drug use.
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Woman claims she was sexually assaulted during concert at Jiffy Lube Live Video included

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A woman who says she was sexually assaulted by a University of Maryland Lacrosse player at Jiffy Lube Live on June 22 is disputing a police report about the crime. More>>

Surveillance video captures Virginia liquor store break-in Video included

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Surveillance footage shows three men breaking into Virginia liquor store and stuffing merchandise into their duffel bags before fleeing through a broken window. More>>

2 injured after trying to rescue neighbor from house fire Video included

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Fire and rescue crews are investigating an early morning house fire at 5600 Willow Valley Road. Officials say one person inside the home suffered serious injuries and was taken to the hospital. More>>

New emergency alert system for Arlington County Video included

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A new emergency alert system for Arlington County is being rolled out Wednesday. The system gives warnings about dangerous weather, a neighborhood evacuation and road closures. More>>

Woman recovering after being struck by car while pushing stroller Video included

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A woman is recovering after she was hit by a car while pushing a stroller. The incident happened Tuesday night at Glebe Road and Commonwealth Avenue in the Delray section of Alexandria.
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Arlington County police officer pride parade photo goes viral Video included

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He has been with the department less than a year, but an Arlington County police officer is in the spotlight after a photo went viral and has the internet buzzing. More>>

Man shot in confrontation with Loudoun County deputies Video included

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The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office says a man was shot during a confrontation with deputies in Sterling. More>>

Thieves spend $31,000 on stolen Va. woman's credit card Video included

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$31,000 in less than two hours. That is how much thieves in Loudoun County were able to charge on credit cards stolen from one woman. It all began last Saturday afternoon at a T.J. Maxx store when the woman was distracted by two other customers.
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Effort to remove Loudoun County Supervisor fails Video included

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The effort to get Loudoun County Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R) removed from office by a judge has failed. The special prosecutor assigned to the case said there was insufficient evidence to proceed and she asked for a dismissal. The judge, after hearing arguments, agreed. The case was dismissed. More>>

Metro weekend work to affect red, blue, yellow lines

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Metro says buses will replace trains on a section of the red line this weekend, and passengers traveling on the blue and yellow lines will also wait longer for trains. More>>

Va. Department of Health, Walgreens to offer free HIV tests

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The Virginia Department of Health and Walgreens are teaming up to offer free HIV tests. More>>

Men posing as utility workers rob 91-year-old woman Video included

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Arlington County police are searching for two men who preyed on a 91-year-old woman after they posed as utility workers, talked their way into her home and then took off with some of her most prized possessions. More>>

Fairfax County teen wins prestigious writing award Video included

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When Emma Hastings' fingers dance across the computer keyboard, she is marching right into some pretty good company. People like Stephen King and Truman Capote. More>>

Va. Marine killed in Afghanistan

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The Defense Department reports that three Marines based at Camp Lejeune died last week while fighting in Afghanistan. More>>

McAuliffe vetoes part of state budget proposal

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed part of a roughly $96 billion two-year budget that is aimed ensuring the Democratic governor cannot expand Medicaid without legislative approval. More>>

Man shoots self at Arlington National Cemetery

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Authorities were called to Arlington National Cemetery after a man fatally shot himself Friday morning.  A U.S. Army spokesperson says the man was discovered with a single gunshot wound in Section 64 near the Columbarium Courts at about 10 a.m.  More>>

Prince William Co. teacher retiring after 47 years Video included

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The last day of school always comes with great fanfare. But at one Prince William County school, it was bittersweet. They are losing a teacher who has been teaching elementary school kids for nearly half a century. As the kindergartners will tell you, she has gotten pretty good at it. More>>

Police: Severance is 'primary focus' in Alexandria murder investigations Video included

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The Alexandria Police Department say they have narrowed the focus of the high-profile murder investigations of Ruthanne Lodato, Ron Kirby and Nancy Dunning and have made Charles Severance its primary focus. More>>

Boyfriend sought in Falls Church stabbing death Video included

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Fairfax County police say they're looking for the boyfriend of a woman found stabbed to death in a Falls Church boarding house. More>>

PHOTOS: Horse rescued from Loudoun County pool Video included

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It seems everyone is trying to beat the pre-summer heat-- including a horse in Loudoun County. Residents of a home in Philomont discovered the horse in their pool, and fire-rescue crews had to be called in to rescue it. More>>

Severe storms bring down trees, cause power outages Video included

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Severe storms struck our region Wednesday night into Thursday leaving behind downed trees and power outages. Several thousand customers in areas of Maryland, D.C. and northern Virginia were in the dark after heavy winds and rain damaged power lines.
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Judge: Probable cause Severance illegally had gun Video included

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A judge in Loudoun County has found probable cause that ex-convict Charles Severance committed a felony by possessing a gun. Severance will remain in custody, and the weapons case against him will be presented to a grand jury next month. More>>

Students in Va. accused of 'upskirting' teachers

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Authorities say four students at an Alexandria high school are suspected of using their cell phones to take inappropriate photos and video of female teachers. More>>

Police: Missing Spotsylvania Co. woman found safe

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Virginia State Police say they've found an elderly woman who was reported missing Wednesday.  Earlier in the day, a senior alert had been issued for a 72-year-old Virginia Dale Alford after she was seen walking away from her Spotsylvania County home. More>>

Possible plea deal for suspect in 2011 Manassas shooting rampage Video included

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A plea deal will be on the table for accused gunman Jose Reyes Alfaro, the man who allegedly went on a deadly shooting spree in Manassas killing three and injuring three more. Family members of one of the victims are outraged by the potential deal.
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911 dispatcher takes emergency call about her own son

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A 911 dispatcher in Virginia took an emergency call on Saturday. It turns out the call she was responding to was about her son.
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No recommendation, no action on meals tax in Fairfax County Video included

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A task force charged with considering a local restaurant tax in Fairfax County could not come to a consensus on whether to move forward with the idea. It put forth a lengthy report with "no recommendation" on the issue. More>>

Metro: 4 of 5 lines affected by weekend work

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Metro says passengers traveling on four of the system's five lines will experience delays of up to 20 minutes this weekend. More>>

Call for suspicious package leads investigators to dead body Video included

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Officers are investigating a situation in Alexandria Police were called to the 400 block of Hanson Lane for a suspicious package around 6 p.m. Monday night. During the search of the area, officers found a dead body. More>>

University to grant admission without SAT or ACT scores

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Some students will be able to sit out the SAT's. Virginia's Old Dominion University is starting a pilot program that will grant admission without SAT or ACT scores.
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Man arrested in attack, robbery of 87-year-old Arlington resident Video included

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An 87-year old man who was attacked in broad daylight and robbed in Arlington on Saturday continues to heal from his injuries. More>>

'Deep Throat' garage to be torn down in Arlington Video included

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It was a unanimous vote over the weekend by lawmakers in Arlington County that will soon bring the wrecking ball to one of the area's most intriguing, yet little-visited attractions. It is an underground parking garage that played a major role in the downfall of President Richard Nixon. More>>

Construction causing food trucks in Rosslyn to relocate Video included

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Food truck owners in downtown Rosslyn are being served up some heartburn. A skyscraper going up near the Rosslyn Metro station may force the food trucks to relocate from an area where they have set up shop for years. More>>

Water rescue of swimmers on Potomac River prompts warning from authorities Video included

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Montgomery County fire officials have a reminder for anybody thinking of swimming in parts of the Potomac River south of Great Falls: it's illegal and dangerous. This new warning comes after a water rescue team plucked four people to safety Monday afternoon. More>>

Metro: Date of Silver Line opening coming soon

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The general manager of Washington's Metrorail subway system says he hopes to announce next week the long-awaited start date for Silver Line service in northern Virginia. More>>

Search suspended for missing kayaker in Potomac River; to resume in morning Video included

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Search and rescue crews had to suspend a search for a kayaker who went missing in the Potomac River near Great Falls Friday evening. They plan to resume searching Saturday. More>>

Flash Flood Watch in effect for DC, portions of Md. and Va. until 10 pm

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A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 10 p.m. Friday for Washington D.C. and portions of Maryland and Virginia. More>>

Judge denies bond to Charles Severance in Loudoun Co. weapons case Video included

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A judge has denied bond to a Virginia man being held on a weapons charge who is also getting attention from detectives investigating three unsolved slayings in Alexandria. More>>

Construction worker rescued after trench collapse Video included

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Crews were finally able to pull a construction worker trapped in a trench overnight to safety. The rescue happened just before 1 a.m. The worker was working in an 18-foot trench in front of a home located in the 7400 block of Venice Street when it collapsed on him and trapped him in mud up to his chest.
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Construction worker trapped after trench collapses Video included

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Rescue crews are working to pull out a construction worker trapped in a trench in Falls Church. More>>

Father's Day events around the DC area Video included

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It's a few days away until we celebrate fathers, grandfathers and father figures for being in our lives and being who they are. But what do we do with them? How do we treat our dads to a day they will enjoy and know they are appreciated? More>>

Judge rejects gag order in Severance case in Va. Video included

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A Loudoun County judge has denied a motion to issue a gag order in the firearms case against Charles Severance. More>>

Flash Flood Watch in effect until midnight for most of DC area Video included

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More storms that are expected to arrive Thursday afternoon and last until the night is causing a Flash Flood Watch to be issued for a large portion of the D.C. region until midnight.
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Police investigating allegation of inappropriate contact with student by Prince William Co. teacher Video included

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A Prince William County high school teacher has been placed on administrative leave after she is alleged of having inappropriate relations with a student inside a school. More>>

Water rescues on the roads, homes possibly struck by lightning in Montgomery County Video included

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Storms passing through the D.C. region has caused flooding issues throughout the area as well as houses catching on fire due to possible lightning strikes. More>>

Fairfax County considering restaurant meal tax Video included

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There is a food fight being waged in Fairfax County that could have diners dishing out more money for the food they eat in restaurants, hotels and grocery stores. More>>

Who is Dave Brat? Video included

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Dave Brat doesn't like being tagged a tea partyer, his dad says." He doesn't like those labels," said Paul Brat, who's been watching his son shoot to the top of American political news with his stunning primary defeat Tuesday of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. "He calls himself a Republican and runs on Republican principles."
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