Fairfax County News

December 16, 2017
Va. man suspected in fatal stabbing has 'Pray for Me' tattoo

Police said 24-year-old Endless Taylor, who's suspected of fatally stabbing an acquaintance, has a distinctive tattoo on his neck reading "Pray for Me," and is believed to still be in the Northern Virginia area. Police said 24-year-old Endless Taylor has a distinctive tattoo on his neck reading "Pray for Me," and is believed to still be in the Northern Virginia area.

December 16, 2017
Virginia Attorney General's Office contests innocence claim in 1975 rape

New DNA evidence does not prove, as claimed, that an Ohio man is innocent of a 1975 rape in Fairfax County, according to the Virginia Attorney General's Office. In a petition filed with the Virginia Supreme Court in September, Winston L. Scott, 61, asserts that DNA testing of semen found on the crotch of the jeans purportedly worn by the victim after the attack proves he did not rape and sodomize her after breaking into her Reston apartment.

December 15, 2017
Jury pays maid's fine after convicting her of stealing rings

A Virginia jury has chipped in to pay the fine of a maid it convicted of stealing three rings from a house she was cleaning. Jury foreman Jeffery Memmott tells The Washington Post that he gave 19-year-old mother of two Sandra Mendez Ortega $80 the jury collected after it convicted her of felony grand larceny.

December 14, 2017
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments calls on lawmakers to support Metro funding plan

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments is calling on regional lawmakers to support a $500 million-a-year funding plan for Metro that COG approved on Wednesday. "The COG resolution is being sent to the executive and legislative leadership of the District, Maryland, Virginia , and the federal government, including the region's congressional delegation," said COG Executive Director Chuck Bean in an email Thursday to The Washington Times.

December 13, 2017
PHOTOS: Theatre for the Visually Impaired

Virginia Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Bruce Miller gives a tactile tour for blind theatre goers before they see "Mary Poppins" Wednesday, November 29, 2017. The theatre and Virginia Voice have partnered to develop a wireless technology enabling the blind to hear a description of the play as it is performed.

December 13, 2017
Recount confirms GOP win for Stafford Co. supervisor seat

Republican Del. Mark Dudenhefer was confirmed as the new Garrisonville District supervisor Tuesday after a recount of more than 5,000 ballots, according to the Stafford County registrar.

December 12, 2017
Naked man is arrested near Dulles Airport after jumping on a vehicle

A man was arrested in Virginia Tuesday after taking off his clothes and jumping on a vehicle near Dulles Airport, causing major delays during rush hour, police said. At around 3:30 p.m., officers responded to Route 28 and Frying Pan Road after a naked man was reported running in the area, Fairfax County Police said in a Twitter message.

December 12, 2017
Crash, search for naked man close Route 28 traffic

Fairfax County police are searching for a man who could be involved in a three-car crash on southbound Route 28 in Herndon, that led to a closure of the roadway Tuesday afternoon. Around 3:30 p.m., police said they received a call about a crash, and a man possibly involved seen fleeing the scene without his clothes on.

December 12, 2017
Lane Construction Wins $190M Worth of Contracts in Virginia

The first contract at $105 million involves making improvements at an interchange in Virginia Beach. Known as the I-264/Witchduck Road Interchange & Ramp Extension project, it is part of Phase 2 of the larger I-64/I-264 Interchange Improvements project that runs from the Twin Bridges in Norfolk to the Witchduck Road interchange in Virginia Beach.

December 12, 2017
District says teacher can't force pupil to stand for pledge Read Story Associated Press

Officials with a Virginia school district say a teacher who allegedly disciplined a high school student for refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance will not be returning to the classroom. The superintendent for Fairfax County schools says the Centreville High School teacher breached system rules in ordering 15-year-old Eric Trammel out the classroom for not standing for the pledge last month.