Fairfax County News

June 29, 2017
Opposition Against Crumb Rubber Grows in Great Falls

The number of Great Falls residents opposing the $1.25 million renovation of Field No. 7 at the Great Falls Nike Park is growing.

June 28, 2017
Girl, 13, struck and killed by VRE train near Clifton

A 13-year-old girl was killed by a Virginia Railway Express commuter train Wednesday afternoon walking along a railroad bridge near Clifton.

June 28, 2017
Pedestrian struck, killed by Manassas VRE; service halted on Manassas line

A pedestrian was struck on a truss bridge over the Bull Run River at 3:13 p.m. Fire and rescue crews were called to Lake Drive behind General's Ridge Golf Course to respond to the incident. Update: Manassas Line Service Disruption.

June 28, 2017
Virginia Court to Weigh Police Use of License Plate Data

Virginia's highest court will consider a challenge to police's practice of keeping data from automated license plate readers. The Virginia Supreme Court will hear the case filed by the American Civil Liberties Union in Fairfax County, where police keep license plate data for one year.

June 27, 2017
Democratic group endorses seven in Virginia delegate races

Leah Fail waits as her mother, Keri, casts her ballot at Deep Run High School in Glen Allen, Va., in Virginia's June 13 primary. An organization that is encouraging first-time candidates to run for the General Assembly in Virginia issued seven endorsements on Tuesday and promised to raise money for those candidates in the November races.

June 27, 2017
Suspect in killing of Va. Muslim teen had been accused of assaulting...

Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, of Sterling, has been charged with murder in the death of Nabra Hassanen, 17. A week before Darwin Martinez Torres was arrested for allegedly abducting and killing a Muslim teenager near a Virginia mosque, a woman arrived at a hospital emergency room and reported that a man - later identified as Martinez Torres - had punched, choked and sexually assaulted her and was a member of the MS-13 street gang, according to two people familiar with the woman's account. The acts allegedly occurred in the presence of a young child, which prompted a call to Loudoun County's Child Protective Services agency, which in turn filed a report with the county sheriff, the two people said.

June 27, 2017
This Week on Shooting USA: Tactical Police Multi-Gun Competition

Law enforcement officers compete in a three-gun match that's really street-smart training for today's threats of mass shooting attacks. Officially, it's the NRA Tactical Police Competition , with officers from more than 50 agencies across the U.S. competing with duty guns and gear.

June 27, 2017
Tight-knit Vienna mourns loss

A high school football coach and teacher in Fairfax County, who was struck and killed by a car Saturday in Springfield, is being remembered for his "huge heart" and dedication to his students. Leonard Schultz, 52, graduated from James Madison High School in Vienna, where he would later return to teach and to coach football and wrestling.

June 26, 2017
Virginia Law Providing Health Insurance to First Responders Hurt on...

A change to a Virginia law designed to help people injured in the line of duty is putting first responders' families at risk. Greg Foley served as a technician for Fairfax County Fire and Rescue, and he was called to the Pentagon Sept.

June 26, 2017
UPDATED: Burke man charged with impersonating police officer in Woodbridge

A man who allegedly impersonated a police officer, pulled a driver over and fled when a real officer arrived at the scene last week in Woodbridge was arrested in Fairfax County on Friday.