Fairfax County News

February 20, 2018
Teen creates a safety app for lone commuters

Medha Gupta felt unsafe walking home alone, so, as most teenagers would, she turned to her phone. Medha, however, went one step further, turning her worry into an app to help others traveling alone.

February 19, 2018
"The Legal Edge" and gun control

When Paul Samakow started his "The Legal Edge" column in the Fairfax County Times, I thought it was going to be consumer-oriented, helpful tips for navigating and using our legal system.

February 18, 2018
Commentary: Working Toward College Acceptance

For youth living in poverty, the struggle to make ends meet takes considerable energy and effort. So when the time comes to think about higher education, the dream of going to college may seem insurmountable.

February 17, 2018
Route 7 widening, bus rapid transit through Tysons set to move forward new

Plans to widen Route 7 and bring bus rapid transit to the Tysons area are set to get a boost next week from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. The board is due to approve up to $950,000 to study how the widening of Route 7 between the Beltway and Route 123 will be implemented and how dedicated bus lanes and improved stops will be integrated in the area.

February 16, 2018
Fairfax Co. police to begin pilot program for body-worn cameras new

Some police officers in Fairfax County will soon have another set of eyes and ears on their uniform. On Friday, the police department announced a pilot program which will deploy 230 body-worn cameras into the field.

February 16, 2018
Fairfax Co. Police Will Wear Body Cameras in Pilot Program

More than 200 police officers across three Northern Virginia police districts will wear body cameras starting in March as part of a six-month pilot program. News4's Julie Carey reports.

February 16, 2018
Fairfax fire chief announces retirement amid department-wide sexual harassment reports

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Chief Richard Bowers Jr. will retire from his position effective Apr. 30, he announced Friday afternoon.

February 16, 2018
Spotted lanternfly threatens hardwood, fruit, and nut trees

Up close, the spotted lanternfly looks pretty. Sporting multi-colored wings with rounded tips and a yellow abdomen covered in black bands, the insect vaguely resembles a bee mashed up with a moth.

February 16, 2018
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra cultivates high school - All-Stars'

Fairfax Symphony Music Director, Christopher Zimmerman with new generation string virtuoso, In Mo Yang; the Feb. 3 "Inspiring the Next Generation" FSO program featured 2018 All-Stars Youth Orchestra performing side-by-side with the Fairfax Symphony Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and School Board Members Honor Fairfax Symphony 2018 All-Stars ... (more)

February 16, 2018
Teenage Boy Found Dead in Centreville Identified

Fairfax County police have identified the teenage boy who was found dead on a neighborhood street in Centreville, Virginia, Wednesday morning. A newspaper delivery man found 17-year-old Matthew Ortega's body around 5:15 a.m. in a cul de sac on Jeb Stuart Square.