Fairfax County News

November 22, 2017
Postal Service blamed for late ballot delivery in Virginia election

A former senior voting official in Virginia is blaming the United States Postal Service for troubles delivering absentee ballots on time in the state's Nov. 7 elections. Palmer said the cutbacks in mail processing began several years ago as a cost savings step, but voting officials were not fully aware of the impact until the election.

November 22, 2017
Fairfax County appoints new county executive

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday appointed Bryan Hill to serve as county executive, effective in January. He replaces Ed Long, who retired.

November 22, 2017
Source: Raycom News Network

Police departments in Virginia have stopped automatically releasing the names of juvenile homicide victims because of a new state law. Del. Jackson Miller, a Republican from Manassas, said the bill was inspired by a Fairfax County woman whose husband had killed their 2-year-old daughter and then himself.

November 22, 2017
Analysis: Loudoun swinging to blue as it grows and becomes more diverse

Before there was Donald J. Trump, there was Joel T. Broyhill. A real estate developer who was elected to Congress in 1953, Broyhill brought an idealized vision of the American dream to farmland and the predominantly white, middle-class suburbs near Washington, D.C. The vision was called Sterling Park, a planned community in Loudoun County conceived ... (more)

November 21, 2017
Jury sides with Fairfax police officer who shot suspect in the back with a Taser

More than two years ago, Fairfax police officer Alan Hanks was responding to a call when he was captured on video firing a Taser at Elton Cansler's back. After a year of litigation, two days of testimony and 16 hours of deliberation, a federal court jury in Alexandria this week decided Hanks acted reasonably and should not be forced to pay damages.

November 21, 2017
Fairfax man facing charges after robbery and attempted robbery at Sterling pharmacies

A Fairfax County man is facing charges in connection with a robbery and attempted robbery at two pharmacies in Sterling on Monday, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

November 21, 2017
Immigrants residing in Fairfax file federal lawsuit over DACA repeal

A pair of young Fairfax County immigrants sued the U.S. government Tuesday for repealing its Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program without providing sufficient advance notice, according to a complaint filed with the U.S. District Court in Alexandria.

November 21, 2017
Silence again surrounds a police shooting in Fairfax County, this time by U.S. Park Police

A man was shot by the U.S. Park Police in Fairfax County, Va. The police won't say who they shot, or why.

November 21, 2017
Will a lack of crossings at the Bull Run River mean higher tolls on I-66?

Will a lack of points in which to cross the Bull Run River lead to congestion, and excessive tolls on the soon-to-be-built Interstate 66 E-ZPass Express Lanes? After reviewing the Transform I-66 design again, I am concerned about the lack of road network capacity over the Bull Run between Fairfax County and Prince William County. This will lead to excessively high tolls with limited alternatives.

November 20, 2017
Trouble Down the Metro Tracks

NVTC leadership, from left: Executive Director Kate Mattice, Fairfax County Supervisor Cathy Hudgins, Alexandria City Councilor Paul Smedberg, Arlington County Board Member Christian Dorsey, and James Corcoran, CEO of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce. At a Northern Virginia Transit Commission public forum on Nov. 16 in its Courthouse area headquarters, representatives of Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax updated residents on the precarious situation of the region's rail system.