Fairfax County News

December 15, 2018
Unrepentant White Supremacist Gets 2 Years for Vandalism

The man who struck terror in two religious communities and a community college was sentenced Friday to spend nearly two years in prison. The judge had harsh words for him, especially after he offered no apology.

December 14, 2018
County pension reform effort leaves everyone dissatisfied

Mason District Supervisor Penny Gross chairs the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors' personnel and reorganization committee and led a working group assembled in November 2017 to discuss reforming the county's employee pension systems.

December 14, 2018
Fairfax County Times shows respect for women and their hard work

I am writing this letter in response to the article written about a living tribute to Elinor Otto, the original Rosie the Riveter.

December 14, 2018
ICE arrests seem pretty cold

I am writing in response to Angela Woolsey's article regarding ICE arrests in Fairfax County.

December 14, 2018
Trouble in Tauxemont: Rustic Neighborhood's Character and Historic Status Could Be Lost

"Charming rambler with country cottage vibe, nestled on nearly half acre amid towering trees and shrubs, a nature lover's dream." eal estate ads are notorious for stretching the truth, but in the case of the Tauxemont neighborhood, touts like the one above are spot on.

December 14, 2018
Do you hear the - Sounds of the Season'?

VCS Executive Director Sohini Baliga: "Today's youth musicians are tomorrow's stars, but they all have to learn how to make their marks; how to sing for a bigger audience that is more than just friends and relatives."

December 14, 2018
Boy who jumped off bridge tried to kill himself, police say. Instead, he killed someone else.

Leigh Miller, left, with her sister, Sara Miller Fuller, and daughter, Marisa, at a Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape tribe powwow in 2010. The last photo on Marisa Harris' phone is from her hike at Virginia's Burke Lake, taken at 3:32 p.m. on Oct. 28, 2017.

December 14, 2018
Parents vs. Schools: Special Education disputes on the rise

Just last week, we reported Henrico schools had taken a mother and her special needs son to federal court. Now, 8News has uncovered a lack of oversight and delays with these special needs cases.

December 13, 2018
EDITORIAL: Expanding capacity on I-95

GOV. Ralph Northam is reportedly trying to renegotiate the commonwealth's contract with Transurban, which built and manages the Express Lanes, in order to add two new travel lanes to Interstate 95 immediately south of the Occoquan River crossing, where the highway abruptly narrows from four lanes to three. "It backs up Monday through Friday.

December 13, 2018
Second video released in Park Police slaying of Bijan Ghaisar

A video from the car of a second Fairfax County, Va., police officer who arrived on the scene as U.S. Park Police were fatally shooting unarmed motorist Bijan Ghaisar last year was released Wednesday. It appears to show one Park Police officer shining a flashlight on Ghaisar after the initial volley of seven shots into Ghaisar's Jeep Grand Cherokee.