Fairfax County News

October 15, 2018
Young Virginia voters aren't sending in their ballots becausea

Democrats are already worried about turnout this November, particularly because polling shows that the youngest voters - college students in particular - are the least enthusiastic and the least likely to show up at the polls. That gap extends up through the age bracket of the youngest millennials but mostly focuses on what's now being called Generation Z. In Virginia, however, it appears that enthusiasm isn't the only problem they have.

October 15, 2018
2019 housing market forecast: Arlington up, Alexandria down new

The number of homes sold in Northern Virginia in September was down almost 12 percent from a year earlier, and active listings throughout the Northern Virginia region are down 9.3 percent from September 2017, according to the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors . The Association's data includes Fairfax and Arlington counties, the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church and the towns of Vienna, Herndon and Clifton.

October 12, 2018
Make the call: elected leaders share experiences with domestic and sexual violence

After detailing her legislative efforts to prevent domestic abusers from obtaining or keeping firearms, the state delegate lapsed into a tense, emotional silence as she made a visible effort to maintain her composure.

October 12, 2018
Udvar Hazy Artificial Intelligence summit attracts 300 students

About 300 students primarily from the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area attended the Girls Computing League's second-ever Artificial Intelligence Summit at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly on Oct. 6 and 7. The summit's organizers, most of whom are still high school students themselves, hoped to make an ... (more)

October 12, 2018
Family of Va. Police Officer Who Killed Herself Share Story

The family of a Virginia police officer who took her own life is opening up about her struggles with postpartum depression to educate and change minds. Northern Virginia Bureau Reporter David Culver spoke with the family.

October 11, 2018
Defense Health Agency planning major Falls Church expansion

The Defense Health Agency hopes to expand its Falls Church headquarters and bring hundreds of workers to the Fairfax County facility as part of a congressionally mandated consolidation.

October 11, 2018
Snake escapes Virginia high school's science lab, sets off motion detectors

Animal Protection Officer Siobhan Chase was called to Hayfield High School to capture a snake that escaped the science lab. A Virginia high sssschool managed to avoid a sssscary situation after a ssssnake escaped a classroom and sssset off the building's motion ssssensors.

October 11, 2018
Residents sue county over new short-term property rental ordinance

Fairfax County is currently facing a lawsuit from nearly three dozen residents over a zoning ordinance amendment that its Board of Supervisors adopted on July 30 to regulate short-term property rentals through online services like Airbnb and VRBO.

October 11, 2018
Police give alliterative description of 'Grocery Store Glute Grabber'

In a Twitter message, the assailant in a supermarket incident in Fairfax County was alliteratively described by the police as a "Grocery Store Glute Grabber." Police said the assault occurred about 2:30 on Monday in a Giant Food store in the Centreville area of the county.

October 10, 2018
Virginia police release surveillance video from Jewish center vandalized with swastikas

Police in Northern Virginia on Tuesday released surveillance video from a Jewish community center that was vandalized with swastikas earlier this week. "Do you recognize this suspect?" the Fairfax County Police Department asked in a post accompanying the video that encourages the public to reach out with any possible leads on the vandal's identity.