Fairfax County News

June 21, 2018
Investigators return to scene of fatal Park Police shooting

Seven months after it occurred, FBI investigators have returned to the scene of a fatal police shooting that began with a chase on a northern Virginia highway. Authorities closed several roads Thursday in Fairfax County while the FBI conducted police work in the location where 25-year-old Bjian Ghaisar of McLean was shot and killed by U.S. Park Police in November.

June 21, 2018
Smoking materials in mulch cause $400K in damage at Sterling car dealership

The Loudoun County Fire Marshal's Office says improperly discarded smoking materials caused a fire at the Sterling Ted Britt Chevrolet dealership Friday.

June 20, 2018
Lorton man charged with hit-and-run after striking woman with car on I-95 new

A man has been charged with one felony count of hit-and-run and one misdemeanor count for assault after he struck a woman with his vehicle following an altercation with her on Interstate 95 in Fairfax County, Virginia in May. Breeja R. Wilkins, 21, of Lorton, was transported to a hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries after the vehicle of Robert T. McGee, 51, also of Lorton, struck her. Just before 4 p.m. on May 20, 2018, Wilkins had pulled onto the right shoulder of southbound I-95 near the Occoquan Bridge and exited her vehicle, police say.

June 19, 2018
I-66 Tolls Have Yet to Convince Arlington Commuters to Choose Transit

The new tolls on I-66 inside the Beltway may be steep, but new data suggest they have yet to convince people to turn to Arlington's public transit options instead of driving. The rush hour tolls have been in place on I-66 between Rosslyn and the Beltway since December , but a new report by the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission does not show any substantial increase in Metrorail or local bus ridership around Arlington.

June 19, 2018
Courting foreign investors in the age of Trump

Thousands of foreign investors are about to descend on a conference center in suburban Maryland for the fifth annual SelectUSA Investment Summit . Beginning Wednesday, they will spend three days being wooed by states and cities looking to get their investment dollars.

June 18, 2018
Here's how Brookfield fits Wegmans into its Reston Crescent project

Key story highlights: Brookfield is expected to bring Wegmans to the 36-acre Reston Crescent site near the Reston Town Center Metro.

June 17, 2018
I Am Coming; Be Prepared'

Fairfax High's seniors graduated last week, but 18-year-old Ishmael Harrison wasn't among them. Instead of wearing a cap and gown with his classmates, he was in a one-piece jumpsuit in the Fairfax County jail.

June 16, 2018
Woodbridge man killed in motorcycle crash

Virginia State Police Trooper N.A. Dayes is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash in Fairfax County. The crash occurred June 12, 2018, at 9:57 p.m. on Interstate 66, less than a mile east of the Dulles Toll road.

June 16, 2018
Local resident takes action concerning multiple accidents at Clifton intersection

Clifton resident Steve Mosteiro has been concerned about the speed of traffic and potential for crashes at the intersection of Clifton Road and Moore Road ever since the former was widened from two lanes to four.

June 15, 2018
Fairfax school board approves LGBT-inclusive sex ed curriculum

The Fairfax County School Board on Thursday by a 10-0 vote margin approved a more LGBT-inclusive sex education curriculum. The new Family Life Education Curriculum for eighth, ninth and 10th graders removes "biological gender" and replaces it with "sex assigned at the birth."