Fairfax County News

July 21, 2017
Giant, Rotary Club in Ashburn launch backpack and school supply drive

The Giant and Rotary Club of Ashburn are setting out to support 1,000 children in Loudoun and Fairfax counties whose families lack the financial resources to provide their children with necessary basic school supplies.

July 20, 2017
Nomadic Display to expand in Fairfax

The trade show display company plans to spend $940,000 on the project, creating 30 new jobs, according to Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Nomadic Display, which relocated its headquarters to the Lorton area of Fairfax County in September 2016, will hire its new employees by 2019.

July 20, 2017
Where residents will pay more in taxes in Northern Va. new

The Weldon Cooper Center at the University of Virginia analyzed local tax rates across the state and compiled the tax figures to help taxpayers understand how different localities are using their hard-earned money. The biggest tax most residents pay is the real estate property tax, which is how most cities and counties generate the bulk of their revenue.

July 20, 2017
Handyman Arrested on Charges of Child Sex Abuse

A handyman in Springfield has been charged with sexually abusing multiple children. Jerberth Palma, 43, was charged with sodomizing three children between the ages of four and 11. Fairfax County Police said he met the victims while working as a handyman in their homes.

July 20, 2017
Volunteer arrested on charges of embezzling at least $60,000 from Va. booster club

Robert Clinage was arrested for embezzling $60,000 from a Reston high school booster club, police said. He was supposed to be in charge of the money for a booster club at a high school in Reston, Va., as the group's treasurer.

July 19, 2017
Sentenced to Prison

Two Alexandria murders from relationships gone wrong were brought to a close on July 13. For the murder of her husband, Paula Thompson Marshall was sentenced to 14 years in prison with three years of post-release supervision. For his role in the murder of Jose Luis Perez Ferman, Reinaldo Mauricio Portillo Membreno was sentenced to 60 years in prison with 30 years suspended with good behavior and supervised probation for 20 years after release.

July 19, 2017
Roundups: Centreville and Chantilly

Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will perform free, child safety carseat inspections Thursday, July 20, from 5-8:30 p.m., at the station, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. No appointment is necessary.

July 19, 2017
Metro funding fight continues with new Loudoun Co. proposal

Infighting over how to raise more money for Metro as part of a broader package of reforms threatens to derail key pieces of attempts to reach a regional agreement that could be presented to the General Assemblies in Richmond, Virginia and Annapolis, Maryland. Fairfax County Executive Ed Long, who also plays a key role on the Council of Governments Technical Panel that recommended a region-wide sales tax to fund Metro capital projects, said a separate Loudoun County proposal to repurpose existing contributions would simply be a Band-Aid that could leave the system worse off a decade from now.

July 19, 2017
Editorial: Help Children in Need Go Back to School Prepared

We live in an area where many, if not most, families have the means and desire to do almost whatever it takes to give their children the best chances for success. But for thousands of students, families lack the financial resources to equip them for success on the first day of school and beyond.

July 19, 2017
Herndon Boy Scout Plants Herb Gardens at County Animal Shelter

Scouts with the Boy Scouts of America Troop 1257 of Oakton helped Alexander Yusman, 13, of Herndon finish his service project - planting herb gardens - at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter on Sunday, May 21. Photo courtesy of Amy Yusman Alexander Yusman, 13, of Herndon shows his herb garden service project at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter to Cynthia Sbrocco, the shelter's volunteer coordinator, on Sunday, May 21. Scouts with the Boy Scouts of America Troop 1257 of Oakton helped Alexander Yusman, 13, of Herndon finish his service project at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter on Sunday, May 21. Yusman, a Scout with the Boy Scouts of America Troop 1257 of Oakton, built two herb gardens for the Fairfax County Animal Shelter.